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

By Real Simple Editors
Updated April 10, 2019
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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. Classic hash browns sliced into crispy wedges and a colorful, crisp radish and citrus salad round out the springtime feast.
Greg DuPree

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 dying 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.

Greg DuPree

Traditional Easter Brunch Menu

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. Classic hash browns sliced into crispy wedges and a colorful, crisp radish and citrus salad round out the springtime feast.

Hector Manuel Sanchez

Vegetarian Easter Brunch Menu

Think you need a side of beef to create a show-stopping holiday spread? Think again. This gorgeous braided mushroom strudel is packed with rich, savory flavor and looks mighty impressive—but comes together in a pinch thanks to help from store-bought puff pastry. Pair it with creamysmashed carrots and bright, fresh asparagus and leeks vinaigrette for a luxe, meat-free Easter brunch.

Greg DuPree

Gluten-Free Easter Brunch Menu

It wouldn’t be Easter without eggs—so why not make luscious baked eggs with beans and lamb sausage the centerpiece of your holiday lineup? Dish them up alongside addictive garlic-roasted potatoes and silky sauteed kale with lemon slices and no one will notice there's not a crumb of bread in sight at Easter brunch.