Christmas brunch needs to be easy… and delicious. We’ve gathered some amazing ideas that are easy to prepare and that your family and houseguests will love!
Christmas Morning Casserole
“Chef Bryan Voltaggio loves this make-ahead dish: a classic baked bread-and-egg casserole with bites of pepperoni, mushrooms and gooey cheese. It’s as good for dinner as it is for breakfast.”
Cream Cheese Pastries
An old favorite, easy to prepare, beautiful and delicious!
Bacon, Cheddar and Onion Quiche
“To make a proper tarte flambé, you need a wood-burning oven with a stone floor,” explains Jean-Georges Vongerichten of the thin-crusted Alsatian pizza topped with bacon, onions and fromage blanc. Here, he folds those same basic ingredients (replacing the fromage blanc with cheddar) into a light custard and bakes it in a buttery pastry crust. “Not everyone has a pizza oven at home, so I decided to make it in the form of a quiche.”
Cheesy Hash Brown Cups
Filled with everything you love about a hearty breakfast… in cup-size portions. Easy to make with muffin tins and 25 minutes in the oven.
Overnight Sausage Egg Bake
Prep this egg bake the night before, and enjoy the tasty flavors of eggs, sausage, veggies and cheese!
Caramelized Onion Breakfast Casserole
“Sweet ribbons of caramelized onions contrast with salty bacon and creamy Muenster in this holiday-worthy breakfast bake. (Don’t be surprised when this dish is requested again for New Year’s brunch!)”
Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls
“Make sure your butter is very soft when you spread it on the rolled dough so the dough doesn’t tear.”
“For brunch chef Adam Schop sprinkles shredded coconut onto his pancake batter; when the pancakes cook on the griddle, the coconut gets nicely toasted. The finished pancakes get a layer of extra coconut before serving.”
One Dish Blackberry French Toast
“Readers love this family friendly favorite, decadent French toast. Perfect for a holiday breakfast or a weekend brunch, this French toast recipe is loaded with tasty, sweet ingredients like cinnamon, vanilla, and brown sugar, but the reduced fat cream cheese helps lighten the meal. Although this recipe calls for French bread, you can sub sweet Italian bread, a dense, crumbed white Pullman, challah, or brioche for varied density and flavor. This one-pan dish is great to make the night before for company, or for a family member’s birthday breakfast. It is sweet on its own, but of course, you can always add a little extra sweetness with maple syrup or whipped cream for special occasions.”
Ham and Cheese Slab Pies
“Flaky, gooey, and with just a little mustardy zing, these savory slab pies will be a hit around your holiday breakfast table. And if you’re a devotee of careful holiday planning, these easy-to-make pies are right up your alley: They store beautifully in your freezer up to two months in advance!”
Fresh Cranberry and Orange Zest Holiday Loaf
A delicious bread filled with the flavors and scents of the season, perfect for Christmas morning.
Eggs Benedict Bake
Impress holiday guests with an easy breakfast recipe that has all the wow factor of homemade eggs benedict and none of the fuss. It takes less than a half-hour to bake, and much of the preparation can be done the day before.