Easter Brunch Menu Ideas & Decorations

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Easter brunch should be a celebration of family, new life and spring, without a lot of fuss, stress or hours spent over a hot stove. Whether you’re having a crowd for Easter or a small gathering of close family, you can achieve a festive look and a delicious brunch without losing your own good mood.

Easter Brunch Decorating Ideas

Easter means spring and rebirth, so you want plenty of flowers and symbols of the season. Start with a pretty tablecloth in a pastel shade, and then top it with plates in cheerful shades of green, yellow, blue and pink. Create an easy, unique centerpiece with the following:

  • A medium size, pretty tray
  • Three small potted houseplants
  • A ceramic bunny around the same size as the houseplants
  • Craft moss
  • Two tea light candles in glass holders
  • One bunch of mixed spring flowers
  1. Spread the moss over the tray, covering the entire surface.
  2. Arrange two of the potted plants in an attractive grouping towards the left side of the tray.
  3. On the right side, position the other potted plant.
  4. Set the bunny in the middle, a little closer to the right side plant.
  5. Snip the flowers off their stems, and position the flowers to fill in the front and center of the tray.
  6. Tuck the tea lights towards the front of the centerpiece where they will be safe to light, and won’t touch the flowers or moss.
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Easter Brunch Entrée Recipes

Brunch should be a relaxed event, with an assortment of dishes that are hearty enough to replace lunch and dinner, along with lighter fare. Main dishes based on eggs, cheese or potatoes are always good options.

Blueberry French Toast Recipe

A delicious French toast recipe with blueberries assembles the night before, then pops into the oven Easter morning.

Ingredients:

  • 12 slices French, Italian or egg bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  1. Lightly grease 9x13 baking dish. Arrange half the bread cubes in single layer, cover with half the cream cheese cubes.
  2. Sprinkle 1 cup blueberries over the dish, then top with remaining bread cubes.
  3. In large bowl, mix eggs, milk, vanilla extract and syrup. Pour over bread cubes.
  4. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. In morning, remove baking dish from fridge 30 minutes before baking.
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  7. Cover baking dish, and cook for 30 minutes. Uncover, continue baking for 25 to 30 more minutes, until center is firm and top is lightly browned.
  8. While French toast is baking, mix sugar, cornstarch and water in saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  9. Mix in remaining cup of blueberries, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Blueberries will burst.
  10. Stir in butter, mix well.
  11. Pour blueberry sauce over French toast right before serving.

Potato and Spinach Frittata Recipe

Hearty and delicious, this frittata is very easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 small red potatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, torn into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons green onions, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • ½ cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat olive oil in medium skillet. Place potatoes in skillet, cover, and cook for 10 minutes, until potatoes are tender.
  2. Mix in spinach, green onions and garlic. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until spinach wilts.
  4. In medium bowl, beat eggs with milk.
  5. Pour egg mixture into skillet with vegetables. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook 7 to 10 minutes until eggs are cooked through and firm.

Bacon Asparagus Quiche Recipe

Asparagus is in season at Easter, and is so good cooked with bacon in a light, fluffy quiche.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 10 slices bacon
  • 2 (8 inch) unbaked pie shells
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place asparagus in steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender, around 4 to 6 minutes. Drain and cool.
  3. Cook bacon in large skillet until evenly done. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  4. Brush pie shells with egg white. Sprinkle bacon pieces and asparagus into pie shells.
  5. Divide Swiss cheese evenly over asparagus and bacon.
  6. In large bowl, beat together the eggs, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  7. Pour egg mixture evenly over two pie shells.
  8. Bake uncovered until firm, around 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool before serving.

Easter Brunch Side Dish Recipes

Your side dishes should be light and easy. Set out fruit salad, a vegetable platter with dip, rolls and of course, a selection of coffee cake, pie or cupcakes for dessert.

Easter Fruit Salad Recipe

Everyone will love this fruit salad. Feel free to switch the fruit if desired for your own favorites.

Ingredients:

  • 20 ounce can pineapple chunks
  • 2 apples, peeled and cored
  • 20 ounce can peach pie filling
  • 2 bananas, peeled and diced
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  1. Toss chopped apples in juice from pineapples. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, combine peach pie filling with pineapple chunks.
  3. Remove apples from juice and add to pineapple mixture.
  4. Add chopped bananas to pineapple juice; allow to sit for 10 minutes.
  5. Chop half the strawberries into chunks, slice the other half lengthwise.
  6. Remove bananas from juice, add to pie filling mixture.
  7. Add chopped strawberries, mix together.
  8. Alternate kiwi slices with strawberry slices around edge of serving bowl.
  9. Chill before serving.

Easter brunch is an occasion for visiting with family and friends, not slaving over the hot stove in the kitchen. Serve up a variety of quick and easy brunch favorites, and use the extra time to enjoy your guests.

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Last Updated: March 29, 2012
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About Michelle Ullman Michelle Ullman has lived and gardened in Southern California since childhood. A freelance writer, she covers topics ranging from gardening to home improvement to health issues. She also has experience as a catalog copywriter and poet. Michelle has trained and worked as a respiratory therapist and surgical technologist, but prefers to spend her time gardening, and walking with her dog. Michelle holds a Bachelor's Degree from Redlands University in Business Management. 

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