Controversial opinion: breakfast is the least fun meal of the day. I'd much rather have pasta, a dope dessert, or a perfect burger over pancakes or waffles. However, I do unabashedly adore bacon and eggs, especially bacon and egg recipes that provide new and different ways to eat the classic combo for lunch or dinner. 

These 20 recipes can be enjoyed in the morning, but they're also perfect for a quick dinner or side dish if you're craving your bacon past noon.

1. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit Bombs 

pastry, sweet, bread, dough, cake, dairy product, knish
Hayden Carder

These bacon, egg and cheese biscuits should be called little bites of heaven. They make for a perfect grab and go breakfast, but they're also a decadent side dish for chicken breasts or pork chops.

2. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sandwich Cookie

Elena Besser

Ever wanted to have cookies for breakfast? Now's your shot. This is one of Spoon's most popular bacon and egg recipes, and for good reason. It makes the classic breakfast combo into a decadent dessert.

3. Bacon, Egg and Cheese-Stuffed Doughnut

bread, pastry, dairy product, sweet, cake
Emily Gordon

Picture this: you bite into a warm glazed doughnut only to find that it's filled with crispy bacon and soft scrambled eggs. Sound like a dream come true? Make it your reality, right now.

4. Egg in Hole Bacon Pancake

Stephanie Cozza

Hello, you flawless dish. This bacon and egg recipe truly takes the (pan)cake. It's the ultimate combination of two classic breakfast foods.

5. Bacon and Egg Croissant Ring

hot dog, cheese, chicken, pizza, bacon
Caitlyn Heter

A Spoon contributor created this recipe during the summer Olympics in order to celebrate the games with a ring-shaped dish. You can do the same this winter with this flaky, buttery gold medal winning recipe. It's the perfect app to serve at an Olympic viewing party.

6. Balsamic Bacon Brussels Sprouts with Fried Egg

Andrea Kang

This bacon and egg recipe works well as a side or a main dish since the egg packs a decent amount of protein and the Brussels sprouts provide lots of other vitamins. If you don't like eating greens, this is a great way to mask their taste in bacon and balsamic.

7. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Sushi

Kristi Cook

Swap out seaweed with bacon, rice with cheesy eggs, and fish with peppers and you've got yourself a winning meal. These little morsels taste even better with a drizzle of hot sauce.

8. Bacon, Egg and Cheese Wontons

Caitlyn Heter

These bad boys are the perfect "breakfast for dinner" treat. They're the ultimate dipping food that pair super well with hot sauce, ketchup, or spicy Sriracha ketchup. 

9. Thanksgiving Stuffing, Bacon and Egg Muffins

pastry, sweet
Helena Lin

Thanksgiving stuffing is arguably the best thing on the Thanksgiving table. Add bacon and eggs to it and you've got yourself the ideal meal. These muffins are perfect for using leftover stuffing or for when you're craving a little taste of the holidays during the rest of the year.

10. Bacon and Egg Nachos

egg, vegetable, pasta, salad
Phoebe Melnick

These nachos are on mini waffles rather than chips. Yes, you read that correctly. Mini. Waffles. What more could you ask for? These are the perfect excuse to eat nachos for breakfast but also work well as a game day appetizer.

11. Bacon, Egg and Cheese-Stuffed Avocado Boats

Kim Clemons

Bacon and egg recipes often feature avocado, but this one takes things to a new level. You actually bake your eggs and bacon into a half of an avocado. What better way to enjoy the food that's causing millennials to not be able to afford housing?

12. Bacon and Egg Pasta

Phoebe Melnick

Even if I haven't had time to go to the grocery store, I almost always have eggs, pasta, and bacon on hand. This bacon and egg recipe is the perfect thing to whip up if your fridge is looking a little sparse. Feel free to customize it with red pepper flakes or your favorite herbs.

13. Easy Carbonara

spaghetti, pasta, sauce, spaghetti carbonara, macaroni, fettuccine, carbohydrate, basil, cheese
Lucy Rubin

This recipe is one of my OG unique bacon and egg recipes. It's a classy way to have breakfast for dinner and if you whip it up your roommates will think you are waaaay fancier than you actually are.

14. Ultimate BLT

sandwich, cheese, bacon, egg, avocado
Alexandra Wee

When there's a BLT on a menu, it's pretty hard for me to not order it. Add a fried egg to the mix and I might just order two. This recipe definitely takes things out of the breakfast zone.

15. Salmon Pesto Scramble

avocado, vegetable, meat, bacon, pepper, rice
Analiese Trimber

Shake things up with a fun scramble. This recipe is awesome because it's really easy to personalize to your tastes, just add whatever flavors you prefer.

16. Meat and Potato Hangover Hash

hash, bacon, egg, potato
Alex Vu

Hash is definitely the ultimate hangover food, but it's also great for a night when you need a little extra comfort. No bad day ends too badly if this hash is on the dinner table.

17. Bacon and Egg Burger

bacon, cheese
Alex Weiner

You have not lived until you've eaten a burger with a fried egg. The yolk runs down adding extra moisture and the bacon adds the perfect crispiness to balance everything out. Sure, you shouldn't eat one of these every day, but this is one of those bacon and egg recipes that you'll dream about for weeks.

18. Bacon and Egg Fried Rice

egg, bibimbap, rice, fried rice, vegetable, chicken, fried egg, broccoli, egg yolk, meat
Amanda Shulman

Fried rice is super versatile, so adding bacon and eggs to the take out classic makes total sense.

#SpoonTip: If you don't feel like cooking your own fried rice, add some egg and some already crispy bacon to Trader Joe's frozen Vegetable Fried Rice. Just sauté everything in a pan until the egg is cooked and the rice is warmed up.

19. Beer Can Burger with a Fried Egg

mango, pineapple
Stephanie DeVaux

These burgers get their shape from a good ol' can of beer. The moist meat of the burger is enveloped in a crispy hug of delicious, bacon. You can stuff the burger with any eggs or veggies that your heart desires.

20. Bacon and Egg Toast Cups

Emily Hu

These toast cups turn all the joy of a full diner breakfast into a bite sized grab and go snack. I think these would be a great appetizer and a quick breakfast.

Despite my lack of excitement around breakfast, it's pretty easy to enjoy these bacon and egg recipes all day long. For the most part, they utilize ingredients you likely have on hand already, making bacon and eggs a go-to when the fridge is looking empty and you're too lazy to head to the store.