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Breakfast for dinner: 6 speedy recipes you can make in just 30 mins

Short on time? These scrumptious recipes take less than 30 minutes to prepare.

by: Robyn Brittow | 27 Feb 2019
Breakfast for dinner: 6 speedy recipes in just 30

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Breakfast has to be my favourite meal of the day, sunny-side up eggs served with crispy bacon, juicy tomatoes and a slice or two of golden toast – pure bliss.

But why should that bliss be contained to the first meal of the day? Breakfast dishes are so versatile and forgiving, you can add almost any ingredient you desire, be it leftover vegetables or meat to a waffle, hash or frittata, the options are endless, which makes it perfect to have as dinner meals as well, especially if time is of the essence during the week.

As tempting as ordering take-out for dinner can be, these cheesy vegetable waffles, asparagus egg pita pizzas, hearty chakalaka shakshuka and more won’t have you thinking twice about cooking at home instead. 

We have 6 speedy recipes you can use to turn breakfast into a wholesome dinner even when you’re short time.

Tomato, ham, spinach and ricotta frittata

This sheet pan meal is so quick to put together and with the oven doing all the work for you – you’ll be able to sit back and relax as it cooks.

tomato ham spinach and ricotta frittata

Cheesy vegetable waffles 

These savoury waffles are loaded with cheesy goodness and you can add whatever vegetables you have in your fridge to save on costs.

cheesy vegetable waffles

Asparagus and egg pita pizzas 

Vibrant vegetarian pizzas even meat lovers will succumb to.

Asparagus and egg pita pizzas

Chakalaka shakshuka 

If you have chakalaka on hand your possibilities are endless. Like this delicious recipe for shakshuka topped with eggs, aromatic coriander and red onion.

Chakalaka shakshuka

Hashbrown breakfast pizza

Forget about making pizza dough and use a potato as your base instead with this hashbrown breakfast pizza.

Hashbrown breakfast pizza

Zola Nene’s breakfast burger 

Dinner is sorted with Zola Nene’s breakfast burger which is sure to be a mouth-watering hunger busting meal.

Zola Nenes breakfast burger


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