Memorial Day Brunch Ideas
Memorial Day doesn't have to be all about the barbeque. You can plan a delicious Memorial Day brunch instead. This collection of brunch recipes features patriotic favorites like berry French toast, as well as classic brunch favorites like sausage gravy. Use this collection of Memorial Day brunch recipes to build your own special menu.
Quiche Lorraine I
A meat- and cheese-filled quiche is basically all you need for a Memorial Day brunch. Serve with a simple side salad or a bowl of fruit, depending on how savory you want this brunch to be.
Egg in a Hole
Instead of plain Jane fried eggs, make fried eggs in buttery bread slices. Cookie cutters can make fun shapes like stars and hearts.
Skillet Strawberry Pancake
Don't want to make individual pancakes? Make a big one for everyone instead. You still get to pour maple syrup over your slice.
Bacon & Egg Biscuit Cups
It's a perfect brunch — egg, bacon, and cheese — wrapped up in a bundle of a biscuit cup. "These were perfectly tasty, and I made them for my sister and brother-in-law and their family while visiting," writes Allrecipes cook Diana71. "So tasty, so easy to make, and the little kids could have a complete breakfast in one little muffin."
Who wants avocado toast when you can have artichoke toast? This bruschetta recipe is basically creamy artichoke dip on toast, and there's nothing we don't like about that. Serve with a side of fruit for a light and refreshing Memorial Day brunch.
No-Knead Cinnamon Rolls
Cinnamon rolls are a baking event — they do require some work — so to make these swirled pastries easier, use a bread maker.
Gil's Brioche French Toast
The rich, tender crumb of eggy brioche lends itself beautifully to French toast. But the homemade strawberry syrup is the real star. For a bit more American spirit, add some blueberries.
Chef John's Baked Eggs
Patriotic French Toast
Red berries, blueberries, and a cream cheese topping provide the patriotic punch your Memorial Day brunch needs. Serve with a side of bacon or sausage to offset the sugary start.
Bill's Sausage Gravy
Classic Hash Browns
There's no wrong time to eat these classic diner-style hash browns, but they're especially great at brunch when you have time to let the crust get extra crispy (if that's your thing).
Cheddar Bay Biscuits
If you want to shake things up at brunch with a non-traditional biscuit choice, this is the one to pick. Turn it into a breakfast sandwich with a bit of bacon and a tomato slice.
Cheesy Vegetarian Egg Bake
Instead of meat, this vegetarian brunch casserole uses mushrooms and black beans for plenty of filling protein. It's so comforting and tender, it'll be a hit with everyone.
Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
No, they're not fried or scrambled, but deviled eggs are still a fun way to serve eggs at brunch. These are spiced up with jalapeño and meaty bacon.
Red, White, and Blue Flag Toast
This flag toast is an Instagram-worthy reminder of everything we have in common: our country. Make the toasts for everyone before you eat, or put out bowls of toppings and ask folks to DIY their own Old Glory.
Homemade breakfast pastries are far more delicious than anything that comes in a box, and with the extra time at the start of your day, you can really put on a show with this brunch recipe.
Spanish Potato Omelet
In place of home fries or hash browns, make this decadent potato omelet. The crunch of this crust is far more satisfying when you taste the beautiful, fluffy interior.
White Chocolate-Cream Cheese Fruit Tart
Finish off brunch with a patriotic dessert that's filled with fresh fruit and decadent cream cheese filling. "This tart recipe is easy and so delicious! The crust is crisp and buttery," writes recipe creator Yoly. "Any combination of fresh fruits can be used. I used strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries."