44 Delicious Easter Brunch Recipes That Your Guests Will Request Again

Steak and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Spring is all about new beginnings, so why not break out a few fresh recipes at your mid-morning Easter feast this year? Whether your crowd craves sweet stacks of pancakes or slices of savory quiche, these Easter brunch recipes will satisfy every palate—and quickly become eagerly anticipated traditions.

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Blueberry and Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Blueberry and Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast Casserole
Blaine Moats

Who says Easter casseroles have to be eggy? This year, take your dish into sweeter territory with stuffed French toast. Filled with blueberries and ultra-creamy mascarpone cheese, this is hands-down one of our best Easter brunch casserole recipes yet. Pure maple syrup sends each slice over the top.

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Spiced Roasted Fruit

Spiced Roasted Fruit
Carson Downing

Set up a build-your-own breakfast parfait station starring juicy roasted fruit. Toss grapes, berries, and pears—or your favorite fresh fruit—with a sweet glaze made from brown sugar and cardamom, then bake them briefly to yield syrupy fruit best served with creamy yogurt and homemade granola.

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Skillet-Baked Eggs and Ham

Skillet-Baked Eggs Ham
Jason Donnelly

A sizzling breakfast skillet is one of our Easter brunch dishes. This protein-packed take is loaded with chopped ham, eggs, and shredded Gruyere cheese. Just before serving, top with fresh basil and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Test Kitchen Tip: Serving a crowd for Easter breakfast? Double the recipe and cook it in a 12-inch skillet instead.

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Chive Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

Chive Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon
Andy Lyons

Nothing says Easter buffet quite like a tray of deviled eggs. Made with smoked salmon and lush cream cheese, this version just might unseat the classic fillings as your family's favorite. Top with chives for a pretty (and delicious) final touch.

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Egg and Sausage Bread Bakes

Egg and Sausage Bread Bakes
Blaine Moats

Instead of playing short-order cook on Easter morning, serve a crowd with this easy bread bake. To prepare it, hollow out a loaf of French bread, then fill with breakfast favorites like eggs, sausage, and cheese. Slice and serve right from the oven.

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Slow Cooker Banana Bread

Slow Cooker Banana Bread
Jason Donnelly

Stress less and celebrate more with Easter brunch slow cooker recipes. Fun add-ins let you personalize this banana bread as you please. Choose from chai-spiced, pecan-bourbon, or chocolate-walnut—all guaranteed to vanish by noon.

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Avocado Egg Bake

Avocado Egg Bake with orange juice

If you're looking for a quick-and-easy recipe, this one has you covered. It's made with only four ingredients—deli ham, eggs, avocado, everything bagel seasoning—and its playful Easter-egg shape makes it the perfect brunch addition for kids.

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Rose Spring Rolls

Rose Spring Rolls
Victoria Pearson

What's more perfect for an Easter morning meal than spring rolls? These bright-hued beauties call for in-season produce and culinary rose petals. An easy-to-prepare rose dipping sauce ensures they taste garden-fresh.

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Bagel & Lox Skillet Strata

Bagel & Lox Skillet Strata
Andy Lyons

Turn your usual Sunday lox bagel into something a little more celebration-worthy: a decadent-looking strata. Crème fraîche, fresh dill, capers and feta bring flavor and texture to the top.

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Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups

Upside-Down Waffle and Egg Cups
Andy Lyons

You'd never guess these adorable egg cups are made from frozen mini waffles. Pop them into individual muffin tins, then pile on the good stuff (hello, sausage, egg, and cheese!) for a kid-friendly Easter brunch recipe.

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Family-Style Omelet

Family-Style Omelet
Andy Lyons

When you're cooking for an Easter crowd that doesn't mind sharing, whip up this giant, cheesy omelet. It makes four servings that you can expect to go fast, thanks to the punchy red pepper relish on top.

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Orange Easter Bunny Rolls

Orange Easter Bunny Rolls
Adam Albright

These sweet orange rolls will be the cutest part of your Easter brunch. A simple rolling-and-twisting technique is all it takes to create the seasonal shape. Finish the baked bunnies with a sticky-sweet marmalade glaze. We think this Easter bread recipe is best served warm.

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Roasted Leg of Lamb

Roasted Leg Lamb
Blaine Moats

Make brunch the main meal of the day by serving this hearty entrée as the centerpiece of your Easter menu. Don't be intimidated by cooking lamb—this simple recipe comes together in three easy steps!

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Veggie Skillet Biscuits

Veggie Skillet Biscuits
Blaine Moats

Satisfyingly crunchy on the bottom, yet buttery and moist at the core, these cheddar-spiked veggie biscuits bake right in a cast-iron skillet. Slice in half and stuff with ham for a handheld Easter enticement.

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Fruit-and-Nut Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal Fresh Fruit Chai Apple Oatmeal
Jason Donnelly

Use seasonal fruit such as mango or strawberries to top this sweet Easter casserole. Prepare the oatmeal base the evening before, chill overnight, then bake for 45 minutes while the kids hunt for Easter eggs. Easy as that!

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Olive Oil Cake with Roasted Citrus

Olive Oil Cake Roasted Citrus
Jason Donnelly

If canned frosting defines your view of cake, it's time to expand your horizons. This one includes olive oil, rosemary, and citrus—an unexpectedly delectable combination that's perfect for brunch. Serve this moist cake with plenty of citrus slices, which look like colorful flowers perched on top.

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Mini Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts

Mini Cinnamon-Sugar Donuts
Adam Albright

Start your morning on a sweet note with a plate of these itty-bitty whole-wheat donuts, ideal as a brunch appetizer. Baked instead of fried, they won't leave you feeling weighed down before the main course.

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Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins

Zucchini-Banana Flaxseed Muffins
Jason Donnelly

Pair any savory Easter brunch dish with these fruit-infused zucchini muffins. The entire recipe contains less than half a cup of brown sugar, but the banana ensures these muffins are still plenty sweet.

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Southwestern Bean and Andouille Frittata

Southwestern Bean and Andouille Frittata
Andy Lyons

Break out your cast-iron pan (or any broiler-proof skillet) and spice things up with a unique south-of-the-border egg recipe. Packed with chicken sausage and beans, this brunch dish hits all the hearty notes. Top the finished frittata with fresh tomato and avocado slices for extra texture and flavor.

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Nutty Honey Mini Rolls

Nutty Honey Mini Rolls
Andy Lyons

Go ahead, hit snooze. These petite honey-glazed breakfast rolls start with store-bought dough, so the prep time is just 25 minutes—talk about an easy, last-minute recipe idea!

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Mushroom and Cheese Sourdough Toasts

Mushroom and Cheese Sourdough Toasts
Andy Lyons

Turn to these open-face breakfast sandwiches if you have a hungry crowd hanging around the kitchen. The entire recipe takes just 30 minutes to make, and you can use whatever type of mushroom you prefer (or happen to have on hand).

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Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Bits and Raspberries

Banana Pancakes Chocolate Bits Raspberries
Jason Donnelly

As you brainstorm your Easter buffet menu, homemade pancakes might not jump to the top of your list. But these stacks of chocolaty flapjacks topped with fresh berries are sure to be a hit. Mashed banana in the batter brings a subtly fruity flavor that pairs deliciously with the chopped chocolate mix-in.

Test Kitchen Tip: For fresh-made pancakes that stay warm without getting soggy, keep them in the oven on low.

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Bacon-and-Egg Muffins

Bacon-and-Egg Muffins
Andy Lyons

Scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, and cheddar cheese combine with a cornmeal batter for some seriously delicious muffins. Dip this savory starter in maple syrup for a little sweetness, and serve warm to ensure they're gobbled up.

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Garlic- and Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Garlic and Pineapple Glazed Ham
Kritsada Panichgul

Our Easter ham recipe will steal the show! Slightly sweet (thanks to honey and pineapple) and slightly spicy (courtesy of crushed red pepper and garlic), this glazed ham tastes much more complex than it actually is to prepare. You can also use canned apricots or peaches in lieu of pineapple.

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Eggs Benedict Bake

Eggs Benedict Bake
Scott Little

Eggs Benedict is a classic Easter brunch recipe, and with our oven-baked version, you can feed your whole crew at once. Your breakfast guests will love the indulgence of the creamy sauce and cheese; you'll love that it takes less than a half hour to cook and can be prepped the day before.

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Apricot-Raisin Hot Cross Buns

Apricot-Raisin Hot Cross Buns
Andy Lyons

No need to order buns from the bakery. You can make your own at home and bring on the bliss with an apricot twist. These lightly sweet rolls pair perfectly with more savory breakfast recipes for a balanced Easter brunch menu.

Test Kitchen Tip: Leftover hot cross buns can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups

Breakfast Ham and Egg Cups
Andy Lyons

Keep it simple with this six-ingredient dish. Basil pesto and Italian cheeses give the single-serve egg bakes a Caprese-inspired spin.

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Berry Breakfast Pizzas

Berry Breakfast Pizzas
Karla Conrad

The beauty of these berry pizzas alone should entice you to make them. But there's an even stronger sell: This recipe is equal parts yummy and easy. You can even create a make-your-own station, which young guests are sure to love.

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Steak and Egg Breakfast Pizza

Steak and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Jason Donnelly

Yes, brunch is technically a breakfast/lunch combo. But we give you permission to serve dinner for breakfast, too. Top classic breakfast pizza with these hearty toppings: thinly sliced steak, kale, and goat cheese. Serve it with a fresh fruit salad as a sweet side.

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Sunshine Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes

Sunshine Toast with Bacon and Tomatoes
Andy Lyons

Add a little sunshine to Easter morning with a cheery twist on the classic egg sandwich, courtesy of sun-shape cookie cutters. Not only does the easy breakfast recipe come together in just 20 minutes, but all your Easter guests (kids and adults alike!) will delight in this tasty toast.

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Strawberries and Cream Cheese Waffle Sandwiches

Strawberries and Cream Waffle Sandwiches with honey
Jason Donnelly

These "waffles" are actually whole grain sandwich bread, which means there's no batter for you to prepare. Fill each sandwich with strawberries and cream cheese, and toast in the waffle maker.

Test Kitchen Tip: Add sunflower seeds and granola to the cream cheese mixture for a sweet treat that packs a crunch.

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Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Chocolate Zucchini Bread
Andy Lyons

Headed to a potluck-style brunch? Bring this simple yet indulgent zucchini bread. Make it the night before so the flavors can mingle and the dark chocolate drizzle can set.

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Our Best Donuts

Our Best Donuts
Andy Lyons

We've awarded these the title "Best Donuts" for good reason: You'll be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't like them. Make the dough the night before and chill it in the refrigerator to save time. Let guests choose their topping: powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, or melted chocolate.

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Crème Fraîche Pancakes

Creme Fraiche Pancakes
Helen Norman

Crème fraîche and sour cream combine with traditional pancake mix for a finished flapjack that's fluffy and rich. Start flipping after your guests arrive so the pancakes stay fresh, and top with blueberries for an extra layer of flavor.

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Strawberry Shortcake Scones

Strawberry Shortcake Scones
Andy Lyons

Three parts ricotta to one part whipping cream make these beauties extra tender and moist. A sprinkling of coarse sugar stands in for a glaze. Try cutting them smaller than usual for petite scones well-suited to a brunch buffet.

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Apple-Bourbon Monkey Bread

Apple-Bourbon Monkey Bread

Spike gooey apple monkey bread with bourbon for a breakfast recipe that really brings the cheer. We think it's one of our best Easter brunch recipes for adults!

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Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs

Bacon and Cheese Deviled Eggs on plate against rich red background
Blaine Moats

Give deviled eggs a delicious update with add-ins like bacon, green onion, and cheddar cheese. This poppable side dish brings a dose of the savory to an Easter brunch menu dominated by sweets.

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Lemon-Raspberry Coffee Cake

Lemon-Raspberry Coffee Cake
Andy Lyons

Dotted with bright red raspberries, this coffee cake screams spring. You'll love the balance of citrusy zing and creamy yumminess achieved with a blend of lemon peel and buttermilk.

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People-Pleasing Cinnamon Rolls

People-Pleasing Cinnamon Rolls
Blaine Moats

Stuffed with chopped nuts, chocolate pieces, and raisins, these sweet-and-sticky cinnamon rolls are always a hit. The recipe makes 16 servings, so you'll have enough to go around if you're hosting a big group.

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Lemon Crepes

Lemon Crepes
Jason Donnelly

Honey-infused mascarpone cheese is the starring ingredient in these light lemon crepes. Round out your Easter brunch menu with whichever berries look best in your supermarket this week.

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Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes

Berry-Orange Coffee Cakes
Blaine Moats

These scrumptious mini cakes are bursting with flavor thanks to classic add-ins like cranberries and toasted walnuts, as well as some surprising ones, such as ricotta and crystallized ginger. Bake them in a muffin tin for a grab-and-go Easter treat.

Test Kitchen Tip: Replace cranberries with fresh strawberries or another in-season fruit for spring flavor.

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Basic Chia Pudding

Basic Chia Pudding bowls with sliced fruit and nuts
Jacob Fox

A batch of homemade chia pudding makes a scrumptious base for top-your-own breakfast bowls. Perfect for a casual morning meal, this honey-and-vanilla treat pairs well with fresh fruit, granola, toasted nuts, and coconut.

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Sheet-Pan Greens and Feta Frittata

Sheet-Pan Greens and Feta Frittata with one slice
Carson Downing

By making your frittata on a sheet pan instead of a skillet, you gain portions (this serves 10!). Whip up this version with eggs, cheese, and rainbow chard, then bake it in the oven. Top the finished product with roasted tomatoes and fresh parsley.

Test Kitchen Tip: Use any leftover frittata to make homemade breakfast sandwiches.

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Chilaquiles Breakfast Casserole

Chilaquiles Breakfast Casserole
Chilaquiles Breakfast Casserole. Blaine Moats

Enliven your Easter brunch casserole with the zestiness of chilaquiles. Made with Mexican favorites like tortillas, tomatoes, chipotle peppers, and eggs, this make-ahead dish is ideal for entertaining. Let your guests customize their servings with diced avocado, fresh herbs, and Cotija cheese.

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