Brunch Recipes for Spring

Spring is one of our favorite times of the year to make brunch. From French toast and mimosas to eggs Benedict and smoked salmon, we love giving classic dishes lighter, brighter twists — and dressing them up with in-season ingredients like berries, asparagus and more.

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Baked Eggs in Tomato-Pimento Olive Sauce

A quick tomato sauce seasoned with thyme and studded with pimento-stuffed olives forms the base for this simple stovetop-baked egg dish. Toasted garlic-rubbed country bread is key for mopping up the sauce and the runny yolks.

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Stuffed Lemon–Poppy Seed Scones

Cake flour is the key to creating a perfectly balanced fluffy, crumbly and moist scone texture. Soaking the poppy seeds in warm milk softens them a bit and helps release their nutty flavor when baked. To prevent the curd leaking out during baking, take care to really pinch and seal the two disks of dough together all around the edges.

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Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making pancakes — and fresh blueberry sauce — from scratch. Kardea’s recipes makes it easy to serve up these light and lemony flapjacks any day of the week. If you’re looking to get ahead, make the sauce in advance; it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to two days.

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Raspberry Peach Mimosas

Take the classic combination of bubbly and peach nectar over the top with the addition of juicy raspberries muddled with raspberry liqueur.

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Cheese-Potato Pie

A buttery crust wraps up mortadella, Cheddar cheese, apples and potatoes in this hearty brunch pie. What's not to love?

Get the Recipe: Cheese-Potato Slab Pie

Smoked Salmon Benedict

Ree gives Eggs Benedict a lighter, brighter twist for spring. She adds plenty of fresh herbs to her hollandaise sauce, tucks some seasonal asparagus in with the bread and swaps the Canadian bacon with smoked salmon.

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Classic Cinnamon Rolls

It just wouldn’t be brunch without at least one sweet pastry. Cinnamon rolls are always a favorite, especially when they’re made from scratch like these ones.

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Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast

You can’t have a springtime brunch without strawberries! Molly uses them to top her decadent French toast, made with her own, homemade orange juice challah bread. Short on time? Use store-bought Challah instead. Your French toast will still be every bit as delicious — and the strawberries on top will still steal the show!

Get the Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Stuffed French Toast

Crab and Potato Frittata

Giada’s brunch-worthy frittata features arugula, lemon zest and jumbo lump crab meat for a dish that’s satisfying — but light enough for spring.

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Homemade Breakfast Sausage

These super flavorful patties strike the perfect balance between sweet and savory, thanks to dark brown sugar and a handful of bold spices. They don’t take long to make but if you want to make them ahead you can. Simply cook, cool and freeze.

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White Chocolate and Berry Pancakes

Ree mixes white chocolate syrup and berry jam into her homemade chocolate chip pancakes for a dish that’s undeniably a treat. Topped with whipped cream and mixed berries, it makes the perfect addition to any brunch.

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Fresh Fruit and Mint Salad

Combine spring's first strawberries with winter staples like mango, banana and orange for a fresh, colorful salad. Dress the salad with orange liqueur, honey and mint to make it special.

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Cava Sangria

Bobby combines white grape juice, brandy and sliced strawberries to create a lighter twist on sangria. Finish the drink with cava (a Spanish sparkling wine) for the perfect mid-morning sip.

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Orange-Glazed Blueberry Scones

Fresh blueberries are right at home in this buttery, biscuit-like pastry. Once they scones cool, finish them with a simple orange glaze for extra sweetness.

Get the Recipe: Orange Glazed Blueberry Scones

Spring Green Salad

Pick up whatever in-season greens you can find at your local farmers market and dress them simply — with lemon juice, olive oil and salt. A fresh green salad is always a welcome addition at brunch!

Get the Recipe: Spring Green Salad