It still seems like it was just Christmas, but Easter will be here before we know it. One of our favorite Easter traditions: brunch! What better way to celebrate the joyful morning than gathering with our nearest and dearest for springtime dishes? Celebrating with dishes we can make ahead of time! Instead of being stuck in the kitchen, get prepped the night or even days before so you can have a day of rest and celebration. Delish gathered up some of their favorites, so we decided to do the same. Here’s what we found.
- French Toast MuffinsCooking Guide
There’s absolutely nothing that makes brunch feel more like a special occasion than French toast, and these muffins make it easy to enjoy without getting stuck in the kitchen when you should be celebrating.
- French Toast BakeDining With Duria
Another way to enjoy French toast AND the ease of a make-ahead meal? This easy French toast bake!
- Sausage and Cheese Casserolebrandon schauer via Flickr
The story begun at Christmas reaches its climax at Easter, so why not turn this make-ahead Christmas casserole into a make-ahead EASTER casserole? You could even swap out the sausage for ham or another springtime meat favorite.
- Mini Breakfast CasserolesFit Men Cook
Casseroles were MADE for make-ahead breakfasts. These miniature ones are healthy and can be made DAYS in advance . . .
- Cinnamon Pecan French Toast CasseroleCreme de la Crumb
. . . while this one is totally indulgent and comes together overnight.
- Twice-Baked Potato Casserole
Don’t forget the “lunch” in brunch! There’s nothing better than twice-baked potatoes for a holiday, and this casserole version makes them make-ahead. Just follow the recipe up to step 6, refrigerate, then bake when you’re ready to eat!
- Cranberry Orange Coffee Cake
Pastries are the delicious desserts of brunch time. This recipe might have been designed for winter, but its bright colors and flavors scream spring and new beginnings to us!
- Crockpot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Your best friend for make-ahead dishes? The slow cooker, of course! This cinnamon roll crockpot casserole turns simple canned rolls into something festive and special.
- Hot Ham and Swiss CroissantsLife With the Crust Cut Off via Delish
Make a huge batch of these portable, flavorful sandwiches, refrigerate, then bake them just in time to carry with you on the Easter egg hunt.
- Pimiento Cheese QuicheDelish
The pimientos add a spicy, Southern-classic twist to a typical cheese quiche, and the homemade crust can be made up to 2 days ahead of time.
- BLT Quiche with Potato CrustSassy Southern Yankee
Love quiche but want to try to stay healthy? This BLT quiche gets baked in a potato crust for a dish that’s low carb and Whole-30 diet compliant.
- Butternut Squash and Kale StrataDelish
Not only is this strata flavorful like no other, it’s also totally healthy! What better way to break your Lenten fast without breaking your diet?
- Eggs Benedict CasseroleDelish
How do you make eggs benedict easy, make-ahead, and great for a group? Turn it into a casserole, of course! This one looks as gorgeous as it tastes.
- Ham EnchiladasTaste of Home
You already know about breakfast tacos. Now try brunch enchiladas! So easy, so tasty, and something different for a special day.
- Fruit Slush CupsTaste of Home
Like a healthy, homemade sherbet, only even easier and simpler. You can freeze this dish in one big batch or in individual servings.
- Fresh Grape Cake with Luscious Lemon Saucethe kitchn
This one-of-a-kind dessert is like taking a bite out of spring, and you can store it in the refrigerator for up to a week!
- Ham and Cheese Breakfast BakeDelish
This breakfast casserole full of the Easter dinner classic – ham! – can and should be whipped up the night before, giving you a joyful morning that’s also stress-free.
- Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast BreadDelish
This incredible and easy pull-apart bread combines all the best breakfast foods into a dish your guests are sure to love.
- Cheddar Chive BiscuitsDelish
It’s not a brunch without biscuits, and these cheesy, easy cheddar chive ones that whip up in no time can be served straight-out-of-the-oven or at room temperature. Delicious either way!
Need even more recipes for your Easter brunch? Check out Delish’s original line-up for more wonderful ideas. What do you like to eat on Easter morning? Share your traditions with us!