40 of Our Best Easter Brunch Recipes

updated Feb 22, 2023
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The beauty of making brunch the center of your Easter celebration is the sheer variety of menu options. A hearty egg casserole (mixed with cubes of ham if you want to pay homage to that Easter tradition), piles of French toast, or a thick quiche paired with a crisp green salad are all fair game.

No matter what you’re serving up, and even if your celebration involves just a couple people, don’t forget to slide an appetizer or two into the mix. A light bite is welcome before a late brunch, whether it’s deviled eggs (what is Easter without deviled eggs?) or something warm and flaky that starts with puff pastry.

From bite-size nibbles to hearty main dishes, these 40 Easter brunch recipes are sure to please.

Brunch Appetizers

What’s great about these recipes is some can be made completely in advance, while others come together with just a couple ingredients and can be whipped up in no time at all.

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Classic Deviled Eggs
Here's the simplest way to make easy-peel boiled eggs and to devil them deliciously.
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Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche Kettle Chips
Top potato chips with smoked salmon and suddenly they're a classy appetizer.
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Fresh Veggies with Cumin-Lime Yogurt Dip
What's great about this dip is you might already have the ingredients for it in the fridge, so it's a perfect last minute choice.
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Everything Bagel Puff Pastry Cheese Straws
This fast and fancy appetizer comes together with frozen puff pastry, everything bagel spice, and grated Parmesan cheese.
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Stuffed Mushrooms
Easy, cheesy stuffed mushrooms are a classic holiday appetizer for good reason.
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Lemon-Garlic Whipped Feta with Pesto
This extra-creamy dip is ideal served with pita chips, crostini, or vegetable crudité.
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Make-Ahead Gougères
Prep these French cheese puffs ahead of time and tuck them in your freezer. Then, all you have to do is bake them off on Easter morning.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs with Everything Bagel Spice
These deviled eggs get their vivid color from ripe avocado and are finished with a sprinkling of nutty, toasty everything bagel spice.
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Butter-Baked Saltines with Chili Crisp Yogurt Dip
Butter-baked crackers pair delightfully with a spicy, garlicky yogurt dip, made with plain yogurt and chili crisp.
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Cacio e Pepe Popcorn
This recipe for freshly popped popcorn tossed with Pecorino cheese, black pepper, and olive oil is surprising and simple.
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Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
This is the easiest way to make crispy bacon wrapped around sweet, tender scallops.
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Flaky Garlic Bread Pinwheels
This quick and easy puff pastry appetizer also happens to be freezer-friendly if you're looking for a make-ahead option.
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado with Goat Cheese and Arugula
Avocados star in these easy roll-ups, which are just right for a light appetizer.
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Pesto and Goat Cheese Tarte Soleil
This pull-apart puff pastry tart is almost too pretty to tear into.
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Breakfast Deviled Eggs
These breakfast deviled eggs sprinkled with everything bagel seasoning are simply heaven.
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Brunch Mains

The hardest question to answer when it comes to what to serve as the main dish: Savory or sweet? These satisfying options cover both bases.

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Savory Sourdough French Toast with Mushrooms
This savory French toast is topped with a simple salad made with arugula, radishes, and seared mushrooms.
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Beet-Cured Salmon
You can eat beet-cured salmon just like you would lox or salmon. It’s delicious as part of a bagel spread or alongside flatbreads with some cucumber slices and fresh herbs.
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Broccoli and Cheese Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Tender strands of spaghetti squash are tossed with crisp-tender broccoli and enveloped in a fluffy, cheesy custard, giving you all the best parts of the classic side wrapped up into a feel-good, veggie-packed main.
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Huevos Rancheros Casserole
In this version, huevos rancheros go the way of the casserole with a double layer of corn tortillas, a generous helping of beans and cheese, and the signature spicy-sweet tomato-chile sauce. Everything is stacked into a 9x13 baking dish, then topped with a few eggs and baked in a hot oven until the whites are set and everything is melty and delicious.
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Strawberry Dutch Baby
Butter-roasted strawberries and sugar rubbed with lemon sweeten a classic puffed-up Dutch baby.
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Quiche Lorraine
Love a deeply savory quiche? Quiche Lorraine is for you.
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Caprese Frittata Affogata
Affogata is the Italian word for "drowned," which is where the bright tomato sauce comes in: when poured overtop of the frittata, it seeps into the eggs just enough to keep them from drying out or over-cooking.
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Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake
Here, toasted golden bread is baked with cascades of juicy blueberries and deep, rich swirls of cream cheese.
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Easy Spanish Tortilla Casserole
This easy Spanish tortilla casserole is a simpler take on the classic skillet dish, with garlicky, olive oil-slicked potatoes and eggs.
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Radish and Turnip Hash with Green Garlic and Fried Eggs
Sautéing radishes mellows their pungency and renders the once-crisp flesh tender, the golden edges tasting of smoke.
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Baked Croque-Monsieur Casserole
With Dijon mustard, thinly sliced ham, and creamy Gruyère, it seems the classic croque-monsieur was made for the casserole dish.
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Smoked Salmon Egg Boats
This recipe is as fun to assemble as it is to enjoy — there’s just something wonderful about hollowing out a crusty loaf of bread and filling it with fresh, springtime goodies.
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Ham, Asparagus & Gruyère Tart
A buttery, flaky puff pastry tart crowned with roasted asparagus, diced ham, and a cheesy egg custard can play either appetizer or main course. If serving as the later, pair it with a green salad.
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Artichoke, Kale & Ricotta Pie
Bound together by a small amount of egg and cheese, this savory pie's perfection lies in the balance of the rich custard and bright, flavorful vegetables.
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Sausage and Greens Breakfast Casserole
Casserole for breakfast is something look forward to when it has sausage, spinach, potatoes, and plenty of cheese.
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Make-Ahead Bacon & Leek Casserole
Leeks and bacon contribute to the salty, savory goodness of this strata, while Dijon and thyme give it character, and shredded Fontina melts into nutty pockets that pull with every forkful.
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Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
Diced pancetta, bacon’s slightly sweeter Italian cousin, is the undercover star of this dish. After being cooked in a bit of olive oil, it’s layered into the mix, providing a savory, salty foil to the eggy bread and cinnamon and brown-sugar laden ricotta.
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French Onion Frittata
This frittata is loaded with all the best parts of a great bowl of French onion soup: velvety caramelized onions, melted Gruyere, even cubes of toast
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Crispy Prosciutto and Potato Egg Cups
These muffin tin egg cups have crispy prosicutto, Parmesan hash browns, and perfectly cooked whole eggs.
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Make-Ahead Spinach and Feta Egg Casserole
Filled with leafy spinach and chunks of crumbled feta, and laced with fresh dill, this egg casserole will remind you of spanakopita.
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Easy Breakfast Casserole

This crowd-feeding breakfast casserole is loaded with the works: cheddar cheese, diced ham, bell pepper, shredded potatoes, and eggs.

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Shakshuka-ish Breakfast Casserole with Feta Drop Biscuits
This playful twist on shakshuka is a hearty, showstopping choice for brunch for a crowd.
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Asparagus Quiche
Baking this quiche in a deep-dish pie shell means there's plenty of room for tender asparagus, feta cheese, scallions, and creamy custard.
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Double Chocolate Croissant French Toast Casserole
Soak stale croissants in a chocolate milk custard and shower the whole thing with chocolate chips for the most decadent breakfast imaginable.
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Light & Fluffy Sheet Pan Pancakes
This one bowl, no flipping recipe for sheet pan pancakes is fluffy and tender like a classic sheet cake.
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