24 Easter Brunch Ideas That Also Celebrate Spring

Asparagus Custard Tart
Photo: Jonathan Lovekin

An Easter brunch is a delightful way to celebrate the holiday (and fuel everyone for the egg hunt). Our collection of Easter brunch ideas provides all the recipes you need for this midday feast. From casseroles studded with asparagus to quiches, stratas, and a savory tart decorated with flower-like slices of radish, these are dishes that simultaneously celebrate spring and the bounty of produce the season has to offer.

To ensure you fully enjoy the holiday, we've also included make-ahead dishes and recipes that can be prepped ahead of time—then baked right before your Easter brunch.

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Easter Frittata with Asparagus, Goat Cheese, and Spring Herbs

frittata in baking dish
Bryan Gardner

Here's a dish packed with spring flavors. There's asparagus, fresh herbs such as parsley, dill, and chives, goat cheese, and potatoes for the filling. Then come more fresh herbs in the cooling crème fraîche sauce that's served alongside it.

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Lemon Scones

lemon scones atop cooling wrack
Bryan Gardner

Pop these sunny scones on a cake stand or platter as part of your Easter brunch. They're topped with a drizzle of lemon glaze and are sure to go fast.

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Baked French Toast

bacon egg and cheese baked french toast
Johnny Miller

We love a make-ahead entrée for a holiday brunch because it takes the pressure off. And this savory baked French toast wins for looks, too.

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Egg Sandwiches for a Crowd

Egg Sandwiches with sauce and casserole
Alpha Smoot

Streamline the process of making egg sandwiches (cooking bacon, scrambling eggs, and toasting bread) by combining your breakfast sandwich ingredients into one big frittata. Once it's ready, simply slice it into portions and serve each between slices of toast.

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Breakfast-Sausage and Gruyère Drop Biscuits

breakfast sausage gruyere biscuits
Johnny Miller

Savory buttermilk biscuits studded with sausage and cheese take any brunch to the next level. They're also easy to make; the dough is scooped straight from the mixing bowl onto a baking sheet, no shaping or cutting required. For a delicious vegetarian biscuit, make our Feta-and-Dill Drop Biscuits.

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Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake


This classic coffee cake features a double dose of streusel—one in between two layers of coffee cake made with cinnamon and toasted pecans and an additional layer sprinkled on top.

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Potato-Crusted Herb Quiche

potato-crusted herb quiche
Ryan Liebe

A quiche-gratin hybrid, this easy brunch-worthy dish features a crust comprised of thinly-sliced potatoes, making a visually stunning vessel for the rich egg filling that's flecked with chives, tarragon, and parsley.

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Ham and Potato Bake

ham and potato bake

Our Ham and Potato Bake combines beloved breakfast ingredients, including eggs, potatoes, and cubed ham—an ingredient closely associated with Easter. The ​dish can be served hot, cold, or room temperature, which means you can prep it before guests arrive and enjoy at your leisure.

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Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole

French toast is reimagined as a marvelous make-ahead casserole with blueberries nestled in between layers of baked brioche. Before serving, sprinkle the dish with confectioners' sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs

Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs
Chris Simpson

When hosting a holiday brunch, you need dishes that are streamlined to prepare and easy to clean up. This sheet-pan meal, featuring a colorful mix of cauliflower, broccoli, red bell pepper, and spinach, is the answer. It takes 20 minutes to prep and the only kitchen tools you'll need are a food processor and baking sheet.

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Cinnamon-Bun Bites


As delicious as it is visually impressive, this rich, gooey pile of glazed bites bake is a crowd pleaser. Kids will love pulling it apart and everyone will enjoy the sweet cinnamon flavor.

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Asparagus Custard Tart

Asparagus Custard Tart
Jonathan Lovekin

Here's one of our favorite make-ahead brunch dishes. We use store-bought puff pastry which simplifies prep work for this festive spring tart. Its rich filling—made with Gruyère, goat cheese, and cream—features our favorite spring vegetable, asparagus.

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Leek-and-Goat-Cheese Tart with Rye Crust

leek-and-goat-cheese tart sliced
Paola + Murray

Buttery leeks and scallions give this tart its depth of flavor while creamy goat cheese adds a welcome richness. The filling is cradled inside our Rye Black-Pepper Brisée crust. It has a slightly nutty flavor thanks to the rye flour.

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Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole

Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole
Con Poulos

Make Easter entertaining easier with this egg casserole that can be baked and served in the same dish. Another bonus? It's vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Roasted Radish Tart

sweet radish tart
Anson Smart

A creamy purée of cauliflower is the filling for this savory tart. It's baked into a Pate Brisée crust. The finishing touch are slices of watermelon radish, which take on a distinctive, flower-like shape when baked.

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Eggs Goldenrod

goldenrod recipe easter
Armando Rafael

Not sure what to do with leftover hard-boiled eggs? Let this dish be the solution. The whites are stirred into creamy gravy, while the yolks are crumbled for the topping. The entire dish is assembled on top of buttered toast.

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Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds

Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds
Chris Simpson

Oatmeal meets casserole in this breakfast mashup that's flavored with frozen mixed berries, vanilla extract, chopped dates, and crunchy toasted pepitas. The result is a comforting dish that can feed a crowd.

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Spinach and Cheddar Strata


The substantial combination of spinach, bread, sharp white cheddar cheese, and egg bakes up into a glorious meal that's ready in less than one hour.

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Asparagus-and-Potato Gratin

asparagus potato gratin
Con Poulos

Traditional potato gratin is taken to the next level by the addition of asparagus and salty-sweet prosciutto. Additionally, two cheeses—sharp Pecorino Romano and earthy goat cheese—add to the flavor of this hearty dish.

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Herb-Cheddar Scones

herb cheddar scones
Yuki Sugiura

​​Packed with cheddar, scallions, and dill, these delightful scones can stand alone served with a pat of butter or use them as a vehicle for your favorite egg sandwich.

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Easy Florentine Egg Cups

plated florentine egg cups
Bryan Gardner

Skip the hassle of poaching eggs, as is the case in traditional eggs Florentine, and opt for this streamlined, five-ingredient version instead. Muffin cups are lined with bread slices and filled with a spinach-egg mixture. Bake until the bread is toasted and the yolks are slightly runny.

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Classic French Toast


The classics are classic for a reason, and this French toast is no exception. Use a dense bread such as challah, brioche, or sourdough for the tastiest results. Don't forget to sprinkle confectioners' sugar and drizzle maple syrup on top!

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Bacon and Spinach Quiche

spinach bacon quiche
Bryan Gardner

Combine some of everyone's favorite breakfast ingredients—bacon, cheese, and egg—in one quiche. Then add baby spinach to the custard mixture for a boost of nutrition.

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Ham and Cheese Strata

ham and cheese strata

A host's dream is a dish that tastes even better when it's prepared the night before, and that's what we recommend doing with this strata. When it's prepped ahead, the Dijon mustard and smoked paprika egg mixture has extra time to penetrate the bread, ham, and cheese.

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