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60+ Satisfying Low-Carb Breakfast Recipes

Start the day off right with one of these power-packed, low-carb breakfast ideas. Each recipe contains 15 grams or fewer of carbs per serving!

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Amish Breakfast Casserole

We’ve enjoyed a few hearty breakfast casseroles while visiting an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the ladies told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it to create this quick and easy breakfast casserole my family loves. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana

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Spinach Chicken FrittataTaste of Home

Spinach Chicken Frittata

When we were growing up, spinach was one of the only vegetables my brothers and I enjoyed. So our mom found all kinds of ways to include it in meals. This dish is one of my favorites. Feel free to vary the vegetables, cheeses and meat to suit your tastes and budget. —Paula Tuduri, Bozeman, Montana

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Italian Cloud EggsTaste of Home

Italian Cloud Eggs

Drop egg yolks on nests of whipped Italian-seasoned egg whites, then bake in a cast-iron skillet. Dreamy!—Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

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Cheesy Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole

I love finding new ways to add veggies to my meals. This cauliflower breakfast casserole swaps in riced cauliflower for the usual hash browns to make it not only keto-friendly but also a real crowd-pleasing addition to the brunch rotation. —Robyn Warren, Lakeway, Arkansas

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Red Pepper Cornmeal SouffleTaste of Home

Red Pepper Cornmeal Souffle

I use the vegetables from our garden in all my cooking. Dotted with parsley and red pepper, this souffle is a favorite. —Janet Eckhoff, Woodland, California

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Artichoke and Onion FrittataTaste of Home

Artichoke and Onion Frittata

Fresh flavors make this pretty egg bake a delightful entree for a special occasion brunch or light luncheon. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

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Vegetable, Steak and Eggs

Low-carb doesn't have to mean skimpy—here's a lighter take on steak and eggs. I love cooking with squash, but feel free to toss in any vegetable combination you like. —Robert Deskin, Plantation, Florida

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Homemade Sage Sausage PattiesTaste of Home

Homemade Sage Sausage Patties

Oregano, garlic and sage add savory flavor to these ground pork patties. I've had this Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for years, and it always brings compliments.

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Vegetable Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Vegetable Scrambled Eggs

I like to have friends and family over for a special Sunday brunch, especially when there's a "big game" on television. These colorful scrambled eggs with veggies go perfectly with sausage, toasted English muffins and fresh fruit. —Marilyn Ipson, Rogers, Arkansas

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Pressure-Cooked Broccoli Egg Cups

Pressure-Cooked Broccoli Egg Cups

Serving brunch? These delicious Instant Pot egg cups are filled with crunchy bites of broccoli and served in ramekins. I promise your company will love this tasty recipe! —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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Overnight Bacon and Swiss BreakfastTaste of Home

Overnight Bacon and Swiss Breakfast

When we have overnight guests, I like to prepare things ahead of time so we can enjoy our company. It often gets crazy when everyone first wakes up, and I like to have food available whenever people are ready to eat. I devised this slow-cooker breakfast recipe when I was feeding 22 people breakfast at a destination wedding! —Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky

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Turkey & Swiss FrittataTaste of Home

Turkey & Swiss Frittata

Apricots, Swiss cheese, green onions and veggies combine beautifully in this turkey frittata. You can use different spices to suit your personal taste. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Creamy Baked EggsTaste of Home

Creamy Baked Eggs

My husband loves eggs prepared in any way. This recipe is simple but special, and the eggs come out just as he likes them every time. If you like soft yolks, cook the eggs for 9 minutes; for firmer yolks, cook for about 11 minutes.—Macey Allen, Green Forest, Arkansas

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Turkey Breakfast SausageTaste of Home

Turkey Breakfast Sausage

My hearty sausage patties are loaded with flavor but contain a fraction of the sodium and fat found in commercial breakfast links. —Judy Culbertson, Dansville, New York

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Early-Riser Oven OmeletTaste of Home

Early-Riser Oven Omelet

Everyone will rush to the table when you serve this big fluffy omelet. Packed with tomato, broccoli, ham and cheese, it makes a hearty brunch dish that easily serves a bunch. —Wendy Fawcett, Gillam, Manitoba

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Cheesy Vegetable FrittataTaste of Home

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

A simple side of fresh fruit makes a perfect refreshing counterpart to this cheesy, flavorful egg bake packed with veggies. My husband and I enjoy it just as much for late-night suppers as we do for brunch. Try swapping in your favorite egg substitute if you're cutting the fat in your diet.—Pauline Howard, Lago Vista, Texas

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Eggs LorraineTaste of Home

Eggs Lorraine

Easy and elegant, this is one of my favorite special-occasion dishes. It’s absolutely delicious! —Sandra Woolard, DeLand, Florida

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Bacon-Broccoli Quiche CupsTaste of Home

Bacon-Broccoli Quiche Cups

Chock-full of veggies and melted cheese, this comforting and colorful egg bake has become a holiday brunch classic. For a tasty variation, try substituting asparagus for broccoli and Swiss for cheddar cheese. —Irene Steinmeyer, Denver, Colorado

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Sage Turkey Sausage Patties

When you want to cut salt and saturated fat, turkey sausage is a wonderful option. The aroma of these patties sizzling in the pan will wake up any sleepyhead. —Sharman Schubert, Seattle, Washington

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Hot ‘n’ Spicy OmeletTaste of Home

Hot ‘n’ Spicy Omelet

Red pepper flakes add plenty of fiery zip to this omelet. It’s a favorite at our house—for breakfast, brunch or supper—with sausage or bacon, home fries and hot biscuits. —Dixie Terry, Goreville, Illinois

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Hot Fruit and SausageTaste of Home

Hot Fruit and Sausage

Pineapple, brown sugar, and cinnamon make plain pork sausage links extra tasty. And the banana slices really complement the sausage. This dish is super easy to prepare and makes any breakfast special.—Marian Peterson, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin

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Cast-Iron Scrambled Eggs

I love these easy cast-iron scrambled eggs, which use fresh ingredients that I usually have on hand. They make a quick and simple breakfast! — Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Scrambled Egg MuffinsTaste of Home

Scrambled Egg Muffins

After enjoying scrambled egg muffins at a local restaurant, I came up with this version that my husband likes even better. They're pretty, hearty and fun to serve, too. —Cathy Larkins, Marshfield, Missouri

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Slow-Cooker GoettaTaste of Home

Slow-Cooker Goetta

My husband's grandfather, a German, introduced goetta to me when we first got married. I found a slow-cooker recipe and changed some of the ingredients to make this the best goetta around. Now, many people request the recipe. It makes a lot of sausage, but it freezes well. —Sharon Geers, Wilmington, Ohio

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Hearty Breakfast Egg BakeTaste of Home

Hearty Breakfast Egg Bake

I always fix this casserole ahead of time when overnight guests are visiting so I have more time to spend with them. Then I simply add some toast or biscuits and fresh fruit for a complete meal that everyone loves. This dish also reheats well. –Pamela Norris, Fenton, Missouri

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Homemade YogurtTaste of Home

Homemade Yogurt

You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade yogurt. Top with granola and your favorite berries. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Grits 'N' Sausage Casserole

You could call this the "so good casserole" because that's what people say when they try it. It's a Southern specialty.—Marie Poppenhager, Old Town, Florida

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Festive Scrambled Eggs

Every bit as quick as scrambled eggs are meant to be, this hearty dish— with red pimientos and green parsley or chives— is nice for hectic Christmas mornings.

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Ham and Spinach PieTaste of Home

Ham and Spinach Pie

With the exception of the phyllo dough, which I always have on hand, this ham and spinach pie recipe is made entirely from Easter dinner leftovers. One of my neighbors traded me four freshly caught trout for a slice! —Teena Petrus, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Dilled Salmon Omelets with Creme FraicheTaste of Home

Dilled Salmon Omelets with Creme Fraiche

This is one of our biggest hits on our inn's menu. It has so much flavor with the dill and rich salmon that it will impress everyone at how fancy it is.—Susan Goodman, Wilmington, Vermont

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Fiesta Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Fiesta Scrambled Eggs

I love to fix this spicy scrambled egg dish for friends and family. It’s almost a meal in itself, but I serve it with muffins or biscuits, fresh fruit juice and coffee. —Kay Kropff, Canyon, Texas

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Zippy Praline BaconTaste of Home

Zippy Praline Bacon

We live on a lake and have many overnight guests, so I serve brunch often. I'm always looking for recipes to enhance the usual bacon and eggs. My husband came home from a men's breakfast raving about this praline bacon. Just be sure to make more than you think you might need...everybody wants seconds. —Myrt Pflannkuche, Pell City, Alabama

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Mini Ham QuichesTaste of Home

Mini Ham Quiches

These quiches are delightful for brunch when you don’t want to fuss. Replace the ham with bacon, sausage, chicken or shrimp, or use chopped onion, red pepper or zucchini instead of olives. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon

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Feta Asparagus Frittata

Asparagus and feta cheese come together to make this frittata extra special. Perfect for a lazy Sunday or to serve with a tossed salad for a light lunch. —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas

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Denver Omelet SaladTaste of Home

Denver Omelet Salad

I love this recipe—it's not your typical breakfast, but it has all the right elements: easy, healthy and fast. Turn your favorite omelet ingredients into a morning salad! —Pauline Custer, Duluth, Minnesota

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Shiitake and Manchego Scramble

This savory breakfast dish takes everyday scrambled eggs up a few notches. The rich flavor is so satisfying in the morning, and it's even better served with buttery toasted Italian bread. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

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Chiles Rellenos Breakfast BakeTaste of Home

Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Bake

My family loves anything with a Southwestern flavor, so I turned classic chiles rellenos into a breakfast casserole. They became fans in an instant. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

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Mustard Ham StrataTaste of Home

Mustard Ham Strata

I had this at a bed-and-breakfast years ago. The owners were kind enough to give me the recipe, and I've made it many times since. —Dolores Zornow, Poynette, Wisconsin

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Crustless Spinach Quiche

I served this quiche recipe at a church lunch, and I had to laugh when one guy told me how much he disliked vegetables. Many people were surprised by how much they loved this veggie-filled crustless quiche—and he was one of them! —Melinda Calverley, Janesville, Wisconsin

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Poached Eggs with Tarragon AsparagusTaste of Home

Poached Eggs with Tarragon Asparagus

I adapted this recipe from a dish I had in Napa Valley. I decided to add toasted bread crumbs as a garnish. The result was a breakfast option that everyone loves.—Jennifer Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California.

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Black Bean & White Cheddar Frittata

This is one of my favorite comfort foods for breakfast or even a quick dinner. I like to make it with lime salsa. But if you're looking for something with more kick, use hot salsa or add some chipotle pepper. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Caramelized Bacon TwistsTaste of Home

Caramelized Bacon Twists

A friend gave me this recipe to use at a bridal shower brunch, and the sweet chewy bacon strips were a big hit. Lining the pan with foil before baking helps cut down on cleanup. —Jane Paschke, University Park, Florida

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Cream Cheese & Chive OmeletTaste of Home

Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

The first bite of creamy filling lets you know this isn’t any old omelet. Make it once, and we suspect you’ll be fixing it often. —Anne Troise, Manalapan, New Jersey

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Apple-Sage Sausage Patties

Apple and sausage naturally go together. Add sage, and you’ve got some standout patties. They’re freezer friendly, so I make them ahead and grab when needed. —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

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Italian Garden FrittataTaste of Home

Italian Garden Frittata

I like to serve this pretty frittata with melon wedges for a delicious breakfast or brunch. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia

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Beef, Potato & Egg BakeTaste of Home

Beef, Potato & Egg Bake

To keep my family going all morning, I start with lean ground beef and spices, then sneak some spinach into this protein-packed dish. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas

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ShakshukaTaste of Home

Shakshuka

Shakshuka is a dish of poached eggs with tomatoes, onion and cumin. I learned about it while traveling through Southeast Asia, and it's been my favorite way to eat eggs since. —Ezra Weeks, Calgary, Alberta

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Overnight Ham and Egg Casserole

I love how easy it is to assemble this savory egg casserole. Putting it together the night before really frees up my time the next morning. —Jennifer Howell, Fort Collins, Colorado

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Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

Sausage and Hashbrown Breakfast Pizza

Pizza for breakfast? Kids of all ages will love making—and munching—this hearty meal-in-one made with convenient crescent rolls and frozen hash browns. It's even great for camping! —Rae Truax, Mattawa, Washington

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Fluffy Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Fluffy Scrambled Eggs

When our son, Chris, wants something other than cold cereal in the morning, he whips up these eggs. Cheese and evaporated milk make them especially good. They're easy to make when you're camping, too. —Chris Pfleghaar, Elk River, Minnesota

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Ham 'n' Cheese Omelet RollTaste of Home

Ham 'n' Cheese Omelet Roll

This brunch dish has easy ingredients and an impressive look all rolled into one! I love hosting brunch, and this special omelet roll is one of my very favorite items to prepare and share. A platter of these pretty swirled slices disappears fast. —Nancy Daugherty, Portland, Ohio

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Pecan BaconTaste of Home

Pecan Bacon

Crispy, sweet bacon brightens up any morning. When my girls see this, they call it “special breakfast.” The big flavor punch may just surprise you. —Catherine Goza, Charlotte, North Carolina

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Portobello Mushrooms FlorentineTaste of Home

Portobello Mushrooms Florentine

A fun and surprisingly hearty breakfast dish packed with flavor and richness. —Sara Morris, Laguna Beach, California

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Creamy Eggs & Mushrooms Au GratinTaste of Home

Creamy Eggs & Mushrooms Au Gratin

When I want a brunch recipe that has the crowd appeal of scrambled eggs but is a little more special, I turn to this dish. The Parmesan sauce is simple but rich and delicious.—Deb Williams, Peoria, Arizona

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What's in the Fridge FrittataTaste of Home

What's in the Fridge Frittata

Great for a last-minute breakfast, brunch or lunch, this special frittata has a combination of crab and Swiss cheese that my guests rave about. I also like to use sausage and cheddar cheese with asparagus. —Deborah Posey, Virginia Beach, Virginia

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Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & MushroomsTaste of Home

Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms

This meat-lover’s breakfast has a big "wow" factor. It’s one of my favorites because the Gruyere, bacon and fresh mushrooms in the topping are a great combination.—Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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Calico Scrambled EggsTaste of Home

Calico Scrambled Eggs

When you're short on time and scrambling to get a meal on the table, this recipe is "eggs-actly" what you need. There's a short ingredient list, and cooking is kept to a minimum. Plus, with green pepper and tomato, it's colorful. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Hash Brown & Chicken Brunch Casserole

Hash Brown & Chicken Brunch Casserole

My husband and I love to have a hot breakfast, but find it difficult with two kids. This dish is excellent to prepare the night before and bake the next day for your family or to take into work to share with co-workers—there are never any leftovers.—Jennifer Berry, Lexington, Ohio

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Full Garden Frittata

Full Garden Frittata

I was cooking for a health-conscious friend and wanted to serve a frittata. To brighten it up, I added leftover bruschetta topping and fresh mozzarella. Now that's breakfast. It's become a favorite among my friends and family, and a staple in my recipe book. —Melissa Rosenthal, Vista, California

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Maple Sausage PattiesTaste of Home

Maple Sausage Patties

Maple syrup, sage, thyme and a little liquid smoke lend comforting flavor to these hearty pork patties. I developed the recipe with help from neighbors who were willing taste testers. —Margaret Eid, Huron, South Dakota.

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Asparagus FrittataTaste of Home

Asparagus Frittata

You would never guess that egg substitute is used in this fun variation on the classic asparagus frittata. —James Bates, Hermiston, Oregon

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Curry ScrambleTaste of Home

Curry Scramble

I have eggs every morning, and this is a delightful change from the classic scrambled egg meal. I like to add sliced peppers on top if I have them on hand. —Valerie Belley, St. Louis, Missouri

Amy Glander
Amy is a book editor at Taste of Home where she gets to pour her passions for food and storytelling into trade and series cookbooks. When she’s not writing or editing, you’ll find her antiquing, cooking and baking from her favorite vintage cookbooks and exploring Milwaukee’s urban beauty with her digital SLR in hand.
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