What's not to love about eggs? They're cheap, easy to cook, and extremely versatile. And that's before we even dive into the health benefits.

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Baked eggs—the kind with a perfectly runny yolk—aren't just brunch fare. As these recipes prove, you can eat them whenever your heart (or stomach) desires.

Just be sure to give yourself a little extra time, as some of these dishes take up to an hour to make. The good news? You'll likely have leftovers for when that next craving hits.

Baked Eggs Recipes: Hash Brown Egg Nests With Avocado by The Cooking Jar
Photo: The Cooking Jar

This recipe takes all of the best breakfast sides (eggs, bacon, and hash browns) and mixes them together for a delicious (and portable!) meal. Individually prepping each "nest" takes time, but the whole recipe can be ready in 40 minutes—and it's worth the wait.

Backed Eggs Recipes: Baked Eggs Lentils by Mid-Life Croissant
Photo: Mid-Life Croissant

Packed with protein from the lentils and eggs, this gluten-free meal will give you the energy to power you through your day. Plus, it's completely vegetarian and can be on the table in less than an hour. (Be sure to check out the instructional video at the end of the recipe for helpful tips.)

Baked Eggs Recipes: Baked Sweet Potato and Egg Breakfast Boats by Will Cook for Friends
Photo: Will Cook for Friends

So simple and so perfect, this recipe combines some of our favorite ingredients: sweet potatoes, eggs, bacon, and Sriracha. As if we need to say more. But we will: Baking the sweet potatoes takes about an hour, so make sure you use that time to prep all of the other ingredients.

Baked Eggs Recipes: Indian Style Baked Eggs With Green Harissa by Half-Baked Harvest
Photo: Half-Baked Harvest

Whip out your skillet because this curry-flavored dish is one you have to try. With jalapeños, garlic, ginger, cumin, and paprika, this recipe will get your taste buds tingling. Bonus: Use naan to soak up all the sauce and earn your membership to the clean plate club.

Baked Eggs Recipes: Sicilian Baked Eggs With Artichokes, Burrata, Spinach, and Spicy Tomato Sauce by Eats Well With Others
Photo: Eats Well With Others

Baked eggs get the Italian treatment in this recipe that combines burrata, spinach, and artichokes. The classic meal will fill you (and three others!) up any weekend morning for brunch or any weekday evening for dinner. Don't forget the toast for dipping!

Baked Eggs Recipes: Red Pepper and Baked Egg Galettes by The View from Great Island
Photo: The View From Great Island

Don't let the puff pastry prep intimidate you! All you need to do is cut the dough and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. You can use that time to roast the veggies anyway. After that, assembly and baking (for just 10 minutes!) are all that stand between you and a mouthful of pastry, veggies, and a baked egg with runny yolk.

Baked Eggs Recipes: Shakshuka by Nourish Atelier
Photo: Nourish Atelier

This one-pan dish is simple and chances are, you already have the key ingredients on hand. This recipe comes with a garlic yogurt sauce for a flavorful twist not found in other shakshukas. The secret to this recipe is to really make sure you give enough time for the veggies and spices to simmer.

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