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55 of Our Best New Year’s Day Brunch Recipes

Kick off a brand new year with a festive brunch. Whether you're hosting friends or enjoying a quiet day at home with family, make these New Year's Day brunch recipes to wind down after the holidays.

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You had an incredible New Year’s Eve party spread last night, the ball dropped and everyone sang whatever lines they knew of Auld Lang Syne. Now the bottles are in the recycle bin, the party favors are put away, and you’ve had a good night’s sleep. It’s time to eat! Start the day with a fab New Year’s Day brunch of waffles, breakfast tacos, mimosas, French toast and more. And don’t forget New Year’s Day good luck foods for later.

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Best Ever Bread Pudding

The secret to incredible bread pudding with a soft middle and crisp edges starts with leftover dinner rolls. I picked up the rich brown sugar sauce recipe from my friend. A big drizzle of it takes this dessert over the top and really makes it the best bread pudding ever. It’s perfect for New Year’s Day brunch or other special occasions. —Maria Petrella, Taste of Home Prep Cook

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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, Christmas or New Year’s Day brunch! 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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Chiles Rellenos Croque-Madame

A traditional croque-madame is a heartier version of a croque-monsieur because it’s served with an egg on top of the sandwich. Instead of bechamel and Gruyere, this playful version includes pepper jack, chiles and chipotle. —Lauren Wyler, Dripping Springs, Texas
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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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The Best Quiche Lorraine

Nestled in a buttery, rustic crust, this quiche is filled with sweet onions, bacon bits and cheese. It’s truly the best quiche Lorraine recipe. —Shannon Norris, Cudahy, Wisconsin
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Orange Dream Mimosas

Your inner child will love this fun riff on the classic mimosa. For a perfect New Year’s Day sip, use sparkling cider, ginger ale or sparkling grape juice for a nonalcoholic version. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
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Fluffy Waffles

A friend shared this fluffy waffle recipe with me a few years ago. The cinnamon cream syrup is a nice change from maple syrup, and it keeps quite well in the fridge. Our two children also like it on toast. —Amy Gilles, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
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Air-Fryer Cinnamon Breakfast Bites

These scrumptious breakfast treats are so quick and easy to make and the air fryer gives this a crispy, sugary coating that's hard to resist.—Ruth Hastings, Louisville, Illinois
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Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This savory, scrumptious hash brown breakfast casserole uses an egg substitute for lower fat and cholesterol. Serve with fresh fruit for a morning meal that’ll keep your family going strong until lunch! —Cindy Schneider, Sarasota, Florida
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White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes

We grow berries in the summer, and I’m always looking for new ways to incorporate them into our meals. I created these white chocolate raspberry pancakes on a whim, and my husband thought they were great! Semisweet chocolate chips can easily be substituted for the white baking chips. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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Cast-Iron Loaded Breakfast Biscuits

These loaded breakfast biscuits are full of hearty breakfast ingredients like eggs, bacon, mushrooms and cheese! They are perfect to bake up on the weekends, then freeze for a quick weekday breakfast. A gluten-free flour blend can be substituted for the all-purpose flour. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

I love the excellent texture of this easy cinnamon coffee cake recipe. Always a crowd-pleaser, its pleasing vanilla flavor enriched by sour cream may remind you of breakfast at Grandma’s! Make it the night before a New Year’s Day brunch and save time in the morning. —Eleanor Harris, Cape Coral, Florida
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Uncle Merle’s Bloody Mary

I had a very good friend who was not related to me, but everyone called him “Uncle Merle”. He gave me this recipe and made me promise not to give it to anyone until he passed away. Uncle Merle is gone now, but his recipe lives on.—Ronald Roth, Three Rivers, Michigan
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Omelet Waffles with Sausage Cheese Sauce

Waffles are fun to make, so I decided to make this waffle omelette recipe! They are topped with browned sausage, onions, peppers and a chunky cheesy sauce. They are the perfect choice when you want to have all the breakfast foods in one dish for New Year’s Day brunch. —Ronna Farley, Rockville, Maryland
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Sunshine Crepes

My family wanted just a light New Year’s Day brunch, 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. —Mary Hobbs, Campbell, Missouri
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Artichoke and Onion Frittata

Fresh flavors make this pretty egg bake a delightful entree for a New Year’s Day brunch or light luncheon. —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota
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Homemade Sage Sausage Patties

Oregano, garlic and sage add savory flavor to these ground pork patties. I’ve had this Pennsylvania Dutch recipe for years, and it always brings compliments.
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Orange Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve been making this recipe from my grandmother for years-it’s a favorite on Sunday mornings! The orange zest, juice and nuts give the rolls great flavor. — Donna Taylor, Southbridge, Massachusetts
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Chai Tea Latte

My family loves this comforting chai tea latte recipe, especially on cold days instead of cocoa or when they’re feeling under the weather. I simplified this chai tea recipe by using the filter basket of our coffeepot. It’s delicious and great after dinner or as a New Year’s Day sipper. —Julie Plummer, Sykesville, Maryland
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Easy Cheesy Loaded Grits

A tasty bowl of grits inspired me to develop my own recipe with sausage, green chiles and cheeses. It just might be better than the original. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Open-Faced Prosciutto and Egg Sandwich

We love breakfast at any time of the day in my house. I came up with this healthy egg sandwich as something new for brinner (aka breakfast for dinner), but they’re fabulous no matter when you serve them. —Casey Galloway, Columbia, Missouri
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Baked French Toast

New Year’s Day brunch is special when Mom makes one of her French toast recipes, like this do-ahead baked version. —Jill Baughman, New York, New York
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Roasted Vegetable and Chevre Quiche

Roasting the veggies in this rich yet bright quiche intensifies their flavors. And the addition of fresh goat cheese lends a wonderful creamy tanginess. —Laura Davis, Chincoteague, Virginia
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Savory Dutch Baby

This savory Dutch baby delivers comfort and flavor, and it brings a smile. It’s the perfect vehicle for using up little bits of leftovers, as long as they are fully cooked and heated in the bottom of the skillet prior to adding the batter and cheese. —Susan Anderson, Helena, Montana
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Flaky Danish Kringle

This traditional yeast bread wonderfully reflects my Scandinavian heritage. Flaky layers of tender dough are flavored with almond paste. The unique sugar cookie crumb coating adds the perfect amount of sweetness.
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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. It’s especially good for New Year’s Day brunch. —Beth Notaro, Kokomo, Indiana
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Denver Omelet Salad

I love this recipe. It may not be your typical breakfast, but it has all the right elements. Plus, it’s easy, healthy and fast. Just turn your favorite omelet ingredients into a morning salad! —Pauline Custer, Duluth, Minnesota
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Salmon Croquette Sandwich

I’m obsessed with smoked salmon on bagels with all the accouterments! Smoked salmon can get pricey, though, so I found this salmon croquette sandwich alternative. I could seriously eat it every day for breakfast. —Jessi Hampton, Richmond Hill, Georgia
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Bourbon Chocolate Pumpkin Latte

I created this by adapting two of my favorite recipes. It’s the perfect beverage to warm you up at a special occasion or a weekend breakfast. —Ellen Riley, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Apricot, Almond & Pineapple Sour Cream Coffee Cake

I created this pineapple sour cream coffee cake recipe for a contest at the Los Angeles County Fair in the 1980s. My kids were very proud of me when my name was called out for first place. The coffee cake would be the perfect partner for your morning coffee or a delightful dessert with a scoop of ice cream. —Marina Castle Kelley, Canyon Country, California
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Creamy Baked Eggs

This recipe is so simple, and the eggs come out just as my husband likes them every time. If you like soft yolks, cook eggs for 9 minutes; for firmer yolks, cook for about 11 minutes.—Macey Allen, Green Forest, Arkansas
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Chicken and Egg Hash

This chicken and eggs recipe is one of my daughter’s favorites. To reduce cooking time and clean out the fridge, dice up leftover potatoes and use pre-cooked meat. —Joyce Price, Whitefish, Ontario
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Veggie-Packed Strata

This is a wonderful, colorful casserole that everyone enjoys for New Year’s Day brunch. I’m sure you’ll be hooked on it after one bite, too. —Jennifer Unsell, Vance, Alabama
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Coconut-Macadamia Sheet Pan Pancakes

These sheet-pan pancakes are great for New Year’s Day brunch when you want to serve a group without standing over the stove. The fun flavors give this dish a tropical flair, and pineapple-flavored ice cream topping is a great swap for the usual maple syrup. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
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Breakfast BLT Waffles

I’m not a big fan of sweets for breakfast, but I love a crisp waffle. My son and I tried these BLT waffles, and they were a huge success! We used gluten-free, dairy-free waffles with fantastic results. —Courtney Stultz, Weir, Kansas
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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. I love to serve this creamy, comforting and tasty dish as part of a New Year’s Day brunch spread. —Karen Burns, Chandler, Texas
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Sparkling Peach Bellinis

Folks will savor the subtle kiss of peach flavor in this elegant New Year’s Day brunch beverage. — Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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German Pancake

Piping hot and puffy from the oven, this golden pancake made a pretty presentation for a skier's theme breakfast I hosted. Served with homemade buttermilk syrup, it's an eye-opening treat. Make several German pancakes if you're feeding a crowd, and keep in mind that my easy syrup tastes great on waffles and French toast, too. —Renae Moncur, Burley, Idaho
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Sweet Potato and Egg Skillet

I try to incorporate nutritious sweet potatoes in my meals as often as possible, especially with breakfast. I created this recipe with the purpose of feeding my family a healthy, hearty breakfast—and it worked! —Jeanne Larson, Mission Viejo, California
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Sweet and Spicy Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

The addition of spicy chocolate cinnamon cane sugar adds a little bit of heat and an extra punch of cinnamon and chocolate to the filling of these cinnamon rolls originally shared by Patty Wynn of Pardeeville, Wisconsin. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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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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Pecan French Toast

Make-ahead convenience is a bonus with this yummy New Year’s Day brunch dish. It couldn’t be easier to make, but it tastes like you worked all morning!—Cindy Fish, Summerfield, NC
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Salmon Quiche

This recipe came to me from my mother—it’s the kind you request after just one bite! Unlike some quiches, it’s also hearty enough that it appeals equally to both woman and men. —Deanna Baldwin, Bermuda Dunes, California
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Strawberry Banana Crepes

My family often has company over for breakfast or brunch, and these light fruit-topped crepes are our favorite. The sweet sensations are as fast to make as they are fabulous. You can cook the crepes the night before, refrigerate them with waxed paper in between, then fill and top them in the morning. —Shelly Soule Las Vegas, Nevada
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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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Cranberry Orange Mimosas

Mimosas are just so elegant for New Year’s Day brunch. My recipe uses tart cranberries to balance the sweetness of champagne and orange juice. —Shannon Stephens, Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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Cinnamon Fruit Biscuits

Because these sweet treats are so easy, I'm almost embarrassed when people ask me for the recipe. They're a snap to make with refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, sugar, cinnamon and your favorite fruit preserves. —Ione Burham, Washington, Iowa
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Mini Ham ‘n’ Cheese Frittatas

I found this recipe a few years ago and tried to make it with it with a few changes. As a diabetic, this recipe fits into my low-carb and low-fat diet. Every time I serve a brunch, the frittatas are the first thing to disappear, and nobody knows they are low fat! —Susan Watt, Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Upside-Down Orange French Toast

I like to serve this for breakfast when we have overnight guests or for New Year’s Day brunch. It gives Florida visitors a taste of sunshine! —Barbara Carlucci, Orange Park, Florida
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BLT Egg Bake

BLTs are a favorite at my house, so I created this recipe to combine those flavors into a warm, cozy casserole. It was such a hit, I served it to my church ladies group at a brunch I hosted. —Priscilla Detrick, Catoosa, Oklahoma
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Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

This colorful fruit salad with poppy seed dressing pairs well with any morning entree and takes just 10 minutes to prepare. The subtle honey sauce in this salad steals the show. —Dorothy Dinnean, Harrison, Arkansas
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Pressure-Cooker French Toast

A delicious morning treat, this French toast is made quickly in the Instant Pot pressure cooker, and it's definitely worth waking up for. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas
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Prosciutto Dutch Baby

This delicious savory Dutch baby is perfect for a brunch or quick weeknight lunch or dinner. Similar to a popover, this is a different take on the famous breakfast dish that everyone loves. Simple to make and so delicious! —Joan Hallford, N. Richland Hills, Texas
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Pumpkin and Chicken Sausage Hash

This can be served as a side or as the main dish for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I like to serve it topped with poached or fried eggs for breakfast. —Valerie Donn, Williamsburg, Michigan
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Breakfast Tacos

This is a really simple, tasty breakfast. It has been a mainstay for our mornings together as a family. —Jo Ferguson, Arnold, Missouri

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