76+ Christmas Breakfast Ideas

After the kids open presents on Christmas morning, easy recipes are key for breakfast. That’s where these Christmas Breakfast Ideas come into play!

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It’s Christmas Day, the kids just finished opening their Christmas presents from Santa and now everyone is hungry and ready for breakfast. So what are you making?

What better way to celebrate the big day than with a big, delicious breakfast with your family? But what’s the best way to go about it without getting totally stressed?

Christmas morning breakfast doesn’t have to be stressful! From make-ahead options, Christmas breakfast casseroles and even slow cooker ideas, these brunch ideas will ensure you have the the best Christmas breakfast.

So grab a cup of coffee and scroll through this list of delicious Christmas breakfast ideas. You’re sure to find a few that your family will love and they might even start a new family tradition!

Sweet Christmas Breakfast Ideas

Of course you could make something simple like banana bread, classic french toast or any number of sweet baked goods; but lets take this holiday season up a notch and make something new!

With flavors and ingredients like sweet cranberries and orange juice, you are sure to find a Christmas brunch idea that you love!

stack of red velvet pancakes

Red Velvet Pancake Recipe

Make breakfast colorful and sweet with Red Velvet Pancakes! They are drizzled with a cream cheese glaze and perfect for weekends and holidays!
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Cranberry French Toast Casserole Recipe

Make this Cranberry French Toast Casserole the same morning with fresh cranberries and a sweet custard over challah or brioche. 🍴 Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas Breakfast!
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Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins

Moist muffins, studded with chocolate chips & a crunchy sugar top, this Jumbo Chocolate Chip Muffins recipe tastes straight from the bakery!
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Fat Elvis Monkey Bread

This EASY Fat Elvis Monkey Bread is full of all of the sweet and savory goodness you want to kick off your morning or impress guests!
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angled shot of tiktok cinnamon roll on plate with strawberries

TikTok Cinnamon Roll Recipe

These EASY TikTok Cinnamon Rolls are just the ones in a can, but amplified with a cinnamon spiked caramel and extra, extra cream cheese glaze!
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Cranberry Coffee Cake

If you're looking for a sweet treat that channels all of the flavors of fall and the holidays, this EASY Cranberry Coffee Cake is for you!
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Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

BEST Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits (Just Like Butter Swim Biscuits!)
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Cinnamon Rolls

If you're looking for a sweet treat to start the day try this EASY Cinnamon Roll recipe. Perfect for special occasions as well as weekdays!
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gingerbread french toast on a plate

Gingerbread French Toast Bake Casserole

This Gingerbread French Toast Bake Casserole is the perfect way to kick off a snowy holiday morning or any morning for that matter! It’s easy to make and bursting with the sweet and spicy flavors of gingerbread and you can prep it the night before if you’d like!
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Overnight French Toast Casserole Recipe

Overnight French toast casserole is the delicious breakfast bake you didn't realize you needed. Sweet and easy, this will make your morning.
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Eggnog French Toast

This Eggnog French Toast is dipped in a mixture of eggnog, eggs, rum, vanilla, and nutmeg before it’s cooked to perfection and slathered in syrup for a delicious holiday breakfast!
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Pecan Sticky Buns are the best hot sticky bun recipe out there, made just the way grandma on the farm made them with a caramel pecan sauce. #stickybuns #stickybunrecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Pecan Rolls Recipe

Pecan Sticky Buns are the best hot sticky bun recipe out there, made just the way grandma on the farm made them with a caramel pecan sauce. 
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stack of eggnog bread slices

Eggnog Bread

This Eggnog Bread is a perfectly moist and tender, easy quick bread recipe that gets finished off with a 2-ingredient sweet eggnog glaze! An easy-to-make dessert that’s great to enjoy at those wintertime holiday gatherings!
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Pancake Muffin Recipe

Pancake Muffins take your favorite homemade pancake recipe and turn it into an easy grab-and-go breakfast. No fuss or flipping involved, with all of the pancake flavor included!
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Cranberry Orange Muffins

Cranberry Orange Muffins are a delicious and festive breakfast loaded with fresh juicy berries and laced with orange zest!
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2 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Dough

The simplest of ingredients allows you to make the BEST homemade cinnamon rolls with this EASY 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Roll Dough recipe!
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Pumpkin Muffins with Streusel Topping

If you love pumpkin spice, you'll absolutely fall in love with these EASY Pumpkin Muffins with a crunchy streusel topping!
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Eggnog Waffles

Eggnog Waffles are crisp and golden on the outside and fluffy on the inside, topped with whipped cream and spiced vanilla syrup!
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pile of pumpkin pancakes

Pumpkin Pancake Recipe

These fluffy, easy Pumpkin Pancakes make the perfect breakfast for fall! With warm spices and homemade mix, you just can't beat them!
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Strawberry Stuffed French Toast Recipe

Strawberry Stuffed French Toast is made with mascarpone, vanilla syrup, fresh strawberries, and buttery brioche, for a delicious breakfast or brunch.
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Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are pillowly made with real pumpkin and gooey filling, and topped with a maple cream cheese frosting!
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large stack of bacon pancakes with strawberry topping

Bacon Pancakes

These EASY Bacon Pancakes come together quickly and easily. Top with maple syrup, butter and extra bacon for the ultimate breakfast!
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pound cake french toast with fresh fruit

Pound Cake French Toast

French toast made with pound cake- the ultimate in rich and decadent breakfasts! Serve with fruit or syrup.
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bowl of applesauce muffins

Applesauce Muffin Recipe

These Applesauce Muffins are topped with an oatmeal crumb for the perfect snack or breakfast. They are incredibly moist and perfectly sweet!
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oatmeal pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and fresh fruit

Oatmeal Pancake Recipe

Fluffy and hearty, these easy Oatmeal Pancakes are the perfect way to start a weekend morning! Top with maple syrup, butter and fresh fruit!
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Spiced Carrot Muffins

Spiced Carrot Muffins are soft muffins filled with warm spices, grated carrots and golden raisins.Perfect for the holidays and freezer friendly.
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Banana Chocolate Baked Oats Recipe

Creamy blended baked oats using banana, peanut butter and chocolate chips, but with 11 other variations!
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Acai Bowls Recipe

This Acai Bowl recipe is a great way to start your day on the colorful side with beets, acai, fruit, crunchy granola cereal and a dab of honey for sweetness.
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White Chocolate and Raspberry Pancakes

Our White Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes are perfect fluffy homemade buttermilk pancakes dotted with fresh raspberries, white chocolate chips and homemade Dutch honey syrup.
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Apple Monkey Bread is an easy monkey bread with canned biscuits and fresh apples. A winning brunch and breakfast recipe for special occasions. #monkeybreadrecipe #easymonkeybread www.savoryexperiments.com

Apple Monkey Bread

Apple Monkey Bread is an easy monkey bread with canned biscuits and fresh apples. A winning brunch and breakfast recipe for special occasions. 
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stack of nutella pancakes with strawberries

Nutella Pancakes

Nutella Pancakes are the perfect breakfast treat. With just a handful of ingredients, these homemade pancakes are tender, fluffy & delicious!
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Chia Seed Pudding

This incredibly easy Chia Seed Pudding uses only 3 ingredients. Ideal for breakfast or dessert, this pudding is nutritious and delicious!
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English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat!

English Scones

English Scones can be the perfect addition to any brunch or afternoon tea. They are simple to make and even tastier to eat!
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banana nutella muffins with banana slices

Banana Nutella Muffins

EASY Banana Nutella Muffins are healthy with their addition of fruit but also decadent with the addition of the chocolate spread!
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Pumpkin Waffles

Homemade waffles don't get much better than these Pumpkin Waffles! Full of fall flavor and perfect for breakfast or brunch! Homemade waffles don't get much better than these Pumpkin Waffles! Full of fall flavor and perfect for breakfast or brunch!
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Funfetti Pancakes

Perfect for breakfast or brinner, this light and fluffy Funfetti Pancake recipe is perfect for birthday pancakes or Sunday brunch!
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Sticky Banana Pancakes

This simple recipe makes the BEST homemade Banana Pancakes with basic ingredients. Tips and tricks to make extra fluffy homemade pancakes!
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basket of carrot cake muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins

Carrot Cake Muffins are muffins loaded with carrots and stuffed with cream cheese frosting. Perfect for breakfast, brunch or a snack. Also freezer-friendly! 
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stack of cinnamon roll pancakes with icing drizzle

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

A twist on the brunch classic, these Cinnamon Roll Pancakes with cinnamon-sugar swirls & are topped with a cream cheese glaze! So delicious!
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plated French toast sticks

French Toast Sticks

Lightly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, French Toast Sticks are a fun & delicious breakfast that both kids and adults will love!
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Homemade Crepes

These homemade crepes come together quickly with simple ingredients. Not too sweet and with a light vanilla flavor these are perfect with fruit and whipped cream for a breakfast or dessert that will leave you wanting more!
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stack of blueberry waffles

Blueberry Waffle Recipe

This light and fluffy Blueberry Waffles recipes are totally made from scratch! Made with simple ingredients and easy to whip up for a quick breakfast!
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Sheet Pan Pancakes

Fluffy Sheet Pan Pancakes are a quick & easy way to make breakfast for a group. With tons of options for add ins, this will surely be your go to breakfast!
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Classic Blueberry Muffins with a Streusel Crumble Topping - super easy recipe for super soft muffins. Perfect for any breakfast or brunch. www.savoryexperiments.com

Classic Blueberry Muffins

Classic Blueberry Muffins with a Streusel Crumble Topping – super easy recipe for super soft muffins. Perfect for any breakfast or brunch.
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serving platter of cinnamon sugar biscuits in the air fryer

Air Fryer Donut Recipe

Buttery and delicious Air Fryer Donuts in just 10 minutes and using only 4 ingredients. Coated in cinnamon sugar, these are going to be your new favorite!
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Cannoli Pancakes are stuffed with a rich, delicious cannoli filling. This breakfast cannoli is perfect for special breakfasts and brunches. #cannolipancakes #breakfastcannoli #cannolifilling www.savoryexperiments.com

Cannoli Pancakes

These Cannoli Pancakes are the ultimate decadent but fun pancake recipe. Loaded with sweet, creamy cannoli filling this breakfast cannoli is like starting your day with dessert!
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Savory Christmas Brunch Ideas

A far cry from just egg whites and bacon, these cozy Christmas breakfast ideas are some of my favorite breakfast recipes. From casseroles to charcuterie boards, these are sure to become some of your favorite recipes too!

And the best part? They require minimal effort and are delicious options for all year round too.

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Hashbrown and Sausage Casserole

This Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole is loaded with delicious breakfast sausage, hash browns, and lots of cheese. One of the best breakfast casserole recipes for holiday breakfasts, Sunday brunch, or any other occasion.
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Cream Cheese Board

Have you seen the newest rage, butter boards? Well I'm taking that concept and cranking it up a notch: queue the Cream Cheese Board!
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breakfast burger with a runny egg

Breakfast Burgers

Breakfast burgers are the perfect protein packed way to start the day. A juicy burger with white cheddar, arugula, bacon and jammy egg.
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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

With only 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep, this eggless Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is a perfect easy breakfast.
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donut breakfast sandwich with drippy egg yolk

Donut Breakfast Sandwich

Sticky glazed donuts sandwiches with peppery sausage, sharp cheddar cheese and a runny egg for the ultimate breakfast sandwich.
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Bacon Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Crunchy, gooey and delicious, Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole makes breakfast an occasion for the whole family! With just a handful of ingredients and frozen tater tots, this easy breakfast casserole is great for a crowd!
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Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Perfect for any breakfast fan, this breakfast charcuterie board is the ideal way to graze on breakfast favorites like meat, eggs, pancakes, fruit, and bagels!
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Quiche Florentine Egg Muffins

EASY Quiche Florentine Egg Muffins are packed with spinach, garlic & cheese and are a quick easy way to make quiche you can grab on the go!
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Crustless Spinach Quiche

This Crustless Spinach Quiche recipe is the BEST! It has less than 10 ingredients and it's perfect for breakfast or brunch.
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Best Breakfast Tacos

Make your own breakfast tacos at home! Perfect for a fun brunch gathering or even serve breakfast for dinner.
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hollandaise crab cakes

Crab Cakes Hollandaise

Crab Cakes Hollandaise is a decadently delicious dish that is perfect as an entree or as an appetizer. It is certain to wow your guests. 
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How to Make Scrambled Eggs

Looking for the Best Scrambled Eggs? These are light, fluffy, moist and delicious!
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Vegetable Breakfast Pizza

When it comes to easy breakfast recipes, this Breakfast Pizza tops the list! With just a few ingredients and a homemade sauce, this pizza is the best!
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How to Make Bacon in the Air Fryer

Frying perfect strips of bacon in the air fryer is fast + easy while leaving your stovetop free of splatter. Crispy & flat strips of bacon every time!
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Easy Breakfast Burritos

If you're looking for the best breakfast burrito, you've found it with this easy, delicious breakfast burrito recipe! Easy to make and delicious to eat!
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Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Easy breakfast recipes don't get any better than this Crockpot Breakfast Casserole! Whip it up before you go to bed and breakfast is ready in the morning!
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Air Fryer Eggs

Making eggs in the air fryer was never so easy! Perfect soft boiled, medium boiled and hard boiled eggs every time!
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Huevos Rancheros are a great way to spice up your breakfast. Lacey eggs with a runny yolk over warm corn tortillas, chunky salsa, black beans, cilantro and queso fresco. #huevosrancheros www.savoryexperiments.com

Ultimate Huevos Ranchoes

Huevos Rancheros are a great way to spice up your breakfast. Lacey eggs with a runny yolk over warm corn tortillas, chunky salsa, black beans, cilantro and queso fresco.
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Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes use leftover potatoes with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, chives, sour cream and BACON for the perfect easy breakfast recipe. #breakfastpotatoes www.savoryexperiments.com

Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes

Twice Baked Breakfast Potatoes use leftover potatoes with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, chives, sour cream and BACON for the perfect easy breakfast recipe.
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Sausage Gravy Recipe

Sausage Gravy, a simple recipe made from pork sausage and cream and a few other ingredients, is a Southern staple. Serve over warm biscuits,  fried chicken or chicken fried bacon.
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This crustless quiche recipe is one of the best asparagus recipes. An asparagus quiche would be a great addition to your next breakfast, brunch or lunch! #asparagusquicherecipe #crustlessquicherecipe #asparagusrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Crustless Asparagus Quiche

This crustless quiche recipe is one of the best asparagus recipes. An asparagus quiche would be a great addition to your next breakfast, brunch or lunch!
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Chimichurri Egg Muffins are eggs baked in ham with a zesty chimichurri sauce made with fresh herbs and garlic. The perfect make ahead breakfast idea! #greeneggsandham #eggmuffins www.savoryexperiments.com

Chimichurri Egg Muffins

Chimichurri Egg Muffins are eggs baked in ham with a zesty chimichurri sauce made with fresh herbs and garlic. The perfect make ahead breakfast idea! 
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The BEST Breakfast Sandwich

The best breakfast idea: breakfast sandwiches! I always have trouble finding breakfast recipes, but this one is SO tasty and only takes 5 minutes. Better than frozen breakfast sandwiches!
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Mushroom Spinach Egg Muffin Recipe

Mushroom Spinach Egg Muffins are the perfect idea for making ahead to freeze in individual serving sizes, or for guests for brunch or breakfast!
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Stuffed Breakfast Potato on a plate topped with chives

Stuffed Breakfast Potatoes

Potato boats stuffed with bacon, eggs, cheese and anything else you can pit into them!
Sausage and Egg Skillet is a delicious breakfast skillet with andouille sausage, potato, eggs and gooey cheese. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for special weekend brunch! #breakfastskilletrecipe #castironskilletrecipes www.savoryexperiments.com

Sausage and Egg Skillet

Sausage and Egg Skillet is a delicious breakfast skillet with andouille sausage, potato, eggs and gooey cheese. Ready in 30 minutes and perfect for special weekend brunch!
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This Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé recipe is perfect for breakfast or brunch, and great for a crowd! Made up of eggs, ham, cheddar cheese, bacon, and chives! #eggsoufflé #cheesesoufflé #soufflérecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Ham and Cheese Egg Souffle Recipe

This fluffy Ham and Cheese Egg Soufflé is made with eggs, chopped ham, grated cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, and minced chives. The best breakfast ever!
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Cheesy Vegetable Breakfast Casserole uses fluffy eggs with broccoli, bell pepper, onion and cheese to make a delightful breakfast that is perfect for feeding a crowd! #vegetablecasserole #breakfastcasserole www.savoryexperiments.com

Cheesy Vegetable Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Vegetable Breakfast Casserole uses fluffy eggs with broccoli, bell pepper, onion and cheese to make a delightful breakfast that is perfect for feeding a crowd! 
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This Tomato Spinach Frittata recipe is excellent for breakfast or brunch, packed full of delicious flavors from tomatoes, spinach, shallots, and parmesan cheese! #spinachfrittata #breakfastfrittatarecipe www.savoryexperiments.com

Tomato and Spinach Frittata Recipe

This Tomato Spinach Frittata recipe is excellent for breakfast or brunch, packed full of delicious flavors from tomatoes, spinach, shallots, and parmesan cheese!
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angled shot of slice of chile relleno quiche on plate

Chile Relleno Quiche Recipe

Chile Relleno Quiche uses green chiles, loads of cheese and spices in a flaky pie crust. An easy brunch recipe and perfect for holiday entertaining! 
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Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe

Simple Eggs Benedict tops toasted English muffins with wilted spinach, Canadian bacon, perfectly poached eggs and easy hollandaise sauce. 
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Sweet Potato Quiche can be made as a brunch, entree or side dish. Roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, bacon and rosemary make this a winning quiche recipe!

Sweet Potato Quiche Recipe

Sweet Potato Quiche can be made as a brunch, entree or side dish. Roasted sweet potatoes, red onion, bacon and rosemary make this a winning quiche recipe!
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overhead shot of sliced cheesy hash brown casserole in dish

Hashbrown Casserole Recipe (Funeral Potatoes)

Hash Brown Casserole is great breakfast or brunch dish made with hash browns, onions, bacon and cheese! A delicious make ahead dish everyone will love!
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Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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