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20 Italian Breakfast Recipes

These Italian breakfast recipes will keep you fed and fueled all morning long. All you need is an espresso on the side and you'll feel like you're in a little cafe in Italy.

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Italian Brunch TorteTaste of Home

Italian Brunch Torte

We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one of our most requested dishes and can be served warm or cold. —Danny Diamond, Farmington Hills, Michigan

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Italian Baked Eggs & SausageTaste of Home

Italian Baked Eggs & Sausage

This isn't your typical egg bake! I serve this robust casserole of eggs, Italian sausage and fire-roasted tomatoes in bowls with warm, crusty rolls spread with butter. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon

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Italian Cloud EggsTaste of Home

Italian Cloud Eggs

Drop egg yolks on nests of whipped Italian-seasoned egg whites, then bake in a cast-iron skillet. Dreamy!—Matthew Hass, Franklin, Wisconsin

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Italian Sausage Egg Bake

Italian Sausage Egg Bake

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

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Veggie Sausage StrataTaste of Home

Veggie Sausage Strata

As a retired home economics teacher, I've made quite a few recipes through the years. This hearty casserole is a favorite in my family. —Dorothy Erickson, Blue Eye, Missouri

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Calico Pepper Frittata

Calico Pepper Frittata

For a dish that fits any meal, you can’t beat the frittata. We add red and green peppers and use the stovetop instead of the oven. —Loretta Kelcinski, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

 

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Mascarpone-Mushroom Frittata StackTaste of Home

Mascarpone-Mushroom Frittata Stack

When I bring this delicious egg dish to the table, I always get oohs and aahs! It looks impressive but is quite easy to prepare.—Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

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Frittata FlorentineTaste of Home

Frittata Florentine

My family is all about brunchy meals like this gorgeous Italian omelet. Lucky for us, it’s loaded with ingredients we tend to have at the ready. —Jenny Flake, Newport Beach, California

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Individual Italian FrittatasTaste of Home

Individual Italian Frittatas

The Italian word "frittata" refers to frying the egg-based dish in a skillet. This Italian spin with added salami, roasted sweet peppers and mozzarella is baked in a ramekin but the ending is the same—delicious day or night. —Nancy Elliott, Houston, Texas

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Tiramisu CrepesTaste of Home

Tiramisu Crepes

Delicate crepes, filled with creamy mascarpone cheese and laced with vanilla and a hint of coffee liqueur, always make for a mouthwatering treat. They're special in every way. —Karen S. Shelton, Collierville, Tennessee

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Italian Brunch BakeTaste of Home

Italian Brunch Bake

This is a great overnight recipe to make when you have company coming over for brunch. I often make it during the holidays. When I wake up, all I have to do is pop it into the oven, and in no time, the troops are fed. —Vivian Taylor, Middleburg, Florida

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Italian Apricot-Pancetta StrataTaste of Home

Italian Apricot-Pancetta Strata

For me, the combination of sweet and savory along with easy preparation make this Italian-inspired strata a winning dish for home cooks everywhere! It can be served for breakfast, brunch, or as a late afternoon meal.—Naylet LaRochelle, Miami, Florida

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Pepper and Fresh Herb FrittataTaste of Home

Pepper and Fresh Herb Frittata

Peppers add “zing” to this wonderful egg dish, chock-full of herby seasoning. It’s simple to put together for breakfast or brunch. —Kristin Cummins, Mogadore, OH

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Breakfast Bread BowlsTaste of Home

Breakfast Bread Bowls

The best part about these creative and convenient bread bowls is that you can fill them with whatever you want. This is one of our favorite breakfasts. —Patrick Lavin, Jr., Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

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Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto HollandaiseTaste of Home

Italian Eggs Benedict with Pesto Hollandaise

My husband and I have a standing breakfast date on Saturday mornings. When we want something fancy, we make Italian-inspired eggs Benedict with pesto and prosciutto. —Jackie Dodd, Los Angeles, California

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Italian Pizza OmeletTaste of Home

Italian Pizza Omelet

Savory and special, this tasty omelet with classic pizza flavors will be a hit with all who taste it. —Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Italian Tomato Onion QuicheTaste of Home

Italian Tomato Onion Quiche

This pretty quiche is best fresh out of the oven when the cheese is wonderfully gooey," says Sherri Crews of Vilano Beach, Florida. "I especially enjoy it in summer with vine-ripe tomatoes and fresh basil."

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Italian Egg BakeTaste of Home

Italian Egg Bake

We used to raise our own chickens, so I always had plenty of eggs on hand for weekly brunch or supper dishes. This recipe is a combination of some of my favorite flavors and one my husband really enjoys. I freeze a pint jar or two of sliced chives from my garden during the summer months so we can enjoy them in recipes like this all year long. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast PizzaTaste of Home

Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast Pizza

It's a challenge to be creative with breakfast every morning, and I like to come up with fun foods the kids will love. This is a great recipe for the kids to join in and help make for breakfast. You can also make and freeze it before you add the eggs, then finish baking another day. —Melissa Pelkey Hass, Waleska, Georgia

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Italian Garden FrittataTaste of Home

Italian Garden Frittata

I like to serve this pretty frittata with melon wedges for a delicious breakfast or brunch. —Sally Maloney, Dallas, Georgia

Jacqueline Weiss
Jacqueline is a blogger and writer, passionate about sharing the latest in helpful tips and trends in food and cooking. In her spare time, you’ll find her trying new restaurants and experimenting in the kitchen.

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