The Prettiest Brunch Recipes Ever
Get inspiration for your next brunch with these experts' pretty brunch recipes that'll have your guests Instagramming their plates all afternoon.
Avocado and Smoked Salmon Tartinettes
Jody Williams, the inventive mind behind N.Y.C.’s Francophile Buvette restaurant (and its Parisian counterpart), loves this simple recipe because it dresses up so well. “For a special occasion, add a spoonful of caviar or salmon roe on top, and open a bottle of Champagne,” says Williams. Get the recipe here.
Spiced Eggs With Tomato & Cannellini Beans
“This bean stew is a version of the classic Indian dish Rajma, which my mother made every week throughout my childhood,” said Top Chef's Padma Lakshmi. Get the recipe here.
Gluten-Free Lemon, Poppyseed, & Quinoa Pancakes
Fragrant with fresh lemon zest, these delicate yet satisfying pancakes won’t send you into a brunch coma. Chef Stéphane Beaucamp makes them with quinoa—"the closest thing you can get to a perfect food, full of fiber and a complete protein"—along with crunchy poppy seeds for texture. Get the recipe here.
Eggs and Toast
This heartfelt take on eggs and toast has all the trappings of a well-thought-out meal, but takes under 10 minutes to prepare and requires ingredients that are likely already in your fridge and pantry. Get the recipe here.
Rosemary and Currant Scones
Just the scent of these scones in the oven will make your guests swoon. Brooklyn bakers Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin deftly showcase their sweet-salty signature with this yummy recipe. “You don’t often find rosemary and currant flavors together,” says Patinkin. “But everyone falls for these scones!” Get the recipe here.
Known for the modernized, delicious food she serves at Navy in New York, Camille Becerra gives her tart citrus salad a subtle floral flair with a dash of rosewater. Get the recipe here.
Baked Egg Caserole
This satisfying egg dish—with its earthy flavors and rich pockets of ricotta—is a favorite of Aimee Olexy, chef at Talula’s Daily and Talula’s Garden. “Bake the casserole while your guests are there,” she says. “When you pull it out of the oven, all fluffy, hot, and steamy, it’s wonderful!” Get the recipe here.
Shaved Vegetable Salad With Parmigiano Regiano & Fresh Herbs
This vegetarian salad combines a handful of Mediterranean influences, including the so-hot-right-now grain freekeh. Get the recipe here.
Jessica Seinfeld's Favorite French Toast
Not unlike her husband Jerry, Jessica Seinfeld likes to try out new material on a willing audience—and who better than her family? Get the recipe for one of her most requested brunch dishes, fresh berry French toast, here.
Green Onion Jalapeño Waffles with Deviled Egg Salad
Ready for an adorable brunch recipe? Chef David Burke created these party-perfect tiny waffles topped with a spicy, savory salad. Get the recipe here.
Spinach & Black Plum Salad
“This salad is simple, yet it has a bold and beguiling taste,” said Padma Lakshmi of this healthy and satisfying dish. Get the recipe here.