5 Easter Brunch Recipes
Celebrate warming weather and spring flowers with these 5 Easter Brunch Recipes. Each recipe can stand alone, or be combined to form an extravagant menu.
- Breakfast Casserole: A traditional breakfast casserole is a perfect Easter brunch recipe. Combing all the best elements of a main course and side dishes, this meal has it all.
To make a breakfast casserole, you will need:
- 1 package of frozen potato wedges, defrosted
- 8 oz. package of sausage patties, cooked and crumbled
- 2 cans of cream of potato soup
- 1 16 oz container of sour cream
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar Cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine potato wedges, sausage, soup, sour cream and cheddar cheese.
- Pour mixture into a greased pan.
- Bake covered for one hour.
2. Garlic Cheese Grits: Easter Brunch is not complete without southern style garlic cheese grits. Serve this side dish with eggs, ham or shrimp.
To make Garlic Cheese Grits, you will need:
- 2 cups of Water
- ½ tsp Salt
- 1 Cup of quick Grits
- 1 package of Velvetta
- ½ cup of Butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tbs of minced garlic
- Preheat over to 350 degrees.
- Boil water and salt in a pan.
- Slowly stir in grits and cook for three minutes.
- Cut cheese and butter into cubes.
- Add cheese and butter, stirring until blended. Continue cooking for four minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients, mixing well.
- Pour mixture into a greased casserole pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes. The grits should look golden brown.
3. Eggs Benedict: Eggs Benedict is a staple Easter Brunch Recipe.
To make Eggs Benedict, you will need:
- 6 cold eggs
- 6 English Muffins
- 1 package of Canadian bacon
- Hollondaise Sauce
- To poach an egg, heat three inches of water in a large saucepan on a stovetop.
- Heat water until simmering.
- Gently crack eggs, individually, into a tea cup or saucer.
- Bring the dish to the water and ease the egg into the water.
- Maintain simmer and cook eggs until the whites are set. This should take three to five minutes.
- While eggs are cooking, fry Canadian bacon and toast English muffins.
- Using a slotted spoon or spatula, lift eggs out of the water and place them on a paper towel to dry.
- Layer bacon and poached egg on each English muffin.
- Spoon Hollandaise Sauce over top.
To Make Hollandaise Sauce, you will need:
- ¼ cup of Butter
- 2 egg yolks
- ¼ cup of cream
- 1 tbs of lemon juice
- ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of minced parsley
- Using a double boiler, melt butter.
- Whisk together egg yolks, cream and butter. Add lemon juice.
- Continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens.
- Remove from heat and beat until the sauce turns light in color.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir.
4. Apple Zucchini Bread: Apple Zucchini Bread is a healthy, sweet addition to any Easter Brunch menu. Serve bread as a side, or for dessert.
To make Apple Zucchini Bread, you will need:
- 2 cups of flour
- 3 cups of shredded zucchini
- 1 red delicious apple- peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 ¼ cup of sugar
- 1 tbs of cinnamon
- 2tsp of baking powder
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup of vegetable oil
- ¼ cup of sugar
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix flour, zucchini, apple slices, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, beat eggs and vegetable oil.
- Pour oil and eggs into mixture and stir until well blended.
- Grease two bread pans and sprinkle with sugar.
- Pour mixture into pans and sprinkle top with sugar.
- Heat for about 30 minutes or until it passes the clean toothpick test.
5. Mimosa: Mimosas are an exciting addition to any Easter brunch. Serve this brunch recipe before or with the meal.
To make Mimosas, you’ll need:
- 1 bottle of champagne
- 1 Carton of Orange Juice
- Fill half a flute glass with champagne.
- Add orange juice until glass is full.
- Gently stir.
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