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Easter Brunch Recipes and Menu Ideas:
A Traditional Easter Brunch

Spring is such a beautiful time... which makes Easter really worth celebrating! The Easter brunch recipes on this page will help you celebrate your Easter holiday to the max. Why? Because this Easter brunch menu idea is simple, flavorful, impressive, and really festive.
The Easter brunch menu ideas here are fabulous! But you'll also find a few more ideas for Easter brunch and other Easter recipe ideas on my Easter Recipes Main Page, including:

Easter Brunch Recipes Menu


Drinks: Bloody Marys, Mojitos, and Champagne

You can never go wrong with these classic brunch drinks and cocktails. Looking for an Easter brunch recipe for Bloody Marys? You can find it right here on this page.

Or check out my perfect classic Mojito recipe right here!


Individual Baked Eggs with Herbs, Cherry Tomatoes, and Bacon

Baked Eggs Recipe For an Easter Brunch Menu IdeaI love the look of individually baked eggs for Easter. Each person is served with his or her own little dish of eggs, and the effect is super elegant and special. And, interestingly, the ramekins you use are actually inexpensive-- and a great investment. Because this Easter breakfast dish is something you'll want to make all year!

This is one of my favorite Easter brunch recipes because while it's elegant-looking, it's also fun and easy and cooks up perfectly every time. Don't skimp on the cream, butter, or the fresh herbs-- they MAKE this dish.

The recipe below is for 8 people, so you'll need eight medium-sized ramekins to do this in your oven. Don't like the idea of individual ramekins? This can also be made in a large casserole dish.

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Ingredients:
2 tbsp. butter, softened
2 2/3 C. shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
16 large eggs
16 tbsp. heavy cream
2 tbsp. fresh herbs, your choice
1/3 C. minced fresh parsley
16 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped
40 cherry pear tomatoes, divided, quartered
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease each ramekin liberally with the softened butter.

2. Place about 5 quartered cherry tomatoes into the bottom of each ramekin. Sprinkle lightly with salt.

3. Into the bottom of each ramekin, on top of the tomatoes, sprinkle about half of the cheese (divide half of you total quantity of cheese evenly into each ramekin).

4. Break two eggs into each ramekin. Divide parsley and herbs evenly among ramekins. Drizzle two tablespoons of cream over the eggs in each ramekin. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

5. Top with the rest of the cheese and the crumbled bacon.

6. Bake about 20-25 minutes, or until your eggs have reached your desired level of doneness.

Note: If this is your first time making this Easter brunch recipe for guests, I'd suggest doing a quick test ahead of time. Make a batch of these for yourself, and watch the cook time to judge when to take them out. Cook time for baked eggs tends to vary widely according to different tastes and ovens. A test will help you get it just right when it's actually part of your Easter menu for brunch.


Too-Easy Brunch Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

Tasty Hashbrown Casserole Recipe for Easter BrunchIf you wander around Divine Dinner Party a bit, you'll see that I don't normally post recipes with things like cream of mushroom soup or French fried onions. But I'm making an exception for this tasty recipe. Why? Because I love it, and everybody who ever tries it loves it. It's SO, SO easy and really delicious. It's also one of the easiest Easter brunch recipes you'll ever make.

Looking for some make-ahead Easter brunch menu ideas? You can assemble this whole casserole the night before, and pop it in the oven in the morning. Easy as could be.

Serves 8-10.

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Ingredients:
2 lbs. frozen hash brown potatoes (don't thaw them!)
1 (10 3/4 oz) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
12 oz. freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 C. sour cream (light is okay)
1 C. minced onion
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 can (6 oz) French fried onions

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 13x9" baking pan.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the hash browns (you'll need to break them up a bit with your hands), the soup, the cheese, the sour cream, the minced onion, and the pepper. Mix well.

3. Place potato mixture in your baking dish. Bake about 70 minutes, or until top is golden and casserole is bubbly.

4. Sprinkle the French fried onions over and bake 5 minutes more, or until onions are golden.

5. Let this Easter brunch recipe cool about 5-10 minutes before serving.


Spinach Salad with Pecans, Leeks, and Apples

This wonderfully flavorful salad is the perfect accompaniment to the rest of these Easter brunch recipes. It's fresh and springy, it's elegant, and all of the elements can be made ahead of time, leaving you only to toss the salad together when it's time to eat.

You can find my recipe for fresh Spinach Salad right here.

Warm Biscuits or Cheese Scones

Of course, a wonderful and easy thing to serve with these Easter brunch menu ideas is... simple buttered toast. But if you're looking for Easter brunch recipes for bread that you can leave out for your guests to grab at will --and something that'll make a wonderful impression-- make some fresh biscuits like these ultra easy, buttery-flaky biscuits or a batch of these wonderful Cheddar Cheese Scones.


Spring Strawberry Coffee Cake for Easter

Spring Strawberry Coffee Cake Easter BreakfastThis is one of my favorite sweet Easter brunch recipes! It's festive, it's fresh, and it uses one of the best ingredients of the season: strawberries! It's also moist, rich, and very special. Not to mention easy!

When mixing the cake batter, be sure not to over-mix. Like muffins, this Easter coffee cake recipe will get a bit rubbery if it's over-mixed.

Recipe serves 8, and can be used as a make ahead brunch recipe-- it gets even better as it sits.

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Ingredients:
1 C. flour
1/2 C. granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1 lg. egg
1/2 C. whole milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
2 C. thick-sliced fresh strawberries

For the Crumble:
1/2 C. flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 C. brown sugar, packed
5 tbsp. cold butter, chopped
1/4 C. chopped pecans

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8" square baking dish. Set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cardamom.

3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg. Add the milk, vanilla, and melted butter. Beat until well combined.

4. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, and stir with a wooden spoon until JUST combined. Pour batter into your prepared baking dish.

5. Layer strawberries over the top of your batter.

6. To make the crumble, combine the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar in a small mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or two forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the pecans.

7. Sprinkle crumble topping over strawberries.

8. Bake about 40 minutes, or until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Don't worry if it looks a bit liquidy from the strawberries. It should set up after it's been out of the oven while.

9. Serve this Easter coffee cake recipe at room temperature.


Fresh Fruit Skewers with Margarita Dip

Margarita Dip with FruitThis is one of the Easter brunch recipes that my guests have the most fun with. While it's a ton of fun to dip and eat, it's also simple, flavorful, and can mostly be assembled ahead of time.

You can serve this as a platter of fruit-and-cake skewers, or with the individual elements in separate serving dishes-- whatever fits your Easter brunch table!

Looking for a fun way to present this Easter brunch recipe? Hollow out a pineapple, and use the fruit as part of your dish. Fill the middle of the pineapple with the dip mixture, and arrange your fruit skewers around it.

Serves about 10.

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Ingredients: 3 C. total cubed angel food cake, cubed pound cake, gingersnap cookies, or sugar cookies 3 C. cubed fresh fruit (whole strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, grapes, melon, etc.)

Dip:
1/2 C. Greek Yogurt
3 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1/4 C. powdered sugar
1 tbsp. tequila (optional but recommended!)
2 tbsp. margarita mix
1/2 tsp. grated lime zest
1/4 tsp. grated orange zest
1/2 C. light cream

Instructions: 1. Assemble your fruit and cake into skewers or into trays as desired.

2. To make the dip, combine the yogurt, cream cheese, sugar, tequila, margarita mix, and zests in the bowl of your food processor.

3. Blend until well combined.

4. Add whipping cream and process until fluffy.

5. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours before serving with fruit and cake cubes.



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