Easter Brunch Ideas
Hosting Easter brunch this year? We’ve got delicious recipes for holiday sweets, sides, cocktails and more. From Easter brunch classics to new twists on traditional sips, you’ll find an assortment of menu ideas to showcase your fun and fresh spring meal.
Sweet Easter Brunch Dishes
From fluffy pancakes to fresh pastries, we’ve got plenty of sweet recipes for Easter brunch. Start your guests off with some Classic Blueberry Pancakes or Carrot Cake Bunny Butt Pancakes for a flavorful flapjack fix. Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls add sweet and sticky yumminess to the table, while Homemade Toaster Pastries are a flaky, crunchy treat. For a fresher take on Easter brunch sweets, try this delicious Honeyed Fruit Salad recipe.
Savory Easter Brunch Dishes
When it’s time for more savory fare, your Easter brunch munchers will enjoy the spicy flavor of a Chorizo Potato Breakfast Skillet. Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders are easy-to-assemble, bite-sized and sure to be a hit. Bring big flavor to brunch with Everything Bagel Seasoning Avocado Toast, and serve up Keto Baked Omelet Muffins for low-carb lovers. We’ve even got a Vegan Vegetable Breakfast Bake, loaded with flavor and sure to satisfy.
Easter Ham Recipes
When making your shopping list, consider how many people will be attending. A safe bet is to plan for a third to a half of a pound of ham per person. Looking for recipe inspiration? To really impress your guests, a Cherry-Glazed Ham will look beautiful and taste delicious. If your guests have different tastes, a Cardamom Plum Ham will be a crowd pleaser. To provide a variety of options, try a Vegetable and Ham Tourte Milanese or Breakfast Pinwheels. To prepare your meal in advance in a slow cooker, try this Cheesy Ham Hash Brown Casserole – it’s an easy Easter comfort meal.
Why not toast a successful Easter brunch with a few great cocktail recipes? Pour your guests a delicious Sunrise Mimosa to start the festivities, or even a Ruby Red Mimosa, featuring a refreshing twist on the classic. A Chocolate Easter Cocktail is dessert in a glass, while Spicy Ginger Palomas bring extra kick to your Easter brunch. We’ve even got Grapefruit Ginger-turmeric Mocktails and Sparkling Rhubarb Lemonade for those who want to skip the alcohol.
Using an active sourdough starter to make the cinnamon roll dough adds a subtle tanginess that balances out the sweet cinnamon sugar filling and icing.
Prep: 30 min Cook: 25 min Total: 55 min Difficulty: Medium Serves: 12
- 1 cup active sourdough starter
- 3⁄4 cup milk, lukewarm
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 10 Tbsp. butter, softened and divided
- 3 1⁄2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 5 tsp. cinnamon
- 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 6 Tbsp. powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Mix together starter, milk, egg, 4 tablespoons butter, flour and sugar until a sticky dough forms. Cover and rest for 20 minutes.
- Add salt, then mix and knead dough for 5-8 minutes until soft and still a little tacky.
- Cover and rest for 4 hours. Once every hour for the first 3 hours, reach under the side of the dough furthest from you and fold it towards you over the top of the ball of the dough. Turn the bowl 90 degrees and repeat the motion. Turn bowl and repeat again, 2 more times, for a total of 4. Cover dough between foldings.
- Meanwhile, mix together 3 tablespoons butter, brown sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Lightly grease a 9”x13” baking pan and set aside.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to an 18”x14” rectangle.
- Spread cinnamon sugar mixture over the dough, leaving ½” of dough uncovered on the long side. Roll the dough into a log towards the ½” border and pinch tightly along the seam to seal.
- Cut in to 12 rolls, about 1½” each. Place in a buttered 9”x13” pan. Cover and allow to rise 2-3 hours or until puffy. Bake immediately or cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Heat oven to 375°F. Bake 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
- Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, remaining 3 tablespoons butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread icing over warm rolls.
Assemble these breakfast sandwiches the night before and bake in the morning for a filling and fast meal.
Prep: 15 min Cook: 25 min Total: 40 min Difficulty: Easy Serves: 6
- 3 tablespoons butter, divided
- 8 large eggs, beaten
- 1 package (12 oz.) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split horizontally
- 12 slices cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces Kroger® Deli Style Lean Smoked Ham
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
- Heat oven to 350°F. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium-low heat; add eggs. Cook, gently scraping cooked eggs off the bottom creating soft curds, until just cooked through.
- Place bottom half of rolls on a lightly sprayed rimmed baking pan. Layer 6 slices cheese, ham, eggs and remaining cheese. Cover with top of rolls.
- Mix together 2 tablespoons melted butter, dill and onion powder. Brush butter mixture over top of rolls; cover pan with aluminum foil.
- Bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 5-8 minutes until cheese is melted and buns are crisp. Cut into individual sandwiches before serving.
- Refrigerate leftovers.
Easter Brunch Recipes
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