Best Brunch Recipes

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If you enjoy a good brunch menu but don’t want to spend tons of money eating out, then this roundup is just for you! We’ve gathered 20 of our favorite brunch recipes that’s perfect for holidays and special occasions or just a simple weekend at home in your pajamas. We’re sharing lots of savory and sweet brunch recipes including breakfast casseroles, quiche, french toast, and more!🍳

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Spinach And Mushroom Crustless Quiche

Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche

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This easy, tasty Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche is low on carbs and big on flavor. This veggie-filled breakfast will keep you full and happy.
4.84 from 274 votes
$5.89 recipe / $0.98 serving Get the Recipe

Quiche is a brunch classic and it’s so much easier than you’d think! We like this Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche version, but you could certainly pour this into a par-baked pie crust as well.

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

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This easy, one-skillet Sweet Potato Hash is the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors and hearty ingredients. It's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
5 from 4 votes
$5.36 recipe / $0.89 serving Get the Recipe

A little bit savory, a little bit sweet, this one-skillet Sweet Potato Hash is the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch table.

Dutch Baby

Dutch Baby

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This Dutch Baby recipe looks super fancy, but is so easy to make! Perfect anytime you want an extra special breakfast or weekend brunch.
5 from 8 votes
$1.60 recipe / $0.40 serving Get the Recipe

If you really want to impress your guests for breakfast or show off for a Mother’s Day brunch, then you have to make this Dutch Baby recipe! It’s thin, light, super easy to make and an absolute showstopper!

Salsa Poached Eggs

Salsa Poached Eggs

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These salsa poached eggs are like a southwest spin on shakshuka. Eggs poached in a rich and flavorful tomato sauce with green chiles.
4.50 from 16 votes
$3.96 recipe / $0.99 serving Get the Recipe

If you love shakshuka, then you’ll love this Salsa Poached Eggs recipe! It’s a southwest spin on the classic poached eggs in tomato sauce!

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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This deliciously cheesy sausage breakfast casserole is easy to throw together when you need a filling breakfast to feed a crowd.
4.84 from 6 votes
$10.93 recipe / $1.82 serving Get the Recipe

If you’ve got a crowd to feed, this easy Sausage Breakfast Casserole gets the job done!

Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette

Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette

This Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette is a simple and rustic dessert that can be made with frozen or fresh berries. BudgetBytes.com
This rustic Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette is a simple dessert that can be made with frozen or fresh berries. Easier than pie! 
4.88 from 16 votes
$5.00 recipe / $0.83 serving Get the Recipe

Why make a bunch of little danishes when you can make one big MONSTER danish?? Galettes are a super simple, rustic version of a pie and this Lemon Blueberry Galette is filled with a little cream cheese, blueberries, and bright lemon. So delish!

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

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These incredibly delicious homemade cinnamon rolls have soft, buttery layers of cinnamon and sugar topped with a rich cream cheese frosting. 
4.50 from 6 votes
$4.59 recipe / $0.51 each Get the Recipe

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls??…umm, yes please!! Trust me, these fluffy, buttery, and gooey cinnamon rolls will not last long at your brunch gathering.

Crispy Baked Bacon

How to Cook Bacon in the Oven

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Learn how to cook bacon in the oven with very little effort and no hot splattering bacon grease! Perfect, crispy bacon in the oven every time.
4.91 from 11 votes
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When you’re putting together a big brunch, you’ll want to use a hands-off cooking method for your bacon like this Crispy Baked Bacon, so you can tend to the rest of the meal.

Cheese Grits

Cheese Grits

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These cheese grits are extra rich, creamy, and flavorful. They make a hearty and comforting breakfast or a delicious side dish with dinner.
5 from 8 votes
$3.39 recipe / $0.85 serving Get the Recipe

For an extra cozy weekend brunch, make sure to whip up a batch of these rich and cheesy grits!

Air Fryer Potatoes

Air Fryer Potatoes

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Air fryer potatoes are soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and made for dipping. They're the perfect side for any meal!
5 from 1 vote
$3.60 recipe / $0.90 serving Get the Recipe

You can’t have breakfast or brunch without some type of potatoes. These Air Fryer Potatoes are a must and so easy to make! Just chop, season, and pop them in the air fryer while you work on the rest of your breakfast menu.

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding

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Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding (also known as French Toast Casserole) is a rich and sweet breakfast treat or after-dinner dessert!
 
4.89 from 9 votes
$4.22 recipe / $0.70 serving Get the Recipe

Cozy, sweet, and rich, this Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding will fill your house with all the cozy aromas!

Country Sausage Gravy

Country Sausage Gravy

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Make this easy Country Sausage Gravy from scratch in under 20 minutes for a hearty southern style breakfast at home.
4.90 from 19 votes
$2.53 recipe / $0.63 serving Get the Recipe

If you’re in the south, you can’t have a weekend breakfast or brunch without some rich and cozy Country Sausage Gravy!🙌

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka

Smoky White Bean Shakshuka makes the BEST breakfast for dinner! BudgetBytes.com
Eggs poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce speckled with white beans, this Smoky White Bean Shakshuka is a filling and inexpensive breakfast or dinner! BudgetBytes.com
4.86 from 68 votes
$6.49 recipe / $1.62 serving Get the Recipe

If you’re team #savorybreakfast you’re going to love this single skillet Smoky White Bean Shakshuka. But make sure you get some really good quality bread to dip into that gorgeous tomato sauce!

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

Fluffy Homemade Pancakes

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This easy homemade pancake recipe makes the most delicious and fluffy stack of pancakes around! Perfect for a cozy weekend breakfast.
4.32 from 32 votes
$0.95 recipe / $0.24 serving Get the Recipe

Homemade pancakes are a classic and a must-have for any breakfast or brunch gathering. These fluffy pancakes are perfectly golden, easy to make, and can be topped with lots of fun toppings!

Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches

Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo

Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo are the perfect mix of salty, sweet, and spicy for your weekend brunch.
4.73 from 18 votes
$9.80 recipe / $2.45 per sandwich Get the Recipe

These aren’t just any breakfast sandwiches, these are special weekend brunch-approved breakfast sandwiches! The sweet and salty brown sugar bacon pairs perfectly with the smoky and spicy chipotle mayo, and it’s all stuffed inside a soft and sweet brioche bun. This is how you do brunch.

Easy Quiche Lorraine

Easy Quiche Lorraine

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You're going to love this silky, savory, and ridiculously Easy Quiche Lorraine! The puff pastry crust makes it absolutely effortless!
5 from 6 votes
$10.13 recipe / $1.27 serving Get the Recipe

This Easy Quiche Lorraine will steal the show at your next brunch gathering. It’s silky, savory, flavorful, and so delicious.

Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

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These soft, fluffy, and moist carrot cake muffins are full of delicious carrot cake flavor and the perfect sweet treat any time of the day!
5 from 7 votes
$4.55 recipe / $0.45 each Get the Recipe

These Carrot Cake Muffins are fluffy, super moist, and the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch menu!

French Toast

French Toast

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This easy French Toast recipe makes the perfect light, fluffy, and golden brown French toast, perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
5 from 6 votes
$3.69 recipe / $0.92 serving Get the Recipe

I can’t think of a better way to enjoy a simple breakfast or brunch than with crispy, fluffy, custardy slices of French Toast. They have just the right amount of sweetness and they’re perfect drizzled with some warm maple syrup.

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

Easy Hollandaise Sauce

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An easy, no-fail method for making homemade hollandaise sauce in just minutes. Anyone can make this rich and creamy lemon butter sauce!
4.47 from 66 votes
$0.72 recipe / $0.36 serving Get the Recipe

Whether you’re making eggs benedict or you just want to drizzle some of this creamy sauce over your favorite vegetables, no brunch is complete without Hollandaise sauce!

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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These easy Ham and Cheese Sliders are a must-have for parties! They’re buttery, sweet, salty, gooey, and insanely delicious!
5 from 6 votes
$11.09 recipe / $1.84 serving Get the Recipe

These buttery Ham and Cheese Sliders can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! They’re a huge favorite at family gatherings and they’re absolutely perfect to add to your brunch menu!

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