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Brunch Menu Ideas

Perfect Menu Ideas to Host a Super Fun and Yummy Sunday Brunch

Are you hosting a brunch this Sunday and finding it difficult to choose a good menu? This article helps you plan the brunch, by giving you a selection of easy-to-make dishes that everyone loves.
Amruta Deshpande
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Brunch is a kind of party alternative. So, keep your guests in mind while choosing the menu. Have a variety of dishes along with light beverages. Include juice and cocktail options. Have some seasonal fruits in the menu and your guests will enjoy the treat.
Main Course
  • Chicken salad
  • smoked or poached salmon
  • French toasts
  • Crust-less tomato ricotta pie
  • Rice and corn frittata
  • Belgian waffles
  • Asparagus tart
  • Quiche
  • Sausages
  • Egg casserole
  • Meatball sandwiches
  • Tuna salads
  • Pasta salads or broccoli salads
  • Pork roast
  • Ham
  • Crab cakes
  • Cheese balls
  • Roasted potatoes
  • Salsa
  • Muffins
  • Pancakes
  • Waffles
  • Cheese crackers
  • Scrambled eggs
  • Spinach dip
  • bread and toast
  • Croissants
  • Cheesecakes
  • Muffins
  • Gelatin salad
  • Custards
  • Coffee cake
  • Sticky buns
  • Honey toast
  • Fruits and fruit salads
  • Fruit compote
  • Ice creams
  • Chocolate fondue
  • Granola yogurt parfait
  • Coffee
  • Espresso
  • Tea
  • Fruit juices
  • Punch
  • Bloody Mary
  • Mimosas
  • Wine
  • Spiced cider
  • Champagne
Breakfast Strata
You could try this recipe of breakfast strata which serves as the perfect opening dish for a brunch. Have a look at it.
  • 6 slices of French bread, 1/2 inch thick
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 lb smoked sausage
  • 1/2 lb mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/2 lb shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Cut the sausage into cubes or small pieces.
  • Spread the chunks on the French bread.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Add milk, mustard, salt, and pepper, and blend well.
  • Then add the chopped onions and mushrooms, and mix well.
  • Pour this mixture over the bread with sausages.
  • Top it with shredded cheese.
  • Cover it with a plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Next morning add a little more cheese and cream of mushroom soup, and bake at 350°F for about 50 minutes, until it puffs up and sets. Get ready to serve it for brunch and get loads of compliments from your guests.
If you are still a novice at cooking, then it is wise to stick to easy-to-do dishes. If it the first time you are hosting this event, serve salads and a good selection of breads with different dips. The key is to keep the food light yet filling. Choose a few simple dishes from the list above, as they are a perfect combination of breakfast and lunch together, and your brunch is surely going to be a hit.