Our Best Brunch Recipes
This hearty quiche recipe comes from Fire Lake Camp farm in Paola, Kansas, where a U-pick asparagus patch draws visitors every spring.
Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake
Plump blueberries create a juicy filling in this old-fashioned sour cream coffee cake from The White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wisconsin's Door County Peninsula.
Eggs Benedict with Maltaise Sauce
What's Maltaise Sauce, you ask? It's just hollandaise sauce with a bit of orange zest and juice added. But you wouldn't believe how that bit of zing transforms this brunch standard.
Hint-of-Orange Pancakes with Grapefruit Syrup
This recipe couldn't be simpler! Just simmer grapefruit slices in maple syrup for a delicious, rosy compote to serve over waffles, French toast, crepes—or these subtly orange-flavored pancakes.
Stuffed Croissant Breakfast Strata
The combination of croissants, bacon and cheese create an indulgent make-ahead treat for breakfast or brunch. Croissant pieces fit into the baking dish like a puzzle.
Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole
The breakfast spread at Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park in east-central Indiana often includes this warm-from-the-oven casserole. Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this recipe, which gets a generous topping of blueberry or maple syrup.
Any-Flavor Mini Quiche
Talk about easy! You can prep these delicious little quiches the night before, or make them in the morning while the oven preheats. They're perfect for brunch parties, and you can use whatever meat, cheese and veggies you have on hand.
Asparagus Scramble Biscuits
Asparagus Scramble Biscuits start with square bacon-flecked cornmeal biscuits you can make ahead. The morning of your brunch, scramble the egg-veggie mixture, fill the biscuits and bake to heat and melt the cheese.
A Hole-in-One Breakfast
Our egg cooked in toast is a classic American breakfast recipe that's also been known as egg in a basket and knothole egg.
Custard Parfaits with Granola
This recipe makes an easy, fun layered breakfast. Use fat-free products for rich taste without extra calories. Layer most ingredients ahead, then add the granola and serve.
Easy spring brunch
Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Warm Blueberry Compote
Rise and shine with these special-occasion pancakes from chef Mindy Segal of Mindy’s HotChocolate Restaurant and Dessert Bar in Chicago. Ricotta makes them moist and rich; lemon curd gives sweet-tart punch.
This dish is terrific for brunch or a light supper. Hard-cooked eggs are simmered in a delicate white sauce that's ladled over warm biscuits.
Peach Breakfast Parfaits
"This very simple fruit dish goes over big," says Mary Jo Smith, describing this parfait from Hidden Lake Bed and Breakfast in Jonesboro, Illinois. Mary Jo serves it in sundae glasses with a swirl of yogurt on top. For a variation, add raspberries to the peaches.
Very Cherry French Toast
Tuck cherry pie filling and cream cheese between cinnamon-flavored bread slices for this breakfast sensation from a Dale, Wisconsin, restaurant.
Scrambled Eggs in Potato Nests
Make this appealing egg dish in just 20 minutes. Packaged hash browns form the nest, and the filling is a simple scramble of eggs and chives topped with cheese.
Lazy Morning Sausage Pie
Lyndy Ireland cooks up breakfast favorites such as this classic biscuit mix recipe for her guests at Triangle Ranch in western South Dakota. She tops the Sausage Pie with refreshing salsa.
Spinach Quiche a la Goldmoor
An easy-to-use frozen spinach souffle makes this quiche's eggy-sausage filling simple to prepare. The recipe is from the Goldmoor Inn near Galena, Illinois.
Combine hash browns, sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese and chopped veggies for a hearty breakfast tortilla. Top the colorful mixture with cool sour cream and spicy salsa in this recipe inspired by RAGBRAI vendor Farm Boys.
Champagne and Brandied Fruit
Lace colorful seasonal fruit with a bit of bubbly in wide-mouth champagne glasses for a sparkling brunch dish.
Fill these sweet little yeast buns with strawberry preserves and a cream mixture or purchased lemon curd. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
This recipe comes from Ina Pinkney, owner of Ina's Kitchen in Chicago. She makes three kinds of pancakes: whole wheat oatmeal, gingerbread with lemon cream and these sour cream cakes. "I believe in pancakes so good, you don't need syrup," she says. Serve them with a warm fruit compote on the side.
Eggs Benedict gets a makeover with this turkey-spinach version from Flo restaurant in Chicago. A smooth lemon-basil hollandaise tops the dish.
This easy recipe makes a refreshing dessert--perfect for a brunch. Prepare the sour-cream sauce the day before your party, then just layer the sauce and fruit in parfait glasses before serving.
Breakfast Monkey-Bread Rolls
Favorite Frozen Fruit Cup
Throw together these fruit cups after dinner to enjoy a frosty side the next day.
Brie and Fresh Mushroom Omelets
The recipe for these lavish, easy-to-make cheese omelets comes from award-winning Cafe Patachou in Indianapolis.
Diners at Ina's Kitchen in Chicago get a giant Parmesan-sprinkled wedge of this baked frittata served with sauteed tomatoes. We like it with a marinara sauce, too.
Easy Banana Nut Bread
Serve this easy quick bread with flavored cream cheeses for a pretty brunch presentation. If you bake an extra loaf, it will keep up to a month in your freezer.
This sweet-and-tart biscuit recipe comes from berry grower Natura Farms in Forest Lake, Minnesota. "The first time I made this for my family of seven, I doubled the batch, and we had no leftovers!" Natura's Judy Otten says.
Asian-Style Chicken Salad
Curly noodles, almonds, sesame seeds and rice vinegar blend in this crunchy, tangy brunch or luncheon salad from a West Des Moines, Iowa, reader.
Very Cherry Hazelnut Coffee Cake
David Dahlman of Chatsworth, California, says this yeasty coffee cake reminds him of the old-fashioned, down-to-earth treats on his grandmother's farm table. It takes time because it's a yeast-leavened dough, but there's no kneading required.
One-More-Bite Bread Pudding
This rich dessert from Hubbell House in Mantorville, Minnesota, makes a sweet addition to any brunch. Creamy pudding surrounds a layer of raspberry jam or preserves, all topped with Whiskey River Sauce.
Lemon Thyme Tea Bread
The intense flavor of this tiny-leafed herb teams up with lemon peel for the lemony scent in this sweet quick bread.
Farmhouse Cheese Torte
Although this recipe has a lot of steps, it's worth the effort. Bread a poached egg with a crisp coating, then place it on top of a baked ricotta-Fontina torte and drizzle with a cheesy mushroom sauce.
Fresh veggies and herbs blend into a light and creamy sauce for a delicate yet substantial main dish.
Savory Cheese Scones
Sage, dry mustard and a pinch of red pepper add zip to these scones. Serve warm with butter, if you like.
Bacon, Ham and Egg Hash
Family-pleasing favorites—bacon, ham, cheese, potatoes and eggs—combine in this simple, hearty brunch or breakfast dish. Pork producers Monica and Randy Duffe of Wilton, Iowa, contributed the recipe.
Prosciutto and shiitake mushrooms give this cheesy egg casserole added flavor and texture. Try serving with warm-from-the-oven corn bread and roasted red potatoes.
Orange Sticky Rolls
These moist, citrus-flavored rolls come from the Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann, Missouri. Our make-ahead directions let you prepare and shape the rolls the day before your brunch, then just heat and serve.
Grammy's Wild Rice Porridge
Wild rice may seem like an unusual breakfast ingredient, but it adds chewiness to this fruit-nut hot cereal. Dried cranberries, blueberries and cherries also cook into the porridge.