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10 Perfect Poached Egg Breakfast Recipe Ideas 0

Ten Perfect Poached Egg Breakfast Recipe Ideas

by Jacqueline Samaroo

Not sure why, but there something about a poached egg that just simply says “sophistication”. Seems like you can turn a simple homemade breakfast into fancy restaurant-worthy fare merely by swapping out your fried egg for a poached one instead!

Whatever the reason behind the poached egg’s enviable status, the fact is, we really do love them. So, finding more delicious ways to enjoy a poached egg is always a treat. Here are 10 wonderfully perfect poached egg ways to take things up a notch at breakfast time.

Eggs Benedict

1. Quick and Easy Eggs Benedict

“I really loved the hollandaise sauce, it was the best recipe I've tried” Mochi Puffs

Mighty tasty Canadian bacon and yummy hollandaise sauce make this quick and classic breakfast a delight! Fry the bacon and set it aside, then poach the eggs in 3 inches of boiling water with a little vinegar. Remove them after 3 minutes and set them aside. Melt some butter and get ready to make the sauce. Blend together egg yolks, cayenne pepper, salt and heavy cream adding half of the hot butter. Next in are lemon juice and the remaining butter. Top your English muffin with bacon, a poached egg and a drizzle of sauce. Breakfast is served!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 23 minutes

2. Farmhouse Hash with Pot-poached Eggs

“Very good!!” Vontrese D.

Here’s a hearty breakfast that gets an added boost from a poached egg. Sauté carrots, celery, yellow onions, red potato, Italian sausage and red pepper flakes with some salt, pepper, garlic and paprika. Once the sausage is cooked and the carrots and potatoes are tender, set it aside. Next, poach the eggs in simmering water with a little vinegar. Serve up the spicy hash with a poached egg on top and a sprinkle of salt and pepper to taste. Grab your fork and dig right in to this satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Total time: 27 minutes

3. Veggie Poached Eggs

"Delicious and easy to make.” SWEETYSJD

If you have a “poached egg fear” – thinking you could never do them right – then here’s a good cheat for you. Add asparagus, carrots and spaghetti sauce to heated oil and cook until the vegetables are soft. If needed, add a little water then push the veggies aside to make room for the eggs. Crack each egg directly into the pot and allow them to cook until the whites are set and the yolks are still runny. Season with salt and pepper and serve. Feel free to experiment by switching up the vegetable and spices to suit your preferences– after all, that’s the best part of cooking!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes

4. BLT Salad with Poached Eggs

“Super easy, quick and flavoursome.” grobinson

Fried ciabatta bread adds a little extra crunch to this salad while the poached egg ups the nutrient profile and the deliciousness! Have your poached eggs ready then fry the bacon and set it aside to drain on paper towels. Next, fry up the bread and set it aside to drain, as well. Prepare the salad by tossing together some the bacon, tomatoes, chunks of the bread and salad leaves. Drizzle on some Caesar dressing and top with poached eggs. Serve and munch away in fine Italian trattoria style!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

Asparagus Salad with a Runny Poached Egg

5. Asparagus Salad with a Runny Poached Egg

“Great healthy recipe, made many times.” janex

Asparagus pairs really well with poached egg and this recipe adds some other great veggies to the works. Soak cooked beetroot in olive oil and vinegar. Place mixed leaves and cucumber on each serving plate and then blanch the asparagus and set it aside. Poach the eggs in simmering water, remove them and set them to drain. Lightly toss the beetroot with the salad leaves, cucumber and dressing. Top each plate with asparagus and a poached egg. Sophisticated, indeed!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 minutes
Total time: 13 minutes

6. Curried Poached Eggs

“They are a lovely breakfast, very quick and easy to make.” jnpj

Some persons tend to think poached eggs are on the bland side but this definitely spicy dish shows you can add some kick to them! Prepare the poaching water by adding coriander, cumin, curry powder, turmeric, salt and pepper and allowing it to boil then simmer. Gently add the eggs and cook them for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and drain them then go ahead and serve them up on crispy buttered toast. Flavorful!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes

7. Sweetcorn and Courgette Fritters

“Delicious.” Frantic Flapjack

You can simplify this dish a bit by doing just one thing at a time – for example, the fritters then the dressing and then the eggs. Mix together the spring onions, paprika, flour, courgette (zucchini), milk, beaten egg, sweetcorn and seasoning. Set it aside, put the poaching water on to boil and prepare the dressing using chilli sauce and lime juice. Add the fritter mixture a spoonful at a time to heated oil and cook until golden brown. While they are cooking set the eggs to poach in simmering water for about 3 minutes. To serve, top each fritter with a poached egg, some mixed salad leaves and a drizzle of the dressing. Sweet and filling!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes

8. Deep Fried Poached Egg Over Heirloom Tomato

“Absolutely divine!!” marixime

Some might feel the poaching method in this dish is easier to master. Have a bowl of iced water and pan lined with paper towels ready. Boil some water, remove the pot from the heat, add the eggs, cover the pot and set it aside for three minutes. Carefully remove the eggs and place them in the iced water before transferring them to the paper towels. Set up an “assembly line” of flour in a shallow dish, beaten eggs in a bowl and a bowl of panko seasoned with salt and pepper. Carefully coat each poached egg with flour, then with beaten egg, then with panko and set it aside. Fry each coated egg until golden brown. Serve by topping a seasoned slice of tomato with an egg. Mmm - tastes even more indulgent than it looks!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

9. Persian Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

“It was super easy to make, and the taste was even better :)” Yaniv R.

This dish proves that the simplest of ingredients, cooked in the simplest ways give the best tastes. Stir-fry onion and garlic until the onion just begins to brown. Add tomatoes and leave to simmer for a while before seasoning with salt and pepper. Make room for the eggs and carefully add them one at a time. Cover partially and allow it to cook until the eggs are as you like them. Yummy X 2!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

10. BLT Benedict with Avocado-Tomato Relish

“So easy and fresh!” flynnps

The tastes in this dish combine so well, but you can mix it up with some other of your favorites instead. Combine tomatoes, avocado, red wine vinegar, basil, garlic and olive oil with salt and pepper to taste. Poach the eggs in simmering water with a little of the vinegar. Spread mayonnaise on thick slices of bread and layer on arugula, bacon and an egg then top it off with the tomato-avocado mixture. That’s so good!

Total time: 23 minutes


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10 of the Best Arugula Recipes 0

Easy arugula and pasta salad

10 of the best arugula recipes with arugula in pasta, arugula pizza recipes and the best arugula salads.

Fresh arugula (aka rocket) is one of those delicious salad ingredients that tells you that at last spring has sprung and summer is on its way. We have gathered some of the best, quick and easy arugula salads for you to delight the family as well as some wonderfully simple arugula pasta recipes and not forgetting a couple of easy to make arugula pizzas.

1. Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

"BIG HUGS to you and this salad!" Holly

A delicious combination of apples, pecans, arugula, red onion and if you're up for it - cranberries. Prep is simple as it's just a matter of making the lemon vinaigrette (lemon, maple syrup, olive oil and salt and pepper) then toasting the pine nuts and tossing everything together. Lovely!

Total time: 15 minutes


2. Arugula Salad with Olive Oil, Lemon, and Parmesan Cheese

"This is the simplest salad. Amazingly light and tasty. Perfect!" Pam J

A simple salad that will add just a little ping to any meal (or mouthful). Pop everything together, toss well and then shave some Parmesan on top - easy as that. The recipe says 10 minutes preparation time but we think if it even takes you 5 minutes you must have had a nap half way through!

Total time: 10 minutes

 Quick and Easy Arugula Salad with Olive Oil, Lemon, and Parmesan Cheese

3. Easy Arugula Salad

"UNBELIEVABLE. The Parmesan and the dressing go together perfectly and really complement the zippiness of the arugula." Naomi Witzke

This is a wonderful side dish to accompany any meal, with the ingredients blending together beautifully with a simple dressing. Alongside the arugula it includes; cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, avocado and parmesan as well as a delicious rice vinegar and olive oil dressing.

Preparation couldn't be simpler, just pop all the ingredients (except the avocado) together and mix. The avocado left to one side can now be sliced over the top of the salad to help attract the hungry hordes (not that they need much attracting).

Total time: 15 minutes


4. Arugula Salad with Lemon Balsamic Dressing

"This salad was amazing!! Quick, easy and a nice change!" Krista

Another wonderfully simple side salad, this one has a great lemon balsamic vinegar dressing that adds a delightful ping to offset the arugula bitter. Combined with sweet cherry tomatoes this is one of those salads you need to get on your plate quickly before it vanishes.

Preparation is only 5 minutes, just half the cherry tomatoes and add with lemon zest to the arugula then create the dressing - combine and pop off your chef's hat, it's done.
Total time: 5 minutes


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5. Penne Pasta with Brown Butter, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

"My family LOVES this dish. I make it at least once week, sometimes twice. It contains so many of my favorite ingredients, I don't change a thing!" Maria B

Yes, this is as delicious as it sounds and with total time at 19 minutes it's super-quick. There are four main steps in the recipe: 1. Cook the pasta - follow the packet instructions, nice and easy. 2. Create the dressing - combine the olive oil, lemon juice and zest and add salt and pepper. 3. Create the brown butter - this is the most interesting step and will give you the look of a seasoned kitcheneer while actually not being too tricky. 4. Mix it up!

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 14 mins
Total time: 19 minutes

Simple Penne Pasta Salad with Brown Butter, Arugula, and Pine Nuts


6. Linguini With Arugula, Garlic & Parmesan

"Pretty sure I could eat this every day. I love simple pasta recipes, and you can’t go wrong with arugula, garlic, and parmesan. Yum!" Taylor

If you're anything like me you were probably salivating just reading the title of this little beauty. While cooking the pasta, heat up some olive oil in a frying pan and add sliced garlic, cooking until a nice gold or very light brown color. Then add the olive oil and garlic to your cooked and drained pasta along with the arugula and Parmesan. 

So many delicious and complimentary flavors bouncing around the tongue in this recipe, it's an absolute winner.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 minutes

7. Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta

"YUMMY and a great thing to use up fresh tomatoes!" Carrie Wilson

This is a similar recipe to the previous one in terms of how it's made and as with the linguini recipe it's filling enough to be perfect for lunches or dinners.

You begin cooking the pasta then get a frying pan or skillet and cook off the onion and garlic in olive oil, add chopped tomatoes and red pepper before stirring it through the arugula. Once you've drained the pasta it's just a question of adding the skillet ingredients and topping with pine nuts and slivers of parmesan.

Total time: 30 minutes


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8. Arugula Pasta Salad

"I love love love all the fresh flavor in this! Such a perfect healthy pasta salad!" Joanne

A great salad to have on its own for lunch or dinner as well as a delicious accompaniment to the meat of the day. Cooking the pasta takes the most time and for everything else it's all just a matter of popping it in bowls and mixing. First mix the main ingredients arugula, capers and Parmesan. Then mix the dressing ingredients together (includes basil, garlic and lemon juice) and coat the salad with the loveliness.

Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 15 minutes

Speedy and Simple Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta

9. Quick And Easy Goat Cheese, Raisin, Walnut And Arugula Flatbread Pizza

"Perfect pizza as per usual, and I'm loving the arugula (or rocket as we call it in Australia). I add it to every single pizza I make! I'm addicted. Try it with a wedge of lemon?" Bec

As the title says, this a lovely simple dish that's great to whip up in a hurry. 

Grab some of your favorite flatbreads, toast them in the oven for a few minutes then top with the goat cheese, raisins and walnuts and pop back in the oven to melt the cheese and warm the ingredients. While you are waiting, make the arugula dressing and toss it through the leaves, then just top the pizza with it. Simple and delicious as that!

Total time: 15 minutes

10. Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs

"This pizza was great!! very simple and even my whole family of completely different picky taste buds enjoyed it! I would definitely recommend buying a thin pizza crust as said in the recipe" cewqqq

This is another of those delicious titles that gets my saliva buds saliving*. It may just be the mention of poached eggs or it may be too close to lunch time but I need to eat this now! 

You can use ready-made pizza dough or use the flatbread trick from the previous recipe to form the base. If you do use the flatbread trick remember not to cook for as long.

Start cooking the base then add the cheese and return to the oven. Cook your poached egg as you like it and toss the arugula with the rest of the ingredients. Then just take out your base and top with the arugula and egg. Delicious!

*Made up word

Total time: 20 minutes

Easy Arugula Pizza with Poached Eggs

Please do let us know in the comments below if you've tried any of the recipes and what you think of them ...