Our 50 Best Brunch Recipes

Make this a meal to remember with recipes for everything from French toast to frittatas, stratas, and so much more.

November 23, 2021
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The Best Eggs Benedict

Nothing says, "it's the weekend," like brunch does. It's great on the days when you sleep through breakfast, but aren't quite ready to eat lunch. It's the best meal to enjoy with a bottle of bubbly or pitcher of Bloody Marys. It's also a classic way to celebrate Easter, Mother's Day, and even Thanksgiving — but you can (and should!) enjoy brunch any time. That's why we're sharing our most popular sweet and savory brunch recipes, including our best-ever Eggs Benedict. Serve each dish individually or mix-and-match them to make a menu. The options are endless!

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Mimosas

Break out the champagne flutes! Rachael Ray dresses up the classic brunch cocktail by adding a splash of orange liqueur to each glass.

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French Toast

With 650 5-star reviews, Robert Irvine's simple French toast recipe is a fan favorite for a few reasons. He opts for challah or brioche bread, dips each slice in a sweet spiced buttery egg mixture and serves it with warmed maple syrup (read: a simple-yet-impressive upgrade).

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Banana Bread with Pecans

With over 1000 5-star reviews, you know you can trust Tyler Florence's banana bread recipe. Slice it up to serve in lieu of biscuits, warmed, with softened butter.

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Chilaquiles with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

This Mexican dish is a great way to use up any stale tortillas and salsa. For her recipe, Marcela Valladolid whips up her own salsa verde with roasted tomatillos, serrano chiles and cilantro. "If you have some leftover from your chilaquiles, you can use it for dipping tortilla chips, to put over some grilled fish, for a little taco with some carne asada, whatever you want," she says.

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Layered Ham and Cheese Biscuits

These fluffy buttermilk biscuits feature layers of melted Cheddar cheese and savory black forest ham. Enjoy them as part of a large brunch spread with honey butter and jam or pack them up to enjoy on-the-go. Picnic brunch, anyone?

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Sour cream works wonders in baked goods, adding a subtle tang and richness to whatever you're making. Exhibit A: This top-rated streusel-topped coffee cake from Ina Garten.

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Mini Frittatas

Giada brings out the mini muffin tins to make her bite-sized egg frittatas. She adds chopped ham, Parmesan cheese and parsley to hers, but feel free to get creative.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Overnight breakfast bakes are an amazing addition to any brunch menu. Since everything is assembled the night before, you free up time in the morning to work on making other dishes — pancakes, bacon, French toast, you name it.

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Pitcher of Bloody Marys

Bring the fun of a bottomless brunch to your own kitchen: Make a pitcher (or two!) of Tyler Florence's Bloody Marys, so you can quickly and easily replenish anyone's drink.

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Wafflemaker Hash Browns

We love finding new ways to use our wafflemaker. Here, Ree Drummond uses this appliance to make extra-crispy hash browns.

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Sheet Pan Pancakes

No, you don't need to stand over a hot griddle flipping endless batches of pancakes! Ree Drummond's recipe feeds a lot of people without requiring you to babysit individual pancakes.

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Roast Bacon

Ina Garten shares the simplest way to cook up a lot of crispy bacon at once: Bake it on a sheet pan, then pat dry with paper towels.

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Shakshuka

Originally from North Africa and the Middle East, this flavorful dish features eggs cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. With just a handful of ingredients, it's a great budget-friendly brunch option. Our recipe serves two, but you can easily grab a larger skillet and double it.

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Creme Brulee French Toast with Drunken Strawberries

Dessert, meet breakfast. Bobby Flay's French toast stars a drunken strawberry sauce that is simultaneously citrusy and sweet. He also makes the French toast in the oven, so you can redirect your efforts toward cooking up other entrees or spending time with friends.

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Quiche Lorraine

Made with caramelized onions, bacon and grueyere cheese, this classic decadent quiche will never go out of style.

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Sangria Fruit Salad

If your ideal brunch includes a sweet-and-refreshing cocktail then you’ll want to add this simple fruit salad to your menu. Katie gives a mix of berries, grapes and citrus fruit the sangria treatment by soaking them in a rosé wine dressing.

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Cranberry Orange Scones

Since you don't need to wait for the dough to rise, scones can be ready in under an hour. Ina Garten tops hers with a sweet orange glaze.

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Sunny’s Perfect Scrambled Cheesy Eggs

Sunny's secret to making killer scrambled eggs? Don't rush the cooking process. She says, "Slow and low like BBQ is the way to go with eggs."

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Fresh Peach Bellinis

Pop the bubbly! Ina Garten shares her recipe for a homemade peach puree that pairs beautifully with a bottle of chilled prosecco.

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Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Keep everyone at the table happy with this hearty vegetarian breakfast casserole featuring sauteed mushrooms and spinach, as well as two types of cheese.

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Blueberry Pancakes

For light and fluffy pancakes, Trisha Yearwood adds a cup of sour cream to her batter before folding in fresh blueberries and lemon zest.

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Sheet Pan Huevos Rancheros

In this take on the beloved Mexican dish, we're assembling the tortillas, beans, eggs and ranchero-style sauce on a sheet pan, so you can free space on your stovetop for pancakes and French toast.

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Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Ree Drummond's French toast bake is the ultimate make-ahead brunch entree. Everything tastes better as it sits in the fridge, as the bread soaks in the cinnamon-cream mixture, so you're better off making it the night before. Simply sprinkle on the topping and pop in the oven as guests arrive.

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Oven Home Fries with Peppers and Onions

Every good brunch entree comes with a side of sizzling, crispy home fries. Rachael Ray's hands-off version is made by roasting potatoes in a really hot oven with chopped peppers, onions and seasonings.

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Potato Basil Frittata

Frittatas are a favorite because they're so easy to customize. Ina Garten says, "I actually find you can use whatever is leftover from dinner. If you had chicken and broccoli the night before, it makes a delicious frittata." That said, her recipe — featuring fried potatoes, ricotta, Gruyere and basil — is perfect as is.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

This spin on the brunch classic makes it easier to feed a crowd. English muffins are soaked in a custard and baked along with Canadian bacon, while you blend together a lemony hollandaise and poach eggs.

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Yogurt and Fruit Parfaits

You can quickly assemble layers of vanilla yogurt, berries and granola before guests arrive — but, if you're expecting a larger crowd, set up a DIY parfait bar instead.

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Vegan Banana Pancakes

With a few simple substitutions, you can make pancakes suitable for anyone following a plant-based or dairy-free diet. If you're tempted to add chocolate chips into the mix, just be sure you opt for vegan chocolate.

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Eggs Florentine

Giada's gluten-free variation on eggs Benedict features poached eggs served over creamed spinach and beefsteak tomatoes. She crisps up slices of prosciutto to crumble and sprinkle on top.

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Bagel Breakfast Casserole

Take everything you love about a traditional bagel breakfast sandwich — bagels, eggs, cheese, sausage and everything bagel seasoning — but bake it into a creamy, cheesy casserole that can be assembled the night before.

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Dutch Baby

Basically a hybrid between a pancake and a popover, the perfect Dutch baby should be dramatically puffed with crisp edges and a thin, slightly eggy bottom. We enlist the help of a hot cast iron skillet to achieve this, making sure to preheat the skillet for at least 10 minutes. To help extend the time before the Dutch baby deflates, lower the oven temprature toward the end of the cooking time.

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Stuffed Everything Bagel Puffs

While these golden puffs may be small enough to eat in one-bite, they are big on flavor. They are studded with everthing bagel seasoning and stuffed with a homemade scallion cream cheese filling.

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Sweet Hot Fried Chicken and Waffles

While buttermilk waffles are delicious served simply with butter or syrup, adding fried chicken really makes for a memorable meal. In her version of this classic dish, Amanda Freitag folds Cheddar into the waffle batter and tops everything off with a sweet-and-spicy glaze.

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Western Omelette

Omelette stations are what separate okay brunch buffets from great ones. Bring some of that magic home by cooking up an omelette or two for the family.

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Brunch Brisket

Skip the eggs and serve up a big cut of meat, instead. Molly Yeh packs all the flavors of breakfast sausage into a brisket, but lets her slow cooker do all the heavy lifting overnight.

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Perfect Sunny-Side-Up Egg

Jeff Mauro has mastered the art of frying a perfectly-cooked egg. Follow his method whenever you want to add a fried egg to anything. It is truly delicious served on top of avocado toast.

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Maple-Pepper Bacon

While you can cook bacon in a skillet until crispy and call it a day, brushing each slice with maple syrup and adding a pinch of freshly cracked black pepper takes it to the next level.

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Almost-Famous Cheesecake Pancakes

Serve up a stack of these IHOP-inspired pancakes and everyone will love you. We folded chunks of cheesecake into pancake batter, then served the flapjacks with a sweet strawberry sauce.

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Grandma’s Anything Goes Strata

Transform all the odds-and-ends in your fridge into a showstopping main. This strata recipe is meant for riffing, so use any type of cheese, leafy greens, meat or bread you happen to have on hand.

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Mini Quiches with Peas and Bacon

If you're looking for something savory to round out a brunch menu filled with French toast and stacks of pancakes, consider Molly Yeh's mini quiches. While quiche tends to be super rich and decadent, these are made in a 12-cup muffin tin, so everyone will have just a few bites to enjoy.

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Sweet Potato and Bacon Hash

"Whenever I cook bacon, I always save the bacon fat because it's great for cooking with," says Molly Yeh. Here, she fries up sweet potatoes in bacon fat for a irresistible side dish that is slightly spicy and oh-so crispy.

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Sunny Morning Muffins

Muffins are ideal for enjoying breakfast on-the-go, but they can also be a healthy make-ahead option to include on a brunch buffet. Sunny Anderson packs hers with strawberries, blueberries, bananas and walnuts.

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Fruit Salad with Orange-Vanilla Syrup

Since many brunch entrees can be a bit indulgent (to say the least!), it's essential to add something light into the mix. You can never really go wrong with a fruit salad, especially this medley of strawberries, grapes and mint that is ready in no time at all.

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Breakfast Pizza

Keep a ball of pizza dough in your freezer, so you're always prepared to bake off a pie (just thaw it first). While many breakfast pizzas skew savory, adding eggs to a base of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, Giada opts for a sweeter version. She covers the crust with a cinnamon-sugar mixture, then tops it off with ricotta and fresh berries.

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Banana Sour Cream Pancakes

Discover how easy it is to make pancakes from scratch, and you may never buy a box of the premade mix ever again. Ina's pancake recipe makes the most of pantry staples and features sour cream in lieu of the more traditional buttermilk.

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Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Gruyere Quiche with Quinoa Crust

Ellie Krieger's lightened-up quiche tastes just as decadent as its full-fat counterparts, Her secret? She taps into egg whites and evaporated fat-free milk for the custard filling, then amps up the flavor with sauteed savory mushrooms, fresh thyme and a bit of grated Gruyere cheese.

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Zucchini Bread Waffles

Here's a delicious way to use up any zucchini and carrots left behind in the fridge: Grab a grater, then add the shredded vegetables to a buttermilk waffle batter. Ree Drummond whips up a sweet cream cheese syrup to drizzle all over the waffles (it's heavenly).

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Bacon-and-Egg Breakfast Caesar Salad

Who says you can't have a salad in the morning? Not us! We gave the classic Caesar a breakfast makeover, taking the egg yolk out of the dressing and topping the salad with a sunny-side-up egg instead.

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Grilled Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwiches for a Crowd

Take brunch outdoors with this grill-friendly recipe that allows you to cook 12 breakfast sandwiches at once. The secret? Starting with a pack of pull-apart dinner rolls.

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