27 Easter Brunch Recipes for Every Type of Eater

Celebrate spring and impress your Easter brunch guests without breaking a sweat.

Grapefruit, Beet, and Radish Salad

It's that time of year again, when the Easter bunny shakes out his tail, takes his basket out of storage, and sprinkles eggs around yards for all to search. Before we throw ourselves into all those sweet, pastel festivities, though, first thing's first: Easter brunch.

Whether you're hosting or attending a potluck meal, these three tasty Easter brunch ideas will fuel you up before dyeing those eggs and rummaging through all the kids' baskets for candy. Or if there are no kids at your celebrations, these Easter basket ideas for adults will get you just as amped up as a sugar high.

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Pickle Juice Bloody Mary

Pickle Juice Bloody Mary

Victor Protasio

No brunch is complete without a cocktail, and this take on a bloody Mary pairs perfectly with just about any savory spread. The addition of pickle juice (straight from that jar of pickles in your fridge!) gives the drink a distinctly delicious, briny flavor. Trust us, it’s a total game changer.

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Skillet Spanako"pea"ta

Skillet Spanako“pea”ta
This savory pie is bursting with bold flavors, thanks to the variety of fresh herbs, salty crumbled feta and tangy lemon juice. The fresh peas add a hint of sweetness, and turn this spanakopita into a spanako"pea"ta. Get the RecipeSkillet Spanako“pea”ta. Greg DuPree

Think you need a side of beef to create a show-stopping holiday spread? Think again. This gorgeous skillet spanako"pea"ta is packed with healthy, bright green peas and crumbled feta cheese, and looks mighty impressive—but comes together in a pinch thanks to help from frozen spinach and store-bought phyllo dough.

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Caramelized Veggies With Poppy Seed Dressing

Caramelized Veggies with Poppy Seed Dressing
Caitlin Bensel

Grab some of your brightest, crunchiest veggies—beets, rainbow carrots, parsnips, and fennel—and go ahead and roast ‘em. The magic of this dish, which goes with any meaty main, is in the punchy poppy seed dressing made with tahini, lemon, olive oil, and, of course, poppy seeds, that coats the caramelized vegetables.

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Coffee-Crusted Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Coffee-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Greg DuPree

This year, forgo the ham for Easter brunch and try roasting a juicy coffee-crusted pork tenderloin instead. Affordable, tasty, and nearly impossible to mess up, this flavorful cut is a surefire crowd pleaser—especially when it's finished with a smoky, savory rub.

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Hash Browns

Hash Browns (Rosti)
Greg DuPree

No matter what you plan to serve for Easter brunch, hash browns better be on the table. This crispy classic comes together in 40 minutes, and pairs perfectly with eggs, meat, and other brunch mainstays.

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Grapefruit, Beet, and Radish Salad

Grapefruit, Beet, and Radish Salad
Greg DuPree

Easter is all about gorgeous pastel hues, and this salad will bring some of those vibrant colors to your holiday spread. The grapefruit and beet offer earthy, tangy notes, while the radishes give a bit of spice. Serve this salad as a brunch appetizer, or, if you’re looking ahead to dinner, alongside grilled chicken or fish.

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Chard and Herb Frittata With Cherry Tomatoes

Chard & Herb Frittata With Cherry Tomatoes
Greg DuPree

It wouldn't be Easter without eggs—so why not make a luscious chard and herb frittata the centerpiece of your holiday lineup? Dish the egg course up alongside a simple salad, French fries, or roasted vegetables.

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Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Garlic-Roasted Potatoes
Greg DuPree

You can’t go wrong with roasted potatoes, and these flavorful spuds are tossed with minced garlic and fresh parsley to create a restaurant-worthy side. Serve ‘em with egg dishes, cooked meat, or just about anything else.

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Roasted Asparagus With Flax Seed-Walnut Crumble

Roasted Asparagus With Flaxseed Walnut Crumble
Greg DuPree

In-season asparagus is unmatched, and is especially delicious when roasted. Why? Roasting the stalky veggie concentrates the flavor and brings out its earthy sweetness. The flax seed-walnut crumble is flavorful, packed with omega-3s, and wonderfully bright.

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Spicy Deviled Eggs

Spicy Deviled Eggs
Philip Friedman; Styling by Colleen Riley

Is it really Easter if you don’t serve deviled eggs? This version combines the flavor and zip of pimento cheese with the classic Southern deviled egg, leaving you with an incredibly flavorful snack. Dust the eggs with cayenne pepper before serving for an even bolder taste.

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Cacio e Pepe Deviled Eggs

Cacio e Pepe Deviled Eggs

Greg Dupree

For yet another spin of the Easter classic, take inspiration from a popular Roman pasta dish. Here, you’ll mix the hard-cooked egg yolks with Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, a little apple cider vinegar, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

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French Toast Sticks

French Toast Sticks Recipe
Alison Miksch

What’s not to love about French toast sticks? Suitable for kids and adults alike, this breakfast favorite is ideal for a big group. For this recipe you’ll use hot dog buns in place of regular bread, and drench ‘em in pure maple syrup. For an adult twist on this recipe, add some amaretto to the batter.

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Farro Salad With Brown Butter Vinaigrette

Warm Browned Butter Farro Salad

Victor Protasio

Brown butter is the star of this fresh salad, which also includes hearty farro, chopped asparagus, and petit peas. Crunchy pistachios, juicy orange segments, and salty feta add big texture and flavor, while the rich vinaigrette is so good you’ll want to smother it on just about anything.

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Pesto Egg Salad Toasts

Pesto Egg Toast
Caitlin Bensel

Not a deviled egg fan? Try this elevated take on egg salad, which features a simple stir-together pesto and plenty of peppery arugula. To take this dish up another notch, make sure you use high-quality crusty bread for the toast.

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Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancakes

Sweet Potato Buttermilk Pancake
Heami Lee

Cooked and mashed sweet potato is whisked into a cinnamon- and nutmeg-spiced batter for a very flavorful take on buttermilk pancakes. The bright orange batter is also sweetened with maple syrup, which you can drizzle on top of your pancakes once they’re cooked. Since a big stack of these pancakes comes together in just 25 minutes, this would be a great dish to serve to a large group.

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Egg Salad Toast with Fresh Herbs and Capers

Egg Salad Toast
Greg DuPree

In this recipe, sourdough slices are stacked with hard-boiled egg slices, mustardy vinaigrette, briny capers, fresh parsley, and just-bitter-enough radicchio leaves. For a lighter version of this dish, serve the egg mixture over fresh lettuce instead.

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Charred Broccolini With Tahini Caesar and Crispy Chickpeas

Charred Broccolini With Tahini Caesar And Crispy Chickpeas

Jennifer Causey

For a brunch salad that everyone will love, try this version of a classic Caesar. In this dish, creamy tahini subs in for raw eggs and anchovies in the dressing, and you’ll also find Parmesan, garlic, and Dijon. This healthy dish also features salad greens, crispy roasted broccolini and chickpeas, and chunky homemade croutons.

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French Toast Casserole With Pecans and Raisins

French Toast Casserole
Charles Masters

This take on French toast was designed to feed a group, and, in fact, serves eight. To make your Easter prep even easier (and the final product more delicious!) go ahead and soak the bread and custard in a bowl overnight. You won’t regret it.

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Smashed Pea and Ricotta Toasts

Smashed Pea and Ricotta Toasts
Victor Protasio

If you’re on the hunt for a quick brunch appetizer, this is it. These vibrant toasts come together in 20 minutes, and are topped with creamy ricotta cheese, smashed peas mixed with fresh mint, lemon zest, and plenty of pine nuts. Make sure you season the bread with oil and salt before broiling it for even more flavor.

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Italian Baked Eggs

Italian Baked Eggs
Jen Causey

While this egg dish looks incredibly fancy, it comes together in just 25 minutes with an array of pantry staples. You’ll start by toasting some mozzarella over a crusty baguette, then brown turkey sausage in a skillet and sauté it with onion and garlic. This creates a deep, flavorful base for the tomato sauce, which you’ll simmer for a bit before cracking the eggs directly into it. A quick trip to the oven ensures the eggs are cooked and set, and now all that’s left is dunking the bread!

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Spring Green Salad

Spring green salad displayed on a serving platter and served with a green dressing.
Greg DuPree

Celebrate spring (and Easter) with this vibrant green salad that includes romaine lettuce hearts, chopped cucumber, snap peas, and edamame. Chives, mint, and pistachios add flavor and texture respectively, and the whole thing is tied together with a creamy avocado and yogurt dressing.

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Whipped Ricotta Toasts

EXTRA SHARP: Whipped Ricotta Toasts

If you’ve never tried whipped ricotta, now is an excellent time to give it a taste. It’s light, airy, and creamy all at once, and it becomes even more delicious when you add your favorite toppings. We’re partial to simple lemon-pepper, fragrant strawberry-basil, or quick-sautéed peppers, but feel free to have your guests build their own toast so they can top ‘em as they see fit.

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Saucy Simmered Eggs

Saucy Simmered Eggs
Victor Protasio

This quick take on shakshuka is perfect for a celebratory brunch. Italian spices and a jar of marinara help this dish come together quickly, and once you infuse the sauce with sautéed onion, you’re nearly done. Next, you’ll poach the eggs right in the sauce, top it with chunks of feta cheese, and sprinkle it with herbs. No matter what you do, just make sure to serve this dish with crusty bread so you can dunk it in the jammy egg yolks.

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Tuna, Chickpea, and Cherry Tomato Salad

Tuna, Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad

Greg DuPree

Chunks of oil-packed canned tuna and tender chickpeas mingle with buttery olives, briny feta, juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy pita chips, and peppery arugula to yield a protein-packed salad that everyone will love. And since this dish is ready in just 15 minutes, it’s an Easter must.

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Tortellini and Veggies en Brodo

Tortellini and Veggies En Brodo

Greg DuPree

If you’re hosting a small Easter celebration, go ahead and wow your guests with this bright and springy pasta dish that has a fancy name. It’s basically tortellini that’s cooked and served in a soothing broth, and this version is packed with asparagus, arugula, and peas. Lemon zest and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese add brightness and depth of flavor, respectively.

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Spring Greens Tartine With Prosciutto, Fontina, and a Fried Egg

Spring Greens Tartine with Prosciutto, Fontina, and a Fried Egg
Greg DuPree

On the hunt for an elevated breakfast sandwich? We’ve got you covered. This open-faced wonder has all the main ingredients—bread, eggs, meat, and cheese—but kicks things up a notch by bringing together crispy prosciutto, melty fontina cheese, and irresistible fried eggs on crusty bread. Add earthy sautéed greens and you’re good to go!

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Crunchy Skillet Eggs With Herbs

EXTRA SHARP: Crunchy Skillet Eggs With Herbs

The secret to the crunch in this recipe is panko breadcrumbs, which coat the bottom of the pan to create an irresistible crust. On top of that crust you’ll find fried eggs showered in herbs, with a drizzle of white balsamic vinegar that provides an acidic punch. To complete the meal, serve this dish alongside sautéed fresh chorizo or wilted greens.

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