Our Most Delectable Egg Dishes for Easter Brunch
Celebrate Easter by hosting family and friends for a spectacular brunch. No mid-morning meal is complete without a crowd-friendly egg dish, and the Easter Frittata with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Spring Herbs pictured here absolutely fits the bill. But a frittata isn't the only way to serve this much-loved protein at your holiday brunch. There are a number of other tasty, inspired ways to serve eggs for Easter. Start your celebration with one of the most basic (but delicious) recipes: Classic Deviled Eggs get a pop of color for Easter with turmeric and beets; two separate batches cook in the natural-dyed water, which tints the whites unexpected shades of yellow and pink. Top your eggs with a ramp pesto or a beet-horseradish mixture for an unexpected hit of flavor.
Another must-have dish for Easter brunch is a heaping plate of scrambled eggs. The key to getting eggs that are soft and creamy is to cook them in a nonstick pan over very low heat. While this method may be a little more time consuming than you're used to, the result is fluffy curds. Who knew that such a simple egg dish could be so impressive?
Of course, we're including several recipes that are a step above the rest—and are surprisingly easy to prepare too! To avoid having too many dishes to wash at the end of the day, stick to a one-pan meal such as this vegetarian Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs. It's chock-full of seasonal vegetables and is easy to serve alongside breakfast potatoes, mixed berries, and mimosas. A casual, easy brunch recipe for a larger group are Egg Sandwiches for a Crowd; our trick is to make them in one big baking dish. The entire mixture—eggs, cream, cheese, and shredded turkey—is whisked together, baked, and sliced into individual servings.
Potato-Crusted Herb Quiche
Dyed Deviled Eggs
The allure of these deviled eggs lies in the color (they're naturally dyed with beets and turmeric) and the toppings (ramp pesto and grated beet-and-horseradish).
Soft Scrambled Eggs and Toasted-Rye Tartlets
Yes, scrambled eggs can be special enough for company, especially when served in rye toast cups and topped with bacon and radish sprouts.
Green-Pea Pesto Toasts with Soft-Cooked Eggs
Spinach-and-Cheddar Slab Quiche
Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs
When you're hosting a holiday brunch, the last thing you want is lots of clean-up and a time-consuming meal. This one-pan vegetarian entrée featuring cauliflower, broccoli, red bell pepper, and spinach takes just 20 minutes of prep work, so you can spend more time with your family.
Spring Ragout with Asparagus and Poached Eggs
Protein-packed chickpeas and seasonal greens are the highlights of this crowd-friendly skillet brunch. Asparagus, spinach, and poached eggs are tucked into a puréed blend of tomatillos, onion, garlic, and jalapeños, then the whole meal is baked until heated through.
Egg Sandwiches for a Crowd
The secret to this recipe? It's a one-pan dish! Eggs, heavy cream, pre-cooked chicken (or ham, if we're talking Easter leftovers), spinach, bacon, and Swiss cheese are whisked together, then poured into a casserole dish to bake. Then a quick turn under the broiler to finish and the eggs are ready to top toast.
Breakfast Egg-and-Cheese Muffins
Just an ordinary savory muffin—until you cut it open, that is! A perfectly cooked hard-boiled egg awaits inside, completing the holy breakfast trinity of sausage, egg, and cheese.
Easy Florentine Egg Cups
How adorable are these individual egg Florentines? They're easy to put together, too. Kids can help press white sandwich bread in each muffin cup or add a tablespoon of chopped spinach. Add an egg right on top and pop them in the oven to bake until set.
Mostly Greens Frittata
This plant-based winner will wow your crowd—and you'll love just how quick and easy it is to make. Starting with cooked greens, this brunch frittata comes together in less than 20 minutes. Whisked eggs are mixed with grated Gruyère cheese and chopped blanched spinach for an easy-on-the-eyes entrée.
Slow Scrambled Eggs
What's brunch without a big batch of scrambled eggs? We guarantee that everyone will want a big scoop of these creamy, fluffy eggs.
Baked Eggs and Creamy Greens
An individual gratin of luscious baked eggs with chopped greens and heavy cream is an indulgent brunch dish. They only take 20 minutes from start to finish: Pop them in the oven as soon as your guests arrive and they'll be ready in a snap.
Crab-and-Avocado Eggs Benedict
Enjoy this summery take on a very luxurious brunch. Be sure to use good quality lump crabmeat and ripe avocados for their starring role atop buttery English muffins.
Perfect Frittata with Zucchini and Provolone
Is there anything more crowd-friendly than a frittata? We don't think so—and this version is just right for bright spring days. It can be served hot or at room temperature.
Asparagus Custard Tart
This New Orleans invention traditionally consists of poached eggs atop a bed of creamed greens (we used collards) and artichoke bottoms. It's named for the French playwright Victorien Sardou, who was one of the first people lucky enough to taste the dish.
Potato and Leek Egg Bake
Although you can use any small potatoes you like, the dark purple variety really pops in this golden egg casserole.