Forget kale. Eggs are the new superfood. Or rather, rediscovered superfood. Years ago, eggs were seen as a cholesterol inducing nutrition no-no. Not anymore. Today, eggs have become a nutritional darling once again. Why? Eggs are packed with protein, low in saturated fat, and include plenty of vitamins and minerals. Even better, eggs are quick and easy to make – and kids love them. These egg recipes are great additions to your recipe roster. Maybe you want to try out an egg recipe that hasn’t worked for you before like eggs Benedict, perfect sunny-side up eggs or baked eggs. For something fancier, make scrambled egg pizza or Italian brunch torte.
Scrambled Egg Pizza
Instead of regular breakfast eggs, try this scrambled egg pizza from Betty Crocker. Use refrigerated pizza crust to cut the prep time. Top the rolled out crust with whisked eggs – they’ll set while cooking. Sprinkle the eggs with cheese and bake until golden and the eggs are set.
Italian Brunch Torte
For all the flavor of a stuffed omelet, whip up this Italian brunch torte from Taste of Home. The torte includes layers of crescent rolls, spinach, mushrooms, eggs, Parmesan cheese, ham, salami and provolone cheese. As the combination bakes, all the ingredients come together to create a hearty meal that’s perfect for brunch or dinner.
A breakfast staple, use this basic eggs Benedict recipe from Simply Recipes as a base. Then, tweak the ingredients to match some of your kids’ favorite ingredients. For example, if your kids are big meat eaters, add in extra slices of bacon. And if they’re good with greens, maybe layer in some thin-sliced zucchini or green bell pepper.
Perfect Sunny-Side Up Eggs
Have you ever wondered how to make certain types of eggs? The Pioneer Woman walks you through the ins and outs of perfect sunny-side up eggs. One key is to have hot oil going in the pan before adding the egg. Spoon oil over the egg to get it cooked through on the outside while still leaving a creamy yolk on the inside.
These baked eggs from Saveur are cooked in 8-oz. gratin (or ramekin) dishes. These individual egg goodies also include bacon, Parmesan, spinach and heavy cream to help the eggs set just right. Serve these baked eggs with a salad for a quick, easy meal.
Your kids will be amazed when they have this egg-in-the-hole dish from Country Living. Make thick cuts of high-quality bread, like brioche. Put a shape in the middle of the slice – you can keep it simple with a circle or use a cookie cutter to make hearts, stars or another fun shape. Broil the slices with a cracked egg in the hole.
This post was originally published in 2014 and has been updated for 2016.