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8 Elegant, Savory Pancakes You Can Whip Up For A Quick Dinner

What are your go-to weeknight dinners? Quick meat dishes and pasta? Those are great, but it's time to break out of the routine a little. 

If you find yourself low on time throughout the week, consider making Brinner for a night or two – breakfast dishes usually cook up in a flash, and they'll fill you right up. Since Sept. 26 is National Pancake Day, we've combed the web for the best dinner pancake recipes out there that will fill up the whole family (or just you!) and really make you feel like you're treating yourself to a breakfast indulgence.

1. Sausage-and-Cheese Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Sausage-and-Cheese Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Sausage, cheese and eggs make this sweet-and-savory meal a totally delicious breakfasty treat. Plus, it is the perfect use for leftover pancakes if you made too many for Sunday brunch.

2. Chocolate-Chocolate Veggie Pancakes

Chocolate Veggie Pancakes

They look and taste like regular ol' pancakes, but these guys pack a nutritious punch. Blended carrots, spinach, apples, yogurt and oats hide in these delicious flapjacks, so they are the perfect way to indulge without the guilt.

3. Ricotta Pancakes with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

Ricotta Pancakes with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes

Ricotta and parmesan get mixed into your pancake batter for a creamy, savory punch. But where this dish really shines is in the impeccably paired toppings: roasted cherry tomatoes, Balsamic-garlic spinach, fresh basil and toasted pine nuts combine for a perfect umami experience.

4. Savory Leek Pancakes with Smoked Gouda

Savory Leek Pancakes with Smoked Gouda

Basically all you need to know about these yummy pancakes is that they feature leek confit, and it's every bit as good as it sounds. You're welcome.

5. Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

 Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes

Mix bacon, corn, cheese and chives into your pancake batter for an unusual but surprisingly tasty, hearty and savory for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

6. Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet Potato Pancakes

Love latkes? Make this easy sweet potato version and satisfy all your cravings. They are delicious with chive sour cream dipping sauce or just the standard applesauce.

7. Curry Kimchi Pancakes

Curry Kimchi Pancakes

Mix in a little seafood like chopped shrimp or squid, or leave them vegan. Either way, you'll have a deliciously flavorful, spicy spin on the usual pancake.

8. Savory Pumpkin-Cheddar Pancakes with Rosemary

Savory Pumpkin-Cheddar Pancakes with Rosemary

Serve these as an app or the main event, they'll still taste incredible and fill you right up. You can top these with pretty much anything in the known universe, and they'll still be delicious, but we recommend any or all of the following: syrup, honey, butter, a yolky fried egg, sour cream, or plain yogurt and chives.