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Italian Brunch

Looking for Italian brunch recipes? Find healthy recipes for an Italian brunch to help start your day.

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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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Caramelized Mushroom and Onion Frittata

Caramelized Mushroom and Onion Frittata

Caramelized Mushroom and Onion Frittata

When I was young, my grandmother used to make me buttery sauteed mushrooms. Now I enjoy them in a hearty breakfast frittata. — Melissa D'Antonio, Poughkeepsie, New York

Mushroom Sausage Omelets

Mushroom Sausage Omelets

Mushroom Sausage Omelets

When our children were young, I prepared this recipe regularly because it's fast and easy. Loaded with cheese, Italian sausage, fresh mushrooms and garlic, the recipe makes two omelets, but the ingredients can easily be increased to suit larger families.—Catherine Fontana, Fox Lake, Illinois

Breakfast Pizza Skillet

Breakfast Pizza Skillet

Breakfast Pizza Skillet

I found the recipe for this hearty stovetop dish several years ago and changed it to fit our tastes. When I served it at a Christmas brunch, it was an instant hit. —Marilyn Hash, Enumclaw, Washington
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Brunch Risotto

Brunch Risotto

Brunch Risotto

“This light, flavorful and inexpensive risotto makes a surprising addition to a traditional brunch menu,” writes Jennifer Dines of Brighton, Massachusetts. “It's gotten lots of compliments from my friends,” she adds.

Florentine Egg Bake

Florentine Egg Bake

Florentine Egg Bake

This flavorful breakfast bake comes together quickly using handy convenience foods, including refrigerated hash browns, biscuit mix and store-bought pesto. For a seafood variation, replace the ham with crabmeat.

Hearty Potato Frittata

Hearty Potato Frittata

Hearty Potato Frittata

Great flavor and subtle spice surround each bite of Mary Relyea’s home-style frittata. The Canastota, New York cook blends ground turkey and fresh vegetables with eggs for an eye-opening dish you won’t want to miss!

Italian Apricot-Pancetta Strata

Italian Apricot-Pancetta Strata

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

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

“My husband and I enjoy this tasty, colorful dish as much for light, late-night suppers as we do for brunch,” writes Pauline Howard from Lago Vista, Texas. “We often serve it with a side of fresh fruit.” TIP: If you’re trying to cut carbs and fat from your diet, Pauline suggests making this recipe with EggBeaters.

Ratatouille Frittata

Ratatouille Frittata

Ratatouille Frittata

In DePere, Wisconsin, Anne Michalski whips up this colorful brunch dish when her college friends visit for the weekend. "The fluffy eggs pick up wonderful flavor from spicy chunks or leftover sausage," she notes. "And the hash browns and tasty vegetable mixture make it filling enough to serve for dinner."

Mini Frittatas

Mini Frittatas

Mini Frittatas

For a fun change-of-pace breakfast, Kathy Brodin of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin suggests these sausage and hash brown frittatas perked up with salsa. "To lower the cholesterol even more, use egg substitute for the whole eggs," she notes.

Chicken 'n' Ham Frittata

Chicken 'n' Ham Frittata

Chicken 'n' Ham Frittata

Because my family is busy, we often gather for Sunday brunch to discuss plans for the upcoming week over servings of this hearty egg dish. It's colorful and special enough to prepare for holiday get-togethers, too.
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