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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. Baked Vanilla Donuts

These baked donuts get a whimsical touch from mother-daughter team Beth and Lexi at Crowded Kitchen. Powdered sugar glaze, shredded coconut, and naturally colored powders in green and pink give these mini treats a touch of sparkle and class.

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Donuts baked in a donut pan. / Photo by @crowded_kitchen

5. Asparagus, Radish and Bacon Frittata

Vegetables sautéed in bacon and butter is the best way to eat veggies in our opinion. The radishes also add beautiful color and texture to this frittata from A Pleasant Little Kitchen. See how food blogger Rebecca brings this recipe all together with stunning step-by-step photos.

A Pleasant Little Kitchen - Asparagus, Radish and Bacon Frittata
Serve up a frittata easily from a nonstick skillet. / Photo by A Pleasant Little Kitchen

6. 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

7. Sausage & Egg Breakfast Ring

A breakfast ring on a round stone is a great choice for busy mornings or brunch get-togethers. This recipe wraps up fluffy eggs, breakfast sausage, and cheese in a crispy, flakey crescent roll. Everyone will want a second slice!

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Ring

8. Quick Cooker Oatmeal

If you have a pressure cooker, consider using it to make oatmeal for your brunch party. You can make a big batch of oatmeal and create a fun toppings bar with fruit, granola, nuts, and honey.

Quick Cooker Oatmeal

9. 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

 

10. 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

 

11. Loaded Vegetable Omelet

Making omelets for a large get-together doesn’t work if you’re stuck being the short-order cook. This stovetop-to-oven omelet in a large griddle serves eight at once, so you can enjoy a warm brunch, too.

Loaded Vegetable Omelet

12. 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

 

13. 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

 

14. 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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