Fresh eggy flavors to brighten up our favorite spring morning!
Easter’s almost here and we’re ready to celebrate the end of this long winter with a delicious breakfast. Instead of those hearty, comforting morning meals we’ve been spooning up all winter, we’re subbing in a few fresh and light day-starters. Let’s brighten up our menus (and Easter morning) with seasonal produce that screams Spring is Here! We’ll get you started with six egg-centric recipes that feature color, flavor and texture – asparagus, spinach, fresh fruit and herbs – all featuring your favorite morning protein, eggs!
Whether you’re hosting a beautiful, big spring brunch or feeding close family members with love, one of our recipes is sure to elevate your table and your tastebuds.
The fancy recipe: asparagus frittata with prosciutto and caramelized onions
Springtime means lots of things to us: new beginnings, a fresh outlook and lots of entertaining. From Easter morning to baby and bridal showers, fancy brunching is on the horizon. We’ll be looking for easy, yet impressive dishes to put on our buffet tables, and this pretty and flavorful frittata is topping the list. This is the perfect brunch dish, whether it’s the star of the show – accompanied by a lovely salad – or one of several delightful bites on a more extensive menu for a crowd. Get the recipe: FineCooking.com
The deceptively easy recipe: baked eggs florentine
Let’s be clear. Just because a recipe is easy, doesn’t mean it’s lacking in flavor or interest. This baked eggs florentine is proof perfect. Just like its name implies – ‘florentine’ – the dish combines spinach and a light cream sauce, enhanced with fresh herbs for layers of flavor. Nestle your eggs in the bright greens for a nutritious low-carb breakfast that’s way more elegant than its ease of preparation lets on. This recipe is just perfect for a romantic breakfast or brunch for two, or even an easy supper on a warm, spring night. Get the recipe: TheViewFromGreatIsland.com
The simple recipe: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon
This plate may look fancy, but you know appearances can be deceiving. Impress at breakfast time with a flavor sensation that literally anyone can make. When we say simple, we mean it. Since scrambled eggs are in pretty much everyone’s cooking repertoire – no matter their skill level. Add some flavorful smoked salmon, and all of a sudden your super-basic eggs are taken up several levels. Feeling adventurous? Add some chopped dill to your egg mixture and thinly sliced green onions for the last minute of cooking. Forks up! Get the recipe: TheSpruceEats.com
The make ahead recipe: berry croissant bake
Imagine if a breakfast casserole had a baby with bread pudding and invited a french bakery to the party. That’s how we’d describe this make-ahead croissant bake. Bright and delicious, this decadent brunch dish combines flaky croissants with a creamy custard mixture and antioxidant-rich fresh berries (healthy!) Prep it the night before to make a busy morning easier – or mix it up the day of your brunch. Ok, be honest, we had you at croissants… Get the recipe: Karacreates.com
The kid-friendly recipe: sweet potato hash brown egg nests
Both make-ahead and super-easy, this recipe fits the bill on so many levels. But since kids of all ages love it, here’s where it lands. Seriously, egg nests are such a fun and delicious egg recipe for breakfast, brunch or even a quick snack on the go. All you need are 5 ingredients, a box grater and a muffin tin, and you’re ready to get cooking. Pssst.. if you’re not a fan of sweet potatoes, free free to sub in all russet. And do yourself a favor – add some bacon to the top. Isn’t everything better with bacon? Get the recipe: RealFoodWholeLife.com
The classic recipe: ham and cheese quiche
We’ve got news for you – real men do eat quiche! Especially when it’s rich, creamy and stuffed with gooey cheese and chunks of ham. Mix up a perfectly fluffy egg and milk filling, add your favorite cheeses, like cheddar, and swiss, and throw in some of that Easter ham (ps bacon works too). Use a pre-made pie shell and this dish is even easier to whip up, which makes it perfect for a weekend brunch, lunch any day, or a light spring supper. Get the recipe: SpicySouthernKitchen.com
Rest well & wake up ready to go!
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