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Unique and Easy Brunch Recipes

Spring is a time for celebrations: Easter, Mother’s Day, showers, and more. And nothing complements a spring party like a delicious brunch. Sure, crispy bacon and your go-to egg dish will be on the menu, but how about wowing hungry family and friends with some out-of-the box ideas? Pampered Chef tools and recipes make it easy for you to enjoy the party too. Who says guests get to have all the fun? Here are some of our favorite stress-free brunch ideas.

1. Berry Ricotta Cake With Lemon Icing

The ricotta keeps this cake nice and moist, while the raspberries and lemon glaze add bright flavors. Prepared in a stoneware baker, this cake can be served at the start of your next brunch or at the end of your next dinner party.

Berry Ricotta Cake with Lemon Icing

2. Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Braid

Bring the flavors of the grill indoors with this ever-popular braid recipe. An oven-safe platter showcases this delicious braid that only needs 10 minutes of prep time.

Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Braid

3. Turkey Sausage & Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas

The sauce used in this recipe starts with a mother sauce, bchamel, which is equal parts butter and flour (called a roux), mixed with milk which creates a foundation to build flavor. Adding cheese to bchamel creates Mornay sauce. You can use Mornay sauce for other dishes, too, such as macaroni and cheese and Alfredo sauce.

Grilling the peppers and quesadillas in a grill pan and press gives you a smoky, charred flavor because it sears a portion of the food. You get deep, flavorful grill marks by using the same technique as searing—just leave the food undisturbed while it’s cooking.

Turkey Sausage & Pepper Breakfast Quesadillas

4. Dessert Grilled Cheese

This delectable dish comes in three variations: strawberries & cream, raspberries & goat cheese, and blueberry cheesecake. Make all three in a double burner grill pan.

Dessert Grilled Cheese

5. Apple Cheddar Bacon Egg Muffins

The sweet and savory combination of apple, bacon, and French toast seasoning make these egg muffins taste like a complete breakfast! A brownie or muffin pan is perfect for this recipe.

Tip: Make these muffins ahead of time, then freeze, and heat them up for your brunch.

Apple Cheddar Bacon Egg Muffins

6. Shakshuka With Zucchini Noodles

Shaskhuka is a popular dish in the Middle East and North Africa that’s made with eggs, tomatoes, and spices. It’s perfect for breakfast and brunch, but it can be served any time of day. Simmering the eggs gives them the perfect runny yolks.

Shakshuka With Zucchini Noodles

7. Broccoli Bow-Tie Salad

This lighter version of classic broccoli salad will be the hit of your party! Using a slicing tool to prepare the broccoli is key.

Broccoli Bow-tie Salad

8. Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables

This one-pot meal comes together quickly for a healthy and light choice. An herb stripper easily removes the leaves from the kale.

Gnocchi with Spring Vegetables

9. Artichoke Zucchini Frittata

This perfect brunch dish comes together easily, yet always impresses guests when served in a oven-to-table baking dish. Save the leftovers by topping the pan with a reusable silicone lid.

Artichoke Zucchini Frittata

10. Easy White Rosette Cake

By looking at it, you’d think this was an expensive cake from a bakery. But really, you can make this in minutes in a microwave-safe Dutch Oven. Use a decorating bag to create professional-looking rosettes.

Easy White Rosette Cake

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This post was originally published on March 16, 2017, and has been updated.

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