Best Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

Best Breakfast for Dinner Recipes

As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why should we limit ourselves to eating it once a day? Breakfast for dinner, or "brinner" if you will, is a fun and simple way to switch up your meal routine and bring some excitement to your dinner menu. Whether you're looking for something savory or sweet our list of the best breakfast-for-dinner recipes can help you achieve any option!

Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast

1. Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast

Let's start off our recommended breakfast for dinner recipes with this sweet and delectable treat. Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast takes a breakfast classic and makes it even better. Thick slices of French bread are coated in an egg and milk batter that is made more special with the addition of Cabot Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt.

That's not even the best part. Each slice gets a piece of chocolate inserted into the bread before dipping in the egg mixture and cooking to a perfect golden brown. Your friends and family that have a sweet tooth will love discovering the melty and delicious chocolate hiding inside. This French toast is perfect with a drizzle of maple syrup or topped with more yogurt.

Breakfast Potato Casserole

2. Breakfast Potato Casserole

Next on the list is a Breakfast Potato Casserole also known as a breakfast skillet. This is an excellent recipe to serve to a crowd as it's both easy to make and incredibly satisfying.

You start with frozen hash browns or grated potatoes and mix in Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese, Cabot Sour Cream, cream of celery soup, and chopped onions. Spread the mixture into a baking dish and top with crushed dry cereal, such as cornflakes, mixed with melted butter. The result is a rich and creamy dish with a crunchy topping your guests will love. Plus, it's a cinch to prepare, so you can get dinner in the oven in minutes and go back to enjoying the company of your loved ones.

Make Ahead Breakfast Burrito

3. Make Ahead Breakfast Burrito

Our Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito recipe must be included on any breakfast-for-dinner recipe list. They are simple to make and easy to freeze ahead to use later when you need a fast meal in minutes.

This make-ahead burrito recipe eggs, sausage, Cabot 4-Cheese Mexican Shredded cheese, vegetables, and salsa. All that flavor is wrapped up into a large flour tortilla. Once assembled, pop them into the freezer to enjoy later. They make great grab-and-go dinners when you’re in a hurry.

Make a double batch to stock your freezer with this incredibly versatile recipe. Feel free to change up the ingredients by using additional veggies or substitute the sausage for another type of meat. You can even make them vegetarian by using black beans instead.

4. Eggs in Red Peppers

Make breakfast for dinner ideas healthy by trying this mouth-watering recipe for Eggs in Red Peppers. This is a fantastic alternative to sweet, less-than-healthy options like pancakes and pastries. If your goal is to eat a healthier diet, this is the recipe for you!

Large red bell peppers get cut in half and filled with a mixture of eggs, cheese, onion, and spices and then cooked to perfection in the oven. Or cut the prep and cook time by using the microwave to soften the peppers and onions!

Sheet Pan Frittata

5. Sheet Pan Frittata

The Sheet Pan Frittata is one of our most favorite, easy breakfast for dinner ideas. It's similar to other options previously shared but stands out because it is so quick and easy to make. You can serve a larger family and have dinner on the table in just 20 minutes, making this a highly convenient meal for busy weekdays.

The Sheet Pan Frittata combines eggs, milk, cheese, and veggies. One of the main ingredients that really shines and makes this recipe special is of course, Cabot cheese. We like to use our award-winning Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar but the options are endless.

Pancake Spaghetti

6. Pancake Spaghetti

Make breakfast dinners fun with this unique play on spaghetti that both kids and adults will love! Pancake Spaghetti is simple to make, and a great way to let the kids help make dinner, so gear up for some family fun that ends with a dinner sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

Mix up the homemade batter from flour, Cabot Plain Greek Yogurt, milk, eggs, butter, and a few pantry staples. Heat and oil your skillet. Next, pour the batter into a squeeze bottle or Ziploc bag with a corner cut off, and let the fun begin! Allow your kids to take turns swirling the batter into the pan to make spiral shapes. Let the pancakes cook for 2-3 minutes before flipping. Serve your pancake spaghetti with your favorite toppings.

Breakfast Tacos

7. Potato, Cheddar, and Chorizo Breakfast Tacos

Surprise your family on your next "Taco Tuesday" with this twist on a classic. It's sure to make it into the regular dinner rotation as one of your staple breakfast for dinner ideas.

Everyone loves tacos. They are a popular choice for lunch and dinner, so your family will go crazy for these Potato, Cheddar, and Chorizo Breakfast Tacos. Add some spice with some jalapeño slices and be sure to use Cabot's premium cheddar cheese. Top the tacos with your favorite taco toppings like salsa, avocado, or sour cream.

8. Waffle Breakfast Sandwich

This breakfast for dinner dish is perfect for people who are looking to end their day with something savory and sweet, our Waffle Breakfast Sandwich. The combination of the eggs and savory bacon plus the sweetness of the waffle and syrup does wonderful things for your taste buds. Simply layer cooked bacon, eggs, and cheese between cooked waffles spread with Cabot Salted Butter, and enjoy!

Sausage Egg Strata Casserole

9. Spinach, Artichoke & Sausage Egg Strata Casserole

Interested in learning how to make a sausage and egg casserole? While it shouldn’t take you too long to cook the dish, it might take you a little bit to gather and prepare all the ingredients. You’ll need eight ounces of Italian sausage, a small onion, Cabot Unsalted Butter, Italian bread, fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, eight ounces of Cabot Lite50 Sharp Cheddar, a dozen eggs, Cabot Sour Cream, salt, and ground black pepper. Cooking the actual dish is pretty straightforward. Keep in mind that you should bake everything until the top layer turns a dark, golden brown (roughly an hour), and then you should let it rest for at least a few minutes.

If you’re interested in trying a different dish that also features sausage, then consider trying out our recipe for a Potato and Apple Sausage Bake. When it comes to comfort food, nothing beats a yummy sausage bake. Here at Cabot, we work hard to produce only the best cheeses and dairy products. From award winning cheddar cheeses to wholesome butters and yogurts, we do it all. We hope you enjoy the egg casserole recipe. 

Don't get stuck in a dinner rut ever again! Incorporating some simple and easy breakfast for dinner ideas into your week can help switch up your meal routine and please your palate. The best part is that there are many breakfast dishes that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. You may even have trouble choosing which recipe to try next. Hopefully, our list of delicious Cabot Cheese breakfast and brunch recipes can inspire you, your friends, and your family to shake up your dinner plans in favor of exploring the culinary delights, and the fun, of having breakfast for dinner.

Other Delicious Breakfast for Dinner Recipes:

Yogurt Toast
Strawberry Bread Pudding
Cheesy Waffle
Hash Brown Waffle Grilled Cheese
Hawaiian Bread Sliders
Breakfast Pizza


Q: What is "brinner"?

A: "Brinner" is a fun term that refers to having breakfast for dinner. It's a creative way to switch up your meal routine and enjoy breakfast dishes during the evening.

Q: What are some popular breakfast for dinner recipes?

A: Some popular "brinner" recipes include Chocolate-Stuffed French Toast, Breakfast Potato Casserole, Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito, Eggs in Red Peppers, Sheet Pan Frittata, Pancake Spaghetti, Potato, Cheddar, and Chorizo Breakfast Tacos, and Waffle Breakfast Sandwich.

Q: Can I make breakfast for dinner dishes ahead of time?

A: Yes, some breakfast for dinner dishes can be made ahead of time. For example, the Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito recipe can be prepared in advance, frozen, and reheated when you need a quick and satisfying meal.

Q: Are there healthy breakfast for dinner options?

A: Absolutely! For a healthier option, try the Eggs in Red Peppers recipe, which features bell peppers filled with eggs, cheese, onion, and spices. It's a nutritious and delicious alternative to sweeter breakfast dishes.

Q: Can I customize the ingredients in these breakfast for dinner recipes?

A: Yes, many of the recipes can be customized to suit your preferences. For example, you can change up the ingredients in the Make-Ahead Breakfast Burrito by using different veggies or substituting the sausage for another type of meat. You can also make it vegetarian by using black beans instead.

Q: What makes these breakfast for dinner recipes special?

A: These recipes are made even more delicious with the addition of Cabot Cheese products, such as Cabot Lowfat Plain Greek Yogurt, Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese, Cabot Sour Cream and Cabot Salted Butter. Cabot Cheese adds rich flavor and creaminess to these dishes.

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