26 Hearty St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast Ideas

Top o' the morning to ya! These extra-filling St. Patrick's Day breakfast recipes lay the base for a festive day of fun.

Hearty Slow Cooker Breakfast Hash

This sweet and savory hash certainly won't leave you hungry. The sausage, veggies and eggs fill you up, and the hint of maple syrup makes it all feel extra cozy. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Traditional Irish Breakfast

If you’re lucky enough to wake up in Ireland, your hosts will likely ask you if you want “the full Irish” for breakfast. The answer is yes. Yes, you do. Learn how to make one, here.

Smoked Sausage Breakfast Hash

This hash full of red potatoes, sweet potatoes and sausage brightens up any day. We spread the love throughout the week and pile leftovers into burritos and casseroles. —Jamie Burton, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Corned Beef Hash and Eggs

Sunday breakfasts have always been special in our house. It's fun to get in the kitchen and cook with the kids. No matter how many new recipes we try, they always rate this breakfast No. 1! —Rick Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Savory French Toast

I was tired of sweet French toast, so I made a savory version with sausage, cheddar and chives for Christmas one year. Now my family asks for it regularly. —Carol Grant, Freehold, New Jersey

Ham Potato Puffs

This is a different way to use up leftover mashed potatoes. It was an instant hit with our teenagers. —Brad Eichelberger, York, Pennsylvania

Corned Beef 'n' Cheese Strata

If you like Reuben sandwiches, you'll love the flavor of this easy-to-prepare strata that's good for any meal of the day. —Anita Bukowski, Greendale, Wisconsin

Amish Baked Oatmeal

The first time I had this treat was at a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. To me, it tasted just like a big warm-from-the-oven oatmeal cookie! —Colleen Butler, Inwood, West Virginia

Ham Steaks with Gruyere, Bacon & Mushrooms

This meat-lover’s breakfast has a big "wow" factor. It’s one of my favorites because the Gruyere, bacon and fresh mushrooms in the topping are a great combination.—Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

Eggs Florentine Casserole

For our Christmas brunch, I make eggs, sausage and spinach into a snappy casserole. Sometimes I mix in fresh peppers or green chilies, so play with it. —Karen Weekley, Washington, West Virginia

Amish Apple Scrapple

Just the aroma of this cooking at breakfast takes me back to my days growing up in Pennsylvania. This recipe was a favorite at home and at church breakfasts. —Marion Lowery, Medford, Oregon

Loaded Tater Tot Bake

I keep frozen Tater Tots on hand for meals like this yummy casserole. It’s a super brunch, breakfast or side dish for kids of all ages. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

Baked Two-Cheese & Bacon Grits

In the South, everyone loves three things: bacon, cheese and grits! After playing around with this recipe, I took it to my first family party as a newlywed, and it was a huge hit. This recipe has become a family tradition that I'm sure will be passed down for generations. —Melissa Rogers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Asparagus, Bacon & Shallot Tart

My tart is adapted from my mom's quiche recipe. She lives thousands of miles away from me in the UK, so whenever I make it, happy memories of home come flooding back. —Paula Nolan, Granite Bay, California



Fiesta Breakfast Bake

I get a kick out of making breakfast for a crowd when I have weekend guests, and my family also loves breakfast for dinner. I created this dish by combining my family's favorite southwest flavors in an all-in-one-pan recipe.—Whitney Gilbert, Smithville, Missouri



Breakfast Bread Pudding

I assemble this dish the day before our grandchildren visit, giving me more time for fun with them! —Alma Andrews, Live Oak, Florida


Reuben Brunch Bake

I created this when I wanted something different for a graduation brunch for two of our sons. When I realized I had most of the ingredients on hand for the Reuben dip I usually make, I decided to use them in a brunch casserole instead! Everyone asked for the recipe. —Janelle Reed, Merriam, Kansas

Bacon Roll-Ups

This family recipe dates back to the 1930s, when my grandmother started making her clever breakfast roll-ups. —Janet Abate, North Brunswick, New Jersey


Italian Sausage Egg Bake

This hearty entree warms up any breakfast or brunch menu with its herb-seasoned flavor. —Darlene Markham, Rochester, New York

Reuben Bread Pudding

Our Aunt Renee always brought this casserole to family picnics, and it became so popular that she started making two or three to bring. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Mushroom Asparagus Quiche

Loads of asparagus pieces add color and flavor to this hearty, creamy quiche. And its easy crescent roll crust means you'll have dinner ready in a snap! —Sharon A. Fujita, Fontana, California

Farmer's Strata

For an inexpensive and easy-to-prepare dish, try this hearty casserole. You can assemble it ahead and bake it just before leaving for a potluck. People go back for seconds since it includes tasty basic ingredients like bacon, cheese and potatoes. —Pat Kuether, Westminster, Colorado

Broccoli Biscuit Squares

With a cheesy biscuitlike crust, these pretty squares disappear quickly at our house. We enjoy them for breakfast, brunch and dinner. —Vi Janus, Pelican Lake, Wisconsin

Eggs Benedict Bake with Bearnaise Sauce

I've made this recipe for my family every Christmas morning for 10 years—it's a food tradition that we look forward to every year. Part of what makes this dish special is the croissants that make the egg bake extra light and fluffy. —Susan Triplett, Citrus Heights, California


Smoked Gouda & Swiss Chard Strata

I shared this impressive strata with friends at their new home. For your special occasions, change up the veggies and cheese. I’ve used tomatoes, spinach and cheddar. —Kim Forni, Laconia, New Hampshire


Veggie-Packed Strata

This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys. I'm sure you'll be hooked on it after one bite, too. —Jennifer Unsell, Vance, Alabama

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