These 15 Breakfast Recipes Actually Make the Best Easy Dinner

Cyd Converse

When I was in elementary school I practically lived for the days the school lunch menu declared it an upside down day. Breakfast for lunch?! Game on!

I'll never quite understand what made those soggy French toast sticks so appealing, but I suppose it was the pure fun of having something unexpected.

In that same way, my family loves a good upside down day for dinner. Sometimes it's simple pancakes or waffles, other times we do the whole deal.

These delicious breakfast recipes make for a seriously delicious breakfast or brunch - but they actually make the best easy dinner, too. Give them a try!

1. Cheesy Avocado Egg in a Hole Recipe

Our cheesy avocado egg in a hole recipe is just what you want to wake up to in the morning - but it also makes a perfect easy weeknight dinner! Loaded with ham, cheese, avocado, and a perfectly runny egg, this is the best kind of dinner because it's seriously delicious and it's ready in less than 30 minutes!

2. Tex Mex Breakfast Sheet Pan Frittata Recipe

I can't overstate how much I love this Tex Mex breakfast sheet pan frittata recipe. It's easy to make, easy to customize and great for meal prep or for serving a hungry crowd. It's packed full of eggs, cheese, beans and veggies then topped with all your favorites like avocado, tomatoes and jalapeños before serving.

3. Smoked Salmon Avocado Cream Cheese Bagel Recipe

Trust me when I say that a smoked salmon avocado cream cheese bagel is about to become your new favorite weeknight dinner. Instead of the default lox and bagel, switch to flavorful smoked salmon paired with creamy avocado, rich cream cheese, red onion and capers. It’s a twist on the traditional pairing that makes one heck of a dinner.

4. Gluten Free Blueberry Dutch Babies Recipe

Why aren't we eating Dutch babies for dinner all the time? I'm not sure, but I think we should be at least once in a while! This blueberry Dutch babies recipe is definitely a family favorite. First of all, they’re super easy to make. All you need is one bowl and just a handful of ingredients, which is perfect for a night when you're having fun by eating breakfast for dinner.

5. Easy Migas Recipe

If you've never had migas, this is the perfect time! Migas is basically soft and cheesy scrambled eggs loaded up with peppers, onion, and fried tortillas. Some people will serve this dish with refried beans, top it with salsa or sour cream. It’s basically all the good things involved in Tex Mex food plus scrambled eggs making it as perfect for dinner as it happens to be for breakfast.

6. California-Style Eggs Benedict Recipe

I love making eggs benedict for dinner, but this California-style eggs benedict recipe is even better! A lightened up version of the classic, this version is smothered with an avocado hollandaise that takes just seconds to pull together. Forget spending all that time on traditional hollandaise! This is the very best way to serve eggs benedict for dinner!

7. Green Chile Egg Taquitos Recipe

This green chile egg taquitos recipe is one you need to bookmark and save for later! I love making a big batch to freeze for make ahead breakfasts, but these taquitos also make the easiest, tastiest dinner any night of the week. Made with just a handful of ingredients, you can serve them with salsa, sour cream or even guacamole on the side for dipping.

8. Smoked Salmon BLT Recipe

It's hard to say if this smoked salmon BLT recipe is truly a breakfast recipe or if these tasty little sandwiches always wanted to be served for dinner all along, but the bottom line is - don't miss out on trying this twist on the classic BLT! Bright and savory, this smoked salmon BLT with lemon-herb mayonnaise is about to become a new family favorite.

9. Gluten Free Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes Recipe

Inspired by Polish pancakes, which are more crepe-like than American pancakes, these strawberry cheesecake pancakes are really flirting with the line between breakfast and dessert - so why not make them for dinner?! The pancakes are made with cottage cheese (yes, really) so they're surprisingly high in protein. The sweet filling and the fresh berries are the perfect finishing touch.

10. Toaster Oven Egg Bake Recipe

Cozy and filling, this high-protein toaster oven egg bake features cottage cheese, eggs, and spicy pepper jack cheese. Versatile and simple egg dishes like this are my favorite kind of breakfast, but I also love making them for dinner and my family never complains. The fact that you can make this egg bake quickly and with no fuss right in the toaster oven is a huge bonus.

11. Full English Breakfast Recipe

The full English breakfast is about to become the full English dinner - at least on upside down day! Sausage, bacon, eggs, beans, tomatoes and mushrooms are prepared and served together en masse to create one hearty and filling meal your family is sure to love. Just be sure not to use American bacon - in the States you'll want to use something like Canadian bacon or ham.

12. Chile Relleno Recipe

In truth, this chile relleno recipe can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or easy dinner. It's spicy, savory, and perfectly delectable! Effectively a roasted, stuffed poblano pepper, you can really switch up this dish however you like best. You can stuff them with cheese or even chicken or pork. They're then smothered in a classic Tex Mex sauce and served.

13. Vegetable Quiche Recipe

Asparagus, leeks and and peas make this arguably the perfect vegetable quiche recipe. Like most quiche recipes, this savory vegetarian quiche is truly perfect to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Use a store bought pie crust for this if you're short on time or you can make your own pie crust using your favorite recipe. Either way the results are guaranteed to be delicious!

14. Croque Monsieur Rolls Recipe

These croque monsieur rolls are full of ham and cheese goodness and, in this case, the homemade dough is totally worth the effort! All croque monsieur recipes share a few key characteristics - a thin layer of ham, smoky delicious Gruyere cheese, butter, and a bit of dijon mustard. You then roll them and bake them before enjoying absolute culinary perfection.

15. Chia Seed Parfait Recipe

When in doubt, keep dinner as simple as simple can be by making our chia seed parfait recipe. Protein rich chia seed pudding is layered with homemade walnut granola and the fresh fruit of your choice, creating a light and tasty meal that is, of course, delicious for breakfast but is also surprisingly satisfying when you need to switch things up for dinner.

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