Your Easter Brunch Guide: All the Recipes You Need for a Sweet & Happy Holiday

Your Easter Brunch Guide: All the Recipes You Need for a Sweet & Happy Holiday

Ariel Knutson
Apr 14, 2017
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Easter is a day for brunch — whether you eat it first thing in the morning, or well into the afternoon when the Easter egg hunt is over, with chocolate eggs for hors d'oeuvres. Brunch is also the best excuse to eat with friends and family early in the day, with sticky buns, ham, and platters of asparagus offered up for spring.

We have recipes for you, from make-ahead lemon rolls and avocado deviled eggs, to classic hot cross buns and breakfast sangria. Let these recipes help you celebrate with the people you love.

The Mains: Ham, Lamb, or Lasagna!

For the main dish at brunch, we're partial to options that serve a crowd. Ham is a classic with lamb right behind it, but sometimes neither are right for your celebration. Salmon or even a really lovely roast chicken are great options, too.

Meat & Seafood Dishes

Eggs and Breakfast Casseroles

The magic of brunch is that you really get to serve whatever you like and eat what you like. So right next to that ham goes a stunning breakfast casserole and a platter of deviled eggs.

Deviled Eggs

Start here: Use eggs that you've had for a while and pressure cook them for the best results.

Egg Frittatas and the Best Breakfast Casseroles

Here's just a smattering of the many breakfast casseroles you have to choose from. Flip through the slideshow for an even bigger selection.

Breads & Pastries

Finish your brunch spread with the classic hot cross buns, rich and dense potato rolls, or sticky-sweet lemon cream cheese rolls. There's even a soft roll you can make in an hour!

Fresh Green Side Dishes

Spring produce is at peak freshness right around Easter, so be sure your table is full of asparagus, radishes, and greens.

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Drinks and Mocktails

Don't forget something festive to drink. Whether that includes alcohol or not, there are plenty of spring beverages to make for your get-together.

Pretty Spring Desserts

Dessert is just right for the occasion, no matter what time of the day you're celebrating. Go for something colorful. Here are a few pretty cakes and treats to inspire.

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