When Easter rolls around, we can't wait to put out our holiday best again. It's such a fun time to debut fresh spring produce (and a brand new outfit! ). Though some families have a formal Easter Sunday supper tradition, it's also a great time to set out a fabulous brunch spread. These recipes show off the best spring ingredients and will feed a crowd. Even the pickiest bunnies at your table will love these ideas. Easter brunch for a bunch? This year will be a breeze.
Some of these recipes are make-ahead, like our Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup, meaning that your prep the morning of will be as easy as sticking a casserole dish in the oven. No holiday is complete without a glazed ham, and we have a few options for you—choose from our Glazed Spiral-Cut Holiday Ham, Citrus Glazed Ham, and Brown Sugar-Bourbon-Glazed Ham. And don't even get us started on the dessert .
Orange Vanilla French Toast Casserole & Bourbon Maple Syrup
This french toast bake will make a decadent breakfast come together easily. Once you make it, you will wonder how else you might use the bourbon maple syrup. No one can stop you from cooking up a batch of bacon so you can use that sticky, tasty syrup as a dipping sauce.
Huevos Rancheros Bake
Crisp corn tostadas give this skillet huevos rancheros the perfect amount of crunch. For your brunch menu, this dish sets a theme that no one will be able to resist. Consider offering up a bowl of ceviche with tortilla chips.
You can easily impress your guests with a simple braided crust, but they will understand at first bite how much thought you put into this quiche. The asparagus, gouda cheese and tarragon strike a perfect flavor balance. You can count on no leftovers with this dish.
Asparagus And Goat Cheese Quiche
This pretty spring quiche will be a gorgeous addition to your Easter table. Not all quiches are created equal, and this one reigns the brunch table with it's fresh taste. Amplified by the flavor of goat cheese and leeks, you'll want to offer this up on multiple brunch occasions .
Shrimp And Grits Casserole
The shrimp gravy is the star of this grits casserole, and the marriage of shrimp with grits is quintessentially Southern. If this brunch happens to be a potluck, be sure and bring the recipe along. No one will be able to resist asking for the secret to such a tasty dish.
The beautiful thing about French toast is you can make as small or as large a batch you need. This recipe for classic French toast makes two to three servings, but you can double or even triple it easily to feed your holiday crowd.
Egg Salad Sandwiches
For Easter especially, egg salad is the star of the show on many levels. This egg salad recipe has more oomph than your vintage one, and it has a high yield, so it's great to serve for a large shower or luncheon. Just a small amount of sour cream adds a little extra creaminess to the proceedings.
Tangy Potato Green Bean Salad
The lemon dill vinaigrette this potato salad is tossed in is light and bright for spring. Keep the dressing recipe handy to accompany other salads . The flavor of the produce is brought out with an added drizzle of this goodness.
Sausage Stuffed Honey Buns
These ooey, gooey rolls are the perfect balance of sweet and savory. This irresistible combo will ensure your guests leave brunch full and satisfied. Don't forget that these delightful buns are excellent candidates for freezing.
Fresh Fruit Salad
Even though a good brunch is filled with cheesy breakfast casseroles and sweet pastries, there should always be a spot on the table for some fresh fruit . This combination of berries, citrus and melon will brighten up your table and your palate.
Ham biscuits are an Easter staple for many families, and this recipe comes with a delicious homemade spread option in the form of Creole Mayonnaise . It's not just the flavor of these biscuit sandwiches, it's the tender texture of the assembled ingredients that will compel you to make these more than once.
Banana Bread French Toast Casserole
We're a sucker for classic banana bread, but this recipe is a great way to feed a crowd. This is a hearty approach to French toast, and works for guests who are ready to fill up on brunch delights. Should you crave these flavors outside of the brunch model, you can always offer this as a dessert.
Potato Bacon Hash
It's hard to be patient when you know it will be so good, but don't be tempted to stir the potatoes too much as this hash cooks. Letting them sit for a bit will leave you with a perfectly browned hash . It's a guarantee for no leftovers.
Classic Macaroni Salad With Ham
Reminiscent of vintage layered salads, this cold pasta salad is a must-have for potlucks and holidays. The taste will definitely take you back to a sentimental moment. Is it a church barbecue when you were a kid?
These breakfast bites are a fun, sweet way to teach your kids about the real meaning of Easter. A cavity in the middle of these buns symbolizes Christ disappearing from his tomb. It's a sweet reminder of why Christians celebrate Easter.
Cream Cheese Pastries
If you want something sweet to set out, these pastries are a crowd-pleasing option. This recipe makes four loaves, so you can even make some to send home as sweet Easter gifts for guests. Be sure to have the recipe wrapped up with your gifts.
Pineapple Glazed Ham
Mama will be thrilled if she walks in to find that you've made this vintage recipe. Pineapple Glazed Ham is a classic, and so many have delicious memories attached to this version of a ham to celebrate. Make it your choice for the annual Easter dinner, and keep a tradition alive.
Cheddar Cheese Grits Casserole
You can't call it brunch in the South without cheese grits on the table. This version is especially rich and crowd-pleasing. You can' go wrong with the pairing of cheese and grits, and this recipe proves it.
Cheese Puffs With Ham Salad
Classic ham salad gets elevated when placed between fluffy cheese puffs. Not only are these lofty sandwiches pretty to look at, they are tasty and have broad appeal. Perfect for Easter, the one of our all-time favorite starter is any kind of cheese puff .
Blackberry French Toast
This big-batch French toast recipe is already sweet, but we can't help but top it with a drizzle of maple syrup. It really brings a balance against the tartness of the blackberries. This is a dish that will make any brunch complete .
Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Who can turn down tater tots? Not us, especially when they're baked with eggs, cheese, and bacon. This breakfast casserole hits the spot and will fuel a load of spring activities,
For some families, pineapple casserole is an Easter staple. If you've never heard of it, you should start the tradition this year. We don't want to lay it on too thick, but if you pair pineapple glazed ham with this, you might have to make a pineapple upside-down cake as well.
Creamy Spring Pasta Bake
Making sure everyone is ready to jump into an egg hunt or get dressed to the nines to experience church service is a lot of work. This cheesy pasta bake can be put together in advance to help you out Easter morning. Your family will feel fed for the better part of the day.
Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole has been a brunch go-to of ours for years, and it will be yours once you try it on Easter day. Should you be responsible for contributing to the church potluck, this hearty one dish wonder will hit the spot.
Wake up to the bright comfort of a warm batch of orange rolls. Never tried them? These breakfast delights might move you from the cinnamon roll camp into a whole different delight for your palate.
Scrambled Egg And Crêpe Casserole
If you're all about presentation, this version of gentleman's casserole looks beautiful topped with creamy cheese sauce. Easy to make, this dish definitely makes you look more like a home chef than a food hobbyist. This item definitely fits into the fancy food camp .
Hurry Up Homemade Crescent Rolls
If you want absolutely everything on your table to be homemade, these rolls are the easiest bread recipe to get you there. You know you are getting it right when your brunch guests think "made from scratch" is super complicated.
Bacon Hash Brown Quiche
You know you're going to love a quiche when the crust is made of shredded potatoes and bacon. This recipe just happens to be both keto and paleo friendly, and even those at your table who are not selective about food will find this delicious.
Country Ham Hash
Get a head start on this cozy hash by chopping your veggies a day in advance. You will be thanking yourself for being prepared, but also for selecting a dish so well balanced in flavor an nutrition.
Strawberry Caprese Salad
Serve this simple salad as an appetizer bite with toasted baguette slices or over simple greens as a starter salad. Once your pair strawberry with fresh basil leaves, there is no turning back. It's a home run every time.
Cinnamon Roll Casserole
This sweet breakfast casserole is the easiest way to make cinnamon rolls for a crowd. Plus, we give an option for an orange-apricot version if you're feeling a fresher take. Your brunch network will ask for this for every meet-up from here on out.
Cheesy Ham, Corn, And Grits Bake
This cozy breakfast casserole is an easier version of a soufflé that will become a new family favorite. Just watch this recipe get gobbled up in a flash, and you will know what you need to know. This dish is a winner.
Pimiento Cheese Creamed Spinach
Creamy spinach casserole gets a Southern twist with pimiento cheese. We just cannot get enough of this traditional dip that doubles as a cheese spread. When you consider how you might use it, the possibilities are tasty .
Creamy Egg Strata
This indulgent breakfast casserole is a great meatless option to accommodate everyone. Not only that, the flavors are approachable will will make this recipe a regular on special occasions, and on any Saturday. You will impress overnight guests as well as the brunch potluck crowd.
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Don't waste your Easter morning flipping flapjacks—make this big-batch casserole for hands-off ease. Your crowd will be so grateful they won't have to wait for their flapjacks in tortuous stages. Instead, this is ready for all of your guests at once, so you can get on with your festivities,
Garden Potato Salad
This springy side brings a bit of green to the table with potato salad comfort. Not everyone might agree, but punching up a potato salad recipe with fresh greens makes it not only beautiful, but nutritious and more filling. Take a chance on some sugar snap peas ,
Fried Deviled Eggs
Dial up your deviled egg presentation this year and go all-out with fried deviled eggs—they'll be a hit. It is not a myth that a vast amount of food tastes excellent when given the deep fried treatment. These eggs are no exception.
Ham And Noodle Casserole
Store-bought ingredients make this comforting casserole so easy to throw together. You will definitely put this in your back pocket as a go-to for last minute guests. The result will be a triumph in ease and meal satisfaction.
Glazed Spiral Cut Holiday Ham
This impressive Easter ham has three glaze options to fit your taste— Pineapple-Prosecco, Cola-Dijon-Brown Sugar, or Coffee-and-Pepper Jelly. Certainly you should commit to making every version. We don't think your family will mind trying this three years in a row,
This easy skillet hash is topped with crème fraiche or sour cream for a creamy element . It goes down with delightful taste and texture, and is the perfect side to any main dish on your Easter table. Consider which version of mac 'n cheese might go best with this, and you've got a grand slam.
Citrus Glazed Ham
This six-ingredient recipe is a balanced blend of sweet and tangy. This flavor combo is one of the best to apply to the natural flavor of quality ham. Definitely the star of the meal, you may have to make this recipe a long-lasting tradition.
Sausage And Cheese Grits Quiche
Any brunch worth attending is going to have cheese grits on the menu, and this recipe adds them into a savory breakfast casserole. Your guests will be charmed by your sense of tradition with the addition of this to your Easter table, and you will be proud of your shortcut with this crustless quiche .
Citrus Pull Apart Bread
This pull-apart treat will add a pop of bright citrus flavor to your brunch spread. Get a little experimental with pull-apart bread . This treat has broad appeal and any recipe you try has a chance of being the favorite of so many.
Deviled Egg Salad And Asparagus Tartines
An easy pick-up option for a buffet-style brunch, this fresh take on finger sandwiches is so delicious. The presentation is so very springy, and the pieces that come together to make these bites nutritious are delicious when fresh.
Crustless Ham And Collard Greens Quiche
You can alter this easy quiche recipe to fit whatever is in your fridge at the time. This is another crustless quiche that you will not be sorry you made. Mastering the method to this easy version will keep your breakfast table full of delighted guests.
Chicks In A Blanket
This spin on pigs in a blanket is topped with a homemade everything-bagel seasoning. Put out a basket of these while you finish the main dishes to hold everyone over. Your method of preparedness will keep everyone satisfied.
Hashbrown casserole is an undisputed favorite for Southern gatherings. The variety of what can be done with hashbrowns cannot be denied. This is only the tip of the iceberg for your potato experimentation .
Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
We took this New Orleans original dessert and made it into a totally indulgent brunch treat. These lovely individualized pieces of Bananas Foster will be a great hit, and pair well with your favorite coffee beans.
Cheesy Grits Soufflé
Enjoy your grits as cheesy as you're used to but with a lighter, fluffier consistency you'll love. This is a surprising and elevated version of our favorite Southern staple. You may just need to perfect your method by making it again and again.
Spicy Sausage And Cheddar Kolaches
Our version of Czech pastries called kolaches are filled with Southern favorite Conecuh sausage for an extra kick. These are another of those perfect snacks, and have just one more piece of extra charm by being a handheld indulgence. Think of these as a tailgating treat, as well.
Asparagus And Goat Cheese Mini Quiches
If you're not hosting a big crowd, these mini quiches are an easy way to portion out pretty servings . On the other hand, arriving at a large brunch celebration with these might make you a brunch hero. Consider adding a little prosciutto to the tops of these, and be ready to accept compliments gracefully.
Croissant Breakfast Casserole
Enjoy your Easter ham in a hearty and delicious breakfast casserole this year. A well-rounded approach to using ham leftovers, or to make in conjunction with your ham for freezing and using later. You will be patting yourself on the back for thinking ahead.
Picnic Egg Salad
For fresh presentation, serve this old-school egg salad recipe on toasted baguette slices instead of finger sandwiches. Anything that is served bruschetta-style gives the bread a chance to impress, as well. Consider making your own loaf for maximum flavor potential.
Brown Sugar Bourbon Glazed Ham
This six-ingredient recipe is simple and straight-to-the-point delicious. You will not have to worry about bringing your best with the choice of this recipe. The ham will speak for you, and your Easter meal memory will be packed with goodness.
Spring Vegetable Frittata
You can serve this pretty frittata family-style and let guests slice their own pieces. It's a perfect plated delight for the brunch buffet table. What else will you serve alongside this fresh tasting frittata?
Buttermilk Breakfast Scones
In the time you could run to the bakery, buy some pastries, and get home, you could have already made these 30-minute fluffy scones. This is the scone recipe that will prompt you to experiment further, for scones are far easier to make than you might imagine.
Make Ahead Yeast Rolls
Nothing makes hosting a holiday easier than make-ahead recipes like this one. You'll have to put this roll recipe into your regular rotation. What a pleasing and traditional addition to any dinner,
Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
These mini casseroles are an adorable way to portion for a crowd, especially in pastel ramekins. Your Easter just got a little fancier, but will still be steeped in tradition with the inclusion of grits. Try this on a smaller level if you want to make someone feel special for a birthday or similar occasion.
Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast
Southerners know buttermilk is the secret to many recipes, and it makes this French toast casserole extremely decadent. It's definitely something about the moisture, but also the rich taste that comes from choosing buttermilk. Those Southern cooking secrets really make a difference, don't they?
Cinnamon Roll Strata
Frozen yeast roll dough makes this sweet strata a snap to throw together. You will never find cinnamon rolls intimidating again, and will want to include this in any breakfast or brunch when you need to please a crowd,
Leek And Mushroom Grits Frittata
This veggie frittata is a delicious main attraction for your Easter brunch. This is an enjoyable dish that feels a little decadent, but it's really just grits in for the win, yet again. That richness has such familiar texture and flavor, and your palate will rejoice.
This mini ham sandwiches got their name honestly: They're a true delight to make and enjoy. It's hard to elevate the ham slider , but these tasty treats do the trick.
Sorghum Pecan Monkey Bread Muffins
We're all about personal portions, and these mini monkey breads are an easy way to get something sweet on every family member's plate. This is just a bit more decadent than a cinnamon roll, and twice as addictive.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Add a fresh element to your Easter table with this strawberry-spinach salad that got high remarks from readers. These flavors are so fresh and approachable, you will crave the combination again, and you will give in. The ingredients are easily sourced, and your dinner guests will want to know how you do it,
Sausage Gravy Casserole With Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits
Turn your favorite sausage gravy and biscuits into a beautiful casserole that's fit for a holiday with this recipe. This feels like a shortcut to biscuits and gravy, but really has a delivery all its own with the cornmeal biscuits. Not many dishes can rival the level of this comfort food.
Mini Hash Brown Frittatas
These tiny frittatas are so easy to serve, and you can switch up the fillings to fit your taste. It's always nice when brunch is personalized down to bites. Your hungry crowd will be sure to clean you out of all of these. You better double the batch.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole
One editor said this casserole was so good that it made her wish she had two slow cookers. And now that you know that, perhaps you need to look into how you will source a second slow cooker. We bet it would be 100% worth the effort.
Homemade Orange Rolls
Instead of picking up frozen orange rolls, use this tried-and-true recipe and make them from scratch. Your efforts will not be overlooked, and we bet you take not one of these orange rolls home from the Easter potluck. Now get into your kitchen and test our theory.
Everything Bagel Casserole
Recreate your go-to bagel order as a hearty casserole the whole family can enjoy on Easter. We promise this is a home run no matter the holiday or season. But it does feel right when it's being served to a large crowd .
Radish, Avocado, And Citrus Salad
This colorful salad has all the gorgeous shades of Easter, and it's delicious, too. Bringing these textures and flavors together will impress any guest who doesn't take to raw vegetables. The full flavor profile will get you thinking through what else might taste good combined into these ingredients.
Eggs Benedict Casserole
We created a big-batch solution for tricky eggs Benedict, and your family is going to love it. This is one of those brilliant answers to a dish that is beloved, but can need a little extra attention. With this solution, you'll be finished serving so much sooner.
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread
This pull-apart bread is fun to make and devour , and it looks so pretty on your sideboard. You better take a look quick, though. This beautiful treat will disappear from the buffet in no time.
Pimiento Cheese Sausage Balls
We added pimiento cheese to the old-school sausage balls recipe for the best brunch starter. This is yet another example of how pimiento cheese plays a role in our Southern eating traditions. The stuff is irresistible, let's face it!
Arugula Salad With Bacony Croutons And Sherry Vinaigrette
We add salad to our plates for a little something healthy, but bacony croutons add a comfort-food element. This flavor combo will take your palate straight to BLT territory, but the fresh flavors and bright produce keep the meal light, The salad feels indulgent, but has more health benefits than you can taste.
Instead of spending Easter morning flipping flapjacks, make this sweet breakfast casserole ahead of time. Your guests will be so grateful that you thought of this sweet, time saving approach. And you'll have to do it again just for the sake of how easy it is.
Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
The snickerdoodle feels like a humble cookie, but the simply flavor balance is everything. These muffins take that perfect formula to new heights. Every family member will delight in these sweet bites.
Ham And Cheese Sliders
Instead of just putting sliced cheese on these ham rolls, we included a croque madame-inspired Bechamel sauce that's totally luscious. You will not get away with making these just once. Be sure to plan ahead for tailgating and backyard barbecues with the help of this easy recipe.
Biscuits And Gravy Casserole
Using store-bought frozen biscuits cuts way down on the prep time for this hearty breakfast casserole recipe. It's tricky territory here, with this all-time favorite comfort food. If you serve it later in the morning, you would be wise to schedule some time to nap.
Best Ever Sticky Buns
Our Test Kitchen didn't name these sticky buns "best-ever" just for fun: They are seriously the best of all time. You need only make this recipe once to know that you will not need another sticky bun in your life. Remember that crumbles of bacon atop this delightful indulgence is optional, and always welcome.
Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
Enjoy all the carrot cake flavor from dessert at the main event with this sweet cinnamon roll recipe. We cannot stress enough that the roll to icing ratio is crucial in delivering the best flavor, If you overwhelm with too much icing, trying to enjoy the bun is futile. Apply just a schmear, and your buns will be good-to-go.
Raspberry Almond Muffins With Honey Butter
Every holiday breadbasket deserves something beautiful and homemade, and these muffins are fit for an Easter brunch celebration. Not only that, but this recipe is one of our favorite to gift to a loved one. These muffins hold a little bit of a fancy presentation, and piling them into a basket makes them even more enticing.
Ham And Cheese Puff Pastries
These savory pastries can be made up to two weeks in advance to save you time Easter morning. And if you are looking for a great on-the-go breakfast option, you just found it. Your breakfast will be the envy of the carpool.
Spring Salad With Berries And Bacon
Crunchy, sweet, savory, and so fresh, every bite of this salad is full of spring. The smoky flavor of the bacon adds depth, and the berries provide just the right amount of tang. This salad is a great way to kick off your spring al fresco dining.
Blueberry Ginger Crumb Cake
Crystallized ginger adds a bit of zing to a sweet coffee cake that comes together in your cast-iron skillet. A tip from Test Kitchen Pro Pam Lolley: To keep the berries from sinking to the bottom of the pan, toss them in a little flour before folding them into the batter.
BLT Pain Perdu Casserole
Serve the whole family this classic sandwich in big-batch, casserole form. Our Test Kitchen recommends serving it alongside a fresh green salad with a light dressing to balance out the richness. This classic blend of flavors always win.
Spinach And Mushroom Frittata
Fresh mushrooms, baby spinach, and shallots make for a pretty and healthy filling in this skillet frittata. This example of a veggie-only egg dish is the perfect piece of proof that breakfast doesn't necessarily need meat. On the other hand, this could easily accompany a side of sausage.
Strawberry Shortcake Sheet Cake
If you're looking for a sweet finale to your Easter brunch that's easy and can feed a crowd? Stop the search. Test Kitchen Pro Ivy Odom says this is one of her "absolute favorite strawberry recipes." With a texture and flavor similar to a scone, this one is a winner.
Asparagus Ribbon Crostini
Welcome family with a bright, springy appetizer that will look oh-so-pretty on your favorite serving platter. This is also an easily transported contribution to the Easter potluck, and will be a vibrant addition to any table.
Lemon Tarragon Potato Salad
This herby, zesty potato salad is a much lighter way to serve the potluck-favorite side dish that's perfect for Easter brunch. It can be enjoyed warm or chilled, whichever better suits your schedule.
Blueberry Citrus Rolls With Orange Glaze
Your old orange rolls recipe can't stand up to this sunny new rendition from Test Kitchen Pro Pam Lolley. Don't just take it from us, though. "They are delicious and this recipe will be added to my collection," wrote one five-star reviewer.
Hot Brown Party Rolls
We love to serve this twist on the classic Kentucky sandwich to celebrate the Derby, of course, but that shouldn't stop you from making these cheesy sliders with regularity. This is a tailgate-ready dish that travels easily, and don't forget that you can liven up your own weeknight dinner options with these delights.
Blackberry Lime Drop Biscuits
You haven't met buttermilk drop biscuits like these before. With just a few additional ingredients, Grandma's old-school recipe gets a flavor profile upgrade that will brighten up your Easter table. You'll find the easy approach will have you making these again and again.
Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
Your Instant Pot really can do it all, including freeing up oven space on a busy Easter morning. Take advantage of the quick convenience that this wonder appliance provide, and your holiday meal efforts are made so much easier.
Bacon Cheddar Scones
Scones don't have to be sweet, y'all, and these buttery delights prove it. A tip from the Test Kitchen: Keep your container of flour nearby while you make this recipe; you'll need to keep your hands and work surface well-dusted.
Creamy Spinach Ricotta Crostini
This appetizer looks like it could be on the menu of your favorite restaurant, but thanks to a food processor hack, it comes together so quickly. Appropriate for any gathering that requires a knockout appetizer, this is also good for stay-at-home date night, and pairs well with a bold red .
Raspberry Ricotta Cake
This pretty cake is the ideal texture and flavor for brunch. Our Test Kitchen says it falls between sponge cake and pound cake on the density and that it's not too sweet. Ricotta cheese cannot be overlooked as the perfect addition to a baking recipe that needs moisture and a touch of richness.
Hash Brown Frittata
Who knew that store-bought, refrigerated hash browns could look so elegant? Dress them up for a holiday brunch with this skillet frittata recipe. You will be surprised at the welcome reaction this dish gets from your brunch crowd.
Focaccia With Ricotta And Crispy Herbs
If you're on the hunt for an easy appetizer that looks photo-worthy, try this "homemade" focaccia that starts with store-bought pizza dough. We promise not to reveal your magician's secret, but to be honest, you may not be able to stop yourself from sharing. This could easily be a side with your favorite meatball recipe ,
Blueberry Muffin Bread With Pecan Crumble Topping
Bring this sweet bread to contribute to the Easter brunch lineup, or gift it to your hostess if you're a guest this holiday. This sweet loaf is perfect for gifting to a friend who needs a little love, and you will be remembered for your thoughtful baked gesture.
Asparagus With Eggs and Prosciutto
This new way to enjoy fresh asparagus is so beautiful for how quickly it comes together. This is a great recipe to prepare in advance and assemble just before serving. But even without the advance preparation, this is such a quick dish to throw together.