Italian French Toast and 10 More Reasons to Have Breakfast for Dinner Tonight

Breakfast for dinner usually happens when the only thing left in the fridge is a carton of eggs. But these delicious recipes are so satisfying, they'll become a permanent fixture on your dinnertime rotation

Caprese Strata “Sandwich”

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Casey Barber

This casserole-sandwich hybrid is bursting with all the flavors of a Caprese salad – basil pesto, sun-dried tomatoes and gooey mozzarella.

Italian-Style French Toast

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Reprinted from the book Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. Copyright 2013 by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. Published by Quirk Books

French toast doesn’t have to be covered in maple syrup. This creative version is made with a spinach-ricotta filling that’s sandwiched between two layers of garlic bread. Top with marinara sauce for the perfect savory finishing touch.

Country Potatoes and Sausages

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

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This breakfast, er, dinner will tame the heartiest of appetites. Pair your favorite breakfast sausage with vegetables, potatoes and Cajun seasoning. Serve with a poached or fried egg on top, or as-is.

Mini BLT Biscuits

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Reprinted from the book Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. Copyright 2013 by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. Published by Quirk Books.

Sure, they’re cute, but these little sandwiches, packed with bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes are more filling than they look. Serve a trio with a side salad for a perfect (and perfectly adorable) meal.

Bacon Fried Rice

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Reprinted from the book Breakfast for Dinner by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. Copyright 2013 by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth. Published by Quirk Books.

Maybe fried rice is a bit of a stretch for breakfast, but this version is made with the most popular morning duo ever: bacon and eggs. As well as sriracha for heat, veggies for color and soy sauce for a touch of umami. It’s a feast in a bowl!

Chipotle Chilaquiles

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Casey Barber

This Mexican dish of fried tortillas topped with eggs is infinitely versatile – swap out scrambled eggs for fried, use green enchilada sauce instead of red, salsa instead of chipotle sauce, or mix up the toppings until you’ve found your favorite combination.

Grilled French Toast with Sausages and Blueberries

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Regan Burns Cafiso

If you need a little sweet with your savory, you'll love this recipe. The buttermilk-infused French toast pairs perfectly with smoky sausages and blueberry maple syrup.

Grits and Greens Casserole

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Used by permission. (c) Eating Well, Inc.

In the South, grits are a morning tradition, but they work just as well for supper. (Hello, polenta?) This hearty casserole layers creamy, cheesy grits with your favorite greens. Don’t forget the bacon on top!

Red Pepper, Chard and Feta Frittata

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Courtesy of Joy Bauer

Looking for something on the lighter side? This mostly egg white frittata is filled with healthy vegetables for a meal that won’t weigh you down. (And leftovers make a great lunch the next day.)

Buckwheat Crepes with Ham and Cheese

Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Casey Barber

Bring a little European flair to dinner with these quick-to-make crepes. The secret ingredient is a homemade Dijonnaise, which really brings out the flavor of the ham and Swiss. Buckwheat flour adds a healthy dose of whole grains and nutty flavor, but you can replace it with all-purpose flour.

Spicy Black Bean, Sausage and Rice Burrito

Recipe courtesy of "High Flavor Low Labor" by J.M. Hirsch, copyright 2010. Used by permission of Random House. All rights reserved.

Burritos are an all-day-long food, as far as we're concerned. This one works especially well for dinner because it's filled with hearty, protein-packed ingredients like chicken sausage, black beans, bacon and seasoned rice.

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