50 Easter Brunch Ideas That Are Easy and Elegant

Sheet pan pancakes, deviled eggs and quiches ... need we say more?

sheet pan pancake with blueberries and cream on top
Mike Garten

Some people say the best part about of Easter is the egg hunts, while others say it’s the Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies and Easter candy. But if you think the best part of Easter is the food, it’s hard to disagree. Easter dinner gets a lot of the attention, but if you’re partial to pastries, fluffy pancakes, and gorgeous quiches, then brunch is definitely a good option. For that reason, we’ve rounded up the best Easter brunch recipes for everyone to enjoy on Sunday!

Brunch can include everything from egg dishes to bright salads to decadent Easter cakes. And of course, you can whip up a batch of brunch cocktails (or mocktails) to make it a real party. We've also included options for guests who prefer vegetarian dishes or gluten-free options. And of course, many of these meals can be adapted as vegan Easter recipes as well, so everyone's belly will be satisfied.

After you are fueled up with delicious brunch foods, we also have you covered with tons of recipe ideas to go along with your Easter dinner. From Easter appetizers to side dishes and Easter desserts, all of these are sure to be crowd-pleasers.

a close up of a sausage egg sandwich
Mike Garten
1 of 50
Sausage and Egg Sandwiches

Everyone loves a breakfast sandwich. And they'll especially love these ones made with pickled peppers, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, and perfectly runny egg yolks.

Get the Sausage and Egg Sandwiches recipe.

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lemon almond poppy seed muffins in a muffin tin with icing drizzled on top
Mike Garten
2 of 50
Lemon-Almond Poppy Seed Muffins

This dish brings together tangy lemon icing, crunchy almonds, and fluffy muffins for an Easter brunch offering everyone's sure to love. This recipe makes 12 muffins, perfect for if you're serving a crowd.

Get the Lemon-Almond Poppy Seed Muffins recipe.

roasted strawberry tart with cream
Mike Garten
3 of 50
Roasted Strawberry Tart

This tart with flaky puff pastry, fluffy whipped cream, and gorgeous roasted strawberries might just be the star of the show.

Get the Roasted Strawberry Tart recipe.

scotch eggs with a side of green salad on a white plate
Mike Garten
4 of 50
Scotch Eggs

You can tell everyone at your table the fun fact that Scotch Eggs aren't actually from Scotland. They're actually traditional British fare. With runny yolks wrapped in ground beef, these are sure to be a hit.

Get the Scotch Eggs recipe.

breakfast shortcakes with pomegranate seeds and cream on a plate
Mike Garten
5 of 50
Breakfast Shortcakes

These fluffy shortcakes topped with fresh fruit are the perfect addition to any Easter brunch.

Get the Breakfast Shortcakes recipe.

a close up of raisin walnut coffee cake on a black plate
Mike Garten
6 of 50
Raisin-Walnut Coffee Cake

This coffee cake gets an oh-so-satisfying crunch from the walnut, brown sugar, and cinnamon mixture. Your Easter guests will definitely be returning for seconds.

Get the Raisin-Walnut Coffee Cake recipe.

a close up of jammy egg toasts with herbs
Mike Garten
7 of 50
Jammy Egg Toasts

This is what brunch dreams are made of. Jammy eggs topped with parsley and cracked pepper, all atop toasted country bread. And best of all, it only takes 15 minutes to throw these together.

Get the Jammy Egg Toasts recipe.

pb chocolate sheet pan pancakes with syrup and whipped cream on top
Mike Garten
8 of 50
PB Chocolate Sheet Pan Pancake

It couldn't be easier to make these sheet pan pancakes for Easter brunch. And with bittersweet chocolate and a dollop of yogurt and maple syrup on top, they also couldn't be more delicious.

Get the PB Chocolate Sheet Pan Pancake recipe.

blueberry crème fraîche semifreddo with pecan crumble
Mike Garten
9 of 50
Blueberry Crème Fraîche Semifreddo with Pecan Crumble

For an elegant dish, whip up this sweet, creamy dessert. It's made with heavy cream, crème fraiche, vanilla beans and topped with blueberry and finely chopped pecans.

Get the Blueberry Crème Fraîche Semifreddo with Pecan Crumble recipe.

citrus almond brioche with slices of citrus on the side on a plate
Mike Garten
10 of 50
Twice-Baked Citrus Almond Brioche

Welcome spring to your table with this fancy French toast that features almond slices and citrus fruit.

Get the Twice-Baked Citrus Almond Brioche recipe.

a close up of spinach and cheese pockets
Ted Cavanaugh
11 of 50
Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Pockets

The secret to these cheesy pockets? Refrigerated pie crust that you can buy at the grocery store.

Get the Spinach and Cheese Breakfast Pockets recipe.

greek yogurt pancakes with butter and syrup on top
Mike Garten
12 of 50
Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Add a fluffy stack of homemade pancakes to the center of your Easter spread. They will be devoured, we promise.

Get the Greek Yogurt Pancakes recipe.

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easter brunch ideas   mexican chilaquiles
Mike Garten
13 of 50
Mexican Breakfast Chilaquiles

Nothing says brunch like chilaquiles. Plus, this egg, cheese, nacho, and avocado recipe is way easier to make than it lets on.

Get the Mexican Breakfast Chilaquiles recipe.

easter brunch ideas   bacon french toast bake
Mike Garten
14 of 50
Bacon French Toast Bake

Our favorite brunch recipes are the ones you can prepare the night before — like this delicious, syrupy bake. Now, all you have to do on Easter morning is mix the mimosas.

Get the Bacon French Toast Bake recipe.

pimiento cheese deviled eggs   easter brunch ideas
Mike Garten
15 of 50
Pimento-Cheese Deviled Eggs

This southern-style spread gives deviled eggs a major upgrade.

Get the Pimento-Cheese Deviled Eggs recipe.

RELATED: 30+ Delicious Ways to Make Deviled Eggs

Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
16 of 50
Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast

Dessert for breakfast? You can do it on Easter with this cheesecake-inspired brunch recipe.

Get the Raspberry Cheesecake French Toast recipe.

easter brunch ideas   banana muffins
Con Poulos
17 of 50
Spiced Banana-Chocolate Muffins

Made with old-fashioned oats and whole wheat flour, these yummy muffins are actually pretty healthy (just don't tell the kids).

Get the Spiced Banana-Chocolate Muffins recipe.

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spanish potato omelet   easter brunch
Mike Garten
18 of 50
Spanish Potato Omelet

Since you know you're going to pair your eggs with potatoes, you might as well combine 'em in one easy dish.

Get the Spanish Potato Omelet recipe.

bacon cheese popovers   easter brunch
Mike Garten
19 of 50
Bacon Cheese Popovers

Sneak even more bacon onto your plate with these cheesy, bacon-stuffed popovers that are deceptively easy to make.

Get the Bacon Cheese Popovers recipe.

glazed berry breakfast tarts   easter brunch ideas
Mike Garten
20 of 50
Glazed Berry Breakfast Tarts

It's a holiday, which means it's time to try making your kid's favorite breakfast treat from scratch. But let's not get ahead of ourselves, these beauties only take 30 minutes to make.

Get the Glazed Berry Breakfast Tarts recipe.

Finger Sandwiches - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
21 of 50
Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches

Because a tray of finger sandwiches lets you have a taste of everything, from spicy cheese to minty peas.

Get the Pimento Cheese Finger Sandwiches recipe.

Raspberry Swirl Rolls - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
22 of 50
Raspberry Swirl Rolls

If you're bored with traditional cinnamon rolls, try this fruity version instead. And don't worry, there's still plenty of frosting.

Get the Raspberry Swirl Rolls recipe.

sweet and sticky apricot glazed ham on a white plate
Yossy Arefi
23 of 50
Sweet and Sticky Apricot-Glazed Ham

If you're serving up a late-afternoon brunch, don't be afraid to include a main dish. Ham is an Easter classic for a reason — and this sweet and sticky beauty is a must-try.

Get the Sweet and Sticky Apricot-Glazed Ham recipe.

Sheet Pan Pancake with Blueberry Syrup - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
24 of 50
Sheet Pan Pancake with Blueberry Syrup

No griddle here: Cook a family-size pancake all in one pan and then top with an array of fruits and spreads. It's as customizable as it gets!

Get the Sheet Pan Pancake with Blueberry Syrup recipe.

Crustless Quiche - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
25 of 50
Crustless Quiche Lorraine

This bacon and Gruyère cheese quiche was made for Easter (and, well, brunch in general).

Get the Crustless Quiche Lorraine recipe.

thanksgiving appetizers   lauren conrad's brie  apple tart
Mike Garten
26 of 50
Brie and Apple Tart

Hear us out: You can actually make this stunning tart with frozen dough. Plus, it's got everyone's favorite fruit and cheese flavor combo.

Get the Brie and Apple Tart recipe.

Chard and Gruyere Eggs In a Hole - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
27 of 50
Chard and Gruyère Eggs in the Hole

Now this is how you plate eggs and toast.

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3-Ingredient Bunny Pancakes - Easter Brunch Ideas
Jon Paterson
28 of 50
3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

Super cute and delicious, these banana pancakes will be hit for kids and adults alike. Make them in a bunny shape for extra points from your little ones.

Get the 3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes recipe.

Mint-Pesto Baked Eggs - Easter Brunch Ideas
Mike Garten
29 of 50
Mint-Pesto Baked Eggs

Freshen up this egg dish with a spoonful of homemade mint-pesto.

Get the Mint-Pesto Baked Eggs recipe.

Cauliflower Soup - Easter Brunch Ideas
Danielle Daly
30 of 50
20-Minute Cauliflower Soup

Whisk together this veggie soup while your ham is roasting away.

Get the 20-Minute Cauliflower Soup recipe.

RELATED: Crazy-Delicious Cauliflower Recipes to Instantly Upgrade Your Veggie Game

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