60+ Brunch Recipes

Brunch is the perfect combination of savory and sweet breakfast and lunch dishes. From cinnamon rolls and waffles to egg casseroles and sliders, these brunch recipes have a little something to satisfy everyone!

Between savory brunch recipes like Baked Egg Muffins and sweet ones like Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes, these I’ve rounded up 60 of the most perfect brunch ideas.

Table of Contents
  1. 60 Best Brunch Recipes
  2. Egg Recipes for Brunch
  3. Savory Brunch Recipes
  4. Sweet Brunch Recipes
  5. Fresh Fruit
  6. Dessert for Brunch
  7. Beverages and Brunch Cocktails
  8. Non-Alcoholic
  9. What is on a Typical Brunch Menu?
  10. Have You Tried These Recipes?

60 Best Brunch Recipes

Planning the perfect brunch is actually really easy and there are lots of brunch food ideas to choose from. You can go all out with a huge spread or you can prepare something simple.

Brunch is usually served buffet style so you don’t have to spend a lot of time plating up food for your guests. The food options are limitless since it’s not really breakfast and not really lunch. You can serve anything that tickles your fancy.

Here are some of the best recipes I’ve found to give your brunch menu planning a little head start.

Egg Recipes for Brunch

Sausage and Egg Casserole
A plate of egg and hashbrown casserole with sausage, cheese, salsa, and sour cream.
Egg Casserole packed with sausage, hash browns and cheese. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
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Baked Egg Muffins
Egg Muffins are an easy, simple breakfast option that are perfect to keep on hand for breakfast on those morning. Full of protein and easy to customize, Egg Muffin Cups are a great grab and go breakfast or snack.
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Baked Denver Omelet
A Baked Denver Omelet is the answer to busy mornings! With ham, cheese, peppers and onions, this baked omelet is both delicious and filling.
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Egg & Cheese Hash Browns Waffles
Easy and delicious and perfect for a weekend brunch or make ahead breakfast, these Hash Brown Waffles are filled with eggs, cheese and potatoes and cooked in your waffle maker!
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Deviled Eggs Benedict
Deviled Eggs Benedict is a cross between two of my most beloved bites! These eggs are super easy to make and they disappear as fast as you can make them!
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Ham and Cheese Quiche
Ham and Cheese Quiche recipe is my go-to for brunch or holiday breakfast with the family. Incredibly easy to make and always a hit at breakfast!
Ham and Cheese Quiche is a savory pie filled with eggs, cheese and ham. It's a perfect main course any time of day!
Breakfast Sliders
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Made with eggs, sausage, and cheese and finished with a sweet maple glaze, these Breakfast Sliders have everything you crave in breakfast.
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Mexican Breakfast Casserole
Spicy Mexican Breakfast Casserole is flavor-packed and perfect for the breakfast crowd at your next fiesta! Made with spicy sausage, eggs, cheese and bread.
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Loaded Tater Tot Casserole
This Loaded Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole has meat, potatoes, eggs, cheese and spices. It's a great make-ahead breakfast that feeds a crowd.
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Hard Boiled Eggs (How to Boil Eggs)
Learn how to boil eggs in a few simple steps. Get those perfectly firm whites and creamy yellow centers every time you hard boil eggs!
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Breakfast Burritos
No more hectic mornings when you have fast, easy and delicious Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Burritos on hand! Fill with eggs, cheese, sausage and more!
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Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Crockpot Breakfast Casserole is full of sausage, bacon, egg, cheese and potatoes. Prep it the night before and let it cook while you sleep.
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Breakfast Quesadillas
Breakfast quesadillas are easy to make and ready in minutes. Perfect for breakfast for dinner, or a make ahead and freeze breakfast option.
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Asparagus, Tomato & Goat Cheese Fritatta
The best Frittata recipe made with asparagus, tomatoes and goat cheese. It’s a healthy meal option that’s full of protein packed eggs and delicious veggies.
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English Muffin Breakfast Pizza
English Muffin Breakfast Pizzas are a great way to get a hot breakfast on the table. Make a bunch and freeze them for a quick on-the-go breakfast, or serve them up for your holiday crowd!
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Savory Brunch Recipes

Easy Baked Glazed Ham
Pineapple Glazed Ham is a sweet and savory baked ham recipe that's perfect for holiday entertaining or a simple Sunday dinner.
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Sausage Gravy
Biscuits and gravy with a weekend staple at my house. The easy Sausage Gravy recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and is as good as any breakfast joint!
Biscuits and gravy with a weekend staple at my house. The easy Sausage Gravy recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and is as good as any breakfast joint!
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Air Fryer Bacon
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Air Fryer Bacon is fast, easy to clean up and you get perfectly crispy and evenly cooked bacon every time. It's the best way to cook bacon!
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How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Learn how to cook bacon in the oven! Forget the mess and grease splatters, oven bacon cooks evenly, produces the crispiest result and is totally hands off. 
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Ham Hash
Leftover ham is easy to store and easy to reheat. Whip up casseroles, sandwiches or a Potato and Ham Hash with these leftover ham recipes.
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Monte Cristo Sliders
Monte Cristo Sliders are just like the classic sandwich, in mini form!
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Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash
This Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash is an easy and savory brunch that the whole family will love!
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Ham and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole
Savory, cheesy and slightly sweet, this Ham and Cheese Croissant Breakfast Casserole would be perfect for a weekend breakfast or even brunch.
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Easy Breakfast Potatoes
Crispy, fluffy and delicious Easy Breakfast Potatoes are baked in the oven and are the perfect side dish for any meal | Potato Recipes | Breakfast Recipes
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Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole is an easy, cheesy recipe with frozen hashbrowns, cheese sauce and a crunchy corn flakes topping. Perfect for potlucks, brunch or as a simple side dish.
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Homemade Hash Browns Recipe
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Learn how to make crispy Hash Browns from scratch! This homemade hash browns recipe is an easy side dish for any breakfast.
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Roasted Baby Potatoes
Roasted Baby Potatoes are an easy yet versatile side dish! Perfectly golden and crunchy on the outside, fluffy and tender on the inside.
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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes and Ham is an easy leftover ham and potato casserole that’s smothered in a homemade cheese sauce. Serve as a side dish or entree.
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Sweet Brunch Recipes

Blueberry Pancakes
Blueberry pancakes are fluffy, tender homemade pancakes recipe that you can slather in butter and syrup for a fun weekend breakfast or brunch.
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Swedish Pancakes
Swedish Pancakes are rich and buttery, easy to make with just a nonstick skillet. Serve with fruit and whipped cream or your favorite syrup.
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Chocolate Chip Pancakes
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Chocolate chip pancakes made with buttermilk to make them fluffy and delicious.
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Homemade Waffles
Learn all the secrets to making fluffy homemade waffles. A tried and true family favorite, this homemade waffle recipe is perfect any time!
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Air Fryer French Toast Sticks
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Air Fryer French Toast Sticks are a classic breakfast made easy with thick slices of bread soaked in an egg mixture then cooked until fluffy & golden. Serve with syrup.
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Creamy Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Blueberry French Toast Casserole is simple and makes your morning a snap! No tedious flipping at the stove and you can prep the night before.
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Fruity Pebbles French Toast
Crunchy French Toast is a twist on classic french toast with a crispy Fruity Pebbles cereal coating. Perfect for a lazy Saturday breakfast!
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How To Make French Toast
Everyone should know how to make perfect French Toast! This quick and easy breakfast recipe is gorgeously browned on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside, and is easily customized!
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Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast
Plate of Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries on top.
Thick slices of sweet, egg-soaked bread cooked until golden and stuffed with a sweet cream cheese filling. Perfect for a sweet breakfast or brunch treat.
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Strawberry French Toast Bake
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French Toast Bake is an easy and delicious Sunday brunch or lazy Saturday morning favorite. Add in ripe, juicy strawberries sandwiched between sweet Hawaiian bread and baked French Toast style and this baked french toast will steal the show!
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Lemon Raspberry Muffins
Lemon Raspberry Muffins are sweet and tart, tender and fluffy, and the perfect addition for your next breakfast or brunch.
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Lemon Blueberry Muffins
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Lemon Blueberry Muffins are sweet and tangy and a delicious option for breakfast or snack. They are perfect for freezing so you always have muffins on hand!
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Homemade Biscuits
Fluffy, buttery, extra flaky homemade biscuits. Just 30 minutes and a few simple ingredients to make the perfect biscuits from scratch.
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Cheese Scones
Cheese scones are tender, fluffy and easy to make. Great for breakfast, lunch or with a bowl of soup for dinner. Freeze them to enjoy later!
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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls
These homemade cinnamon rolls are so soft & gooey and baked to a golden brown perfection before being smothered in cream cheese frosting. I can’t imagine breakfast without them!
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Best Banana Nut Bread
Use one bowl to prepare this recipe for classic banana bread made with chopped walnuts!
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Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins
These Carrot Apple Raisin Muffins are going to be your new favorite snack! Incredibly moist and tender, they are delicious for breakfast and perfect for packing in kids’ lunches.
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Baked Glazed Donuts
Learn how to make homemade donuts! These baked donuts have a cake-like texture and a sweet glaze – they're the perfect breakfast treat.
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Mini Air Fryer Cinnamon Rolls
Air Fryer Mini Cinnamon Rolls are a fun breakfast recipe. Make them in minutes with refrigerated crescent roll dough and your air fryer!
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Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes
Baked Apple Cider Donut Holes are pillowy soft and packed with the flavors of apple cider, cinnamon and nutmeg for the ultimate fall treat.
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Fresh Fruit

Summer Fruit Salad
close up of kiwi, strawberries, cantaloupe, grapes with fruit salad dressing.
This refreshing fruit salad is perfect as a side dish or a healthy dessert…and it has a secret ingredient that might surprise you! Perfect for summer, this fruit salad will win your backyard barbecues and picnics.
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Yogurt Parfait
Easily customizable, healthy and delicious, these yogurt parfaits are made with Greek yogurt for a simple breakfast, dessert or snack.
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Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This Easy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip has so simple and so delicious. With just 3 ingredients it whips up in minutes making it perfect for snack or dessert.
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Dessert for Brunch

Coffee Cake
Nobody can resist this buttery, moist Coffee Cake with a ribbon of streusel in the middle and even more on top! It's just the thing for a weekend brunch or an afternoon treat!
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Baked Strawberry Doughnuts
Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Strawberry Glaze have a fluffy, cake-like texture and chunks of real strawberry in the batter and the glaze.
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Chocolate Bread Pudding
Chocolate Bread Pudding is a decadent dessert that’s creamy and sweet with chunks of soft, chewy bread and semi-sweet chocolate. 
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Cinnamon Roll Cake
Cinnamon Roll Cake is a like a moist, gooey cinnamon roll without the work! A delicious white cake swirled with a buttery brown sugar cinnamon topping with a sweet cream cheese frosting.
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Fresh Strawberry Cake
Fresh strawberry cake has an impressive 3 layers of moist vanilla cake topped with a light and fluffy strawberries and cream frosting.
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Strawberry Pound Cake
Deliciously moist and flavorful, this Strawberry Pound Cake is a one-bowl treat that has a fruity and sweet glaze and satisfies that sweet tooth! It's a great spring and summer dessert!
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Cherry Cheesecake Dip
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Cherry Cheesecake Dip is an easy dessert dip made with sweetened cream cheese and cherry pie filling. Serve with graham crackers or pretzels.
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Lemon Pound Cake
This simple lemon pound cake is buttery, moist, and filled with a delicious lemon flavor. It’s made with lemon zest and fresh lemon juice in the batter, and drizzled with lemon glaze for a pound cake recipe that won’t disappoint!
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Strawberry Shortcake
These strawberry shortcakes have a homemade sweet buttermilk biscuit topped with plenty of strawberries, syrup, and vanilla whipped cream! They make the perfect spring and summer dessert!
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Beverages and Brunch Cocktails

Classic Mimosa
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A traditional mimosa recipe made with freshly squeezed orange juice and sparkling wine.
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Pineapple Strawberry Mimosas
This Pineapple Strawberry Mimosa is crisp and refreshing and perfect for brunch! It's a stand-by classic with a sweet, fun twist.
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French 75 Champagne Cocktail
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Having a go-to drink is a must during the holidays. This French 75 Cocktail is perfect for any occasion – light, refreshing, and always a hit!
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Peach Bellini
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This easy 4-ingredient Frozen Peach Bellini recipe is a sweet brunch cocktail made with frozen peaches, peach vodka, and a kiss of grenadine.
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Peach Sangria
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Peach Sangria is the perfect drink to keep your whole family refreshed this summer, with non-alcoholic and adult versions and tons of bold peach flavor.
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Non-Alcoholic

Banana Peach Smoothie
A creamy smoothie made from frozen peaches, banana, greek yogurt and honey.
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Cherry Smoothie
A quick and easy cherry smoothie recipe made from frozen cherries, sweet cherry juice, banana and vanilla greek yogurt.
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Strawberry Lemonade
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Fresh Strawberry Lemonade is full of tart lemons, sweet strawberries and a simple syrup. This is the summer drink you'll want to sip all summer long.
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Infused Water (4 Ways)
How to make delicious fruit infused water – four recipes!
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What is on a Typical Brunch Menu?

A good brunch menu combines the best of breakfast and the best of lunch. I recommend selecting a variety of these brunch menu ideas, perhaps one from each category.

  • An egg dish – Baked egg muffins, omelets or even scrambled eggs.
  • Something hearty and savory – Something more extravagant like a full honeybaked ham, or a hearty, savory casserole. Something more simple would be a selection of breakfast meats like bacon and sausage, or biscuits and gravy.
  • Something sweet – Include delicious fluffy pancakes, waffles, or french toast for something more extravagant. Or for some lighter brunch foods, a basket of pastries like muffins and croissants.
  • Something fresh – A fresh fruit tray is a must for any brunch.
  • Dessert – A coffee cake doubles as a sweet ending for your brunch, as do a simple batch of cookies or brownies.
  • Beverages – Coffee, tea and juice are a must. A signature cocktail or mocktail will complete the brunch spread.

Have You Tried These Recipes?

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Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. found you accidently researching brunch ideas for my daughter’s first mother’s day. Hope you’re healing and healthy. God bless you.

  2. Hi!
    Nice to meet you!
    I have to plan a brunch for 40 people , an Irish grandparents, and A vegetArian mother in law , and I need some ideas!
    And quantities….how much of each item….thanks!!!

  3. Everything looks great!!! my question is are Bruches just based on breakfast food or can you combine breakfast and lunch together for a brunch?

    1. A brunch typically has breakfast foods and lunch type foods. Waffles, fruits, muffins and pastries, eggs, bacon, lunch meats, cheese, casseroles.

    2. It supposed to be breakfast and lunch like chicken and waffles or like a turkey and bacon avocado Ciabatta toast

  4. Your “Easy Breakfast Skillet” link is actually “https://www.yellowblissroad.com/easy-breakfast-pizza/” instead of “https://www.yellowblissroad.com/breakfast-skillet/”

  5. You have some great and easy ideas. That were a big hit our my daughters 30th birthday brunch. Thank you

  6. Thanks so much for including my Raspberry Mango Sangria in your post! What delicious brunch recipes!

  7. Kristen, your link for the seasoned egg and sausage muffins takes us instead to the breakfast pizza recipe. Those muffins are one of my favorite go-to breakfast recipes!!! Can you please fix the link so that I can make them again?!?! Thanks so much!