If you’re trying to figure out what to serve for brunch, we have good news! There are tons of easy brunch recipes out there to make your next get-together a huge hit!
Typically, brunches are luxurious affairs that involve lots of delicious food and maybe some champagne or mimosas. It’s fun to have a brunch to celebrate occasions such as weddings, graduations, and engagements. A brunch can be a heavy meal that includes meat or something lighter such as quiche and fruit.
Brunch is that special time in between lunch and breakfast when good friends get together and celebrate. It’s a lighthearted affair filled with laughs and tasty treats.
Brunch has become a popular weekend tradition, allowing people to blend the best of breakfast and lunch dishes into one satisfying meal. With a plethora of ingredients and flavors to explore, creating the perfect brunch menu can be both an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. From indulgent baked goods to savory egg dishes, the options are endless, and there’s something for everyone.
When hosting a brunch gathering or simply enjoying a leisurely morning meal, it’s important to offer a variety of dishes that cater to different tastes and dietary preferences. Providing both sweet and savory options can lead to an impressive spread that delights the tastebuds of all guests. Incorporating fresh seasonal ingredients and bold flavors into classic brunch dishes elevates the meal and keeps things interesting.
It’s also a time when we can kick back and let our hair down while enjoying cocktails like mimosas. There’s nothing quite like this free-spirited tradition!
Below, we’ve put together a list of some of the tastiest brunch food ideas that include dishes like french toast, breakfast cinnamon rolls, breakfast donuts, quiche, waffles, and more!
Here are 30 of the best brunch recipes guaranteed to get the party started!
Deviled eggs are one of those staple brunch meals we all know and love. And this recipe takes them to a whole new level by introducing a creamy, savory spinach mix along with crispy, salty, crunchy bacon!
The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe include eggs, plain fat-free Greek yogurt, deli-style mustard, milk, lemon juice, baby spinach leaves, black pepper, kosher salt, and bacon.
When it comes to brunch menu ideas that can satisfy any appetite, it’s hard to beat loaded baked egg breakfast casseroles with hash browns. And this recipe delivers all the flavors we love in a breakfast casserole.
The ingredients include breakfast sausage, bacon, eggs, milk, kosher salt, ground dry mustard, dried parsley, black pepper, paprika, Italian bread, shredded cheddar, and Gruyere cheese.
Garnishes include fresh parsley, fresh chives, avocado, and sour cream.
One of our favorite brunch ideas is simple, good old-fashioned blueberry muffins. There’s nothing like the taste of freshly baked muffins bursting with sweet and juicy blueberries to really perk up your day!
The ingredients for this dish include softened butter, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, buttermilk, and blueberries.
The total time including, preparing and baking for this recipe is 45 minutes.
This dish is an ideal snack that doesn’t leave a lot of dirty dishes.
Another hearty and satisfying breakfast brunch is this delicious American breakfast bake recipe. This recipe takes your traditional breakfast bake and puts it over the top with everything bagel seasoning. It includes a salty mix of sesame, onion, garlic, and poppy seeds, along with bacon, eggs, and hash browns.
The ingredients for this recipe include bacon, potatoes, avocado oil or ghee, everything bagel seasoning, sea salt, fresh cracked pepper, large eggs, and fresh chives.
One of the most exciting brunch ideas at home is breakfast donuts. Instead of running out to the donut shop and waiting in line to spend the dough on donuts, why not make them yourself for a fraction of the cost?
Best of all, you do need a deep fryer. You can make any donut you can imagine right in your oven!
The ingredients you’ll need for the dough are all-purpose flour, salt, granulated sugar, active dried yeast, butter, milk, water, and vanilla extract.
If you’re looking to mix things up a bit at your next brunch with a new cocktail, then you must try this recipe for raspberry bellinis. This drink blends fruit puree and prosecco or champagne to create an amazing flavor that’s second to none!
Best of all, they are incredibly easy to make. All you’ll need for this recipe are frozen raspberries (defrosted), agave nectar, prosecco (or champagne), and fresh raspberries for garnish.
Crepes are a fun and delicious brunch food that allows you to really get creative. There are so many crepe fillings and toppings to choose from; it’s ridiculous. You create sweet crepes with honey, maple syrup, fruit, and cream cheese, or go for more savory flavors like bacon, egg, and cheese.
The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe include eggs, milk, vanilla extract, flour, granulated sugar, salt, and unsalted butter.
Breakfast enchiladas are one of those hearty, easy brunch ideas your guests are sure to love! They are packed with flavor and super-filling! Plus, you can mix up your ingredients to put your own unique twist on this recipe.
The ingredients you’ll need include eggs, milk, salt, dry mustard, garlic powder, cheddar cheese, hot sausage, bacon, butter, flour, cream cheese, salsa, and pepper.
One of the most fun breakfast brunch ideas is blueberry cream cheese French toast casserole. This decadent sweet street is the perfect dessert to go with your favorite brunch cocktails.
The ingredients you need are french bread (or Texas toast), cream cheese, blueberries, eggs, maple syrup, milk, blueberry syrup, water, sugar, cornstarch, blueberries (frozen or fresh), and butter.
Enjoying a plate of this creamy, sweet indulgence with your friends is everything we love about brunch!
One of our favorite healthy brunch ideas is this recipe for a vegetable frittata. It’s made with fresh eggs, cheese, and plenty of delicious veggies. This recipe is also very versatile, allowing you to mix in or substitute any of your favorites.
The ingredients for this recipe include eggs, whole milk (or half and a half), freshly ground black pepper, kosher salt, shredded mozzarella cheese (or Gruyere), olive oil, yellow onion, sliced cremini mushrooms, red bell pepper, zucchini, fresh spinach leaves, garlic cloves, grape tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and freshly chopped basil.
The ginger prosecco cocktail is sure to pep up your brunch with an infusion of herbal flavors. The crisp prosecco tingles the tongue while the ginger awakens your senses.
Best of all, these cocktails are easy to whip up in just minutes.
The ingredients needed are sugar, water, fresh sage leaves, grated fresh ginger, and prosecco or champagne.
Oven-baked bacon is a quick and easy brunch menu item that always delivers smiles. There’s nothing like picking up a stick of hot, crispy, fragrant bacon and taking that first bite. The taste of the sweet and salty pork is truly addictive!
However, bacon can be tricky. You need the right technique to make the perfect batch that’s not too soft and not overcooked. Thankfully, this recipe helps you find that balance.
French toast is what brunch food is all about. This simple yet decadent dessert can be dressed up with all kinds of toppings, such as fresh fruit, chocolate chips, ice cream, preserves, syrups, and more. The imagination is the limit when it comes to this dish!
The ingredients you’ll need are french bread, sourdough, or brioche bread, milk, eggs, cream, sugar, cinnamon, butter, vanilla, and maple syrup (or your favorite fruit syrup).
Another fantastic healthy brunch option is smoked salmon English muffins. This recipe is super-simple and takes only five minutes to put together.
The combination of the savory smoked salmon, cream cheese, onions, capers, and tomatoes all on a toasted English muffin makes this dish a real hit!
The ingredients you’ll need are English muffins, plain cream cheese, heirloom tomatoes, smoked salmon, red onion, and capers.
This meal is fantastic with your favorite prosecco or champagne cocktail.
Strawberry bread is one of the sweetest brunch recipe ideas. This fluffy, delicious bread uses fresh strawberries and a strawberry glaze that will just melt in your mouth.
Plus, this super easy recipe comes together in only ten minutes!
The ingredients you’ll need to make the bread include granulated sugar, milk, oil, egg, vanilla extract (or almond extract), all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, and fresh strawberries.
You need powdered sugar, melted butter, strawberries, vanilla extract (or almond extract), and milk or heavy cream for the glaze.
Warm, gooey, delicious cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting are one of those brunch ideas for a crowd that will always get a standing ovation.
The ingredients for the dough include all-purpose flour (or bread flour), whole wheat flour, eggs, sugar, salt, milk, butter, and yeast.
You’ll need butter, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, and sugar for the filling.
And for the cinnamon roll icing, you need cream cheese, butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
These mini sough dough Belgian waffles are by far one of the best brunch foods ever served! There are just so many fun things you can do with waffles. You can eat waffles with syrup or lather waffles in cream cheese frosting with fresh fruit. With waffles, the possibilities are endless!
The ingredients you’ll need for the waffles include active sourdough starter, water, all-purpose flour, melted butter, honey, salt, vanilla extract, eggs, and baking soda.
Another of the best brunch buffet ideas is these crispy, savory loaded breakfast potato skins piled with melty cheese, eggs, and bacon!
These delicious bites are just the thing to satisfy your appetite and delight your taste buds!
The ingredients include large russet potatoes, large eggs, milk, bacon, garlic powder, paprika, pepper, salt, olive oil, and shredded cheddar cheese.
Optional toppings include salsa, green onions, sliced jalapenos, and, avocado, sour cream.
Another of our favorite creative brunch ideas is this recipe for raspberry peach slow cooker french toast. While they tend to take more time to cook, there’s nothing like the taste of meals prepared in a slow cooker.
And this recipe brings together the flavors of raspberries and peaches in a way you’ve never imagined!
The ingredients for the custard include heavy whipping cream, milk, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. You’ll need your favorite french toast bread for the bread, such as Texas toast, french bread, or challah. You’ll also need fresh peaches, raspberries, powdered sugar, and whipped cream.
Grits are a hearty meal few people outside of the southern U.S. have ever tried or even heard of. And this incredibly creamy and savory dish can be eaten in so many ways. One of my new favorites is this recipe for three-cheese grits.
The ingredients include water, salt, cracked black pepper, bay leaf, corn grits (not the instant), whole milk ricotta cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese, and fresh parmesan cheese.
This savory breakfast casserole brunch idea sure has a lot going on. It’s not only gluten-free and vegetarian, but it’s also loaded with yummy broccoli, egg, mushrooms, and cheese!
This is a fabulous weekend brunch meal to enjoy with friends while sipping mimosas!
The ingredients include diced onion, chopped broccoli florets, mushrooms, large eggs, nonfat milk, shredded cheese, dried thyme leaf, kosher salt, fresh black pepper, and cooking spray.
Another tried and true southern classic is biscuits and gravy. When I used to work in a hotel, our guests would fly into New Orleans, and one of the main dishes they got excited about in the morning was biscuits and gravy.
The ingredients for this dish are ground breakfast sausage, flour, milk, butter, salt, pepper, all-purpose flour, granulated white sugar, baking powder, and buttermilk.
Remember when your parents tried to convince you that cake isn’t “real food.” Well, now you can prove them wrong with this recipe for savory cheese and bacon breakfast bunt cake.
The ingredients for this amazing meal include canned biscuits, eggs, bacon bits, shredded cheddar cheese, pepper, salt, and diced onion.
We highly recommend sharp cheddar for the best flavor, and you can also throw in some avocado or diced jalapenos for a little spice!
One of our favorite brunch dishes is this crustless smoked sausage and spinach quiche. It’s something you must try at your next brunch! This flavorful quiche is very hearty and filling and super-easy to whip up.
The ingredients needed to make this quiche include smoked sausage, diced onion, shredded Swiss cheese, cottage cheese, shredded sharp cheddar cheese, frozen spinach (thawed and drained), milk, eggs, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and pepper.
This super easy recipe for crockpot monkey bread is so sweet and tender it just melts in your mouth. Juicy bits of apple blend together with an amazing cinnamon glaze that takes your taste buds to heaven!
The ingredients for this recipe include granulated sugar, packed brown sugar, ground cinnamon, fresh nutmeg or ground nutmeg, ground ginger, canned biscuits, diced and peeled cooking apples, butter, apple cider, and vanilla extract.
Lazy weekend mornings are made for sweet potato and bacon frittatas. It’s not only quick and simple, but it’s also dairy and gluten-free!
Plus, you can freeze it and warm it up for a quick make-ahead meal.
The ingredients needed for this dish include diced bacon, thinly sliced shallots, salt, finely diced sweet potatoes, spinach, large eggs, pepper, salt, and fresh thyme.
When it comes to brunch menu ideas for a crowd, you can’t go wrong with homemade biscuits. There are so many topping options to choose from, like bacon, sausage, jams, jellies, syrups, butter, eggs, you name it, you can probably put it between your biscuits!
To make these fluffy brunch pillows of happiness, the ingredients you need include all-purpose flour, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt, butter, and milk.
If you want to throw a nonalcoholic brunch but still have a fabulous time, then this recipe for Virgin Bloody Marys is just what you need.
Bloody marys are spicy, bold cocktails that favor savory flavors instead of sweet fruity ones.
To make your own homemade Virgin Blood Marys, the ingredients you’ll need include tomato juice, hot sauce, pickle juice, Worchestershire sauce, lime and lemon juice, spices such as cayenne pepper, and celery salt and garnishes such as pimento-stuffed olives, celery, cheese, and lemon wedges.
Brunches and mimosas are almost synonymous. This fun cocktail is super easy to make and can really bring a lot of life into any brunch. Many of us dream about the blend of orange juice and champagne during the week as we grind away toward the weekend.
A few handy tips for making the best mimosas include using champagne flutes, chilling your glasses, using pulp-free orange juice, and experimenting with other juices for more variety.
While we all love traditional pancakes, this recipe for lemon cornmeal pancakes is something extra special that’s perfect for brunches. They have a bright, zesty lemony flavor that blends together with sweet cornmeal and fresh strawberries for an incredible experience.
The ingredients needed include eggs, cornmeal, buttermilk, flour, salt, lemon, baking soda, sugar, baking powder, cooking oil. And butter.
You need frozen or fresh strawberries, sugar, vanilla extract, or vanilla bean seeds for your strawberry sauce.
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Our 30+ BEST Delicious Brunch Recipes (+Raspberry Bellini Champagne Cocktail)
- 4 Tbsp. agave nectar
- 1 pound defrosted drained frozen raspberries
- 3 bottles of cold prosecco
- Put the raspberries in a blender and pulse until the fruit breaks down.
- Strain to remove seeds.
- Sweeten with the agave nectar.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the puree to a champagne glass and top with prosecco.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.