34 Easy Brunch Ideas You Can Try at Home

Find brunch menu ideas and recipes for hosting an easy at-home brunch party with friends or family. Learn what food and drinks to serve for brunch

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Sunday brunch at a restaurant might not be in the cards just yet, but you still want to get together for an easy at-home brunch with friends or family. Lockdown has been tough, and you deserve the joy of good company and the indulgent variety of a great brunch menu (Read: mimosas, and lots of ‘em.)

Maybe you’re wondering: What kind of food do you serve for brunch? It’s breakfast, and yet, it’s also lunch. Sounds like Schrödinger’s meal. So, what does a brunch menu look like? Classics like bacon, eggs and blueberry muffins are safe bets. But what else is allowed?

The first rule of Brunch Club: Anything goes.

Sweet? Yes.

Savory? Certainly.

Sweet-and-savory? Of course. In fact, every course, if you want.

Aperitifs? Mimosas? Hell yeah!

Brunch is cool that way. Eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert all at once. Brunch truly is the great meal of our time.

If you’re ready to get together with your peeps after all those lonely weeks of lockdown, but not quite ready to deal with restaurant crowds, lines and people not wearing masks, check out these easy brunch recipes you can try at home (or outdoors, or over Zoom) with a few close friends.

Pro tip: Running short on time and/or motivation to run to the grocery store? There’s probably a great food and alcohol delivery platform ready to bring you the ingredients you need to complete your brunch menu. And don’t forget the pre-brunch snacks and drinks to enjoy while you work your magic in the kitchen.

Your brunch recipes await

 1. Breakfast Grilled Cheese

Wondering about the new normal? Well, you’re looking at it. You may never go back. Regular Grilled Cheese who?

Seven simple ingredients: bread, mayonnaise, cheese, green onions, sausage, hash browns, eggs.

In this case, the whole exceeds the sum of its parts.


2. Breakfast Pizza

Tater tots. Bacon. Eggs. Provolone cheese. On your pizza dough of choice. This is worth getting a skillet if you don’t have one yet. If you want to make your own dough, check out this easy pizza dough recipe.

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3. Avocado Breakfast Burrito

This is a luxury item, of course, because avocado. Just add bacon. Except it calls for tortillas instead of toast, guiding you into comfortable obscenity. Perfect for brunch.

Plus, there’s a one-minute how-to video, so.

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4. Hummus & Veggie Breakfast Bowls

Yet more proof that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor to eat healthy.

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5. Potato Chip Omelet

Never would have imagined such a thing existed. And yet here we are.

Ingredients: eggs, potato chips, onion, seasonings.


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6. Smoky Tater Hash

You had me at tater tots.

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7. Curry-Avocado Crispy Egg Toast

Everything is awesome (with avocado)!

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 8. Breakfast Tacos

Breakfast tacos
Source: FoodieCrush

Use your favorite tortillas or go bowl-style with rice and add your toppings of choice.

You can even freeze the extras for next time. (If there are any.)

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9. Easy Frittata

Easy Frittata
Source: delish

Four steps. 15-minute prep time. Endlessly customizable flavor explosion. Easy is starting to sound like an overstatement.

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10. Jalapeno Popper Bagels

Jalapeno Popper Bagels
Source: delish

What in the cheese and bacon is going on here?!

Prep time: 5 minutes. Inconceivable!

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11. Low-carb Breakfast Enchiladas

Low-carb breakfast enchiladas
Source: delish

Cutting carbs? Wrap it in an omelet! Problem solved.

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12. Bloody Mary Burgers

Bloody Mary burgers
Source: delish

For the 21+ crowd: These burgers look fantastic. Beef, hot sauce, Bloody Mary mix, Worcestershire sauce (say that three times fast) and vodka!

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13. Easy Vegan Pancakes

Easy vegan pancakes
Source: delish

Just when you think something is physically impossible, you find killer vegan pancakes. Figuratively, of course.

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14. Two-Ingredient Bagels

Two-ingredient bagels
Source: delish

It seems there are technically three to four ingredients. The bagels are still miraculous.

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15. Fruity Pebble French Toast

Fruity Pebble French Toast
Source: delish

Well, yeah. You have all your major food groups: bread, milk, Fruity Pebbles, eggs and butter. Breakfast of champions.

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16. Everything Bagel Breakfast Casserole

Everything bagel breakfast casserole
Source: delish

This brunch casserole is everything.

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17. Crescent Breakfast Squares

Crescent breakfast squares
Source: delish

If return on investment in food is a thing, the ROI here is absurd. You’re going to laugh when you see how easy this is to make.

Crescent roll dough. Eggs. Ham. Cheese. Pan. Oven. Plates. Stomach. Nap.

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18. Crock Pot French Toast

Crock Pot French Toast
Source: delish

If you’re willing to put the time in, you can watch a movie, take a nap or get started on drinks while it bakes.

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19. Sweet & Savory Chicken & Waffles Casserole

Sweet and savory chicken and waffles casserole
Source: A Latte Food

If it’s delicious, you can probably turn it into an easy casserole. It’s just physics.

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20. Death by Chocolate French Toast

Death by Chocolate French Toast
Source: delish

Yasss. Let’s be honest. It could be Death by Chocolate anything and we’d still take a look.

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21. Instant Pot Giant Pancake

Instant Pot giant pancake
Source: delish

What the old-timey alchemists would have given for some Instant Pot recipes. And a giant pancake.

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22. Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Tater Tot breakfast bake
Source: delish

Ah, tater tot. We meet again.

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23. Mimosa Fruit Salad

Mimosa fruit salad
Source: delish

More for the 21+ crowd: Keep the mimosas going with this lightly spiked fruit salad.

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24. Honey-Nut Cheerio Turnovers

You and your inner child are squealing and jumping. Just not in the cereal aisle. You don’t have to go there ever again.

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25. Easy Brunch Blueberry Muffins

It’s easy and it’s classic. Blueberry muffins for the win.

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26. Giant Cinnamon Roll

Giant cinnamon roll
Source: Tasty

Resistance is futile.

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27. Quiche Lorraine

Quiche lorraine
Source: delish

Bacon. Eggs. Onions. Heavy cream. This time in a flaky pie crust.

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28. Peanut Butter Banana Bread Granola

It’s physically impossible to include anything else to make this better. Except bacon. You can always try adding bacon. Otherwise, this recipe will make a fine addition to your bangin’ brunch.

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If you’re 21+, don’t forget the brunch drink recipes!

29. Strawberry, Grapefruit and Chamomile Brunch Punch

Strawberry grapefruit chamomile brunch punch
Source: epicurious

Bourbon isn’t in the name, but it’s in the punch. Make it without the bourbon for the under-21 folks.

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30. Dogwood Punch

Sparkling rosé + strawberry lemonade + grenadine + lemon + strawberries = mimosas gone wild. It all adds up.

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31. Apricot Sparkler

This is the nectar of the gods. Change my mind.

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32. Lillet Spritz

Spring in a glass. With alcohol. Cheers!

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33. Peach Melba Mimosa

Turn your mimosas up to 11 in ten minutes.

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34. Nojito / Mojito

Nojito mojito
Source: epicurious

Alcohol or none, you can’t beat a mojito. But you can drink one. Or two.

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Good luck with your brunch party! Let us know how it goes.

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