Brunch is actually one of my favorite things. Not going out to brunch, but cooking a big brunch at home on the weekend in my pajamas. So whether you only do brunch once or twice a year for family holidays, or it’s a weekly tradition in your house, here are a few of my favorite brunch recipes for you to try.
1. Salsa Poached Eggs
Salsa Poached Eggs
These salsa poached eggs are like a southwest spin on shakshuka. Eggs poached in a rich and flavorful tomato sauce with green chiles.
$3.96 recipe / $0.99 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
If you love shakshuka, you’ll love this southwest spin on the classic poached eggs in tomato sauce!
2. Hollandaise Sauce
Easy Hollandaise Sauce
An easy, no-fail method for making homemade hollandaise sauce in just minutes. Anyone can make this rich and creamy lemon butter sauce!
$0.72 recipe / $0.36 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
Whether you’re making eggs benedict or you just want to drizzle some of this creamy sauce over your favorite vegetables, no brunch is complete without Hollandaise sauce!
3. Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Parmesan Roasted Potatoes are an easy, inexpensive, and flavorful side dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
$2.37 recipe / $0.59 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
Potatoes are perfect for brunch because they’re filling and they go perfectly with eggs. If you’re cooking your brunch for a crowd, these oven-roasted potatoes are a bit easier to manage and low maintenance than griddle potatoes, especially when your griddle is full of frying eggs.
4. Sausage Gravy
Country Sausage Gravy
Make this easy Country Sausage Gravy from scratch in under 20 minutes for a hearty southern style breakfast at home.
$2.53 recipe / $0.63 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
If you’re in the south, you can’t have a weekend breakfast or brunch without some rich and cozy Country Sausage Gravy!
5. Freezer Biscuits
5 Ingredient Freezer Biscuits
5 Ingredient Freezer Biscuits are the fastest and easiest way to have fresh, warm, and fluffy biscuits for breakfast any day of the week.
$4.14 recipe / $0.35 each Get the Recipefrom votes
Biscuits are a MUST for brunch and these incredibly light and tender biscuits only require FIVE ingredients! You can make them fresh, or prepare the dough ahead of time and stash them in the freezer until you’re ready to bake, which is something that comes in handy if you’re trying to entertain and cook at the same time!
6. Almond Dutch Baby
Almond Dutch Baby with Ricotta and Jam
This Almond Dutch Baby with Ricotta and Jam is an easy way to dress up a lazy weekend brunch at home. Customize the add-ins and toppings to fit your mood!
$2.56 recipe / $0.64 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
This fun, puffy pancake is the perfect sweet weekend brunch or breakfast item. Have fun watching it bake, then top it with all of your favorite ingredients!
7. Spinach Mushroom Crustless Quiche
Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche
This easy, tasty Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche is low on carbs and big on flavor. This veggie-filled breakfast will keep you full and happy.
$5.89 recipe / $0.98 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
Quiche is another brunch classic and it’s so much easier than you’d think! I like to do a crustless version because I feel like it gets a little too rich for my taste with a butter crust thrown in the mix, but you could certainly pour this into a par-baked pie crust as well.
8. Homemade Crepes
Easy Homemade Crepes
This easy crepe recipe will make your weekends extra special! Make sweet or savory crepes with all your favorite fillings.
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Crepes are such a fun weekend breakfast. Make them savory or sweet, roll ’em or fold ’em, but most of all, have fun with them!
9. Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This deliciously cheesy sausage breakfast casserole is easy to throw together when you need a filling breakfast to feed a crowd.
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If you’ve got a crowd to feed, this easy sausage breakfast casserole gets the job done!
10. Apple Cinnamon bread Pudding
Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding (also known as French Toast Casserole) is a rich and sweet breakfast treat or after-dinner dessert!
$4.22 recipe / $0.70 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
Cozy, sweet, and rich, this apple cinnamon bread pudding will fill your house with all the cozy aromas!
11. Cheese Grits
These cheese grits are extra rich, creamy, and flavorful. They make a hearty and comforting breakfast or a delicious side dish with dinner.
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For an extra cozy weekend brunch, make sure to whip up a batch of rich and cheesy grits!
12. Chocolate Banana Muffins
Chocolate Banana Muffins
Chocolate Banana Muffins are a delicious freezer-friendly sweet treat, and a great way to use up brown bananas so they don’t go to waste!
$3.97 recipe / $0.33 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
Use up your brown bananas and treat yourself to a deliciously chocolatey muffin at the same time!
13. Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage
Maple Sage Breakfast Sausage is an easy way to make your weekend breakfast a little extra special, or to meal prep your breakfast protein for the week!
$4.11 recipe / $0.82 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
Homemade breakfast sausage only takes a few minutes to make and it’s SO delicious!!
14. Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake
Blueberry Buttermilk Coffee Cake is a delicious morning treat with its sweet blueberries and crunchy cinnamon streusel topping.
$3.30 recipe / $0.41 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
This sweet treat is perfect to have on hand as your guests sip coffee while they’re waiting to sit down for the big meal, or afterward as a little post-meal dessert. PLUS, if it doesn’t all get eaten on the day of, you can wrap the slices in plastic wrap, pop them into a freezer bag, and keep them on hand for whenever you want a little sweet treat.
15. Crispy Baked Bacon
How to Cook Bacon in the Oven
Learn how to cook bacon in the oven with very little effort and no hot splattering bacon grease! Perfect, crispy bacon in the oven every time.
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When you’re putting together a big brunch, you’ll want to use a hands-off cooking method for your bacon so you can tend to the rest of the meal.
16. Scallion Herb Cream Cheese Spread
Scallion Herb Cream Cheese Spread
This tangy, herb-infused Scallion Herb Cream Cheese Spread is perfect for sandwiches, wraps, or even snacking on fresh vegetables.
$1.58 recipe / $0.20 serving Get the Recipefrom votes
THIS is a must for brunch. It’s my newest addiction. It’s tangy, herby, and soooo amazing with cucumbers. If you’re serving bagels or toast, make sure to have some of these awesome cream cheese available for your guests.
17. Lemon Blueberry Scones
Lemon Blueberry Scones
Lemon Blueberry Scones are the perfect brightly flavored baked good to go with a hot cup of coffee. They’re super easy and freezer-friendly!
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Nothing pairs quite as well with a hot cup of Sunday coffee as a homemade scone!
18. Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches
Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo
Brown Sugar Bacon Breakfast Sandwiches with Chipotle Mayo are the perfect mix of salty, sweet, and spicy for your weekend brunch.
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These aren’t just any breakfast sandwiches, these are special weekend brunch-approved breakfast sandwiches! The sweet and salty brown sugar bacon pairs perfectly with the smoky and spicy chipotle mayo, and it’s all stuffed inside a soft and sweet brioche bun. This is how you do brunch.
19. Spinach Pie
Puff pastry makes this rich and delicious spinach pie a breeze to prepare. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or brunch!
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I love, love, LOVE this savory option for brunch! Spinach, creamy cheeses, and a light and flakey puff pastry dough = absolute perfection.
20. Smoky White Bean Shakshuka
Smoky White Bean Shakshuka
Eggs poached in a rich and smoky tomato sauce speckled with white beans, this Smoky White Bean Shakshuka is a filling and inexpensive breakfast or dinner! BudgetBytes.com
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This warm and cozy dish is perfect for feeding a small group. If you’re team #savorybreakfast you’re going to love this single skillet shakshuka. But make sure you get some really good quality bread to dip into that gorgeous tomato sauce!
21. Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette
Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette
This rustic Lemon Blueberry Cream Cheese Galette is a simple dessert that can be made with frozen or fresh berries. Easier than pie!
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Why make a bunch of little danishes when you can make one big MONSTER danish?? Galettes are a super simple, rustic version of a pie and I filled mine with a little cream cheese, blueberries, and bright lemon. So delish!
22. Chorizo Breakfast Hash
Chorizo Breakfast Hash
This simple but tasty Chorizo Breakfast Hash is a breakfast classic. Perfect for your lazy weekend brunch, or even “breakfast for dinner”.
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Does it get any more “brunch” than this?? If you’re into southwest flavors, check out this Chorizo Breakfast Hash. The chorizo makes this hash extra special because it’s packed with herbs and spices, which get soaked up by the potatoes, making the whole plate extra flavorful!
And just in case you need a little snacky-snack while your brunch menu is cooking, how about making a few deviled eggs? Here’s my favorite small-batch deviled egg recipe:
Small Batch Deviled Eggs
When you just want enough deviled eggs for one or two people, make these fast and easy small batch deviled eggs! Servings 2 2 halves each Prep 5 minutes Cook 15 minutes Total 20 minutes Save RecipeSaved! Print Recipefrom votes
- 2 large eggs ($0.42)
- 1 Tbsp mayonnaise ($0.10)
- 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard ($0.01)
- 1/16 tsp seasoning salt* ($0.01)
- To steam the eggs, add one inch of water to the bottom of a small saucepot. Cover the pot and turn the heat on to high. Allow the water to come to a full boil.
- Once the water is fully boiling, carefully add the eggs to the pot using tongs or by lowering them into the pot with a slotted spoon. Replace the lid on the pot, turn the heat down slightly (it should continue boiling) and allow the eggs to steam in the pot for 12 minutes.
- After 12 minutes, turn the heat off, remove the lid, and place the pot with the eggs under cool running water (or transfer to a bowl of ice water if your tap water is not cool). Let the eggs sit in the cool water for five minutes.
- Peel the eggs then slice them in half. Pop the yolks out of the white and place them in a bowl. Add the mayonnaise, Dijon, and seasoning salt and mash to combine.
- Spoon the mashed and seasoned yolks back into the whites, then serve. (You can garnish with a dusting of paprika for visual appeal, if desired.)
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*I used Tony Chachere’s as my “seasoning salt” but you can use any brand seasoning salt, like Lowry’s, Morton’s, or even a generic store brand, like Kroger.To Boil the Eggs: Place the eggs in a saucepot and add enough water to cover by one inch. Place a lid on the pot, turn the heat on to high, and bring the water up to a boil. When it reaches a full boil, turn the heat off and let the eggs sit in the hot water, lid on, for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, run under cool water and then continue as usual.
Serving: 2halvesCalories: 119.05kcalCarbohydrates: 0.55gProtein: 6.25gFat: 10.15gSodium: 167.05mgFiber: 0.4g Read our full nutrition disclaimer here. Have you tried this recipe?Mention @budgetbytes or tag #budgetbytes on Instagram!
So, what are YOU cooking for brunch this weekend?? 😀