Our 32 Best Brunch Appetizer Recipes

updated Mar 13, 2024
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Bite-sized quiches filled with melty cheese and chopped sweet bell peppers baked in a small muffin pan
Credit: Joe Lingeman

The beauty of making brunch the center of any celebration, such as Easter or Mother’s Day, are the sheer variety of options. From hearty brunch casseroles, stacks of pancakes and French toast, and cinnamon rolls, the best brunch spreads have a little bit of everything. But let’s not forget the appetizers!

Bite-sized mini quiches, breakfast sliders, and sweet mini Dutch baby pancakes are great options, along with classic deviled eggs, creamy dips, and puff pastry tarts. The best part is that you can make many of them ahead for Sunday brunch. Serve them with your favorite brunch pitcher cocktails for an easy brunch that everyone will love.

No matter what you’re serving up, appetizers are always a welcome addition to any brunch menu. From sweet to savory, these 32 brunch appetizer recipes will have everyone asking for more.

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Easy 5-Ingredient Mini Quiche Cups

Bite-sized quiches filled with melty cheese and chopped sweet bell peppers are the ultimate brunch appetizer.

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Deviled Eggs

The key to the best deviled eggs? Buttery garlic breadcrumbs.

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Smoked Salmon Egg Boats

This smoked salmon 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 for brunch.

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Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

Muffin tin Dutch baby pancakes are the sweetest, easiest way to make Dutch babies for a brunch crowd.

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Breakfast Sliders

When it comes to picking a favorite brunch appetizer, a really good breakfast sandwich will always stand above the rest, especially when that sandwich comes in slider form, layered with a mound of fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, and a double (yes, double!) layer of melty cheddar.

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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 is the perfect brunch appetizer.

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Smoked Salmon Dip

This easy smoked salmon dip is made with a blend of whipped cream cheese, sour cream, Greek yogurt, and lots of fresh dill. It’s perfect for swiping on toast or serving with buttery crackers — or even smearing on toasted bagels!

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Togarashi Deviled Eggs

Thanks to extra-rich Kewpie mayonnaise and togarashi, a Japanese chili pepper-based spice blend, these deviled eggs are a cut above your average garden variety.

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Charcuterie Board

A step-by-step guide to shopping and putting together the ultimate charcuterie board for brunch.

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The Easiest Cream Cheese Breakfast Pastries

These quick and easy puff pastry brunch pastries are filled with cream cheese and your favorite fruit jam.

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Feta Dip

Serve this creamy 5-ingredient easy appetizer with crackers, crostini, or crudité.

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Deviled Egg Dip

Turn deviled eggs into an easy, delicious brunch dip with creamy labneh.

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Everything Bagel Puff Pastry Cheese Straws

This fast and fancy brunch appetizer comes together with frozen puff pastry, everything bagel spice, and grated Parmesan cheese.

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Pimento Cheese

This Southern classic is the ultimate no-bake cheese dip. Spread on a buttermilk biscuit with a swipe of pepper jelly.

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Breakfast Pigs in a Blanket

Pigs in a blanket, one of the easiest appetizers you can make, are always one of the first things gobbled up on a snack board, and with good reason. Here's our brunch version made with breakfast sausages and everything bagel seasoning.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

These cheesy stuffed mushrooms are an easy appetizer that everyone will love for brunch.

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Mini Apple Rose Pies

Here's an easy tutorial for making your own mini apple pies for brunch.

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Breakfast Meatballs

Move over bacon — breakfast meatballs will be your new morning meat of choice from now on. Serve over creamy polenta or cheesy grits.

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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 Hand Pies

These make-ahead friendly puff pastry pockets are stuffed with creamy scrambled eggs, melted cheese, and bacon.

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Everything Bagel Hummus Bowl

All the things you love about a smoked salmon bagel in one satisfying brunch bowl.

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Fruit Dip

Fluffy marshmallow and cream cheese dip makes every slice of fruit special.

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Fried Goat Cheese Balls

Make these crowd-pleasing crispy fried goat cheese balls with a gooey center and tangy mango sauce for a tasty brunch app.

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Breakfast Caesar with Jammy Eggs and English Muffin Croutons

This spin on the classic Caesar salad uses English muffin croutons to make this an ideal way to start your brunch meal.

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Shrimp Cocktail

Make a classic shrimp cocktail with perfectly poached shrimp and zingy cocktail sauce.

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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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Antipasto Platter

This abundant Italian spread of cured meat, cheese, and marinated vegetables is the ultimate way to kick off a brunch meal.

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Extra-Crispy Eggplant Crostini

This crispy eggplant recipe rethinks the concept of crostini. Slices of panko-crusted eggplant are fried in a cast iron skillet and showered with tasty toppings.

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Caramelized Leek, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Tart

Balsamic vinegar and Dijon mustard are flavor standouts in this mouth-watering veggie puff pastry tart.

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Scotch Eggs

Soft-boiled eggs are wrapped in breakfast sausage, then breaded and fried.

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