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

Poached egg recipes

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

12 ratings 4.6 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
27 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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57 ratings 4.1 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
23 ratings 4.1 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

Learn how to make the perfect poached egg with our easy video guide. Discover how long to cook it for and new ways to serve it at breakfast, brunch or lunch.

85 ratings 4.8 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
99 ratings 4.6 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
7 ratings 4.3 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
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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
17 ratings 4.1 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
25 ratings 4.5 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
8 ratings 4.4 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 5.0 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
5 ratings 3.6 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
5 ratings 4.6 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
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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
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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
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