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Whether you’re hosting a formal brunch for a shower or having a casual brunch with your ladies, anything from this collection of brunch ideas is sure to be a hit!

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Collage of brunch recipes.

We Love Brunch!

Breakfast + Lunch = Brunch.

Brunch is generally served at about 10 am and can consist of breakfast foods and/or lunch items! For a wider spread, you could even include some of both brunch ideas.

What’s to love:

  • Make it simple. Hosting brunch may seem a bit daunting, especially if you’ve opted to make it all yourself as opposed to potluck style. We’ve rounded up plenty of best brunch ideas to make it a breeze!
  • Sweet and savory. Because it’s a mix of breakfast and lunch, we’ve included a variety of flavor profiles to make every spread perfect.
  • For a smooth morning. Several recipes can be made ahead of time, even the day before! Make your morning smooth and those bellies happy.
A breakfast charcuterie board with various breakfast foods on an orange platter.

Planning the menu

  • Use a theme to plan and coordinate.
  • Include dishes that can be made ahead of time.
  • Plan heating and cooking with the space available.
  • Not everything needs to be homemade.
  • Have a balance of sweet and savory, hot and cold. 
  • Be considerate of any allergies or gluten-free needs. 
Oven French toast in a white baking dish.

Keeping Food Warm

  • Chafing dishes or heating pads. Pair the heating pad with a slightly larger tray. Set the safety temperature of the heating pad and place the dish right on top. Be sure cords are out of the way.
  • Crock pots. Even if you don’t use the pot to cook the dish it can be used to keep one warm. 
  • Coolers. Insulated coolers can be used to keep food warm. Be sure that dishes will not get squashed when stacked. Use hot water bottles or hot bricks wrapped in a towel to help maintain the warm temperature.
  • Oven. Set the oven to 200°F and it can be used to keep many different dishes warm.
A slice of ham and cheese quiche garnished with parsley flakes on a white plate.

How much to serve

For general guidelines:


Best Brunch Menu Ideas

Cinnamon rolls and sticky buns are a classic brunch item in our home, but we have several delicious options from egg bakes to buttermilk pancakes. You could even create a simple yogurt or oatmeal charcuterie board.

Breakfast is our favorite! Whatever we serve, we love to include fresh fruit and orange juice.

1 French Toast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast French Toast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 5 hours

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2 Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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3 Pancake Recipe

Breakfast Pancake Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 284 votes
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4 Swedish Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast Swedish Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 179 votes
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5 Bacon and Cheese Quiche Recipe

Breakfast, Main Course Bacon and Cheese Quiche Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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5 from 641 votes
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6 Coffee Cake Recipe

Breakfast Coffee Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.99 from 2507 votes
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7 Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Breakfast Easy Cinnamon Roll Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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4.97 from 137 votes
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8 Strata Recipe

Breakfast Strata Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.96 from 75 votes
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9 Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 22 minutes

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5 from 510 votes
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10 Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 215 votes
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Easy Brunch Recipes

A fabulous brunch spread doesn’t need to be difficult! Each of these easy recipes are still packed with flavor and will make mouths water.

11 Biscuits and Gravy Recipe

Breakfast Biscuits and Gravy Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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12 German Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast German Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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4.98 from 160 votes
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13 Sheet Pan Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast Sheet Pan Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 1 vote
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14 Buttermilk Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Buttermilk Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 374 votes
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15 Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe

Breakfast Creme Brulee French Toast Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 30 votes
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16 Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Cream Cheese Roll Ups Recipe
Total Time: 21 minutes

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4.97 from 82 votes
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17 Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe

Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 18 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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18 Cinnamon Bites Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert Cinnamon Bites Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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19 Breakfast Burrito Recipe

Breakfast Breakfast Burrito Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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5 from 18 votes
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20 Omelette Recipe

Breakfast Omelette Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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21 Belgian Waffles Recipe

Breakfast Belgian Waffles Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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22 Cinnamon Twists Recipe

Dessert, Snack Cinnamon Twists Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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23 Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe

Breakfast Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 17 votes
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24 Baked Egg Recipe

Breakfast Baked Egg Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour

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4.99 from 55 votes
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25 Breakfast Charcuterie Board Ideas

Breakfast Breakfast Charcuterie Board Ideas
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Make Ahead Brunch Recipes

We love a good make ahead casserole, especially on holidays! Keep your morning free by doing the work the night before with any of these tasty sweet treat or savory options.

26 French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

Breakfast French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese
Total Time: 5 hours

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27 Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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28 Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Blueberry French Toast Casserole Recipe
5 from 13 votes
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29 Eggs Benedict Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Eggs Benedict Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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30 Biscuit and Gravy Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Biscuit and Gravy Casserole Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.86 from 28 votes
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31 Oven French Toast Recipe

Breakfast Oven French Toast Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours
4.91 from 11 votes
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32 Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Breakfast Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

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4.99 from 254 votes
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33 Cherry Danish Recipe

Breakfast Cherry Danish Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 24 votes
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34 Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Blueberry Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.95 from 57 votes
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35 Chocolate Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Chocolate Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 21 votes
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36 Frittata Recipe

Main Course Frittata Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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37 Asparagus Quiche Recipe

Main Course Asparagus Quiche Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 29 votes
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38 Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Breakfast Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 21 minutes

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39 Spinach Quiche Recipe

Main Course Spinach Quiche Recipe
4.60 from 10 votes
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40 Orange Rolls Recipe

Bread, Breakfast Orange Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
4.91 from 31 votes
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41 Broccoli Quiche

Breakfast Broccoli Quiche
Total Time: 1 hour

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42 Almond Poppyseed Muffins Recipe

Bread Almond Poppyseed Muffins Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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43 Donut Muffin Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert Donut Muffin Recipe
Total Time: 32 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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44 Scones Recipe

Breakfast, Dessert Scones Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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brunch salad Ideas

For some options more on the lunch side, a salad is a great way to go! We’ve included savory and sweet options that can be made into sandwiches or served on their own.

45 Chicken Salad Recipe

Main Course, Salad Chicken Salad Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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46 7 Layer Salad Recipe

Salad, Side Dish 7 Layer Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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47 Macaroni Salad Recipe

Salad, Side Dish Macaroni Salad Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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48 Jello Pretzel Salad

Dessert Jello Pretzel Salad
Total Time: 20 minutes

49 Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 7 minutes

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4.93 from 56 votes
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50 Chicken Caesar Salad

Salad Chicken Caesar Salad
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 21 votes
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51 Pasta Salad Recipe

Side Dish Pasta Salad Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

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5 from 249 votes
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52 Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recipe

Salad Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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53 Ambrosia Salad Recipe

Salad, Side Dish Ambrosia Salad Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

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54 Waldorf Salad Recipe

Salad Waldorf Salad Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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55 Kale Salad Recipe

Salad Kale Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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56 Caesar Salad Cups Recipe

Appetizer, Salad Caesar Salad Cups Recipe
Total Time: 14 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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57 Chicken Pasta Salad

Salad, Side Dish Chicken Pasta Salad
Total Time: 20 minutes
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58 Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recipe

Salad Mozzarella Pasta Salad Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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59 Easy Tortellini Salad Recipe

Salad Easy Tortellini Salad Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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60 Strawberry Harvest Salad Recipe

Salad Strawberry Harvest Salad Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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61 Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad recipe

Salad Caprese Pesto Pasta Salad recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes

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Sauce Recipes For Brunch

If you’re serving up pancakes and French toast for brunch you’re going to want more than butter and maple syrup and this list of sauces won’t disappoint!

62 Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup Recipe

Breakfast Cinnamon Buttermilk Syrup Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
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63 Strawberry Sauce

Dessert Strawberry Sauce
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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64 Caramel Sauce Recipe

Dessert Caramel Sauce Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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65 Vanilla Crème Anglaise Recipe

Dessert Vanilla Crème Anglaise Recipe
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

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66 Buttermilk Syrup

Breakfast Buttermilk Syrup
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 44 votes
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67 Jalapeno Jelly Recipe

Snack Jalapeno Jelly Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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68 White Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Dessert, Dressing White Chocolate Sauce Recipe
Total Time: 15 minutes
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69 Chocolate Gravy Recipe

Breakfast Chocolate Gravy Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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The Easiest Brunch Recipe

We have a few go-to brunch recipes we especially love and one of them is this easy Bacon and Cheese Quiche.

It takes minutes to prep, can be made ahead, and is one that everyone loves. It’s a keeper brunch idea!

Here is the recipe:

5 from 3 votes

65+ Brunch Ideas

By: Lil’ Luna
Whether you're hosting a formal brunch for a shower or having a casual brunch with your ladies, anything from this collection of brunch ideas is sure to be a hit!
Servings: 6 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour

Ingredients 

  • 1 pie crust softened as directed on the box
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs slightly beaten
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • cup Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Place the softened pie crust in a shallow 9" glass pie plate and crimp the edges.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled bacon and cheese on the bottom of the crust.
  • Mix the milk, eggs, salt, and pepper in a medium-sized bowl and pour the mixture over the bacon and cheese.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a knife, inserted in the center, comes out clean. Let set for 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Nutrition

Calories: 406kcal, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 154mg, Sodium: 672mg, Potassium: 196mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 436IU, Calcium: 249mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American
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A Bunch Of brunch options

Whether you are looking for something sweet or savory, there are plenty of tasty options to choose from for your next brunch spread!! Enjoy, and get your brunch on! 😉

Be sure to check out all of our Breakfast Recipes.

For more collections: Breakfast Pastry Recipes, Breakfast Egg Recipes, Breakfast Casserole Recipes

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for these wonderful brunch menu ideas! Can’t wait to try them all! We tried and enjoyed the Mozarella pasta salad!

  2. 5 stars
    I love brunch!! This collection of brunch recipes is so awesome. I love the crepes and the omelet for sure! Can’t wait to try more of these yummy brunch ideas.

  3. 5 stars
    My mouth is watering looking at all these tasty brunch recipes! I’m pinning the eggs benedict casserole to make for Easter. Looks amazing!

  4. My kids love your cinnamon roll cake. It’s easy to make and lasts for a couple days. I also recently tried the cherry danish. They were super easy to make using frozen puff pastry.
    I can’t wait to try more recipes from your list.

  5. Brunch has to be my FAVORITE meal! And these recipes are so perfect for brunch! My favorite are the Hash Brown Egg Cups!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing brunch recipes! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

  7. I love Brunch! There’s such a variety of things that can be made and served during this time of day. Check out all the recipes.

  8. Yum! Love brunch! I have tried several of these recipes & they never disappoint! We love your cinnamon rolls & breakfast casseroles!