Our Best Brunch Recipes

Whether you're planning a simple brunch for a small group, or a meal to dazzle a crowd, we've got just the right recipes for you.


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Cheesy Potato Bake with Eggs

    Bacon adds smokiness, and tomatoes and broccoli add freshness to this hearty breakfast casserole.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   55 mins  325°F 
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Strawberry-Kiwi Jam

    This ginger-spiced fruit jam is delicious over buttered toast or served with cheese.

Serving size: about 6 half-pint jars
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
Process   5 mins 
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Ham & Egg Salad on Toast

    This fresh spin on ham 'n' eggs is delicious over toasted challah or sweet Hawaiian bread.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Chocolate-Banana Doughnuts

    Decadent chocolate glaze is a natural dipper for these light and airy banana doughnuts.

Makes: 30 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Rise  1 hr 30 mins 
Cook   2 mins per batch
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Ham-Asparagus-and-Cheese Strata

    This flavorful strata can be assembled the night before. Just add the eggs when you wake up and pop it in the oven!

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill  overnight
Bake   50 mins  to  55 mins  325°F 
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Spring Breakfast Pizza with Spiced Hollandaise

    This brunch pizza starts with a quick and easy homemade crust and is topped with steamed asparagus, sliced eggs, tomatoes, ham, cheese, and spicy hollandaise.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Bake   30 mins  375°F 
Rise   20 mins 
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English Muffin and Asparagus Bake

    Great for a meatless dinner, or special (and easy) enough for brunch, this dish is a cross between a frittata and a strata. English muffins are baked right in with the eggs.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   13 mins  375°F 
Broil   2 mins 
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Kale-Goat Cheese Frittata

    The classic brunch frittata gets a healthy spin with egg whites and vitamin-rich kale. Goat cheese adds creaminess.

Makes: 6 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Herbed Frittata with Edamame

    Fresh veggies put a nutritious spin on this 20-minute frittata recipe.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Sweet Potato Hash with Spicy Hollandaise

    Here's a fresh twist on a classic brunch favorite -- a wake-up call for your taste buds.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
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Wild Rice Pancakes with Smoked Trout & Creme Fraiche

    These savory special-occasion pancakes combine wild rice, smoked trout, creme fraiche, and caviar. Keep them warm in the oven while putting the finishing touches on your brunch spread.

Makes: 10 servings
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Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests

    Packaged hash browns cut down on prep time and fresh chives add bold flavor to this simple (and creative) egg dish.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   22 mins  375°F 
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Coconut Waffles

    Add a sweet touch to your brunch menu with these coconut-and-chocolate-topped waffles. Almonds add a touch of satisfying crunch. Add a dollop of whipped cream before serving.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 8 waffles
Prep   10 mins 
Bake   3 mins per waffle
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Rosemary Potato Frittata

    Fresh rosemary, sweet peppers, and new potatoes give this colorful frittata a simple, no-fuss touch.

Makes: 2 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Shrimp-Artichoke Frittata

    This shrimp and artichoke combo features fresh cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and flavor-packed green onions -- and it's all ready and on the table in just 25 minutes.

Makes: 3 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Zucchini and Eggplant Bake

    Fresh zucchini and eggplant star in this dazzling meatless meal; serve it with a fresh green salad and fruit sorbet for dessert.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
Stand   10 mins 
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Eggs Benedict

    Our simple recipe lets you make this brunch classic ahead -- you can chill the dish for up to 24 hours. Top with hollandaise sauce before warming in the oven.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Ham & Egg Cakes with Plum Sauce

    Our sweet-and-sour plum sauce makes a tasty topper for these simple-to-make egg cakes served on crisp greens.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Bake   12 mins  375°F 
Stand   2 mins 
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Cheddar-Apple Bundles

    This moist bread filled with pecans, cheddar cheese, tart apples, and apricot preserves is sure to impress your guests.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Cool   20 mins 
Bake   20 mins  400°F 
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Mexican Sausage Strata

    For a healthier twist on this hearty casserole, make it with ground turkey sausage and light dairy sour cream.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  325°F 
Stand   5 mins 
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Apple Butter Hotcakes

    These mini hotcakes are a classic favorite. Flavored butter and cherry sauce add a special twist; both are easy to made ahead.

Serving size: 32 to 40 mini-size or 8 to 10 standard-size hot cakes
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   4 mins per batch
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Orange-Raisin Brunch Bread

    This brioche has a lightly sweet and rich flavor. Braided and shaped, it encircles fruit or a container of spread for serving.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Rise  1 hr 30 mins 
Bake   25 mins  350°F 
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Sweet Cheese Blintzes

    Filled with a mixture of mascarpone cheese and honey, these blintzes cook quickly on the griddle -- and are sure to wow the crowd.

Makes: 10 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cook   10 mins 
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Cornmeal-Blueberry Scones

    These hearty scones are chock-full of healthy blueberries and almonds. Drizzled powdered sugar adds sweetness. Make them ahead for weekday breakfasts or afternoon snacks.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   12 mins  450°F 
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Zucchini-Oat Bread

    Looking for a way to spice up your weekday breakfasts? Whip up a batch of this yummy bread full of shredded zucchini, walnuts, and raisins for a deliciously filling start to your day.

Makes: 16 servings
Serving size: 16 slices
Prep   25 mins 
Cool   10 mins 
Bake  1 hr 20 mins  350°F 
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Walnut-Filled Muffins

    Simple-to-make orange frosting adds a unique twist to these hearty muffins. Serve them for dessert or with tea for an afternoon pick-me-up.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   35 mins 
Cool   5 mins 
Bake   20 mins  350°F 
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Ham-Asparagus Strata

    This satisfying blend of fluffy eggs, fresh asparagus, Swiss cheese, and ham sandwiched between delicious English muffins starts the morning off right.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Chill  2 hrs  to 24 hrs 
Bake  1 hr  325°F 
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Crowd-Pleaser Cinnamon Rolls

    Made from scratch, these giant cinnamon rolls are sure to be an instant hit. The cream cheese icing is as pretty -- and easy to make -- as it is delicious.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Rise   20 mins 
Bake   20 mins  375°F 
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Waffles with Salsa

    Creamy avocado, fresh jicama (also known as Mexican potatoes), and black beans make an unexpected -- and delicious -- topper for classic breakfast waffles.

Makes: 10 servings
Serving size: 10 to 12 (4-inch) waffles
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   3 mins  to  4 mins per waffle
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Peanut Butter Pancakes

    This comfort food fusion is an effortless crowd pleaser. Just spread grape jelly between warm peanut butter-flavored pancakes. For a different twist, add chocolate chips to the pancake batter before cooking in place of the jelly.

Makes: 4 servings
Serving size: 8 (3-inch) pancakes or 3 (8-inch) waffles
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   4 mins 
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Spiral Apple Dumplings

    Shredded apples and ground cinnamon add a festive spin to simple dumplings, making them just right for a brunch starter or side.

Makes: 12 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Bake   50 mins  350°F 
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Overnight Coffee Cake

    Ricotta cheese keeps this special cake nice and moist. Wheat germ adds a healthy twist to a classic topping of nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar.

Makes: 15 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Bake   35 mins  350°F 
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