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    The 40 BEST Brunch Ideas

    If you have a special occasion or mid-day get together coming up, we’re here to help!

    This collection of the best Brunch Ideas has a huge variety of dishes for you to make. It includes classics like quiches and benedicts, as well as some totally unique recipes.

    Whether it’s some special day like Mother’s Day, or just a weekend family get together, you’re sure to find the perfect recipe here.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing brunch ideas, they’re all sure to wow the crowd!

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    The Best Brunch Ideas:

    1. Breakfast Tacos

    We are starting this incredible list of Brunch recipes with the best, our own favorite Breakfast Tacos!

    This recipe is loaded with everything you love in tacos, it’s easy, delicious, filling, and super fun to make. You can start your weekend with this fantastic brunch meal.

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    2. Lowcountry Shrimp and Grits

    You are going to completely get obsessed with this delicious Lowcountry Shrimps and Grits dish!

    The succulent shrimp and smoky sausage are smothered in a savory gravy and piled over creamy grits. So make your special brunch more delicious with this excellent dish.

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    3. Smoked Salmon Flatbread

    Searching for something quick and tasty for a bunch? Then you have come to the perfect recipe, our Smoked Salmon Flatbread.

    This is the fastest dish that is full of flavors and delicious ingredients. Make it and see for yourself.

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    4. Eggs Cochon

    You are going to love this Eggs Cochon recipe because it’s the best and the tastiest version of egg benedict.

    This terrific dish is made with a fluffy buttermilk biscuit that is loaded with Cajun pulled pork, poached egg, and hollandaise sauce. It’s a perfect recipe for a hearty and impressive brunch.

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    5. Denver Omelette (AKA Western Omelette)

    Get ready for a delicious brunch option, this Denver Omelette recipe!

    An outstanding dish that is loaded full of veggies, ham, and cheese, this omelet is mind-blowingly tasty. What else could you want?

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    6. Shakshuka

    Give your regular eggs Middle Eastern flair with this stunning Shakshuka recipe! This colorful and insanely delicious dish is full of flavors, that make your day super happy and satisfying.

    So try this version of delicious eggs, and it will become your new go-to recipe for sure.

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    7. Dutch Baby

    Have you ever made German Pancakes, popularly known as Dutch Baby? If not, then this recipe is just for you!

    You are going to fall in love with the superb puff crust and custard-like center that tastes just delicious. Give your family this awesome surprise by making this Dutch Baby for a special weekend brunch.

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    8. Biscuits and Gravy

    Start your weekend with this fabulously delicious biscuit and Gravy recipe!

    This pure comfort food is loaded with creamy and rich ingredients, that taste just superb with each other. The best part of this recipe is, it is surprisingly easy to make.

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    9. Scrambled Eggs on English Muffins

    This Scrambled Eggs on English Muffins is one of the most gorgeous recipes you are going to make at home.

    It will make your family and friends super happy and content, because this dish has such great ingredients. This will be one of your favorite brunch ideas.

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    10. Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread

    Surprise everyone with this dazzling Steak Gorgonzola Flatbread recipe! This restaurant-quality dish is super easy and quick to make, but it tastes out of this-world delicious.

    This a great brunch recipe that will surely impress your guests.

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    11. Egg Bhurji (Indian Scrambled Eggs)

    Make your beloved eggs in Indian style with this delicious Indian Scrambled Eggs, also known as Egg Bhurji!

    You can make this flavorful dish with only a few Indian spices, that give your ultimate eggs amazing flavors.

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    12. Surf and Turf Shrimp and Grits

    Make your favorite surf and turf fancier and more special with this excellent Surt and Turf Shrimps and Grits recipe!

    You are going to love the combinations, flavors, and textures that this dish delivers. You can totally make your weekend brunch absolutely delicious with this comfort food, and just amaze everyone.

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    13. Loco Moco (Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy)

    Are you craving some Hawaiian flavors? Dont worry, we have the best Hawaiian Beef Patty with Gravy recipe for you, popularly known as Loco Moco!

    This comfort food will be your new family favorite for sure, as it’s made of rice that is topped with beef patty, gravy and a sunny-side-up egg. So try this Hawaiian classic soon.

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    14. Mushroom, Spinach and Egg Breakfast Skillet

    Skillet dishes are always amazing, and this Mushroom, Spinach, and Egg Breakfast Skillet is no different!

    This flavor-packed dish is made with ingredients that you love, which are healthy and delicious together. So give a break to your regular eggs and make this gorgeous dish for a hearty brunch.

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    15. Mediterranean Omelette

    Another bold flavor for your regular eggs is this amazingly delicious and satisfying Mediterranean Omelette!

    This Omelette is loaded with cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, spinach, and feta cheese, making it the best Omelette you have ever tasted.

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    16. Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche

    Save your time by making this Crustless Ham and Swiss Quiche for your weekend brunch, and simply wow everyone!

    This delicious dish is light, soft, and creamy, and it’s also remarkably easy to make. The best part is, this recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, and keto-friendly, so even diet-conscious people can relish the goodness.

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    17. Avocado Toast

    This Avocado Toast is going to be the ultimate recipe for your brunch party! You can master the 6 different flavorful ways to make these toasts exceptionally delicious.

    We guarantee, your brunch party is going to be a super hit with your friends and family.

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    18. Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake

    Looking for a delicious make ahead recipe? Then look no more, because you have found the best recipe that you will definitely keep in your back pocket: this Spinach Ricotta Brunch Bake!

    You are going to relish each and every bite, which is filled with cheddar cheese, red peppers, and tasty spinach ricotta filling. Simply WOW.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    19. Bloody Mary 

    Make this Bloody Mary for your next brunch party, and see it becomes everyone’s favorite in no time!

    This delicious drink is tangy, slightly fruity, spicy, and tastes just too good. We bet after trying this Bloody Mary it is going to be your staple drink when you get thirsty for zingy and zesty flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ thesuburbansoapbox

    20. Pancakes

    You can make the best and the most perfect Pancakes with the help of this splendid recipe, which you will keep forever with you.

    They are awesomely fluffy, with crispy edges and a tender center that makes this special every time. Just dress them up according to your liking, and enjoy them with your loved ones.

    Get the Recipe @ thefoodcharlatan

    21. Overnight Pecan Pie French Toast

    Guys, this festive season, or some special get-together, make an impression by serving this stunning Overnight Pecan Pie French Toast!

    The recipe is super simple to make, but it tastes out of this world delicious. Make this version of French toast, and you are sure to get all compliments.

    Get the Recipe @ bakerbynature

    22. Sheet Pan Breakfast Potato Hash

    This Sheet Pan Breakfast Potato Hash recipe is going to be your new savior meal when you have to feed the crowd.

    This hearty and delicious dish is loaded with all healthy ingredients that almost fit all dietary lifestyles, and the best part is that you can prep ahead of time. Keep this recipe handy.

    Get the Recipe @ evolvingtable

    23. Cheesy Eggs with Chili Butter

    Give your simple hard boiled eggs a complete makeover with these incredible Cheesy Eggs with Chili Butter!

    This straightforward recipe is so delicious and tasty that it will make your breakfast or brunch irresistible.

    Serve these cheesy eggs over bread with smashed avocados and the simplest spicy Turkish chili butter. You will have the best and the easiest meal ever.

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    24. Eggs Benedict Casserole

    Are you a fan of eggs benedict? If so, then you are going to love this twist on your classic recipe when you make this Eggs Benedict Casserole, which is great to feed large crowds also.

    This casserole consists of English muffins with Canadian bacon that is covered with savory custard mix, which is later baked to perfection and then served with tasty hollandaise sauce. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ easyweeknightrecipes

    25. Breakfast Fruit Tart with Granola Crust

    Make your breakfast more fruity, delicious, and healthy with this Breakfast Fruit Tart with Granola Crust recipe!

    The wholesome crunchy granola crust is filled with yogurt, and then is topped with fresh fruits. It is just too yummy. Amaze everyone at home with this sweet and fruity treat.

    Get the Recipe @ jessicagavin

    26.  Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

    Casseroles are always a delight to make, and they completely satisfy your cravings for hearty and delicious food. This Breakfast Casserole with Bacon is just wonderful.

    It’s loaded with eggs, potato tots, crumbled bacon, and cheese, and then topped up with some fresh avocados and tomatoes for an extra punch of favors. One of our favorite brunch ideas.

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    27. Waffles

    Guys, treat yourself to these simple and easy Waffles, which you all will simply love.

    These perfectly fluffy and crispy waffles will become your new go-to recipe, just follow some tips and secrets to make them the best every time. Serve these with your choice of toppings and make them more delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ aspicyperspective

    28. Brunch Board

    Charcuterie board means celebration, and this Brunch Board is just that. You can celebrate any number of special events with this awesome idea.

    This recipe is a perfect brunch, where your family and friends are genuinely going to be happy and content. So surprise them with this fabulous board.

    Get the Recipe @ honeyandbirch

    29. Breakfast Quesadilla

    Breakfast Quesadillas are the best crowd-worthy meal that everyone will enjoy!

    This Tex-Mex recipe is super simple to make, just load them with bacon, cheese, scrambled eggs, and some pico de gallo. This brunch recipe is a keeper.

    Get the Recipe @ themodernproper

    30. Crepes

    Make a French delicacy at home with this classic Crepes recipe!

    The simple batter is made in a blender that produces the perfectly lacy, beautiful, and delicious crepes. Give this awesome recipe a defiant try.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    31. Ham, Egg, and Cheese Brunch Cups

    Make these Ham, Egg, and Cheese Brunch Cups. They’re the best brunch recipe you can make at your next gathering or holiday season to wow everyone.

    This hassle-free recipe is going to be one of your go-to brunch ideas.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    32. Cinnamon Rolls

    Make the best Cinnamon Rolls at home with this fabulous recipe. They turn out perfect each time.

    The soft and fluffy brown sugar and cinnamon-filled rolls are glazed with cream cheese frosting, which tastes just delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    33. Breakfast Egg Muffins

    Make your regular egg muffins fancier with these Breakfast Egg Muffins, in 3 different ways, which will make you crave these muffins every now and then.

    They are made with an awesome combination of ingredients, which make the most delicious egg muffins ever.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    34. Yogurt Parfaits

    Make your brunch classy and more delicious with these Yogurt Parfaits!

    This gorgeous dish is made with fresh blueberry compote, rich Greek yogurt, and crunchy cinnamon granola, which is all layered to perfection.

    You will love this healthy and delicious parfait, that will make your weekend more beautiful.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    35. Donuts

    You will never buy donuts after making Baked Donuts at home! These fluffy and soft cake donuts are glazed with delicious chocolate frosting and then topped with some sprinkles.

    It makes the best option for celebrating your special event, and they will surely be popular with all age groups.

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    36. Granola Fruit Pizza

    If you’re looking for some sweet brunch ideas, this Granola Fruit Pizza is one of the best!

    This healthy and extremely delicious dish is made with easy, crunchy granola crust filled with vanilla Greek yogurt and then arranged with some fresh berries and fruits.

    An amazing dish that you can relish for breakfast, brunch, or dessert…

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    37.  Savory Herb Cheese Dutch Baby 

    This Savory Herb Cheese Dutch Baby is something you will remember for a long time for very good reasons.

    First, they are insanely easy to make. Second, they taste absolutely delicious. And the last best part is you can load them with your favorite toppings.

    What more could you ask for to start your day?

    Get the Recipe @ aberdeenskitchen

    38. Strata

    Strata is the popular American brunch casserole dish that is loved by almost everyone. This hearty dish is super flavorful and loaded with almost everything you love like, bread, veggies, meat, cheese, and eggs.

    It’s a great idea for meal prep ahead of time, so you can easily feed a crowd on time. A delicious and hearty meal for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    39. Peach Scones

    Peach Scones are a must during peach season, they are going to be a centerpiece on your table.

    These scones are amazingly easy to make, and the buttery flaky melt in your mouth texture is just mind-blowingly delicious. Wow your family and friends with this excellent treat this summer.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    40. Mexican Breakfast Casserole

    We are wrapping up this outstanding list of brunch ideas with an ultimately delicious Mexican Breakfast Casserole!

    You are going to forget all casserole dishes after having just one bite of this dish. It’s loaded with colorful ingredients that make this dish super awesome.

    This casserole is going to be a massive hit with your family and friends.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    So many great brunch ideas to try! Which one will you try at your next special occasion?

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    40 BEST Brunch Ideas

    This collection of the best Brunch Ideas has a huge variety of dishes for your get togethers and special occasions. We love this easy flatbread:


    • 1 store bought flatbread
    • 4oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1 tsp fresh dill
    • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
    • 4oz cold smoked salmon
    • 1/2 tomato, sliced
    • 1/2 Tbsp capers
    • Arugula, for garnish
    • Lemon juice


      1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
      2. Bake flatbread 4-6 minutes, until starting to crisp.
      3. Add dill and lemon zest to cream cheese. Mix well.
      4. Spread cream cheese mixture on flatbread. Arrange salmon, tomatoes, capers and arugula on top. Squeeze on lemon juice and serve.

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