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60 Sweet & Savory Christmas Brunch Ideas

Put together a perfect Christmas brunch menu with these heart casseroles, pancakes, frittatas, cinnamon rolls and more.

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Amish Breakfast Casserole

We’ve enjoyed a few hearty breakfast casseroles while visiting an Amish inn. When I asked for a recipe, one of the ladies told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it to create this quick and easy breakfast casserole my family loves. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana

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Quick & Easy Sausage Gravy

Breakfast doesn't get any heartier or more satisfying than this home-style classic. No one will leave the table hungry! —John Wilhelm, Richmond, Virginia
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Prosciutto, Egg and Spinach Strata

This egg spinach strata recipe is one of my favorite things to make for Mother's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas morning! It's a wonderful savory dish that incorporates elements of the cuisine I grew up enjoying. Plus, you can prepare it the night before and just throw it in the oven in the morning. —Danielle Pfanstiehl, Andover, Connecticut
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Cranberry-Walnut Belgian Waffles

Belgian waffles have larger squares and deeper pockets than American waffles. I make mine with nutrition boosters like whole wheat, flaxseed, cranberries and toasted walnuts. —Laura McDowell, Portland, Maine
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Maple Sausage Patties

Maple syrup, sage, thyme and a little liquid smoke give a delightful flavor to these homemade sausage patties. They're always a treat, but especially alongside pancakes or French toast. —Margaret Eid, Huron, South Dakota.
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Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole

After church on Christmas morning, our family enjoys this easy, make-head casserole. I’d also recommend this Christmas morning breakfast casserole for a special brunch any time of the year. —Maryellen Hays, Wolcottville, Indiana
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Wilted Endive Salad

The blend of seasonings, greens and warm bacon dressing makes this endive salad a sure hit. My guess is that it'll be a favorite at your next gathering. —Mildred Davis, Hagerstown, Maryland
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Pumpkin and Oat Pancakes

For the perfect fall breakfast, these pancakes are perfect. The pumpkin and cinnamon go perfect together.—Nancy Horsburgh, Everett, Ontario
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Leek Tart

This tart has a flaky pastry crust and tasty filling of leeks, bacon, eggs and cream. Satisfying and delicious, it makes a nice brunch dish, but you can serve it for any meal. —Anneliese Deising Plymouth, MI
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Bubble and Squeak

Each year at Christmas, I make sure I have leftovers to make this bubble and squeak on Boxing Day. I like to serve it with cold turkey and salad. This version can be made any time of year, and it’s also good served at brunch with sausages. I find it helpful to use an ice cream scoop to divide the potato mixture into portions before flattening them. —Tanya Aggett, Toronto, Ontario
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Cheesy Hash Brown Bake

These cheesy hashbrown potatoes were so popular at the morning meetings of our Mothers of Preschoolers group that we published it in our newsletter. It's a great dish for busy moms because it can be prepared ahead of time. It's perfect for brunches or to serve on Christmas morning. It's creamy, comforting and tasty. —Karen Burns, Chandler, Texas
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Air-Fryer French Toast Cups with Raspberries

These air-fryer French toast cups make any morning special. I made this recipe for my mom on Mother's Day, and we both enjoyed it. —Sandi Tuttle, Hayward, Wisconsin
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Early-Riser Oven Omelet

Everyone will rush to the table when you serve this big fluffy omelet. Packed with tomato, broccoli, ham and cheese, it makes a hearty brunch dish that easily serves a bunch. —Wendy Fawcett, Gillam, Manitoba
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Apple Butter Bread Pudding

This is one of my mother's best recipes! I'm sure your family will be delighted with it, too. Serve it as a dessert or a very special breakfast treat. —Jerri Gradert, Lincoln, Nebraska
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Turnip Greens Salad

My Turnip Greens Salad was created using items from my garden. Because most people cook turnip greens, I wanted to present those same greens in a way that would retain their nutrient content. You can also add different kinds of meat, like cooked shrimp or chicken. —James McCarroll, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Overnight Bacon and Swiss Breakfast

When we have overnight guests, I like to prepare things ahead of time so we can enjoy the company. It often gets crazy when everyone first wakes up, and I like to have food available whenever people are ready to eat. I devised this slow-cooker breakfast recipe when I was feeding 22 people at a destination wedding. —Donna Gribbins, Shelbyville, Kentucky
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Sheet-Pan Eggs and Bacon Breakfast

I saw this sheet-pan eggs and bacon recipe on social media and decided to re-create it. It was a huge hit! Use any cheeses and spices you like—you can even try seasoned potatoes. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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Sunshine Crepes

"My family wanted just a light brunch and coffee this year for Christmas morning, so I whipped up these sweet and fruity crepes that were a big hit with everyone! To save even more time, use pre-made crepes,” suggests Mary Hobbs, Campbell, Missouri.
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Turkey & Swiss Frittata

Apricots, Swiss cheese, green onions and veggies combine beautifully in this turkey frittata. You can use different spices to suit your personal taste. —Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho
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Orange-Glazed Bacon

Just when you thought bacon couldn't get any tastier, our Test Kitchen staff whipped up this tasty recipe starring the favorite breakfast meat drizzled with a sweet orange glaze. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Breakfast Scramble

One weekend morning, My husband and I wanted a breakfast without the traditional sausage or bacon. I reached for the ground beef and tossed in other ingredients as I went. This recipe was the mouthwatering result.—Mary Lill, Rock Cave, West Virginia
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Everything Breakfast Sliders

These breakfast sliders combine all your favorite morning foods—like eggs, bacon and bagels—into one tasty package. —Rashanda Cobbins, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Favorite Mediterranean Salad

Got a crowd coming over for a backyard barbecue? This crisp, big-batch Mediterranean salad recipe makes a great accompaniment to any main dish you fix on the grill. —Pat Stevens, Granbury, Texas
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Apple-Cinnamon Baked French Toast

When my wife and I hosted a breakfast for our church group, we wanted to avoid the last-minute rush of cooking. So we decided to try this make-ahead French toast. Everyone loved it and requested the recipe.
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Cheesy Vegetable Frittata

This cheesy, flavorful egg bake is packed with veggies. My husband and I enjoy it just as much for late-night suppers as we do for brunch. Swap in an egg substitute if you’re cutting the fatin your diet. A simple side of fresh fruit makes a perfect refreshing complement for this dish.—Pauline Howard, Lago Vista, Texas
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Fennel Orange Salad

You'll need just a few ingredients to fix this fresh-tasting fennel orange salad. The combination of crisp fennel and juicy oranges is delightful. To reduce last-minute prep, make it the day before you plan to serve it. —Nina Hall, Spokane, Washington
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Buttermilk Pecan Waffles

I like cooking with buttermilk. These golden buttermilk waffles are my husband's favorite breakfast, so we enjoy them often. They're as easy to prepare as regular waffles, but their unique taste makes them exceptional.
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Winter Fruit Salad

The bright colors in this winter fruit salad will perk up your morning. This is such a wonderful & easy dish to make for get-togethers.—Laura Brodine, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Maple Bacon French Toast Bake

Our family loves Sunday brunch. Each season I try to bring a little different flavor to the table. This French toast bake reminds us of fall. Whole or 2% milk works best, but I use regular almond milk because I can't have dairy and it works, too! —Peggie Brott, Milford, Kansas
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Grain-Free Apple Pie Granola

Grain-Free Apple Pie Granola

Because of food allergies, I’ve learned to swap ingredients. There are no grains in this granola but loads of nuts and apples. Try it with yogurt or milk. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Eggs a la Trish

By using English muffins instead of bread or rolls, this overnight breakfast dish becomes just a little bit heartier. I'll often switch it up and use different cheeses or meats and it always comes out perfect. —Mark Bohlke, Rosemount, Minnesota
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Christmas Breakfast Casserole

Spicy sausage, herbs and vegetables fill this casserole with hearty flavor. I like to make it for my family's Christmas breakfast or it's also a fabulous Christmas brunch idea! —Debbie Carter, O'Fallon, Illinois
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Blueberry Maple Sugar Pancakes

We use maple sugar made at our farm, Bonhomie Acres, in these pancakes, and then we top them with 100 percent maple syrup, too. The delicious flavor demands nothing less! —Katherine Brown, Fredericktown, Ohio
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Gingerbread Belgian Waffles

I like to combine the sweet and spicy taste of gingerbread with the cool and dreamy taste of cream cheese frosting. It's a heavenly way to start the day! —Jannine Fisk, Malden, Massachusetts
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No-Knead Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

My cousin gave this recipe to my mother many years ago. My mother shared it with me, and I have been making it ever since. The rolls are so amazingly moist and tender, especially right out of the oven. —Kathleen Gill, Miles City, Montana
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Blueberry Crunch Breakfast Bake

Blueberries in season make this a very special breakfast, but I find that frozen berries can work just as well. My grandmother used to make this with strawberries and I always loved to eat it at her house.—Marsha Ketaner, Henderson, Nevada
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Pumpkin Waffles with Orange Walnut Butter

This is so delicious! Bring a flourish to the breakfast table with these unique and flavorful waffle. —Brandi Davis, Pullman, Washington
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Country Brunch Skillet

Using frozen hash browns and packaged shredded cheese shaves minutes off the prep time of this skillet egg dish, making it an appealing meal you can put together quickly. —Elvira Brunnquell, Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Bananas Foster Baked French Toast

Mmm…bananas Foster for breakfast! This yummy baked French toast serves up all the taste of the spectacular dessert in fine fashion. —Laurence Nasson, Hingham Massachusetts
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Hash Brown Egg Brunch

Slow cookers aren't just for making dinner. I make this often if we're having company overnight. With just a little planning and not much work, I can prep it the night before and have a lovely breakfast waiting in the morning. —Barb Keith, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Make-Ahead Biscuits & Gravy Bake

Biscuits and gravy are usually prepared separately but served together. I created a way to bake them all at once in this scrumptious casserole. —Nancy Mcinnis, Olympia, Washington
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Sausage-Sweet Potato Hash & Eggs

When I first began making this dish for breakfast, I served it with fried eggs on top. Now I sometimes make it for supper and serve it without eggs. It’s fantastic when I want a dish I can make quickly with minimal cleanup. —Nancy Murphy, Mount Dora, Florida
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Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

I like to try different fun fillings in these soft rolls, and each one is packed with cinnamon flavor. They are definitely worth the overnight wait. —Chris O'Connell, San Antonio, Texas
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Loaded Tater Tot Bake

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

I've loved my aunt's crispy-coated bacon ever since I was a child. Now I've shared the super simple recipe with my own children. We still enjoy a big panful every Christmas morning—and on many other days throughout the year! —Brenda Severson, Norman, Oklahoma
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Vegetable Strata

We always serve food at our Bunco games, and since one of us is a vegetarian we like to make fun meatless dishes we can all enjoy. This strata can easily be doubled and tastes fantastic hot or at room temperature. —Doris Mancini, Port Orchard, Washington
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Sausage & Sweet Potato Hash

Meat and potatoes make up traditional hash. Our version uses sausage, sweet potatoes and sometimes, a little salsa. Sometimes we have it for dinner, too. —Christy Scott Campbell, Blooming Grove, Texas
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Cinnamon Blueberry French Toast

I like to prep this breakfast in the evening, let it chill, then turn on the slow cooker when we wake up in the morning. It’s done just right. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas
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Pecan Wheat Waffles

Your bunch will say a big "yes" to breakfast when these waffles are on the menu. Top them with syrup, fruit or powdered sugar. —Susan Bell, Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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Spiced Orange-Hazelnut Oatmeal

I’ve banished ho-hum oatmeal. My new best blend is loaded with fruit and fiber. I flavor the whipped cream with cardamom and ginger to top it off.—Heather Porter, Kalispell, Montana
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Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise

Legend has it that poached eggs on an English muffin started at Delmonico’s in New York. Here’s my take on this brunch classic, and don’t spare the hollandaise. —Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia
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Cranberry-Apple French Toast

My husband's breakfast club at work raves about this make-ahead French toast. Pop it in the oven in the morning to get your day off to a sweet, bubbly start. —Mara Faulkner, Martinsburg, West Virginia
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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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Mediterranean Broccoli & Cheese Omelet

My Italian mother-in-law taught me to make this omelet years ago—she would make it for breakfast, lunch or dinner and eat it on Italian bread. This is one of my favorite ways to use up leftover broccoli. —Mary Licata, Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Roasted Tomato Quiche

This cheesy quiche comes together quickly enough that I don't have to wake up really early to get it on the table, and that’s a bonus. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Broccoli Ham Quiche

This rich ham and broccoli quiche is featured in a family cookbook I put together. My husband is proof that quiche can satisfy even a very healthy appetite. —Marilyn Day, North Fort Myers, Florida
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Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

These pumpkin pancakes are also delicious served with butter or whipped topping and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Freeze any extras in a single layer on a cookie sheet, then store in a freezer bag. They're great fresh out of the toaster! —Mindy Bauknecht, Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Mixed Berry French Toast Bake

I love this recipe! It's perfect for fuss-free holiday breakfasts or company—utterly delicious and so easy to put together the night before. —Amy Berry, Poland, Maine
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Gingerbread Syrup

Here's a wonderful treat for the season. Stir a tablespoon of gingerbread syrup into coffee, tea or cider; drizzle it over pancakes, hot cereal or yogurt; or use it as a glaze for chicken or pork chops. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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Mushroom Sausage Strata

This flavorful casserole is a hearty mainstay for our family's Christmas Day brunch menu. Being able to assemble the recipe ahead of time is a real plus! —Julie Sterchi, Jackson, Missouri

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As Editor, Caroline writes and edits all things food-related and helps produce videos for Taste of Home. When she’s not at her desk, you can probably find Caroline cooking up a feast, planning her next trip abroad or daydreaming about her golden retriever, Mac.