4 Breakfast-for-Dinner Recipes from Your Favorite Internet Foodies
Braised Baby Potatoes and Eggs
"Breakfast foods are quick but so comforting. Eating them is the perfect way to end the day."
—Kristen Kish (@kristenlkish
), Top Chef winner and author of Kristen Kish Cooking
"I love good diner-style potatoes," Kish says. "But I wanted them to really soak up flavor—they're like little sponges." Here, she braises the potatoes with stock, pancetta, thyme, and sage, resulting in spuds that are fluffy, creamy, and crispy—and seasoned inside and out. A runny egg is the perfect topping. Other ways to dress up eggs and potatoes: Pair them with a new sauce like a red pepper puree or some hot sauce, or finish with a sprinkling of toasted nuts or citrus zest.
Beet Crepes with Chicken Mushrooms and Gruyere
"I love the vibrancy of beets and the nutrients they add."
—Katie Lee (@katieleekitchen
), cohost of The Kitchen on the Food Network, host of Beach Bites With Katie Lee on the Cooking Channel, and author of Endless Summer Cookbook
Piling on the produce—from roasted root veggies to shredded greens—transforms a traditionally sweet morning meal into something supersatisfying. "I try to add vegetables to my plate whenever I can, and that includes breakfast," Lee says. (Here, she blended beets right into the crepe batter.) Other savory elements, like a chicken and mushroom filling and yogurt sauce, add heartiness and protein and vitamins too.
Smoky Grits and Grains
"Grits are an amazing blank canvas to build upon in the kitchen."
—Chloe Coscarelli (@chefchloe
), vegan chef, entrepreneur, and author of Chloe Flavor
Start with a delicious base, like Coscarelli's smoky version of grits, then heap on greens or roasted or sautéed vegetables (she likes carrots and mushrooms), herbs like thyme or rosemary, sliced avocado, and a drizzle of oil infused with basil or chiles. (More from Chloe: Try her healthy vegan recipes for your favorite comfort foods.)
Sweet Potato Frittata
"Frittatas make great emergency dinners. They come together so fast."
—Jessica Seinfeld (@jessseinfeld
), cookbook author of Food Swings
This frittata twist took on a French toast–like quality when Seinfeld dusted it with a touch of sugar and drizzled it with maple syrup, but you can easily make it savory with scallions, cilantro, and feta, she says. Play around—tomatoes, peppers, root veggies, herbs, cheese, and greens are all frittata-able. (Here are 13 more healthy frittata recipe ideas.)