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11+ Savory Breakfast Recipes

on December 5, 2023
last updated June 3, 2024
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This list of vegetarian-friendly savory breakfast recipes has everything from sandwiches, burritos, eggs, casseroles and biscuits to start your day off on the right foot!
Savory breakfast recipes to start the day off right.

Want to start your day off on a high note? This list of savory breakfast recipes has what you need!

From sandwiches, burritos, quiches, casseroles, eggs, and biscuits, there’s a little bit of everything for everyone. Each recipe is vegetarian friendly and filled with flavor! Plus, you’ll learn new egg-making techniques and biscuit-cutting hacks!

Green Tip: If you want to source your eggs more sustainably, look for pasture-raised eggs (over free-range or cage-free) to support agriculture that is less reliant on chemicals and fossil fuels.

As an environmental scientist, I strongly believe making small changes like responsibly sourcing ingredients when you can, makes a bigger impact over time.

Savory Breakfast Recipes

  1. Crispy Pan-Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwich Three Ways
  2. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Potatoes
  3. The Best Soft Scrambled Eggs Hacks and Technique
  4. Creamy Asparagus Quiche with Gouda Cheese
  5. Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito with Salsa
  6. Five-Minute Over Hard Eggs
  7. Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Veggies
  8. 15-Minute Naan Breakfast Pizza
  9. Showstopping Apple and Cheddar Quiche
  10. Savory French Toast Casserole with Chives
  11. Next-Level Spicy Feta Shakshuka
  12. Southern Comfort Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy
  13. 5-Ingredient Lox and Schmear Omelet

1. Crispy Pan-Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwich Three Ways

Epic breakfast sandwich sliced in half and stacked on a plate.
Tailor your breakfast to your taste with this recipe for how to make an egg and cheese sandwich three ways! From classic fried and classic scrambled to an epic loaded version, you'll find what you need in this post.
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2. Smoked Salmon Breakfast Bowl with Crispy Potatoes

Smoked salmon breakfast bowl with tomatoes and a fried egg.
This hearty and delicious smoked salmon breakfast bowl is packed with flavor and texture complete with crispy pan-fried potatoes and onions, egg, cream cheese, tomatoes, and everything but the bagel seasoning.
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3. The Best Soft Scrambled Eggs Hacks and Technique

Soft scramble served with toast and fruit
This recipe gives you two options for soft scrambled eggs: a creamier, richer version and a lighter, fluffier version to help you make the very best soft scramble for your taste.
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4. Creamy Asparagus Quiche with Gouda Cheese

Slice of asparagus quiche on a plate with a fork
This Creamy Asparagus Quiche celebrates spring by allowing the asparagus to shine in a cheesy egg filling with a buttery crust.
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5. Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito with Salsa

vegetarian breakfast burrito cut in half with one half resting on the other
This Vegetarian Breakfast Burrito takes tasty mushrooms and onions and cooks them in salsa to enhance their flavor. It’s also stuffed with melty cheese, fluffy eggs, and creamy avocado.
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6. Five-Minute Over Hard Eggs

Over Hard Eggs served with toast and avocado and roasted tomatoes
This simple recipe for Over Hard Eggs will teach you how to fry up the perfect well-done egg in just 5 minutes!
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7. Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Veggies

Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with runny yolk on egg
This Savory Quinoa Breakfast Bowl is the best way to start your day, loaded with protein, fiber, and flavor from the eggs, sautéed veggies, and avocado.
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8. 15-Minute Naan Breakfast Pizza

Sliced Naan Pizza with Fried Egg
Hold the granola, breakfast just got an upgrade! Warm naan bread with pizza sauce, cheddar cheese, endless opportunities for toppings, and an over-easy egg make this vegetarian naan breakfast pizza a great way to start your day. Ready in 15 minutes from start to finish!
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9. Showstopping Apple and Cheddar Quiche

Sweet and Savory Apple and Cheddar Quiche with the top layer being artfully placed sliced apples topped with cinnamon and sugar
This Apple and Cheddar Quiche is the perfect fusion of savory and sweet atop a flaky, buttery crust. A true showstopper that will feed the whole family!
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10. Savory French Toast Casserole with Chives

Piece of French Toast Casserole with Chives on a salad plate with a fork
This Savory French Toast Casserole is the most cheesy, buttery, and delicious solution to your stale bread problem!
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11. Next-Level Spicy Feta Shakshuka

Cutting into yolk on Spicy Feta Shakshuka
This Spicy Feta Shakshuka is a flavor-packed dish comprised of eggs poached in a tomato sauce, loaded with a blend of spices and topped with creamy Feta cheese.
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12. Southern Comfort Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy

milk jug, basket of biscuits, and a plate full of vegetarian biscuits and gravy
With flaky biscuits and homemade vegetarian gravy, this recipe is so satisfying and the perfect breakfast. Plus, find out my tips for the best biscuits
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13. 5-Ingredient Lox and Schmear Omelet

Lox and cream cheese omelet on a plate with a fork and knife.
This is an everything-but-the-bagel Lox and Schmear Omelet for when you’re craving your breakfast favorite, but don’t want all the carbs. Salty, creamy, delicious.
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I hope this list of savory breakfast recipes inspires you to whip something delicious up to start your day! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included this simple recipe for Over Hard Eggs that will teach you how to fry up the perfect well-done egg in just 5 minutes!

Over Hard Eggs served with toast and avocado and roasted tomatoes

5-Minute Fried Over Hard Eggs

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11+ Savory breakfast recipes to get your day started off right, including these Fried Over Hard Eggs that require only 5 minutes!
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
 
 

Eggs Over Hard

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or butter)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Optional Flavor Enhancers

  • 1 tablespoon diced scallions or chives
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons shredded cheese (cheddar, gouda, Havarti, Swiss, muenster, or Parmesan)
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil or other flavored oil (in place of olive oil)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (thyme, basil, parsley, dill, cilantro, oregano, or rosemary)

Instructions
 

  • Crack each egg into its own small bowl or ramekin and set aside. This will give you a chance to make sure your egg is fresh and to remove any eggshells that may have fallen into your cracked egg.
  • Add the olive oil to a medium nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat and allow the oil to get hot for 1 minute.
  • Carefully add the eggs to the pan, leaving at least two inches of space between each egg.
    Optional: use a knife to pierce the yolk, so it spreads across the egg white. This will reduce the cooking time once flipped by roughly one minute.
    Leaving space between eggs frying in a pan
  • Allow to cook for about 2 minutes, or until egg whites are opaque.
    Waiting until egg whites turn opaque to flip them
  • Crack salt and pepper on the eggs. Use a thin spatula to carefully flip the eggs, one at a time.
    Fried egg on a spatula
  • Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until egg yolks are well-done. Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • If you’re making more than 2 eggs, it’s best to do so in batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. Wipe the pan clean in between batches and use 1 tablespoon of oil per every 2 eggs. 
  • Now that you’ve mastered frying an egg, learn how to poach one in this Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict recipe!
Course Basics and Bases, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, Fried Eggs, Over Hard Eggs
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