If you're planning your menu for Easter, these Easter Brunch recipes will give you all the ideas you need for the perfect meal to celebrate. Here are the best drink recipes, savory and sweet recipes from around the web.
Best Brunch Recipes for Easter
Easter is right around the corner, and... how is it even Springtime already?!
The weather here in Arizona is warming up, but I like this time of year because it's never too warm to plan our annual Easter egg hunt for my boys. This year we get to do it in our new house.
We're planning to get together with family for an Easter morning brunch, and I thought I would share some of my recipe inspiration for our make-ahead brunch.
Here's how to plan the ultimate brunch for Easter Sunday with some delicious recipes. Scroll down to the bottom for the list of recipes or keep reading for my best planning tips.
Best Easter Brunch Ideas
Here's my recipe for the perfect combination of Easter brunch recipes:
1-2 savory recipes + 1-2 sweet recipes + 1 fresh dish + 1 dessert + 1-2 drink options
It really comes down to how many people are partaking, but if there's a big crowd you might want to stick to big-batch recipes like a make-ahead Green Chile Egg Casserole instead of standing at the stove making scrambled eggs all morning.
For most parties, you should follow the one pound rule, meaning that you should serve approximately 1 pound of food for every adult and ½ pound of food for every child.
These easy breakfast sides is a great place to start when planning your menu.
Savory Easter Brunch Dishes
Whether you are playing Easter bunny, cooking Easter brunch or bringing a dish to a potluck Easter dinner, it's a good idea to think about savory dishes. Not everyone has a sweet tooth!
Try for a couple proteins like sausage and bacon. For a big group, consider making a big batch of these dishes. Baking crispy bacon in the oven is a great way to cook a lot at once.
On the side, consider veggies, breakfast potatoes or French onion soup. (Oh, those sweet caramelized onions.)
You can also have some bread on the table, such as thick country bread, crescent rolls, biscuits or slightly sweet rolls, to serve on the side.
Make-ahead recipes are a great option so you're not cooking all morning. This leaves you time for Easter egg hunts or a church service the next morning.
And you don't have to make everything, trust me. Some bagels from the local bakery with cream cheese and all the fixings will be the perfect addition!
Sweet Easter Brunch Recipes
When it comes to the sweet stuff, there's a lot you can do. Sweets are always a welcome addition!
While most baked goods are make-ahead recipes, they can get to be a lot if you have too many. I suggest making just a few bread-based items.
And then there's the drinks! They're a must to go with good food.
You could start with fresh orange juice and lemonades, but some options are a good idea.
For the coffee drinkers, I suggest brewing a pot of coffee. If booze is your thing, you can make traditional Irish coffee or even have boozy options like Irish cream or coffee liqueur for folks to mix in.
If you'd like to offer a cocktail or two, go for it! Brunch cocktails are always a hit with the grown-ups.
You could go savory with a Bloody Mary or sweet with a mimosa bar. Here are a few favorite recipes for Easter brunch drinks:
- Peach Raspberry Sangria
- Ginger Strawberry Bellini
- White Wine Spritzer
- Orange Margaritas
- Strawberry Champagne Cocktail
- Blackberry Mojito
- Cucumber Grapefruit Basil Mojito
- The Rhubarb Spring Fling
Non-Alcoholic Easter Drinks
For non-alcoholic options, try one of these favorites for the kids and non-drinkers:
- Strawberry Lemonade
- Honey Orange Lemonade
- Peach Blackberry Lemonade
- Blueberry Lemonade
- Honey Sweetened Limeade with Blueberries
Tips For A Great Brunch Menu
Here are my best tips for planning out the perfect Easter brunch menu for this special time with family:
Consider dietary needs. For vegetarians, consider a vegetarian egg bake and vegan sausage. For gluten-free and dairy-free folks, make sure there are options for them on the table as well.
Balance sweet and savory dishes. Try for at least one sweet and one savory brunch side, no matter what the centerpiece dish is.
Consider the carbs. Stick to just 1 or 2 bread-based dishes. For example, if you're serving biscuits and gravy with a side of sweet muffins, your other dishes should be non-bread. If you're going with my example, skip the French toast sticks as your other side and go for turkey bacon or a breakfast casserole instead.
Stick to one or two of each type of dish. If you're making quiche, you might not also want to make scrambled eggs and a ham & cheese breakfast casserole. However, more options might make sense for a big group of people.
Now you're set for the perfect brunch with these Easter Brunch Recipes!
Which recipes would you make?