75 Best Easter Brunch Ideas

Updated: Apr. 21, 2024

Entertain family and friends with these dreamy dishes. From French toast and egg casseroles to fruit salad and homemade doughnuts, find Easter brunch ideas your guests will love.

After celebrating the morning with Easter egg hunts and colorful baskets, it’s time to sit down to a delicious meal with family and friends. We have gobs of ideas for a perfect Easter brunch, from easy Easter appetizers to fresh side salad recipes and other spring favorites. For something sweet, whip up any of these Easter desserts that taste just as good as they did when you were a kid.

For Easter recipes that go beyond brunch, here are even more easy and delicious Easter dinner ideas. There’s something for everyone!

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Fontina Asparagus Tart

This savory tart couldn’t be easier to make, but it looks (and tastes) like an impressive restaurant brunch dish. A simple sheet of puff pastry is transformed into a crispy, cheesy tart in only 20 minutes. It makes 16 servings, so it’s perfect for feeding a crowd.
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Sausage and Pancake Casserole

Casseroles are one of our favorite Easter brunch ideas because they pack a number of servings into an easy-to-make dish. This casserole tastes like pigs in a blanket but without the effort required to roll each one individually.
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Hash Brown Nests with Portobellos and Eggs

Looking for a quick way to serve eggs and potatoes? Combine them in a muffin pan to make this delicious, bite-sized brunch dish. They’re great for portion control, and any leftovers will taste great when reheated the next day.
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Fruity Waffle Parfaits

Eggs aren’t for everyone, so it’s important to have breakfast ideas for people who don’t like eggs. Here, multigrain waffles are slathered with savory almond butter before being layered with yogurt and fruit, creating an ideal sweet and savory vibe.
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Easter Egg Bread

This bread is so pretty, it’s almost a bonus that it also tastes fantastic! The dyed eggs make it the perfect addition to any Easter brunch. We recommend slicing the bread table side so you can show off its beauty while also removing the eggs as you come across them.
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Bacon and Cheese Quiche

We’re always looking for brunch recipes that can be made in advance, and this is one of our favorites. After it’s baked, the quiche can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. It tastes fine straight out of the fridge, but it’s even better if you warm it in the oven just before serving. It tastes great with an Easter cocktail!
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Air-Fryer French Toast Sticks

Air fryer recipes are perfect for holidays, as they don’t take up valuable stove space. We love French toast sticks as an Easter brunch idea because they can be made ahead of time and frozen. They’ll look fancy, and no one will know they were cooked right out of the freezer!
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Savory Apple-Chicken Sausage

Making sausage patties with ground chicken instead of pork is a sneaky way to make brunch a little bit healthier without sacrificing flavor. If you can’t find ground chicken, feel free to substitute ground turkey instead.
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Feta Asparagus Frittata

A frittata is basically a quiche without pie crust, so it’s great for any gluten-free guests. We love the combination of spring asparagus with salty, tangy feta, but you could customize this frittata with the vegetable of your choice. Just be sure to precook any watery vegetables, like mushrooms or zucchini, so they don’t dilute the ratio of eggs to cream.
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Sunshine Crepes

Crepes look fancy, but they’re deceptively easy to make and only require a little bit of advance planning. The batter needs to sit overnight to give the air bubbles a chance to settle, helping the crepes cook more evenly. You can cook them a day ahead of Easter brunch if you like, stacking each crepe in between a piece of parchment or wax paper to keep them from sticking.
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Glazed Fruit Medley

Brunch can be filled with rich, heavy dishes, so we love including a fruit salad in the mix. For the dressing, we thicken orange juice with cornstarch to help it coat the fruit, covering every bite with a sweet, citrusy flavor.
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There are two versions of this French sandwich, and either works great when looking for Easter brunch ideas. The croque-madame is a hot ham and cheese sandwich with a fried egg on top. If you don’t want to bother with preparing an additional topping, turn it into a croque-monsieur by skipping the egg!
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Buttermilk Blueberry Pancakes

The only thing better than a stack of fluffy pancakes are pancakes studded with fresh fruit. We love the sweet, floral flavors of blueberries, but you could substitute chopped strawberries, apples, sliced bananas or chocolate chips if you like.
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Sunrise Sausage Enchiladas

We’re all used to seeing enchiladas on the dinner table, but using breakfast sausage and hash browns makes this recipe work for brunch. The best part is that you can prep the casserole the night before and pop it in the oven on Easter morning, giving you more time to spend with your guests.
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Traditional Hot Cross Buns

A tiny “x” cut into the top of these buns transforms them from regular, yeasted rolls into a special treat that’s ideal as an Easter brunch idea. They taste like a combination of a dinner roll and a cinnamon bun—they’re the perfect level of sweetness.
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Spiral Omelet Supreme

Making eight omelets to order would be quite the task, but this spiral omelet recipe uses the oven to simplify the cooking process. The eggs bake flat on a parchment-lined baking sheet, so you can add the fillings and roll the whole sheet up like a jelly roll. Cut it into individual portions and get ready to receive some praise for your hard work (even though it wasn’t really that hard!).
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Orange-Glazed Bacon

Bacon is always a hit at brunch, but who wants boring old bacon when you can serve glazed bacon instead? The orange juice, honey, Dijon mustard, ginger and pepper come together to create a sweet and tangy coating that pairs perfectly with bacon’s salty, smoky flavor.
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Hard-Boiled Eggs

Boiled eggs might seem plain, but they’re a simple and effective addition to other dishes when planning Easter brunch ideas. The key to perfect presentation is all in how to peel a hard-boiled egg so the shell doesn’t stick.
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Can’t-Eat-Just-One Cinnamon Rolls

It’ll be hard to eat just one of these cinnamon rolls, especially when you tell your guests the name of the recipe. We love the simple butter and confectioners’ sugar frosting, but feel free to swap in your favorite cream cheese frosting if you prefer (like this one from our best cinnamon rolls recipe).
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Cheese and Fresh Herb Quiche

This vegetarian quiche recipe is packed with melty cheese and gets a burst of flavor from the mixture of dill, basil and parsley. You can use refrigerated pie crust to keep things easy, or go all-out and make the dough from scratch using your favorite recipe.
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Flower Petal Sweet Rolls

These sweet rolls make a stunning addition to any Easter brunch celebration. The dough is filled with sweet jam and drizzled with icing, making the rolls look like a spring flower. You could use store-bought dinner rolls to save time, but you’ll be more impressed with the flavor of the yogurt-based, homemade dough.
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Slow-Cooker Frittata Provencal

Most frittatas cook in 30 minutes or less in the oven, but we slow things down here by using a slow cooker to steam the eggs to creamy perfection. It’s perfect for a lazy weekend morning.
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Berry Breakfast Parfaits

We love serving parfaits for brunch because they’re simple to make, taste incredible and can be customized based on what you have on hand. All you need is a mixture of your favorite fruits, some granola and Greek yogurt. To add extra sweetness, drizzle the parfait with a syrupy topping or honey.
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Rhubarb Compote with Yogurt & Almonds

If you’re looking for Easter brunch ideas that are a little different, look to this sweetened yogurt dish. It takes advantage of the spring bounty of tangy rhubarb, which is simmered into a sweet compote. Put it together with some crunchy almonds, and this dish is a winner.
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Spicy Sausage Quiche

There are a ton of great quiche recipes out there, but this one reminds us of a breakfast pizza. We love the way the savory pork sausage, sharp cheddar cheese and spicy jalapeno peppers come together.
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Orange Ricotta Pancakes

We make these pancakes anytime we have leftovers from other ricotta cheese recipes. It might sound weird to add cheese to your pancakes, but ricotta adds moisture to the batter while keeping the cakes light and fluffy.
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French Crescent Rolls

Anyone can pop open a can of crescent rolls, but homemade is the way to go if you’re looking for Easter brunch ideas that will create a stellar experience. The dough is easy enough to make, but you’ll need to plan for several hours of rising and resting time. When you see the smiles on your guest’s faces, you’ll know the extra work was worth it!
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Italian Sausage Egg Bake

Everyone loves Thanksgiving stuffing, and this recipe brings an eggy version of it to your Easter weekend breakfast table. Leftover bread is repurposed into an easy-to-make breakfast casserole that stays moist as it bakes. To make this recipe for vegetarian guests, try using frozen spinach instead of sausage.
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Blueberry Sour Cream Coffee Cake

This coffee cake not only looks gorgeous, but the blueberry-swirled filling that runs through the center has an absolute knock-out flavor profile. There are so many bundt pans to choose from, but for Easter, we recommend a braided pan (or one with a similar fancy pattern).
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Bacon and Eggs Casserole

Bacon and eggs are a classic combination for breakfast, and this is one of those Easter brunch ideas that delivers both flavor and ease of serving. We like to cook the bacon in advance, so everything is ready to combine and bake the morning of the event.
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Strawberry Banana Crepes

Sweet crepes differ slightly from savory crepes because they have sugar in the batter, and our recipe includes a pinch of cinnamon to add a hint of spice. Our favorite way to serve these for a crowd is to fold the filled crepes into triangles, placing them on one half of the platter. Place the strawberry-banana mixture and a large spoon on the other half, and your guests can scoop it onto the crepe as they serve themselves.
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Calico Scrambled Eggs

This colorful egg dish is perfect for brunch because it contains ingredients that you probably have on hand in the refrigerator. Serve these eggs with a stack of English muffins or tortillas. For larger groups, add a plate of bacon or breakfast sausage to make the meal more filling.
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Oven French Toast with Nut Topping

Why make French toast on the stovetop when you can bake it in the oven? You can use a single dish for prep, cooking and serving. Any casserole dish works here, but we recommend using a ceramic baking dish, which will look gorgeous when you bring it to the table.
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Sausage Cheese Biscuits

The best Easter brunch ideas taste delicious, look fantastic and are easy to make. That might sound like it’s asking too much, but these biscuits hit every category. The sausage, eggs and cheese are spooned into the biscuits before they bake, so you can enjoy all the flavors in one bite.
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Giant Cinnamon Roll

This recipe is so much fun to make, and your guests will be wowed when you bring it to the brunch table! Instead of creating individual cinnamon rolls, each strip is added to the first roll, creating a gigantic pastry that can be shared with the whole family.
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Creamy Baked Eggs

Eggs baked in heavy cream have a delicate texture and a creamy consistency. You can control how runny the yolks are by adjusting the baking time. To test for doneness, shake the pan after about 10 minutes and continue cooking until the yolks are at the desired level. Like fried eggs, over-easy yolks are very jiggly, over-medium are firm with a little jiggle and over-hard are fully set.
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Glazed Doughnuts

Doughnuts are one of our favorite Easter brunch ideas because they delight kids and adults alike. The addition of potatoes keeps the dough moist as it fries, and you can use leftover mashed potatoes as long as they aren’t too savory. No one wants garlic and green onions in their breakfast doughnuts!
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Prosciutto & Cheddar Breakfast Biscuits

This twist on a traditional breakfast sandwich uses thinly sliced prosciutto instead of bacon or ham, elevating the dish enough to impress your Easter brunch guests. If you end up with extra prosciutto, try some of these tasty ways to use prosciutto.
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Florence-Inspired Souffle

Souffle is a French egg dish that involves beating egg whites until they form stiff peaks. The beaten eggs puff up when they hit the oven, looking awe-inspiring while tasting light and airy. Be careful when folding the other ingredients into the eggs, as deflating them can make the mixture dense instead of puffy.
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Easy Glazed Bacon

Why serve regular bacon when you can serve candied bacon? This dish is always a hit at our brunch table. While we don’t usually end up with leftovers, you could use them to create a fun twist on your favorite BLT recipe.
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Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

Anyone who says that French toast has to be made on the stovetop has never made these incredible French toast cups. The recipe makes two cups, but you can easily double (or triple) the recipe for your Easter brunch. If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry. The oven works just fine as a substitute.
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Raisin Bread & Sausage Morning Casserole

Sausage and raisin bread make a surprisingly delicious combo in this filling breakfast casserole. The pecan topping is nice and sweet, amping up the sweet and salty flavors that make this dish shine.
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Prosciutto-Pesto Breakfast Strata

Some say that the strata is the American version of quiche or frittata. It’s basically an egg custard layered with bread. After cooking, be sure to let the casserole stand for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Otherwise, the layers will be too soft, oozing out on the plate and ruining the gorgeous presentation.
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Monte Cristo Casserole with Raspberry Sauce

Some of the best Easter brunch ideas can be made the night before, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven on the morning of your big event. This dish is one of those, and it also has a fantastic combination of flavors: creamy bread, savory turkey, salty ham, nutty Swiss cheese, spicy Dijon mustard and a sweet raspberry topping that brings it all together.
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Brunch Hash & Egg Bake

We love hash because you can make it with any ingredients you have on hand. This recipe uses potatoes, sausage, onions and feta cheese, but you can customize it for your guest’s preferences. Swap in bacon, corned beef or ham for the sausage, and use sweet potatoes instead of potatoes if you like. Any type of vegetables and cheese can be used too.
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Scrambled Egg Hash Brown Cups

This cute breakfast has bacon, eggs and hash browns all wrapped into one little bite. The muffin cup dish is a fun way to start your morning. You can even slip some veggies into them and freeze them for the next day.
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Baked Blueberry Pancake

This pancake is baked so it can be cut into squares warmed at your convenience. It’s a simple batter with a hint of cinnamon and blueberries.
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Brunch Egg Casserole

Croutons top this cheesy egg casserole for a bit of crunch. You can make your own croutons or stuffing for the topping if you want some extra flavor.
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Colorful Brunch Frittata

This festive casserole is filled with so many veggies. While peppers and tomatoes give it that red and green coloring, it also has asparagus and mushrooms. For some extra protein, you can add your favorite meat.
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Aunt Edith’s Baked Pancake

This beautiful cast-iron creation is fluffy and light. The crisp edges separate it from traditional pancakes. Just tear off your piece and you’re good to go!
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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and sausage gravy is a classic southern dish. This simple homemade sausage gravy is a must. It makes the perfect foundation for you to add your own herbs and seasonings.
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Breakfast Loaf

This mile-high French bread breakfast sandwich is great for company. Ham, red pepper and cheddar cheese give it a pronounced and rich taste.
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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Brunch has never looked sweeter. Challah bread makes this pecan-topped dish fluffy and perfect for Easter brunch.
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Beefy Huevos Rancheros

These hearty ground beef tortillas are topped with over easy eggs for a runny and flavorful mixture. You can top them with sour cream, salsa or even guacamole.
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Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Farmers Breakfast

This hearty combination of sausage, hash browns and eggs is just right for Easter brunch. The one-skillet recipe calls for frozen hash browns, but you can use partially cooked cubed potatoes instead.
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Overnight Asparagus Strata

This is not your run-of-the-mill strata. English muffins make up the crust while red peppers give it a splattering of color and spice.
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Yankee Rancheros

This Tex-Mex inspired dish uses naan bread as the base for eggs, hash browns and refried beans. The cheesy egg mixture is a great way to shake up your typical Easter menu.
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Eggs & Chorizo Wraps

These five ingredient wraps get most of their flavor from spicy chorizo, but you can choose your own assortment of toppings ranging from onions to salsa. You can refrigerate your leftovers for up to three days.
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Cream Cheese & Chive Omelet

One bite of this rich omelette and you’ll get a burst of cream cheese, chives and salsa. It’s so simple but so good, especially for when you’re on a time crunch.
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Potato Sausage Frittata

With sausage, bacon, eggs and potatoes, this cast-iron frittata is one hearty meal! Its clean presentation makes it a great centerpiece for your Easter brunch table.
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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Frozen tater tots are the star of this easy and cheesy casserole. It’s topped with Canadian bacon for some extra smokiness that kids and adults can’t get enough of.
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Reuben Brunch Bake

This five star recipe is reminiscent of the popular sandwich. With sauerkraut, mustard and green onions, this casserole is savory and tangy.
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Grandmother’s Toad in a Hole

This puffy dish is spotted with maple breakfast sausages. We recommend serving it with butter and maple syrup. Some even eat it with applesauce!
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Sausage & Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

You can prepare this few ingredient casserole ahead of time so you can focus more on your Easter celebration. Just like when making brownies, you’ll know the casserole is done when you stick a knife in the middle and it comes out clean.
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Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

To fit in more with the season, you can use cubed ham or brisket instead of corned beef, but we recommend giving the classic dish a try first. It’s salty and savory with nice runny eggs to send it over the top.
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Bacon Breakfast Pizza

Breakfast pizza is a quick and easy brunch that you can take on the go. This one is topped with two types of cheese and bacon bits for a pop of color.
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Chicken Salad Croissants

Nothing says brunch like a croissant. This tempting chicken salad gets its special flavor from Swiss cheese and pickle relish.
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Camper’s Breakfast Hash

This easy and hearty brunch is all made in one pan. Cheese melts over the top of this savory omelette-style meal filled with shredded hash browns and sausage.
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Chipotle BLT Wraps

BLT sandwiches are already a convenient and easy lunch. By making them into wraps, they’re now a lot easier to eat with none of the mess. Chipotle mayonnaise gives this fun brunch a bit of spice.
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Marmalade French Toast Sandwiches

These warm and filling sandwiches are ready in just 25 minutes. They can be made sweet or savory depending on if you add the optional maple syrup.
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Country Brunch Skillet

Frozen hash browns and packaged shredded cheese shave minutes off the prep time of this skillet egg dish. It’s spotted with green pepper and bacon so it looks colorful and festive on your table.
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Brunch Pizza

This zippy pizza is fun for all ages. It’s topped with sausage, hash browns and eggs for a wonderfully complete breakfast.
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Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast

This slow cooker recipe makes your house smell like a dream. It’s faster than most slow cooker recipes and comes together in just three hours. This means you can wake up early in the morning and just let it simmer while you do your Easter egg hunt.
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Breakfast Tacos

This simple breakfast is thrown together in just 25 minutes. The cheesy sausage breakfast tacos are filled with potatoes and pico de gallo which makes them soft with a bit of tang.
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Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bake

This special French toast bake introduces oatmeal and blueberries into the mix. If you’re not a fan of blueberries, or just want to mix up the recipe, it works just as well with strawberries. The result is a sweet, crunchy and nutty breakfast that’ll be sure to start your Easter morning off right.