Easter brunch is this season’s ‘Christmas dinner’! If you can, set the table in the garden and enjoy warm weather, close relatives, good friends, and delicious foods. We give you some ideas, but in the end, the choice is yours!
Being a guest at an Easter lunch is easy. At most, all you have to do is buy a gift for your host or make a cake and bring it to the gathering. Being a host makes things a bit complicated, but don’t despair! You can entertain family and friends with these dreamy recipes!
Maybe you should set up the Easter brunch as a buffet, so anyone can pick and choose what they want on their plates. Plus, this way of displaying foods gives you more time for relaxing.
Planning your Easter brunch menu is easy if you take a look at our Easter recipes. If you still can’t decide, I'll give you some suggestions that will please the whole family, kids and adults included!
Easter Brunch Ideas Depending on Meal Type
Brunch is one of those Easter traditions that encourage friends and family to spend time together around the table. It's also an excellent excuse to eat outside, so if you have a garden, don't stay indoors! You can also make a picnic in a nearby park.
In our opinion, an Easter brunch should have some fresh fruit, finger foods, an essential egg-based dish, then a main dish, like a tart, a quiche or a casserole. We have not forgotten about the desserts and drinks either!
Finger foods are important at brunch because you can easily add them to your plate and eat them with your hands while you walk through the garden and chat with your friends.
Hummus Cucumber Bites
These are incredibly easy to make, 'self-contained' appetizers. Make some cucumber cups and fill them with hummus, sprinkle sesame seeds and paprika on top and there you have it!
Chicken Nuggets with Yogurt Dip
For this chicken nugget finger food, we marinated a diced chicken breast with turmeric, paprika, garlic, and lemon juice.
Cheese and Bell Pepper-Filled Mushrooms
You can make vast quantities of these cheese and bell pepper-filled mushrooms. Make them the day before Easter, to save some time!
Shrimp-Filled Cherry Tomatoes
Here is a fresh, savory snack, just perfect to kickstart your appetite before a delicious Easter brunch!
Something with eggs:
You simply have to have something made with eggs at your Easter brunch!
Deviled eggs cannot be absent from your Easter table! It’s a highly popular starter both in Europe and North America, plus you can make them quick & easy!
Deviled Fried Eggs
You can make so many deviled eggs recipes, but this is a special one! All you have to do is fry the eggs before filling them with the mixture!
Egg Salad Cucumber Boats
What can you do when you have too many boiled eggs? Egg salad! If you want to use it in finger foods, just fill these cucumber boats!
Egg Stuffed Meatloaf
The best thing about this egg stuffed meatloaf is that you can make it ahead and serve it cold on Easter day!
Tarts and quiches
Any brunch must have a main dish. And because tarts and quiches can be made the day before, we think they’re the best choice! If you know how to make two types of crust: a savory one and a sweet one, you can become a brunch queen, because you can do so many things with these, just by changing the fillings!
It takes some time to make this mushroom tart, but in the end, you’ll find out that it's worth the effort!
With a homemade, crispy layer, and a cheesy and savory filling, this delicious Cheddar tart is the solution for any meal dilemmas one may encounter.
Colorful Veggie Tart
A veggie tart can do no wrong at brunch. If you’re in the mood for spicing things up, you can even add some fried ham on top!
Turkey and Spinach Quiche
Quiches come from France but have rightfully gained popularity all around the world. It’s a savory tart that you can fill with all kinds of ingredients. Try this one, or replace turkey with ham!
Dips and spreads:
For me, a party is perfect if I have some flatbreads and dips or spreads nearby.
Classic Hummus with Toasted Pine Nuts
Nowadays you can find hummus, which is a favorite Middle Eastern spread made from mashed chickpeas, in most grocery stores, but we think the homemade version is so much better.
Caramelized Onion Dip
Looking for a nice dip to help freshly made nachos melt in your mouth? Try this caramelized onion dip, it’s amazing for your Easter brunch!
Cream Cheese, Dill and Parsley Dip
Make this cream cheese dip and serve it with crunchy veggies like carrots and bell peppers. You can also eat it with crackers or chips.
New Potatoes with Tzatziki Dip
Make a savory tzatziki dip and serve it with anything you like. If you can, cook some new potatoes and serve them warm!
I strongly urge you to make the dessert the day before Easter; that way you won't spend that much time the day of flipping pancakes.
Upside-Down Apple Cake
Inspired by the famous French dish Tarte Tatin, this upside-down apple cake recipe is one of the best ways to make good use of some apples. It’s ready in one hour and a half!
Raspberry and Mascarpone Tart
This tart will satisfy your sweet tooth, slice after slice, especially since it has many layers of taste and flavor.
Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake
Are you a cake newbie? You can still make a cake if you chose a simple, basic recipe to get you started on this adventure.
These walnut rolls are easy to make, and you can serve them with a coffee or as a dessert. Adding cinnamon or icing is optional.
Ready to put a twist on the classic waffle recipe? We took care of that for you and used Oreo biscuits in the dough!
When you make drinks for brunch, think of your guests. Are children coming? If the answer is yes, then you must make some alcohol-free beverages!
Roasted Fruit Lemonade
Roasting the fruit helps them release their sugars and natural flavors, thus making for a much tastier drink.
Slow Cooker Apple Cider
You can make this apple cider at home, with just a few juices and a crockpot. It’ll take 3-4 hours, so make it the day before!
Ginger Orange Juice
If you don’t want to spend too much time making drinks, try this ginger orange juice! It’s great for your health, it’s refreshing, and you can prepare it in just a few minutes.
Prosecco Pear Punch
Make something special for the adults too! This drink has a fresh touch thanks to the cranberry and pear juice, which go perfectly with the well-known and beloved flavor of prosecco!
Vodka Gummy Bears
Don’t make these vodka gummy bears unless you’re sure you don’t have kids at the brunch! Else, they might steal some of these colored gummy bears from their parents' glasses! But if you’re all adults, have fun with this drink!