There is something about Easter that just makes it the perfect holiday to celebrate with brunch. Maybe it's the feeling of spring in the air — the flowers blooming, the sun shining (well, hopefully that will be happening this year considering how early Easter is). Or maybe it's because the holiday falls on a Sunday, and many of us don't have off the next day, so we want to celebrate earlier on. Whatever the reason, it doesn't really matter: Easter brunch is the best, and these Easter brunch recipes are going to make it even better.
This list kind of has it all. Looking for something savory? There are cheesy frittatas, veggie salads, and of course, plenty of egg dishes. Want something sweet that almost tastes like dessert? Choose from rich pancakes or fancy French toast. Looking for something seriously impressive to knock the socks off everyone? There's plenty of that here too.
Now your only problem is just picking one or two out of this list! Fortunately, these recipes can be made any time of the year, and are definitely something you should save for all future spring and summer brunches. But let's focus on the holiday coming up for now! Here are 20 delicious Easter brunch recipes everyone will love.
1. Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs
You can't have Easter without deviled eggs, right? Right. This recipe from A Spicy Perspective puts a creamy, zesty spin on things with pimento peppers and two different types of cheese. You'll never look at this classic dish the same way again.
2. Carrot Cake Pancakes
Carrot cake is the perfect dessert for Easter, but if you're doing brunch instead of dinner, you should incorporate the flavors into pancakes instead. This recipe from Taste and Tell makes rich pancakes that taste more like dessert with a sweet cream cheese glaze.
3. Springtime Pizza with Chipotle Romesco, Eggs, and Shaved Asparagus Salad
If you're looking for something savory, you can't go wrong with a brunch pizza. This recipe from Half-Baked Harvest uses classic spring and Easter ingredients like asparagus and eggs with a blend of cheeses, homemade dough, and a spicy romesco to top it all off.
4. Dutch Baby
If you're looking for something sweet and impressive, a Dutch baby always does the trick. Use this recipe from Foodie Crush for an eggy custard that everyone will love.
5. Chard, Bacon, and Gouda Quiche
I'm not exactly sure why quiche is such a classic Easter recipe, but I'm not questioning it. This quiche from Good Life Eats uses hearty Swiss chard with crispy bacon and gouda that melts perfectly as it cooks. Add the buttery crust, and you're good to go.
6. Baked Eggs with Asparagus and Peas
Eggs, asparagus, peas, and bread — it doesn't get much more "Easter" than those ingredients. This recipe from Kitchen Confidante gets even better with panko breadcrumbs and some cheese.
7. Drippy Eggs with Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese Soldiers
The name of the recipe may sound intimidating, but this dish from Half-Baked Harvest is something you don't want to miss. Grilled cheese French toast is a pretty epic flavor combination, and the asparagus adds that veggie touch it needs. Dip these into the eggs for an adorable presentation.
8. Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls with Mascarpone Icing
Just when you thought cinnamon rolls couldn't possibly get better, How Sweet It Is made carrot cake cinnamon rolls with a super sweet icing on top. It is literally impossible to resist these. Make a whole bunch, because everyone is going to want seconds.
9. Ham and Cheese Scones
Ham and cheese just feels right for Easter... and why buy scones from the bakery when they're so easy to make at home? This recipe from Damn Delicious is great to serve with a savory egg dish.
10. Spring Onion Frittata
This frittata from Love and Lemons is almost too pretty to eat... keyword being almost. This mixes fresh spring ingredients like onions and peas with mozzarella, feta cheese, and lots of yummy herbs.
11. Tomato Tart with Comte Cheese and Black Pepper
Go for something different with this tomato tart recipe from Food and Style. It's a little unique and unexpected, and it's a great option for a savory brunch.
12. Havarti Breakfast Biscuits with Jalapeno, Bacon, and Arugula
How amazing do these little sandwiches look? If you're doing a small brunch, make some biscuits and top with spicy jalapeno, crispy bacon, and peppery arugula. This recipe from How Sweet It Is will definitely keep everyone satisfied.
13. Ricotta Pizza with Prosciutto and Fresh Pea Salad
Why eat traditional breakfast food when you could eat pizza, am I right? This spring-appropriate recipe from Kitchen Confidante is loaded with creamy ricotta, salty prosciutto, and lots of veggies.
14. Lemon Ricotta Cheese-Stuffed French Toast Crepes with Vanilla Stewed Strawberries
This is the brunch dish you make if you're having people over and you really want to impress them. This recipe from Half-Baked Harvest uses sweet strawberries with light crepes for a beautiful presentation.
15. Burrata and Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Salad
Skip the breakfast ideas, and go for this recipe from Foodie Crush that is more suited for the lunch part of brunch. Creamy burrata makes tomatoes and asparagus instantly much tastier and interesting.
16. Cheesy Ham, Cheddar, and Scallion Quiche
Sometimes all it takes are simple ingredients and an Easter classic to make a recipe that will wow everyone. This quiche from The Comfort Of Cooking uses lots of ham and onions and eggs to create something delicious.
17. Pesto Egg, Ham, and Cheesy Bread Bowl
Who says bread bowls are just for soup? This recipe from The Little Epicurean fills scrumptious bread bowls with eggs, pesto, and lots of cheese for a crowd-pleasing brunch.
18. Chicken and Waffles
If you're not looking for anything super fancy, then why not make chicken and waffles? This is an easy dish from Hummingbird High that will make everyone at your table happy.
19. Spinach and Red Pepper Bacon Wrapped Eggs
Create little egg "muffins" with this recipe from How Sweet It Is. You basically wrap bacon, red peppers, and spinach around eggs for a simple and very portable brunch recipe.
20. Lemon Ricotta-Stuffed Pancakes with Lavender Passionfruit Syrup
If you want to do something different, fun, and gorgeous to look at, make these pancakes from Half-Baked Harvest. The rich, sweet flavors are very unique and so tasty.
For more ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
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