• 5 Unexpected Egg Recipes

    These 5 unexpected egg recipes will help you breathe new life into this simple food.

    5 Unexpected Egg Recipes | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    Eggs are wonderful because they’re affordable sources of protein and healthy fats – remember that half the protein is found in the yolk! – and contain lots of vitamins and minerals.

    But despite their versatility, it’s easy to fall into a rut and get bored. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a few of my favorite, slightly unexpected egg recipes to keep things new and fresh.

    One tip that I need to share with you is the best way to make hard-cooked eggs. I thought I had the perfect boiling routine down until I tried steaming them. Game-changer.

    I’ve heard lots of people having success with boiling eggs in my InstantPot, but I haven’t tried it yet.

    (Still unsure about eggs and cholesterol? I highly recommend the book Eat the Yolks by my friend Liz Wolfe.)

    5 Unexpected Egg Recipes

    1) Shakshuka (Eggs in a Spiced Tomato Sauce)

    Shakshuka Recipe | stupideasypaleo.com

    I love Shakshuka for a weekend morning when I’ve got a bit more time on my hands, but it’s delicious any day of the week.

    Shakshuka is a one-skillet dish with a rich, spiced sauce of tomatoes, onions and peppers finished off with eggs nestled on top. Its origins are in Africa, though it’s popularly made throughout the Middle East. You’ll find many variations, some with fresh hot peppers used, some with dry spices.

    2) Pizza Egg Muffins

    Paleo Pizza Egg Muffins | stupideasypaleo.com

    Admittedly, pizza and eggs may not sound like two things that go together at first glance, but I dare you to try this recipe for Pizza Egg Muffins.

    It’s all the flavors of pizza baked into convenient, hand-held egg muffins. This is a recipe that travels well and you can eat them sans-utensils.

    The combinations of veggies and meat you can use are practically endless, so get creative!

    3) Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

    Breakfast Stuffed Peppers | stupideasypaleo.com

    These Breakfast Stuffed Peppers require a bit of prep time, so I usually make them on weekends when I’m not super busy.

    If you want to bump up the protein, mix in some grass-fed ground beef with the spinach or layer it between the spinach and egg. I think these would be delicious sprinkled with chopped crispy bacon!

    4) Chicken Sweet Potato Frittata

    Paleo Chicken Sweet Potato Frittata | stupideasypaleo.com

    Chicken and sweet potatoes are two things I usually have leftover in the fridge, so I thought why not combine them into a frittata.

    Frittatas are great because you can create them in just one skillet – cast iron is my favorite, they feed a crowd inexpensively, and they’re even better leftover the next day.

    5) Avocado BLT Egg Salad

    Avocado BLT Egg Salad | Lexi's Clean Kitchen for stupideasypaleo.com

    Confession: I was mildly addicted to this Avocado BLT Egg Salad for a while!

    This guest recipe by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen is one of my favorite egg salads ever. The combination of the avocado, bacon, tomato, and green onions is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. It makes a batch that will keep for a few days, and it’s the perfect take-along lunch or quick breakfast.

    Looking for more?

    Check out my Breakfast Sausage Scotch Eggs, Sweet & Savory Blueberry Egg Tortilla, or my Smoked Salmon Egg Bake.

    Here’s hoping that this post has inspired you to create something new and exciting with eggs!

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    5 Unexpected Egg Recipes | StupidEasyPaleo.com

    What’s your favorite unique egg recipe? Let me know in the comments below!

    Steph Gaudreau is a certified holistic nutrition practitioner, weightlifting and mindset coach, and the author of the best-selling Performance Paleo Cookbook. Her recipes and expert advice have been featured in SELF, Outside Magazine, Elle, and Greatist. Steph loves barbells, cats, and anything Lord of the Rings. She lives in San Diego, CA.

    6 thoughts on “5 Unexpected Egg Recipes

    1. Hey Steph,
      Thanks for the recipes!
      The favorite of mine is the last one, Avocado BLT Egg Salad, and the 2nd one ,Pizza Egg Muffins, belongs to my wife.
      I’m looking forward to some more salad recipes:)

    2. I love egg and can eat it almost every day! I recently have been told to cut gluten from my diet completely and making a meal without gluten is really hard, but nonetheless we have to endure. These egg recipes look really tasty especially the egg with the spicy tomato mix. This is going to make my life a little easier, so thank you for sharing.

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