If you’re hosting Easter brunch for a group this year, you’ll want to think big. These crowd-pleasing Easter brunch recipes are sure to win over bunnies both large and small!
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The Best Easter Brunch Ideas
After the Easter egg hunt wraps up it’s time to relax and dig into a delicious brunch spread! Try making a mix of make-head dishes, like cheesy casseroles or decadent cinnamon rolls, to save time and add easy vegetable or fruit sides that you can put together on Easter morning. I’ve got you covered with lots of Easter brunch recipe options below.
1. Overnight Cinnamon Rolls
Soft fluffy dough filled with swirls of buttery brown sugar and cinnamon and topped with a tangy cream cheese glaze—oh yes. My overnight cinnamon rolls will disappear fast. You can start them the night before and bake them fresh in the morning.
2. Caramel Pecan Cinnamon Rolls
Another take on cinnamon rolls, these crave-worthy caramel pecan cinnamon rolls are totally irresistible! With a sticky caramel pecan layer on the bottom, lots of pecans and caramel stuffed into a brioche dough, and the whole thing topped with a maple pecan icing, this Easter brunch recipe may be your new favorite way to make cinnamon rolls.
3. Easy Homemade Cinnamon French Toast Casserole
Another cinnamon-laden make-ahead dish, this cinnamon French toast casserole recipe is perfect to serve at an Easter brunch. You’ll use pre-made dough to keep things even simpler to prepare.
4. Hot Cross Buns
Hot Cross Buns are a traditional Easter pastry and they are so good homemade. Our recipe takes sweet yeast dough and fills it with orange zest and currants, then tops it with a sweet frosting.
5. Breakfast Croissant Casserole
I love make-ahead dishes when I’m serving a big brunch, and this breakfast croissant casserole fits the bill. It has chopped ham, spinach, and baked croissants for yummy flavor and texture.
Ham and cheese quiche has all the flavors of Easter—and it’s another make-ahead dish perfect to serve as an Easter brunch recipe.
7. Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
A complete breakfast in a dish, this tater tot breakfast casserole is a guaranteed winner! It’s filled with eggs, sausage, bacon, cheese, and tater tots. A total winner.
8. Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
Take a soft and puffy crescent roll crust and top it with a layer of cheesy eggs and sausage for this crescent roll breakfast casserole recipe. You can add your favorite add-ins and toppings to make this Easter brunch recipe extra special.
9. Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze
Don’t forget the ham, another Easter tradition! In this easy crock pot ham recipe, we take ham and glaze it with maple and brown sugar for extra flavor. You’ll cook it in the crock pot so you can leave it alone while you take care of the rest of the menu.
10. Oven-Cooked Bacon
Bacon is always welcome at the brunch table. Check out my simple recipe for how to cook bacon in the oven.
11. Easy Breakfast Casserole
Want to make the easiest breakfast casserole? Try this recipe, which starts with frozen hashbrown potatoes and layers in eggs, sausage and cheese. It’s one of my family’s favorite Easter brunch recipes!
12. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
You could also tuck your traditional Easter ham into a casserole! This ham and cheese breakfast casserole with ham, cheese, eggs, and bread can star as the centerpiece of your table.
13. Asparagus Casserole
Asparagus is so good in the spring, and it will be a welcome addition to your brunch menu. This creamy, cheesy asparagus casserole makes the most of fresh asparagus.
14. Breakfast Potatoes
This savory side takes frozen hashbrowns and fries them with onions and spices until they are browned and crispy. Quick and easy to prepare!
15. Roasted Asparagus
You might like to add a simple and light vegetable dish to your brunch menu. This roasted asparagus recipe is easily doubled or tripled and it’s full of bright lemon flavor.
16. Waldorf Salad
Waldorf salad is a traditional salad made with lots of sweet fruit like apples, grapes, and raisins. It would be wonderful served with heavier casserole dishes to bring some crunch and freshness to your Easter brunch.
17. Brioche French Toast Casserole
This rich, buttery French toast casserole is made with brioche and it’s perfect for a crowd. We’ll call this more of a dessert than a main dish, and it’s sure to please.
18. Breakfast Casserole with Biscuits
All the good stuff crammed into one casserole—sausage, eggs, and cheese. It’s topped with fluffy buttermilk biscuits made from a can for easier prep.
19. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Lemony poppyseed muffins are full of spring’s fresh flavors and have a nice crunch from the poppyseeds. They’re topped with a thick drizzle of sweet icing to seal the deal.
20. Blueberry Muffins
A basket of sweet and juicy blueberry muffins definitely will make for happy guests. Our muffins are bursting with flavor and you can use either fresh or frozen blueberries in this recipe.
21. Banana Muffins
A plate of tender, moist banana muffins will bring a delicious note of fruit flavor to your brunch menu. Plus, you can bake them the day before so you’ll have less to do the morning of.
22. Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
On the dessert side, homemade carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are always a crowd-pleasing Easter brunch recipe. Carrot cake is wonderful at Easter, and these cupcakes are cute and easy to grab.
23. Rice Krispies Hidden Surprise Egg Treats
These adorable Rice Krispies “eggs” are perfect for an Easter brunch! They’re stuffed with pastel chocolates and will make for a fun Easter dessert.
24. Coconut Macaroon Nests
Another cute crowd-pleaser, coconut macaroon nests are a festive and unique Easter brunch recipe idea. Macaroon cookies are baked into nest shapes, filled with dark chocolate, and topped with mini Cadbury eggs.
25. Easter Poke Cake
It wouldn’t be an Easter brunch without my beautiful Easter Poke cake full of pastel colors. You can cut slices in advance for ease of serving. This will be one of your new favorite Easter brunch recipes!