Our Best Father’s Day Brunch Recipes
Treat dad to a special Father's Day brunch with these tasty breakfast recipes. We have all of his favorites, including pancakes, egg bakes and lots of bacon.
What does dad really want for Father’s Day? A chance to sleep in, for one! Plan your Father’s Day menu to include a big Father’s Day brunch to fuel a day of fun. Our favorite Father’s Day breakfast recipes include classic eggs and bacon, as well as unexpected new favorites: vegetable skillets, baked goods, sweet recipes and more.
Sausage and Egg Casserole
A hearty sausage casserole, bolstered with big chunks of bread, is just the ticket for starting Father’s Day off right. As a bonus, you can set up the casserole the day before, and refrigerate until ready to bake. Serve with piping hot coffee and a favorite brunch beverage.
Bacon Pull-Apart BreadThis chewy, savory bread is a must-try for bacon lovers. Use your favorite brand of bacon, or even bacon bits if that’s all you have in the fridge. The bread is actually made with store-bought biscuits, so it’s simple enough for novice cooks and doesn’t require any rising time.
Hash Brown Egg BrunchSet up this slow-cooker brunch recipe at night, and everyone in the family can sleep in! A savory hash brown base makes a simple egg dish extra hearty and savory. End the meal with one of these Father’s Day desserts.
Buttermilk Pecan WafflesDoes dad have a sweet tooth? Treat him to homemade waffles! Adding buttermilk to the waffle mix makes the waffles extra tender and slightly tangy, a perfect foil for sweet syrup. You can swap out another nut for the pecans, or omit them entirely.
Beefy Huevos RancherosThese huevos rancheros taste good any time of day. Take advantage of summer produce and serve them with a fresh salad to make brunch feel like a complete meal.
Dad’s Blueberry Buttermilk PancakesPancakes are delightful, but it’s easy to feel hungry again shortly after eating a big stack. These hearty blueberry pancakes mix whole grains into the batter, making for hearty, filling cakes. Serve with maple syrup or another pancake topper.
Bacon is delicious on its own, but this recipe takes it to another level. Coat bacon with a sweet-and-spicy sauce and bake in the oven until caramelized and crispy—delicious!
Toffee Apple Cinnamon BunsThese heavenly breakfast buns are a bit denser and more buttery than you might expect—think a cross between biscuits and cinnamon rolls. The toffee apple-inspired flavor is unforgettable.
Bacon & Eggs PizzaBreakfast casserole meets pizza in this crowd-pleasing brunch recipe. Use a store-bought pizza dough, or make your own dough from scratch and pop in the fridge overnight.
Shepherd’s Inn Breakfast PieActually more of a casserole than a pie, this egg bake is delightful no matter what you call it. A base of crumbled sausage and frozen Tater Tots are topped with an egg and cheese batter and baked until bubbling. Serve with fresh tomatoes and chopped chives or herbs to add a summery slant.
Breakfast Sausage BreadThis stuffed bread recipe looks worthy of the Great British Baking Show, but it’s actually a snap to pull together when you use store-bought bread dough. The filling and seasonings are adaptable to what you have on hand: omit the mushrooms, for instance, or sub a different herb for the rosemary.
Banana-Hazelnut Pain Perdu DuetFrench toast has a different name in France: Pain Perdu, meaning “lost bread.” Why? The recipe saves stale bread that might have been lost or discarded, transforming it into a moist, silky, sweet breakfast. Stale bread soaks up more eggs than fresh, so lightly toast the bread if you don’t have any that are stale.
Sweet Potato & Andouille HashLooking for a heart-healthy breakfast? Try this sweet-and-savory hash, which uses spiced chopped sweet potatoes as a base rather than sodium-heavy hash browns.
Pesto Chicken StrataStrata is an Italian bread casserole, made with chunky bread, a savory egg custard and a variety of fillings. Here, pesto and chicken take the brunch recipe closer to lunch than breakfast, which is perfect for late risers!
Bacon, Egg & Avocado SandwichesWant to make a B.L.T. for breakfast? Put an egg on it! These sandwiches are quick to make and eat—perfect for a tasty but speedy brunch.
Hash Brown Pancakes with Smoked Salmon & Dill CreamTo make brunch feel instantly fancy, add smoked salmon. It’s the perfect protein to top crispy hash brown cakes. Any leftovers taste great mixed into scrambled eggs.
Basil Vegetable StrataThis big breakfast strata bake is the perfect vehicle for delivering dad’s favorite farmers market veggies. Think peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms or squash—or a mix of all of the above.
Upside-Down Orange French ToastFrench toast is delicious, but it can be a chore to fry up each piece of bread individually. This recipe simplifies the process by baking up a batch of French toast in a casserole dish.
Breakfast TacosDoes dad love Southwestern food? Treat him to tacos for breakfast. The fillings are simple to prep, and everyone can fix their tacos just how they like ’em.
Blueberry-Sausage Breakfast CakeThis breakfast bake is essentially a blueberry coffeecake with a secret ingredient: sausage! It sounds strange, but the savory crumbles of sausage balance the sweetness of the cake. Plus, you can bake the cake the night before and serve alongside a big pan of eggs.
Ham & Cheese Breakfast StrudelsThese savory breakfast bundles look tricky to make, but they couldn’t be simpler. Store-bought phyllo dough sliced and spread with butter transforms into a golden-brown pastry pocket for your favorite fillings.
Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Cinnamon Honey SyrupThis recipe might seem like gilding the lily—but it is Father’s Day, after all! Adding cinnamon and butter to honey makes a special syrup, but you can also stick to plain maple syrup.
Andouille Sausage HashServing a crowd on Father’s Day? Try this potluck-worthy brunch recipe. It calls for a base of frozen potatoes, but you can also use hash browns.
Broccoli-Ham Puff PancakeServe this puffy pancake directly in the skillet you cooked it in for a dramatic but homey presentation. Use the recipe for broccoli topping as a formula: you can swap in your favorite vegetables, fresh or frozen.
Pot Roast HashTurn Saturday night’s pot roast into a Sunday morning brunch! Serve with fried or scrambled eggs, and dollop of salsa, ketchup or spicy Sriracha.
Egg Baskets BenedictMaking eggs Benedict from scratch is a labor of love. Ditch most of the labor and keep all the love with this tasty, quick take on the classic.
Bacon-Pimiento Cheese Corn MuffinsMaking a big breakfast scramble? Serve these corn muffins alongside. The pimiento cheese is a nod to Southern cuisine, but you can use any shredded cheese you like.
Cheddar and Chorizo StrataIf dad loves chorizo, he’ll love this slightly spicy strata. Up the heat by using pepper jack cheese and serving with hot sauce.
Bacon-Cheese Puff PieThis creamy, eggy pie is a contest winner and crowd pleaser. The recipe calls for cheese and tomatoes, but you can also add chopped peppers, onions, spinach or mushrooms—just stick with roughly the same amount.
Canadian Bacon with ApplesCanadian bacon is a bit different than American. (Did you know there are over a dozen types of bacon?) It’s cured rather than smoked, and it is a bit leaner, giving it a satisfying chew. This recipe delivers delicious sweet-savory flavor.
Make-Ahead Biscuits & Gravy BakeThis classic Southern comfort food tastes great at brunch. The recipe manages to bake biscuits and gravy in the same pan, making it simple to make and quick to clean up.
Whole Wheat Waffles with Chicken & Spinach SauceChicken and waffles are another regional favorite. This recipe is a twist on the classic, serving shredded chicken in a creamy sauce flecked with spinach. It’ll keep dad full until his special Father’s Day dinner.
Breakfast SkewersNo need to wait ’til dinner to grill! These tasty, breakfast-leaning kabobs are delicious with eggs. Or, cook an entire breakfast on the grill.
Italian Apricot-Pancetta StrataSweet-tart apricot preserves are a perfect match with savory, rich Pancetta. Prep this strata the night before and bake while the coffee brews.
Yankee Red Flannel HashRich with potatoes and pastrami, this Irish-inspired hash is easy to make. Add chopped canned beets (or cooked fresh) for surprising bites of sweetness throughout.
Bananas Foster Baked French ToastStart Father’s Day off right with this decadent brunch inspired by the classic dessert. The baked French toast casserole is much quicker to make than individual slices of French toast, and cooking casserole-style lets the bites of sweet, custardy bread mingle with the banana slices.
Eggs & Chorizo WrapsChorizo lovers have to try these wraps. Since each is made individually, everyone can choose their own spice tolerance, adding more or less chorizo and salsa to their tortilla.
Brunch Pizza SquaresThese pizza squares are one of our top-rated breakfast recipes, and for good reason: they’re delicious and easy to put together even before you’ve finished a cup of coffee. Browning sausage ahead of time and keeping it in the freezer is a time-saving hack that’ll make you feel like a genius.
Sausage Cheese MuffinsIf dad doesn’t love eggs, he’ll appreciate these savory muffins. They’re made with just five ingredients, so they’re quick to mix together on Father’s Day.
Stuffed Hash BrownsHash browns and sour cream are a surprising but delightful combination. The tangy, creamy dairy balances the crispy, salty potatoes perfectly. Serve with or without your favorite eggs.
Zippy Praline BaconHere’s how to turn bacon into candy. It’s a great choice when you need to feed a crowd; since the bacon bakes, it’s simpler than frying up endless batches.
Cinnamon Doughnut MuffinsWe love doughnuts, but it’s no fun to deep-fry first thing in the morning. These baked doughnut muffins are a delicious compromise.
Puff Pastry DanishesAre these puffy pastries breakfast or dessert? These top-rated treats are slathered with cream cheese and dad’s favorite jam. It’s Father’s Day: go ahead and indulge!
Bacon Quiche TartsA fancier Father’s Day brunch doesn’t have to be difficult. These tiny tarts look elegant, but they’re simple to make with crescent dough and a simple cheesy egg filling.
Maple Bacon Walnut Coffee CakeThis moist, tender coffee cake spikes its streusel filling with an unusual ingredient: bacon! The savory crumbles are a perfect counterbalance to the sweet cake.
Cinnamon FlapjacksGive dad a sweet surprise with these cozy pancakes. Piping the batter from a squeeze bottle into the pan makes it easy to write out a special message. Kids will love helping with dad’s special breakfast.
Creamy Pesto ‘n Bacon Eggs BenedictThis recipe turns basic store-bought pesto into a creamy, rich sauce that gives classic eggs Benedict an Italian slant. Serve atop bagels or English muffins.
Sausage Bacon BitesThis top-rated party appetizer is a perfect fit for a festive Father’s Day brunch! The bite-sized snacks are simple enough to prepare while that egg casserole bakes.
Ultimate Bacon-Maple French ToastDon’t skimp at brunch! This French toast dish is packed with flavor, and you can make it the night before. While Dad naps after brunch, use that time to wrap up his Father’s Day gift.
Overnight Cinnamon RollsPreparing cinnamon rolls the night before baking has two big benefits. First, it makes the morning easier (yay!). Second, and maybe more importantly, the overnight rise allows the dough to fully hydrate, resulting in a full-flavored, super-tender roll. Yes, please.
Roadside Diner Cheeseburger QuicheDon’t make dad wait until dinner to have a burger! This diner-inspired treat has all the flavor of a towering cheeseburger. It’s worth seeking out real Parmigiano-Reggiano here, rather than the stuff from a can, because it will add a lot more flavor.
Mexicali Quiche with Avocado CrustThis New Mexico-inspired dish is full of the smoky, spicy flavor of green chiles. A creative twist sets apart the cracker crust: use both shortening and avocado to bind it together, which adds lots of flavor and healthy fat. While the recipe calls for Ritz crackers, you could substitute a gluten-free butter cracker (don’t use a heavily seeded or nut-based option) to make this a gluten-free breakfast.
Bacon Swiss SquaresThis easy breakfast casserole is a great option for a big Father’s Day crowd because you can scale up the recipe if needed. Biscuit mix makes a super-quick, buttery crust.
Mushroom Asparagus QuicheThis quiche is one of our favorite recipes to make with a tube of crescent rolls. The shortcut crust makes the whole quiche come together quickly enough for a last-minute brunch craving.
Up your brunch game by serving a tasty beverage alongside the usual coffee, tea and juice. Mango smoothies are refreshingly sweet, making them a perfect pair for savory eggs and spicy sausage.