New Year's Breakfast and Brunch Recipes

Looking for brunch recipes to celebrate the new year? Allrecipes has more than 130 trusted New Year's breakfast and brunch recipes complete with ratings, reviews and serving tips.

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Sausage Casserole

Rating: 4.69 stars
Mouth watering, bowl scraping good! This recipe also makes a great dinner entree!

Vaselopita - Greek New Years Cake

Rating: 4.52 stars
Traditional Greek New Years Day bread. Served as a coffee cake for breakfast. Also the person who receives the quarter inside gets good luck for 1 year!

Overnight French Toast II

Rating: 4.47 stars
Make this the night before and enjoy brunch with your kids rather than catering to them! Also great for taking places because the syrup is built-in.

Marcia's Famous Sticky Buns

Rating: 4.38 stars
I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but if you want something easy for the morning, this is it. You have to start it the night before, but then all the work is done and it will seem like you went all out.

Egg and Sausage Casserole

Rating: 4.63 stars
This recipe was given to me by a friend several years ago. It's easy to make and always a hit! Co-workers beg for it, and it's my husband's favorite!

French Toast Souffle

Rating: 4.21 stars
This is a scrumptious casserole of bread, cream cheese, eggs, and milk. Tastes just like regular French toast but it's made the night before and baked in the oven. This is not really sweet so you might like more maple syrup with it.

Olie Bollen

Rating: 4.53 stars
This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. It is a Dutch favorite on New Year's Day. I spent New Year's Day with my in-laws for the first time and brought this tradition with me. They were very impressed with this delicious doughnut-like treat.

Classic Bloody Mary

Rating: 4.41 stars
If you want to spice up that tomato juice, just use this classic bloody mary recipe serve in a salt-rimmed glass.

French Toast Stars

Rating: 4.72 stars
A fruity, yummy, festive breakfast! You can substitute flavorings easily to make different variations, and even change the shape! Serve with syrup, whipped cream, powdered sugar and fruit.


Rating: 4.75 stars
A twist on the traditional, pomegranate juice stars in this version of the classic mimosa drink.

Liege Belgian Waffles with Pearl Sugar

Rating: 4.72 stars
These are sweeter than traditional Brussels Belgian waffles - a sweeter waffle that can be served for breakfast or dessert. Serve waffles warm or cooled with whipped cream and berries or drizzled with warm, melted chocolate.

Panettone Bread Pudding with Spiced Orange Sauce

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a delicious variation on a classic made with the light and heavenly Italian Christmas bread. Panettone is similar to brioche but studded with raisins and candied orange and lemon peel. A luscious sauce made with orange liqueur, makes this dish perfect for the holidays. Serve as a dessert or a sweet and decadent breakfast.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
"Made this over New Year's for a family gathering and it got rave reviews. My dad went back for seconds and thirds!" – HRL