17 Low-Carb, Vegetarian Breakfast Recipes

Photo: Carolyn Hodges

Start your day off with these delicious low-carb vegetarian recipes. These breakfast dishes are full of tasty ingredients like filling vegetables and cheesy eggs. Each recipe follows our nutritional guidelines for low-carb meals by containing less than 14 grams per serving so you can meet your health goals while staying nourished. Recipes like our 3-Ingredient Bell Pepper and Cheese Egg Cups and Skillet Eggs with Tomatillos & Spinach are flavorful, satisfying and nutritious ways to fuel up for the day ahead.

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Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

Spinach & Mushroom Quiche

This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.

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Mini Crustless Caramelized Onion & Cheese Quiches

a recipe photo of the Mini Crustless Caramelized Onion Quiches served on a plate
Ali Redmond

These crustless mini quiches are packed with savory caramelized onions and flavorful cheese. This technique for making caramelized onions uses way less fat, and by using sweet onions (like Vidalia, if you can find them), you don't need to add the sugar some recipes call for.

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Egg Tartine

Egg Tartine

Bruschetta meets avocado toast in this simple breakfast upgrade.

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Mushroom Omelet

Mushroom Omelet
Photography / Victor Protasio, Styling / Ruth Blackburn and Christina Daley

For a quick breakfast, learn how to make this mushroom omelet. Sautéing the mushrooms with garlic adds a punch of flavor in this healthy breakfast recipe.

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Air-Fryer Zucchini Noodle Hash with Eggs

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Zucchini Noodle Hash with Eggs
Jason Donnelly

Zucchini noodles are shaped to form nests, creating a perfect pocket for eggs. These nests make for a stunning presentation and are perfect for breakfast or brunch at home. A quick tomato mixture adds a pop of color.

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3-Ingredient Bell Pepper & Cheese Egg Cups

3-Ingredient Bell Pepper & Cheese Egg Cups
Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

Requiring just three main ingredients—bell peppers, eggs and shredded cheese—these portable baked eggs are simple to assemble and perfect for meal prep. Store them in the fridge for up to 4 days to reheat on demand.

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Easy Sheet-Pan Eggs with Mushrooms & Spinach

a recipe photo of the Easy Sheet Pan Eggs with Mushroom and Spinach
Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Lauren McAnelly

Make these easy sheet-pan eggs the next time you're serving a crowd for breakfast or brunch. Mushrooms add texture and flavor, while spinach adds a pop of color. You can also make these eggs for a meal-prep-friendly breakfast.

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3-Ingredient Baked Feta & Cherry Tomato Egg Muffins

3-Ingredient Baked Feta & Cherry Tomato Egg Muffins
Carolyn Hodges, M.S., RDN

The baked feta and cherry tomato pasta became famous on TikTok and Instagram for good reason—the combination is delicious! Here we transformed this trend into a super-simple 3-ingredient breakfast option you can enjoy all week long. All you need to do is fill muffin cups with halved cherry tomatoes and cubed feta, then fill with beaten eggs and optional fresh basil and bake until set. It's an easy, oh-so-tasty way to start your morning

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Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

Zucchini, Corn & Egg Casserole

This healthy casserole is essentially a crustless quiche, brimming with fresh summer vegetables. Bake it up for an elegant summer brunch or a casual backyard barbecue.

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Frittata with Asparagus, Leek & Ricotta

Asparagus, Leek & Ricotta Frittata
Photographer / Jacob Fox, Food styling / Sue Mitchell, Food Styling / Kelsey Bulat

Serve this spring-vegetable-loaded frittata with an arugula salad and a hunk of crusty bread. Tip: This recipe cooks quickly, so be sure to have all your ingredients prepped and ready to go.

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Spring Green Frittata


Frittatas are a versatile dish that can be served at breakfast, lunch or dinner. This easy frittata, featuring green spring vegetables accented by chopped tomatoes and parmesan cheese, can be on your plate in just 25 minutes.

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Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata


This frittata is made with cheddar cheese and zucchini and is quick and easy to prepare. With just 115 calories per serving, this is a guilt free meal.

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Skillet Eggs with Tomatillos & Spinach


This healthy skillet recipe features eggs cooked in a mixture of spinach, herbs and tomatillos. Garnish with a touch of harissa—a fiery chile paste—and dip some toasted whole-grain country bread into the jammy yolks.

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Avocado & Arugula Omelet


Add some greens and healthy fat to your breakfast with this easy arugula and avocado omelet. Serve this healthy omelet recipe with crusty whole-grain toast, if desired.

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Goat Cheese & Fresh Herb Omelet


The secret to this easy omelet recipe is choosing a really great goat cheese. Luckily most supermarkets have great chevre--Vermont Creamery and Laura Chenel are straightforward varieties you're likely to find. If you've got access to funky local options, bust them out for this quick breakfast recipe. Aside from the goat cheese, eggs and herbs, you need just a few pantry ingredients and 20 minutes for one of the best omelets you can make.

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Tomato & Feta Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

Tomato & Feta Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

You've used spaghetti squash in place of pasta, but have you used it for a low-carb quiche crust? Shredded roasted spaghetti squash turns into a perfectly crispy quiche crust in this healthy brunch recipe.

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Salsa Egg Skillet

Salsa Egg Skillet
Ted Cavanaugh

Poach your egg right in flavorful tomatillo salsa to put a little kick in your breakfast. It's even better if you have some Roasted Tomatillo Salsa in the fridge.

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