Breakfast for dinner is a beloved pastime, but dinner for breakfast? The concept doesn’t get enough attention, but it’s actually brilliant if you think about it. There are lots of savory entrée recipes out there that use breakfast-y ingredients like eggs and oats and make excellent leftovers—if you cook them for dinner, you can eat them for breakfast, too!
When my days get really busy, I barely have the energy to whip up meals, but dinner for breakfast cuts way down on the amount of cooking I need to do. Whatever I make at night, I can wrap up to enjoy in the morning. Everything from frittatas to shakshuka are great for dinner and even better for breakfast, especially if all you have to do is pop them in the microwave for a couple minutes when you wake up.
It’s not always clear which dinner recipes also make the best repurposed breakfasts, so I went ahead and rounded up some of my faves for you. These 14 recipes are healthy delicious, and they have all the fiber, protein, and healthy carbs you need to be satisfied in the evenings and energized in the morning. And, I think I’ve mentioned, but it means you only have to cook once!