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Brunch Recipes

Brunch Recipes

Bottomless pots of coffee and platters of pancakes, eggs, and bacon are what weekend brunch is all about. Whether you’re spending it at home with your family or meeting up with friends for a potluck brunch, we’ve got lots of ideas for what to make and share.

Best Summer Brunch Ideas

  • Raspberry Jam Sweet Rolls

    These jammy raspberry-filled rolls are worth waking up for! Luckily, you don't have to wake up TOO early because you can make the dough the night before. Best enjoyed with a strong cup of coffee.

  • Elise Bauer

    Blueberry Muffins

    These homemade blueberry muffins are light, fluffy, and PACKED with blueberries! They're an all-time favorite, perfect for weekend brunches and grab-and-go breakfast.

  • Elise Bauer

    Zucchini Bread

    Zucchini bread is a perennial favorite and what to make when the gardens are overflowing with this summer veggie. This easy bread is tender and gently spiced.

  • Cindy Rahe

    Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole

    You get the best of both worlds with this baked blueberry French toast casserole: sweet custard middles with a crispy topping! Assemble and bake right away, or make it ahead and look forward to a brunch feast.

  • Nick Evans

    How to Make Candied Bacon

    Making candied bacon is one of those a-ha moments—why didn't I ever do this before? The magic happens in the oven and only takes half an hour. Eat it as is, crumble it over salad, or use it to garnish a Bloody Mary. We don't need to tell you what to do with bacon, right?

  • Sheryl Julian

    Zucchini-Feta Frittata

    1 hr

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Easy vegetarian frittata with shredded zucchini, potatoes, feta, and Monterey jack cheese. Makes great leftovers.

  • Cindy Rahe

    Easy Dump Cake from Scratch

    You'll forgive this cake its unfortunate name once you make this homemade version, which uses no canned pie filling or cake mix. Real ingredients are just as easy—and so much tastier!

  • Elise Bauer

    Zucchini Tomato Quiche

    Make the best of the summer's bounty with this zucchini tomato quiche. With fresh grated zucchini, colorful cherry tomatoes, basil, and Parmesan, it's just the thing for brunch, or a make-ahead breakfast or lunch.

  • Sally Vargas

    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    Ricotta cheese adds a creamy richness to these pancakes without making them dense, and lemon brightens the batter. Whip the egg whites separately for an extra-fluffy stack! Perfect for a special weekend brunch, Mother's Day, or Father's Day.

  • Elise Bauer

    Zucchini Ricotta Frittata

    30 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    Quick and EASY Zucchini Frittata! Made with eggs, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, zucchini, basil and thyme.

Recent Brunch Recipes & Ideas

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Elise Bauer

    Zucchini Bread

    Zucchini bread is a perennial favorite and what to make when the gardens are overflowing with this summer veggie. This easy bread is tender and gently spiced.

  • Cambria Bold

    Aperol Spritz

    The effervescent Aperol Spritz is here for your summer enjoyment! Made with Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water, this sparkling cocktail can be enjoyed before dinner, or anytime!

  • Elise Bauer

    Blueberry Muffins

    These homemade blueberry muffins are light, fluffy, and PACKED with blueberries! They're an all-time favorite, perfect for weekend brunches and grab-and-go breakfast.

  • Elana Lepkowski

    Watermelon Rosé Mimosa

    Nothing says summer like watermelon, and nothing quenches your thirst like a Watermelon Rosé Mimosa! Who says you can’t drink your fruit? A quick blitz in a food processor or blender and you’re on your way to enjoying the best drink of summer! Just add rosé!

  • Sally Vargas

    Cucumber Sandwiches

    40 min

    Healthy, Vegetarian

    Simple, easy, and delicious cucumber tea sandwiches satisfy cravings for a light lunch or an afternoon snack. They are also the perfect party food! Whip up a batch for Mother’s Day, Easter, bridal showers, or baby showers.

  • Katie Morford

    Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake

    Sweetened strawberries set on a fluffy biscuit and topped with light cream, but with a healthy twist. Whole wheat flour and yogurt up the nutritional value and give us one more reason to eat strawberry shortcake.

  • Sally Vargas

    Easy Lemon Pudding

    2 hrs, 15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    This is THE EASIEST lemon pudding EVER. Just 4 ingredients. No gelatin. No eggs. Gluten-free. Great for Easter, Mother's Day, or dinner parties. If you love lemon dessert recipes, you'll love this pudding.

  • Sara Bir

    Vanilla Roasted Strawberries

    Jammy roasted strawberries burst with sweetness! Roasting them with a vanilla bean takes them to the next level. Serve over ice cream, yogurt, or stir into oatmeal. Freezes brilliantly!

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Jicama, Avocado, and Orange Salad

    30 min

    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian

    If you need proof that salads don’t have to be boring, this easy recipe is it! This combination of textures and vibrant flavors is sure to wake up any picnic table or indoor lunch. Not to mention, it’s super satisfying.

  • Summer Miller

    How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs

    9 min

    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    The secret to the best scrambled eggs? Milk and butter, a good whisk, and a nonstick pan over low heat. Big, fluffy, luxurious scrambled eggs in under 10 minutes!

  • Elana Lepkowski

    Pineapple-Mango Mimosa

    Make your next brunch extra festive with this bright, cheery Pineapple-Mango Mimosa. It’s great made with Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine, but your favorite bubbly will do!

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Jamaican Banana Bread

    This banana bread is tender and flavorful, with cinnamon, nutmeg, and—the Jamaican essential spice—pimento (aka allspice). But the most memorable part? The plump, rum-soaked raisins speckled throughout every slice.

  • Coco Morante

    Instant Pot Egg Bites

    In addition to looking darn adorable, these Instant Pot bites are super delicious and easy to make in the pressure cooker! Just like Starbucks egg bites, but better. Easy to make ahead, reheat, and even FREEZE!

  • Elana Lepkowski

    Classic Mimosa

    A mimosa, the classic combination of orange juice and sparkling wine, makes the perfect pick-me-up drink. It’s light, refreshing, and easy to make. Don’t have orange juice? Mix and match with any citrus fruit you have around.

  • Sally Vargas

    How to Make an Omelette

    6 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Never fear! Making an omelette at home is not difficult. With a few basic steps and a flip of the wrist you can pull this off in minutes. Fill it with whatever you have on hand—it's a great way to use up leftovers!

  • Katie Morford

    Easy Breakfast Casserole with Prosciutto

    This breakfast casserole, or strata, is everything breakfast should be—easy, healthy, and delicious. Layer crusty bread, beaten eggs, tender greens, and prosciutto in an ovenproof skillet, and bake to golden, cheesy perfection.

  • Jessica Gavin

    Carrot Cake Pancakes

    Carrot cake pancakes make eating your vegetables fun and exciting! Traditional buttermilk pancakes are elevated with bold spices, raisins, pecans, and freshly grated carrots. Served with a spiced cream cheese topping and chopped nuts for a spring-inspired breakfast.

  • Katie Morford

    Shaved Spring Vegetable Salad

    15 min

    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian

    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!

  • Elise Bauer

    Hot Cross Buns

    Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Good Friday treat! These slightly sweet yeast-leavened buns are spiced with cinnamon and speckled with currants, citron, and orange zest.

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Eggs Benedict

    Making Eggs Benedict is easier than you think — especially if you make Hollandaise in a blender! It just takes a little planning and know-how. Perfect for a special meal for a special someone.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chicken Fried Steak

    To make classic Chicken Fried Steak, pound steak cutlets thin, then bread and fry. Serve with rich country gravy. Chicken Fried Steak is a Southern favorite!

  • Nick Evans

    Cheesy Potato Casserole

    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Easy Cucumber, Peach, and Basil Salad

    15 min

    Allergy-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian

    Cool, crunchy cucumbers combined with sweet, juicy peaches and dressed in a peppery basil vinaigrette is a great way to make the most of summer and all its gorgeous flavors. This refreshing salad is easy to make and goes great with grilled meat.

  • Elise Bauer

    Corned Beef Hash

    Have leftover corned beef from St. Patrick's Day? Make this Corned Beef Hash! Chop up your corned beef and potatoes, fry with onions, and serve as a side or for breakfast with eggs!

  • Elise Bauer

    How to Make Eggs Benedict

    Making Eggs Benedict is easier than you think — especially if you make Hollandaise in a blender! It just takes a little planning and know-how. Perfect for a special meal for a special someone.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Poached Eggs

    9 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Here is how to make a perfectly poached egg, every time! With creamy yolks and firm whites, poached eggs are a breakfast on their own. You can also serve them over greens, topped with Hollandaise, in a grain bowl, or dozens of other ways.

  • Kalisa Marie Martin

    Mozzarella and Basil Stuffed Tomatoes

    35 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Whether you’re looking for new ways to use the abundance of summer tomatoes or simply want a quick side dish, these vegetarian stuffed tomatoes filled with mozzarella, parmesan, and fresh herbs are simple and delicious.

  • Elise Bauer

    French Toast

    The BEST French Toast! Fluffy and tender on the inside, gloriously browned on the outside. Learn how to make this amazing French toast, from what bread to use, the perfect batter, and how to cook.

  • Elise Bauer

    Fried Green Tomatoes

    How to make Fried Green Tomatoes! Sliced firm green tomatoes, dipped in egg and coated with flour, cornmeal and bread crumbs, fried and seasoned with salt and pepper.

  • Sally Vargas

    How to Make an Omelette

    6 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian

    Never fear! Making an omelette at home is not difficult. Fill it with whatever you have on hand—it's a great way to use up leftovers!

  • Irvin Lin

    Angel Biscuits

    Are you ready for the lightest, fluffiest biscuits ever? Angel biscuits have a heavenly texture because they're made with baking soda, baking powder, AND yeast. They will be a new favorite!

  • Cindy Rahe

    Classic Coffee Cake

    Love Starbucks Coffee Cake? This version is even better. Tender, buttery cake topped with crunchy crumbles and a cinnamon-sugar ribbon running through the middle. Pour yourself a cup of coffee, and dig in!

  • Summer Miller

    Lemon Pound Cake

    This lemon pound cake is everything a lemon lover desires—a tart, lemon pucker punch with just enough sweetness to soften the blow!

  • Irvin Lin

    Biscuits and Gravy Casserole

    The Southern favorite, biscuits and gravy, gets the casserole treatment! Assemble the gravy ahead of time; make this for a hungry brunching crowd, and you'll taste why it's a classic!

  • Lisa Lin

    French Toast Casserole

    This EASY French toast casserole has a super crunchy cinnamon-sugar top! Bake right away, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Give your family a treat this Saturday morning!

  • Elise Bauer

    Chilaquiles

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Mexican chilaquiles, strips of fried corn tortillas simmered in salsa, and served with cheese, eggs, or beans.


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