61 Easy Brunch Recipes You'll Want to Make Every Weekend

Biscuits-and-Gravy Skillet
Photo: Jennifer Causey

Wake up and smell the coffee. Brunch has become America's favorite and trendiest affair. However, in the South we consider brunch a regular part of our weekend mornings. We'll never turn down a reason to try our hand at a brand new recipe or pull together another casserole in our 9- by 13-inch pan. It's always been a staple to host brunch for a family get-together or to invite neighbors over for homemade biscuits and jam. What else would you do on a Saturday morning? We like our eggs how we like our mornings: sunny side up.

Brunch is a meal that seamlessly translates into an easy get-together to catch up with old friends or a low stress gathering to spend time with family. If you like to sleep in a little past nine and prefer to not commit to evening plans, brunch is the best option. Don't worry about being fancy, just cherish the time with your loved ones while biting into some delicious homemade cinnamon rolls. We found the tastiest, easy-to-cook recipes that are must-haves for your next brunch. Make the most of your morning with these delicious recipes.

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Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits

Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits

A casserole that's made to be frozen makes brunch a breeze.

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Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns

Sausage-Stuffed Honey BunsSausage-Stuffed Honey Buns
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Sausage-Stuffed Honey Buns

When combined, these two classic breakfast foods create the ideal salty and sweet flavor.

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French Toast

three french toast stacked on a white plate
Jessica Furniss/Southern Living

Recipe: French Toast

This classic French toast recipe calls for just six ingredients (and whatever toppings you like). It's made for white bread slices, but the beauty of French toast is you can use nearly any type of bread you have on hand. Bonus points if the slices are a little stale and need a second life.

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Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls

Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls
Photography: Caitlin Bensel Food Styling: Ali Ramee Prop Styling: Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

Recipe: Spicy Bisquick Sausage Balls

Freshly shredded cheese will ensure that your sausage balls have the best consistency.

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Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Zucchini Bread Pancakes
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Ruth Blackburn; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis

Recipe: Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Turn classic zucchini bread into a delicately flavored pancake version that's especially fun in summer, when zucchini is bountiful and often dirt cheap.

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Waffle Casserole

Waffle Casserole
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Waffle Casserole

Elevate frozen waffles so they're worthy of serving for brunch with this easy recipe that only requires 20 minutes of hands-on time.

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Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Our trick to the best, gooey cinnamon rolls, is to use a trusty slow cooker.

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Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Croissant Breakfast Casserole
Victor Protasio

Recipe: Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Give day-old croissants new life by turning them into a cheesy baked casserole.

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Frozen cinnamon rolls are given a delicious upgrade in this decadent casserole recipe.

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Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans

Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kathleen Varner; Food Styling: Maggie Ruggiero

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal with Apple, Cranberries, and Pecans

For baking, it's best to choose a firm apple such as a Fuji or Honeycrisp that will retain shape and flavor while in the oven.

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Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Cindy Barr; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer

Recipe: Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Pull-apart bread is just as fun to make as it is to eat.

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Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Cinnamon Roll Waffles
Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist: Kay E. Clarke Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Waffles

Easily make brunch-worthy waffles with canned cinnamon rolls and the help of your waffle maker.

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Crustless Ham and Collard Greens Quiche

Crustless Ham and Collard Green Quiche
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Crustless Ham and Collard Greens Quiche

A sturdy base of ham, collards, onion, and cheese creates the foundation for this flavor-packed quiche.

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Pancake Casserole

Pancake Casserole
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Pancake Casserole

Make sure to prepare this dish the night before to allow the ingredients time to fully soak together.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole

Eggs Benedict Casserole
Greg DuPree; Food Styling: Chelsea Zimmer; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke

Recipe: Eggs Benedict Casserole

This casserole was made to take the hassle out of making Eggs Benedict while still delivering plenty of flavor.

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Sheet Pan Berry Pancakes with Honey-Butter Syrup

Sheet Pan Berry Pancakes with Honey-Butter Syrup
Johnny Autry; Prop and Food Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Sheet Pan Berry Pancakes with Honey-Butter Syrup

No flipping is required when making pancakes on a sheet pan and you can customize the recipe with whatever fruit you prefer.

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Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles

Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles
Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Torie Cox; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Mini Cheese Grits Casseroles

We love the single-serving portions in ramekins for an elevated brunch, but they can also be made in a 2-quart dish. Just increase the cooking time by 50-55 minutes.

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Banana Bread French Toast Casserole

Banana Bread French Toast Casserole
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Banana Bread French Toast Casserole

Using banana bread as the base for this French toast casserole adds an extra layer of sweetness.

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Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast

Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast
Victor Protasio; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Oven-Baked Buttermilk French Toast

The secret to light and fluffy baked French toast? Plenty of buttermilk.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

This cheesy tater tot casserole is a well-liked, kid-approved dish.

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Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad
Jen Causey

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh fruit salad is a refreshing change from savory breakfast dishes and will always be a staple at our brunch table.

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Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey

Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey
Skyler Burt

Recipe: Fried Chicken Biscuits with Rosemary Hot Honey

What's better than a crispy fried chicken biscuit? A crispy fried chicken biscuit topped with a mouth-watering honey drizzle.

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Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole

This blueberry pancake casserole is perfect for an easy brunch and tastes even better the next day.

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Biscuits-and-Gravy Casserole

Biscuits-and-Gravy Casserole Image
Southern Living

Recipe: Biscuits-and-Gravy Casserole

Store-bought biscuits help this hearty casserole come together with just 15 minutes of hands-on time.

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Bacon Pancakes

Bacon Pancakes
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Bacon Pancakes

Bacon-filled pancakes up the breakfast ante like you wouldn't believe.

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Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

When in doubt, hash it out. This casserole is one savory treat to bring to your next brunch gathering.

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Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Is too much syrup a problem? We'll take this French toast with a bucket of bourbon-maple syrup.

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Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

This cheesy croissant casserole is perfect for guests with a hearty appetite.

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Our delicious take on the classic shrimp and grits that we loaded with bacon and cheese.

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Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas

If you're craving a breakfast burrito, try this tastier stand-in.

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Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel
Iain Bagwell; Prop Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Fresh Peach Coffee Cake with Pecan Streusel

This recipe is peachy-keen and sure to impress a crowd, just top it off with whipped cream.

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Orange Rolls

Orange Rolls
Southern Living

Recipe: Orange Rolls

There's nothing better than starting your day with these zesty orange rolls.

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Citrus Pull-Apart Bread

Citrus Pull-Apart Bread
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Citrus Pull-Apart Bread

This scrumptious lemon bread is great to have on deck for an easy brunch spread.

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Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins

Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins
Southern Living

Recipe: Bakeshop Blueberry Muffins

Buttery blueberry muffins that'll melt in your mouth.

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Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake

Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake

This savory dish will impress even the pickiest of eaters.

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Blackberry French Toast

One-Dish Blackberry French Toast
Beth Hontzas

Recipe: One-Dish Blackberry French Toast

A tasty blueberry dish that tastes even better with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Peach Scones

Peach Scones
Micah A. Leal

Recipe: Peach Scones

A fluffy easy-to-grab treat that reminds us of summer.

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Sweet-and-Spicy Sheet Pan Bacon

Sweet-and-Spicy Sheet Pan Bacon Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Sweet-and-Spicy Sheet Pan Bacon

Spice up your bacon with cayenne pepper for an extraordinary dish.

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Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles

Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles

This delectable bite-sized dish is perfect for a brunch board.

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Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

Oatmeal doesn't have to be bland. This recipe is full of flavor from apples, pecans, and seasonal fruit.

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Strawberry Jam

Just like grandma used to make it. Spread the fruity goodness on a warm biscuit, waffle, or toast.

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Country Ham Hash

Country Ham Hash
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Country Ham Hash

This delicious ham hash is versatile enough to be served at brunch or even for dinner.

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Huevos Rancheros Bake

Huevos Rancheros Bake
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Huevos Rancheros Bake

This cheesy, egg-topped casserole is fit for a King and is certain to satisfy your savory-tooth.

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Blueberry-Cornmeal Cake

Blueberry-Cornmeal Cake
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Blueberry-Cornmeal Cake

Top this tasty cornmeal cake with fresh blueberries for a berry-overload.

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Homemade Crescent Rolls

50 Best Thanksgiving Homemade Crescent Rolls
Beau Gustafson

Recipe: Homemade Crescent Rolls

These buttery, homemade crescents are sure to be gone in seconds.

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Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese

Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Breakfast Biscuit Sandwich with Sausage, Egg, and Cheese

Breakfast sandwiches are a no-brainer for an easy, accommodating brunch option.

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Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche

Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Bacon-Hash Brown Quiche

Calling all bacon lovers, this quiche crust is made up of hashbrowns and bacon.

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Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote

Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Ricotta Pancakes with Brown Butter-Maple Syrup and Blueberry Compote

Serve these fluffy flap jacks with home-made brown butter syrup and blueberry compote.

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Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins

Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins
Alison Miksch; Prop Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Snickerdoodle Doughnut Hole Muffins

Is it a muffin or a doughnut? Either way we're hooked on this sweet treat.

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Creamy Egg Strata

Creamy Egg Strata
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Creamy Egg Strata

When entertaining a crowd, you can never go wrong with a creamy egg strata.

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Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns

Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
Antonis Achilleos; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns

Careful leaving out these sugary sticky buns, they are certain to be gone in a flash.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Plenty of Biscuits and Cornbread
Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade biscuits always have a place at a Southern brunch spread.

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Sausage-and-Cheese Grits Quiche

Sausage-and-Cheese Grits Quiche Recipe
Hector Manuel Sanchez; Prop Styling: Karin Olsen; Food Styling: William Smith

Recipe: Sausage-and-Cheese Grits Quiche

We added a Southern touch to this quiche by adding cheesy grits.

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Spinach-and-Broccoli Breakfast Bread Pudding

Spinach-and-Broccoli Breakfast Bread Pudding
Southern Living

Recipe: Spinach-and-Broccoli Breakfast Bread Pudding

Wake up your guests with the aroma of this savory bread pudding in a slow cooker.

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Hashbrown Casserole

Hashbrown Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Hashbrown Casserole

You can never go wrong with this comforting, cheesy classic.

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Best-Ever Sticky Buns

Spicy Sausage-and-Cheddar Kolaches
Greg DuPree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Best-Ever Sticky Buns

They're called the best-ever for a reason.

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Fried Skillet Potatoes

Fried Skillet Potatoes
Caitlin Bensel

Recipe: Fried Skillet Potatoes

These crunchy flavorful potatoes pair well as a side to omelets or sweet dishes.

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Zucchini-Onion Frittata

Zucchini-Onion Frittata
Southern Living

Recipe: Zucchini-Onion Frittata

Don't be afraid to load this meatless frittata with your favorite veggies and spices.

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Chicks in a Blanket

Chicks in a Blanket
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Chicks in a Blanket

You can find us at the hors d'oeuvres table eating these delicious chicken-apple sausages in a blanket.

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Biscuit Beignets

Biscuit Beignets
Southern Living

Recipe: Biscuit Beignets

Sugary beignets get a makeover that you never saw coming.

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Biscuits-and-Gravy Skillet

Biscuits-and-Gravy Skillet
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Biscuits-and-Gravy Skillet

Biscuits and gravy serve as a good 'ol delicious Southern staple.

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