If you're anything like me, you believe that brunch is not just a meal—it's a celebration of recipe creativity and a chance to savor the best of both breakfast and lunch worlds. From lazy weekend mornings to delightful midday gatherings, brunch has a special place in our hearts and on our plates. In this Savory Brunch recipe roundup, we're taking your brunch game to a whole new level with an array of savory sensations that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more.
Whether you're hosting a laid-back get-together or simply indulging in some self-care, these savory brunch ideas are here to inspire your inner chef. We’re going to explore a medley of flavors, textures, and cultures, all designed to make your next brunch a mouthwatering experience to remember. Let's dive into this scrumptious journey of savory delights that will transform your weekend mornings.
Handheld or individual portions are always a great idea to serve at a brunch party. These baked sweet potato egg cups show the delicious side of savory sweet potatoes. Paired with eggs, thyme, and pecorino cheese, these baked sweet potato cups are fantastic for a savory brunch. They’re healthy too!
Another healthy savory brunch idea is these zucchini and feta fritters. You can never go wrong with a fritter, even one made of vegetables. Feta cheese and mint bring out the best flavors in these seared fritters. They are easy to make and are super delicious. It's a fun way to get in some vegetables at breakfast.
Of course, eggs benedict make it on the savory brunch list. This version showcases spicy Mexican flavors, and how well it pairs with eggs. These are spruced up (and healthy) but have the base as a butternut squash slice instead of an English muffin. And a chipotle hollandaise tops it all to give you the perfect Mexican Eggs Benedict.
Biscuits and gravy are more of a breakfast food than brunch, but put it in a casserole, and boom - automatic savory brunch food. This Biscuits N’ Gravy Bake is lightened up with ground turkey sausage instead of pork sausage, and it uses egg whites instead of whole eggs. One serving is just 273 calories, which is rare for biscuits and gravy!
Another lightened-up, brunch food that's served as an individual portion is these omelet onion rings. They’re cute and perfect for a buffet style brunch. The omelet is cooked right inside a large onion ring, so it keeps things neat and tidy. A bit of bacon bits and reduced fat grated cheese add amazing flavor to the omelet.
We’re on a roll with the healthy, savory brunch dishes! This Healthy Hash Brown Casserole gives you the yummy potatoes you love in a lightened-up breakfast casserole that’s only 330 calories per serving. It’s packed with high protein eggs and ground turkey as well as bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese.
If you’ve never had turkey eggs, you absolutely have to make them for brunch one weekend. Perfectly poached eggs are served on top of a buttery, spiced sauce, and a herbed Turkish yogurt. It’s a creamy, filling, spiced savory brunch dish that really elevates the spread! Serve it with toasted pita bread for the best flavor.
Migas isn’t just scrambled eggs with crispy tortillas. It’s a Mexican-flavor packed dish that elevates scrambled eggs into a whole new flavor sensation. Lightly scrambled eggs are mixed with spicy jalapenos, crispy tortillas, ripe tomatoes, and melted cheese. It makes a great self-serve brunch dish. Top it with spicy chili flakes and extra crispy tortillas.
These baked French eggs are so simple - just three ingredients and you’ve got little egg cups that are savory and cheesy. They are great for brunch because they come in individual portions, and aside from you mixing all the ingredients together, the oven does all the work. You can also mix up the flavors by using different types of cheeses.
The best thing about this Eggs Benedict Casserole is it’s an overnight recipe. Which means you barely have to do any work on the day off. As long as you prep it the day before, it’s ready to bake and eat the day of the brunch. Making a lazy weekend brunch doesn’t get easier than that!
Crispy and full of melted cheese, these ham and cheese spinach puffs will wow your guests at your next weekend brunch. They’re handheld (which again, we love for brunch) and absolutely packed with breakfast flavor. Puff pastry wraps around slices of ham and Swiss cheese to create the perfect brunch pocket pastry.
You can’t have a proper brunch without some form of hash browns. These hash brown cups are crispy and baked in a muffin tin to create little individual servings. They have a crunchy exterior and a melted cheese interior. The best part: there’s no messy stovetop clean up from splattering grease!
Pizza is a fantastic savory brunch option because you can easily cutsomize the toppings towards a breakfast flavor. Just like this sausage breakfast pizza. It’s topped with sweet italian sausage, a variety of cheeses, and eggs. It creates a beautiful entree on the breakfast table and pairs perfectly with a mimosa.
Similar to the ham and cheese spinach puffs, these croque madame’s feature buttery, individual size portions of puff pastry. But these are topped with ham, cheese, and eggs. You really don’t need much more than just those items to create such a flavorful brunch dish. They look fancy and will make your guests think you’re a savory brunch magician.
German Potato Pancakes (Reibekuchen) are similar to hash browns in that they are made with raw, shredded potatoes. However, they are held together by flour and egg and are flavored with onions, salt, and pepper. Panseared until the outsides are crispy, German potato pancakes are an amazing brunch side dish.
Sliders for brunch are an amazing idea. Who doesn’t love a mini breakfast sandwich? Also known as Crack Sliders, these bacon, egg, and cheese mini sandwiches will be a hit with adults and kids. The sweet Hawaiian rolls are soft and balance out the flavor of the salty bacon and rich egg.
These mini breakfast galettes look fancy but are so simple to make. The recipe calls for just five ingredients (not including salt and pepper). And as long as you’re using store-bought puff pastry, they can be made in about 30 minutes. Bacon and Egg Galettes are perfect for a fancy ladies’ brunch.
Quiche is a classic brunch dish, but made in a sheet pan allows for easier cutting and serving. It still turns out beautiful, especially when topped with fresh herbs. Sweet potatoes are tender but hearty and pack the quiche with autumn flavor. Don’t forget the bacon, it adds a delicious salty flavor that balances the sweet potatoes.
Chorizo is an amazing breakfast meat. It pairs perfectly with eggs and potatoes, so you know these chorizo potatoes are going to be the side dish to choose for your next brunch menu. You cook it all in one pan right over the stove (an air fryer would work well too!)
Another potato side dish option is these savory brunch potato nachos. You can honestly use whatever toppings you like, but this recipe covers the basics. Chili spiced potato slices are topped with cheese, salsa, avocado, black beans, and a fried egg of course. This would be a fun appetizer for guests to munch on while you get together the rest of the spread.
21. Potato Leek Tart
This savory tart has bold flavors that will enhance any brunch spread. Brunch is typically a fun, special occasion, so you want to make sure to pull out all the stops. This tart does that. It leaves nothing on the table - literally. There won’t be any leftovers! It’s classic French food, so it doesn’t get any better than that.
Another savory tart - because they’re just that good. But these are mini (tartlets), which are perfect for an individual portion. Even though these are packed with flavor, you can have them done within 30 minutes. Creamy ricotta houses tart tomatoes and fresh Italian herbs, all in a buttery, flaky puff pastry crust.
Tarts are just a brunch thing! They can be flavored in so many different ways. This baked prosciutto and egg tart is made with herbed boursin cheese and is topped with a fresh arugula salad. The peppery arugula balances the buttery crust and salty prosciutto. It’s savory and creamy and perfect for spring.
Mini quiches are just adorable. These are fantastic for a bridal shower or a ladies’ brunch because they’re so petite and easy to eat. One or two bites without a mess is always the way to go for handheld savory brunch items. Even though these are small they’re packed with flavor from ham, paprika, spinach, butter, and cheese.
You no longer have to worry about what you’re going to serve at your next brunch get-together. These 24 savory brunch ideas will have you whipping up a menu in no time. Whether you try just one, or all 24 ideas, you won’t be left disappointed.
And I will leave you with my delicious Chilaquiles recipe. It's perfect for a savory brunch!
24 Savory Brunch Ideas to Wow Your Guests
- 8 light corn tortillas
- 1.5 cup red salsa
- .5 cup crumbled queso fresco
- 4 radishes thinly sliced
- 4 large eggs
- 2 lime wedges
- 2 chopped jalapenos optional
- 1 bunch fresh cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the tortillas into triangles and place them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until they are crispy and lightly browned.
- In a medium saucepan, heat the chilaquiles sauce over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
- Add the baked tortilla chips to the saucepan and toss until they are evenly coated with the sauce.
- Divide the chilaquiles onto four plates and sprinkle each plate with fresh cheese, sliced radishes, and red onions.
- In a non-stick skillet, fry the eggs to your desired level of doneness.
- Place one fried egg on top of each plate of chilaquiles and serve with lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!
- Makes 4 generous servings
- 5 points per serving if you follow WW