(Closed) Good recipies for hosting brunch?

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Post # 3
1221 posts
Bumble bee

what about a waffle bar? or something like that… if you have a waffle maker, just make batter and buy different types of toppings for it. i love waffles! lol

Post # 4
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would definitely look for make ahead recipes that you can throw in the oven and not worry about.  This way you spend more time with your guests and less time in the kitchen.  Look for baked french toast or egg casseroles.  Usually they’re simple and very tasty.

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve made this and it’s super simple: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/hash-brown-quiche-recipe/index.html  I used a sausage instead of the ham and less cheese than she said because we aren’t huge cheese people.  Other than that it was super delish!  It’s one of those recipes that really you can add whatever you want to customize it. 

I also pinned these, although I haven’t made any yet, but I’d bet your guests would love any of these, too:




Let us know how it goes! 🙂

Post # 6
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is tasty:


except I leave out the cream cheese (it just kinda sits there and is a bit jarring).  Last time I added some cooked breakfast sausage, onions and peppers (cooked).  I combine a couple recipes and replace the liquid with 3c egg substitute, 1c skim milk and 3 eggs.  It’s super easy and always a hit when I make it.

ETA: the original is very good, and very rich.  The version I make is still very good, but lighter and I don’t feel so guilty eating it.  Def. don’t skip the butter on top though. 🙂

Post # 8
6065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Im not a big fan of paula deen recipes usually but her french toast with pecan brown sugar crumble- it is soaked overnight and then baked in a pan in the morning. its so easy!

also, fruit parfaits, frittatas, chorizo and new potato sautee are some staples of mine.

all easy and quick!

Post # 9
460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

My fmil gave me an awesome recipe for a super easy casserol….

Scramble a dozen eggs, fry up some bacon, make sausage gravy (or cheat and use frozen). In a baking dish spread eggs on bottom, add a layer of bacon, add a layer of shredded chs, pour sausage gravy over the whole thing, cut a can of refridgerated biscquits into quarters and place on top. Bake until biscquits are done… YUM

Post # 10
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

You could keep it simple. An assortment of fruits, muffins, sandwich meat and bread, or pre made mini sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, etc..

Post # 11
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

First of all — quiche is easy peasy. Don’t be intimidated! This is my fave quiche recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/light-and-fluffy-spinach-quiche/detail.aspx

I also love this Danish recipe, although I actually make them as individual Danishes. Just take the rolls of dought out, leave them in a cylinder and slice them into little coins that you can flatten out and spoon filling into. Super tasty!

You could always do “egg McMuffins” — fry up a bunch of slices of Canadian bacon (or ham), scramble a bunch of eggs, toast your English muffins, set out some cheese — and everyone can assemble as they prefer.

Good luck! P.S. — Now I want brunch. 🙁


Post # 13
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Like other poster said above, dont let a quiche intimidate you…They are actually not that hard, and can be made ahead, and warmed for your brunch. There are tons of recipes online, and you can go as simple or complex as you want… =o)

heres how I do mine: 5 eggs, hand beaten, 1.5 cup evap milk (most recipes call for cream, but ive found this does just as well), veggies ( I use whatever I have on hand) Ie: green peppers, finely diced, white sweet onion- saute litely in pan until tender but still w some firmness,  chopped ham ( approx 3-4 slices boarshead), 12 oz +/- shredded cheese (sharp cheddar is nice) few green onions for top, pastry/pie crust from refrig. section of grocery.

preheat oven to 425-  Par bake crust in round deep pie pan or round glass casserole dish approx 5-6 min until lightly browned. Remove from oven, cool. While cooling, you can prep rest. Mix milk into egg whites, add salt/pepper to taste, Also a pinch of nutmeg. Pour egg mix into prebaked crust. then sprinkle in ham, veggies, cheese in even pattern around. Bake approx 30-35 min depending on oven, towards end, sprinkle green onions around top.  when you remove most will be set/firm but the center may still be “almost” done, the eggs will cont to set as it rests out of oven.

(you can use any meat, like bacon,and any other veggies to taste) Enjoy!

Have fun at your brunch– sounds great!!!  =o)

Post # 14
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My SIL had us over for make your own pancakes, it was a lot of fun. She had the batter ready, with all the toppings. So we could just pour a pancake and put in whatever we wanted, from fruit to chocolate chips. Then she also had different syrups for us to try.

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