Valerie Bertinelli's Best Brunch Recipes

Start the day off right with sweet and savory brunch recipes from Valerie's Home Cooking.

Photo By: Justin Lubin ©2015, Television Food Network. G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Justin Lubin ©2015, Television Food Network. G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Justin Lubin ©2015, Television Food Network. G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Justin Lubin ©2015, Television Food Network. G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Photo By: Rob Pryce

Grilled French Toast

Grilled French toast? Why not! Valerie tops hers with a compote that includes strawberries, blackberries and blueberries, along with an apple-mascarpone cream.

Get the Recipe: Grilled French Toast with Apple-Berry Compote and Apple-Mascarpone Cream

Quiche Valerie

Flaky pie dough, your favorite mixed veggies and a hearty helping of cheese make this quiche a brunch dish that won’t disappoint. 

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Individual Pear Crumbles with Maple Yogurt

Upgrade your Greek yogurt with maple syrup, orange zest and warm cinnamon-pear crumbles for a fun take on breakfast parfait.

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Crazy Easy Quickbread

As the name suggests, this bread with Parmesan and rosemary is super-simple to prepare and makes a tasty toast you can enjoy for breakfast all week long.

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Valerie's Brunch Frittata

Impress your guests with an easy but beautiful frittata filled with cherry tomatoes, asparagus and goat cheese.

Get the Recipe: Valerie's Brunch Frittata

Eggs Benedict Rx

Try Valerie’s ham-and-chives eggs Benedict on whole-wheat toast for a restaurant-worthy breakfast you can make in 20 minutes.

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Honey Citrus Southern Iced Tea 

Nothing quenches thirst on a hot day better than a tall glass of sweet tea. Valerie adds lemons, limes and kumquats to steeped black tea for extra citrus in each sip. 

Get the Recipe: Honey Citrus Southern Iced Tea

Breakfast Fajitas

This recipe combines egg whites and sauteed veggies with Valerie’s homemade fresh salsa and plenty of spice for a breakfast dish with a kick.

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Cherry Coconut Scuffins

Part scones, part mini-muffins, these bite-sized sweet treats with shredded coconut and dried cherries are perfect for brunch parties.

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Valerie's Irish Coffee

Perfect for a boozy brunch party or Sunday morning celebration, these coffee cocktails spiked with whiskey will warm you right up.

Get the Recipe: Valerie's Irish Coffee

Avocado Open-Faced Sandwich

For a flavor-filled twist on classic avocado toast, try Valerie’s open-faced avocado sandwich with ricotta cheese, tomatoes and shallots, topped with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds.

Get the Recipe: Avocado Open-Faced Sandwich

Blueberry Smoothie

It may look like just an ordinary blueberry smoothie, but Valerie’s spin on this go-to breakfast drink is packed with healthy ingredients like avocado, collard greens and coconut water.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Smoothie

Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts

The next time you are craving a sweet treat for breakfast but don’t want to cheat on your diet, opt for these healthy, baked-not-fried doughnuts. And by incorporating both pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, you’ll get your pumpkin spice latte fix too.

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Berries with Limoncello and Basil

Update your fruit salad by soaking berries in a shot of limoncello and garnishing with fresh basil.

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English and Italian Finger Sandwiches

These tiny sandwiches filled with Italian charcuterie, basil and cucumber take only 15 minutes to prep, making them a simple, savory finger food for brunch entertaining.

Get the Recipe: English and Italian Finger Sandwiches

Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Valerie provides three new twists on deviled eggs that all pack a flavorful punch; try them with pickles and capers, wasabi and ginger, or sesame and carrot.

Get the Recipe: Deviled Eggs, Three Ways

Spiced Pumpkin Mocha

Amp up hot chocolate by starting with a homemade, flavor-packed syrup made with pumpkin puree, sugar and cocoa powder. Topped with a light dollop of whipped cream, this will be your go-to autumnal drink.

Get the Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Mocha

Honey and Hazelnut Granola

You can make this granola with hazelnuts, honey and dried apricots ahead of time and store it in your pantry to enjoy every morning with yogurt or milk.

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Berry Kir Royale

This classic cocktail with Prosecco, creme de cassis and fresh raspberries is an elegant option for any celebratory brunch.

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Tomato and Cheddar Tartlets

Store-bought pie crusts are the secret shortcut to these Tomato and Cheddar Tartlets. Even better, the tartlets can be prepared and refrigerated ahead of time. Just reheat and eat.

Get the Recipe: Tomato and Cheddar Tartlets

Olive Rosemary Focaccia

This herby, light and flavorful focaccia can be served as a side dish or can be enjoyed on its own. Valerie adds green olives and a drizzle of olive oil on top as a finishing touch.

Get the Recipe: Olive and Rosemary Focaccia

Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail

Take your boozy brunch to the next level with this elegant cocktail that features raspberries and tangy lemon.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Prosecco Cocktail

Rissole Potatoes

These super easy potatoes are crispy, buttery and delightful. Best of all, they're ready in just 30 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Rissole Potatoes

Watermelon Agua Fresca

This 3-ingredient agua fresca features watermelon with a splash of lime.

Get the Recipe: Watermelon Agua Fresca

Classic Lemon Tart with Coconut Almond Crust

Making a classic lemon curd doesn't have to be complicated. Valerie's recipe uses the microwave as an easy hack to create a delicious filling.

Get the Recipe: Classic Lemon Tart with Coconut-Almond Crust

Mini Crab Cakes with Mustard Crème Fraiche

These bite-sized crab cakes are a brunch party essential. The zesty creme fraiche dipping sauce includes Dijon mustard and Old Bay seasoning for an added kick.

Get the Recipe: Mini Crab Cakes with Mustard Creme Fraiche

Everything Bagel Panzanella Salad

Instead of traditional Italian bread, Valerie uses everything bagels as the base for this panzanella salad, tossed with fresh cucumbers, basil and mozzarella.

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Fried Green Tomato Benedict with Easy Cajun Hollandaise

“This recipe is amazing!” said one fan. “I made it exactly as directed and it’s one of the best dishes that I’ve ever cooked.”

Get the Recipe: Fried Green Tomato Benedict with Easy Cajun Hollandaise