Seriously Delicious Egg Recipes You'll Wish You Knew Sooner

Eggs: What's not to love about them? They are the quintessential breakfast food, but they're not limited to the morning hours. They're usually inexpensive, but they're packed full of protein. They're incredibly quick and easy to make, but they're delicious in pretty much any preparation. And since there's so much you can do with eggs, there's no sense in not having them lying around for whenever you want to bake up some homemade coffeeshop bread or just want to make yourself a healthier midnight snack.

That being said, if you always make your eggs the same way, they're going to get boring eventually. Instead of always scrambling, always frying, or always boiling, to truly enjoy all that eggs have to offer, you should probably switch it up as much as possible. And while you could stick to simple egg preparations for the rest of your life, it's also in your best interest to learn more complicated egg recipes as well  just for that sense of variety, you know?

If you're looking for some of the best ways to cook eggs, then you've come to the right place: We've compiled some of Mashed's most delicious egg recipes of all time, and we're bringing them to you all in one place. So, grab a carton of eggs and get ready to try them in a whole new way. Your mornings — and other times when you're looking for something different to grub on — are about to get a whole lot better.

Easy Egg Salad

We're going to start this list off with a dish that's decidedly not for breakfast but will make an excellent addition to any lunch or snack: an easy egg salad. Egg salad doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't take long to prepare. Mostly, it means making sure you have fresh eggs on hand and adding plenty of spices to make the egg mixture most flavorful. Once you whip up this quick and easy dish, try putting it on bread, crackers, or just eating it plain. It's delicious no matter how you devour it.

The Best Scrambled Eggs

You may be used to your particular method of scrambling eggs, but in reality, there are pretty much infinite ways to scramble an egg, and here's the first of two on this list. This incredible yet easy-to-make scrambled eggs recipe should be at the top of your list when it comes to egg dishes. The fact that it requires just five ingredients and only six minutes to whip up means it should be one of your new favorite go-to recipes when you're in a pinch.

Egg Muffins

Sometimes, you need a breakfast that you can easily grab before heading out the door. Generally, eggs aren't the best for moments like these — unless, of course, you're making these egg muffins. The fact that they're made in muffin tins makes them easy to pop out and carry with you in the car or when walking down the street to catch the train. Plus, you can fill them with all kinds of tasty fillings and toppings, from bacon to healthy greens. When you see how versatile this recipe is, you might start making egg muffins for the week every Sunday evening.

Cloud Eggs

Have you jumped on the cloud eggs bandwagon yet? If not, or if you think it might be complicated, it's time to take a look at this simple recipe for cloud eggs. Cloud eggs is the term for eggs with whites that are cooked separately from the yolks. This allows you to get different textures for each part of the egg. These particular cloud eggs are combined with plenty of cheese and some Canadian bacon to make an indulgent mealtime treat. And they're a lot easier than you might assume — in just over 15 minutes, you could be digging into a plate of cloud eggs. Talk about being on cloud nine!

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

You know we're not just sticking to one recipe for scrambled eggs. Since there are so many ways to enjoy this breakfast delicacy, you shouldn't limit yourself either. This recipe for fluffy scrambled eggs might just become your next favorite. You won't believe how light and airy they'll turn out, despite being super easy to make. This one is going to wow your family, so try it out the next time you all eat breakfast together.

Eggs Benedict

Of course, eggs can be really simple, but what if you want a fancier egg recipe to decorate your breakfast table? In that case, you'd be wise to make eggs benedict. This classic preparation of eggs involves poaching and dousing the egg in hollandaise sauce, which makes it downright decadent. This may not be something you want to try to pull off when you're in a rush to go to work, but if you have some extra time on the weekend or want to celebrate a special occasion, it's a must-try recipe. Don't forget the Canadian bacon! Chives finish it off nicely too.

Veggie Omelet

There's nothing like a good omelet to get your day off to a great start. But as great as any basic omelet can be, they're always better when you pack them with your favorite toppings. With this veggie omelet recipe, you'll find that you can add in pretty much whatever veggies you have lying around in the fridge to your next egg creation. Prepare it the right way, and it's going to taste amazing no matter what veggies you use.

Copycat McDonald's Sausage McMuffin with Egg

Do you ever just get a craving to grab fast food? Maybe you're in a rush and want a quick breakfast, or maybe the thought of going through the drive-thru just sounds amazing right now. Whatever the case may be, you may be able to create what you're looking for at home with this copycat McDonald's Sausage McMuffin with Egg recipe. It tastes just like the real thing, and it will satisfy your fast food breakfast cravings in no time. You may never even want to go through the drive-thru again.

Starbucks Copycat Egg Bites

We've all definitely stopped by the Starbucks drive-thru on our way into work in the morning, despite that it might not be the healthiest option. Sometimes, you just have to grab a venti coffee and a hot breakfast sandwich to make it through the day ahead. But if you're only going to Starbucks to nab some of their egg bites, then you'll be thrilled to find this recipe for Starbucks copycat egg bites you can make at home. These egg bites are a healthy option that will keep you feeling full until lunchtime rolls around — while also maintaining your budget.