Poached eggs with broccoli, tomatoes & flatbread on a plate with fork

Poached egg recipes

32 Recipes

Serve the perfect poached egg from breakfast to supper, including eggs benedict and inventive variations on this classic dish. Marmite benedict, anyone? 

8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Protein-packed eggs with antioxidant-rich broccoli make this a healthy and satisfying breakfast choice

11 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
23 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Jamie Cullum's brunch recipe is a moreish combination of creamy avocado, salty feta, a hint of chilli, topped off with a runny poached egg. Worth getting up for! 

10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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54 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This gutsy one-pot can mostly be prepared in advance - just crack in the eggs at the end

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This curried fish and rice dish is suitable for brunch, breakfast or a main course at dinnertime. Replace traditional boiled eggs with poached

30 mins
Easy
Healthy
76 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This quick, fibre-rich veggie supper is filling and good for you too. Chickpeas are a great source of manganese, which is essential for healthy bone structure

15 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A low fat dinner dish with a great smoked fish flavour

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
90 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

An easy, vegetarian fritter you can have on the table in 25 minutes. Top with an egg with a runny yolk and a drizzle of our chilli dressing

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Looking to use up a glut of parsnips? We’ve swapped classic potato for root veg in these golden brown brunch latkes, with a poached egg and smoked fish

50 mins
More effort
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Classic combination of eggs, garlic and cheese make for a rich, yet fresh lunch dish

20 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A simple, balanced bistro-style salad that's low in calories but high in flavour, texture and nutrition

13 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Looking for a warming bowl of comfort food for two? These easy vegetarian Turkish poached eggs can be ready in just 20 minutes

20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
20 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Keep yourself full until lunchtime with this healthy breakfast boost. Delicious avocado serves as a butter alternative and goes well with a runny poached egg

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

There's no tastier way to eat kale than smothered in a runny yolk and scattered with feta cheese. This veggie, low-calorie breakfast has it all!

9 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Similar to kedgeree, this dish has lovely runny egg yolks rather than hard-boiled. A great supper or brunch

45 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Chunks of roasted aubergine are stirred through rice in this vegetarian meal, topped with mint and poached eggs for protein

45 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This wholesome, flavourful dish makes for a really substantial brunch - if you're eating earlier for breakfast you could serve half the beans.

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This bistro-style salad would traditionally feature bacon, so using smoked haddock lends it a touch of unpredictability

30 mins
More effort
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Take the classic combination of potato cakes (latkes) and smoked salmon to the next level by adding creamy avocado and poached eggs

30 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A tasty chicken dish complemented perfectly by pan-fried potato, bacon and kale, then indulgently topped with a runny egg

3 hrs and 15 mins
More effort
Gluten-free
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This twist on the classic brunch dish, eggs Florentine, replaces spinach with purple sprouting broccoli - serve over sourdough

15 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
5 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Tony Tobin’s winter salad is packed with smoky flavours and peppery watercress

55 mins
Easy
16 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This quick and easy pan-fried dish uses up leftover Brussels sprouts for a delicious Boxing day brunch, or a low fat, low calorie weeknight dinner

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Gordon Ramsay's step-by-step guide to creating elegant prepare-ahead tartlets

1 hr and 40 mins
More effort
33 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get your poaching technique honed and serve up this brunch classic- it's easily-doubled to feed a family or crowd

35 mins
A challenge
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