Sasha Marx

If you’re not a brunch person, well… we’re sorry, you’re truly missing out. Sweet! Savory! Big bites and small! What’s not to love? To celebrate all this meal has to offer, we’ve gathered some of our favorite brunch recipes. Whether you’re cooking for a few or planning for a large affair, there’s something for everyone. Make one recipe or try a bunch. Whatever you do, just don’t forget the mimosas!

Florentine Omelette With Spinach and Cheese

Daniel Gritzer

Five ingredients are all you need for this comforting and robust breakfast.

Tortang Talong (Filipino Eggplant Omelette)

Vicky Wasik

This Filipino dish is made up of crispy, succulent egg-battered fried eggplant stuffed with seasoned ground pork.

Western Omelette With Bell Pepper, Onion, Ham, and Cheese

Daniel Gritzer

Thanks to nicely browned onions, bell peppers, ham, and a pinch of smoked paprika, this omelette truly tastes like the West.

Soufflé Omelette With Cheese

Vicky Wasik

Much simpler than a classic soufflé, this light and fluffy omelette is cooked in a skillet and requires little more than eggs, cheese, and a few extra minutes.

Crispy Pork Shoulder Hash With Charred Asparagus and Serrano Chile

Sasha Marx

Transform leftovers into this delightfully crispy pork and potato hash that’s fit for brunch (and any time of day, really).

Classic French Omelette

Photograph: Vicky Wasik. Video: Serious Eats Team

With its silky smooth exterior and creamy interior, a French omelette is a tidy package of finesse and delicacy.

One-Bowl, Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Serious Eats / Julia Estrada

Set yourself up for success with these overnight cinnamon rolls, which require just one bowl to make. All that’s left to do in the morning is to preheat the oven.

Broccoli and Cheese Galette

Vicky Wasik

For a savory galette loaded with flavor, toss sautéed broccoli and onions in a rich sauce of Gruyère cheese.

Custardy French-Style Soft Scrambled Eggs

Serious Eats / Amanda Suarez

Made famous by the chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, these scrambled eggs have delicate, small curds and make every brunch feel like a luxurious affair.

Bacon, Cheese, and Kale

Liz Voltz

For a zero-fuss brunch, make this hearty, comforting strata ahead of time.

Biscuits and Gravy

Serious Eats / Amanda. Suarez

A handful of ingredients and a well-seasoned cast iron skillet are all you need to make this Southern breakfast staple.

Homemade Bagels

Vicky Wasik

Tender, chewy, and blistered, these homemade bagels stay fresh for days.

Basic Crepe Batter

Impress your friends and family with fresh, homemade crepes.

French Crepes With Ham, Cheese, and Eggs

Photographs: J. Kenji López-Alt. Video: Serious Eats Video

The only thing better than homemade crepes? Crepes filled with a sunny-side-up egg, ham, and cheese.

Torrijas Caramelizadas (Spanish-Style Caramelized French Toast)

Sasha Marx

Consider this recipe Spain’s custardy, crunchy, and creamy answer to French toast.

Savory Green Curry French Toast

Vicky Wasik

Give French toast a savory twist with spicy, funky green curry paste.

Perfect Quick-and-Easy French Toast

Serious Eats / Eric Kleinberg

The best way to make basic French toast also happens to be the simplest.

Thick and Fluffy Pancakes

Serious Eats Team

Fluffy and tender with a pillowy crumb, these pancakes cook up extra thick and light.

Light and Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

Serious Eats / Mateja Zvirotic Andrijanic

These pancakes are extra light and fluffy, with a classic buttery flavor and crisp tops and bottoms. The perfect pancake? We think so.

Buttermilk Vanilla Waffles

Vicky Wasik

Simplify your weekend routine with this easy, one-bowl recipe for buttermilk waffles.

Shakshuka (North African–Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

This vegetarian shakshuka—a a one-pan egg and tomato dish fit for any time of day—gets deep flavor from charred peppers and onions.

Jamaican Banana Fritters

Serious Eats / Karina Matalon

Use overripe fruit to make Jamaican banana fritters that are tender yet slightly chewy—and even simpler than basic pancakes.

Cheese Danish

Serious Eats / Greg Dupree

These ultra-flaky Danishes are rich with butter and filled with sweet, tangy cream cheese.

Youtiao (Chinese Fried Dough Sticks)

Tim Chin

These crisp, golden brown dough sticks have a well-puffed exterior and a light and airy interior. Serve them with congee or enjoy them on their own.

Jammy Fruit Bars

Vicky Wasik

Fruit bars are the perfect vehicle for market-fresh blueberries, cherries, and peaches in season, or your favorite jam during those times in between.

Daan Tat (Hong Kong-Style Egg Tart)

Tim Chin

With a flaky crust and custardy filling, it’s worth taking the time to make this Chinese bakery classic at home.

Zucchini Tart with Cream Cheese, Mozzarella, and Thyme

[Photograph: Debbie Wee]Debbie Wee

Crisp puff pastry topped with tender zucchini and melty cheese—what more could you want in one bite?

Gata (Armenian Coffee Cake)

Andrew Jianjigian

This buttery, lightly sweetened Armenian pastry is perfect for serving alongside coffee or tea.

Bakery-Style Cream Scones With Milk Chocolate

Vicky Wasik

These super-simple scones come together faster than you can preheat an oven.

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