Whether it’s a baby shower, birthday party holiday or sports-related extravaganza, brunch is a popular way to entertain friends and family. Do you have an upcoming brunch on your calendar? Trying to decide what to serve can be overwhelming.
The good news is the name itself “brunch” combines breakfast and lunch so that automatically sets you up for plenty of recipe options. You can go sweet or savory and even throw in drinks and dessert!

Here are some ideas if you’re the one hosting:
Pick a theme. Whether it’s a color, specific ingredient, foods all starting with a certain letter, etc, having a theme can make it extra fun to come up with a list of foods to serve. For example, a 4th of July brunch could include a variety of red, white and blue foods like this Sriracha Blue Cheese Swirl Greek Yogurt Dip and this New England Potato Salad and this Blueberry Lime Icebox Pie.


Pick a meal (or don’t). If a wide variety doesn’t overwhelm you, try to include a good mix of breakfast, lunch, drink and dessert items. If the thought of trying to make all those different kinds of recipes makes you panic, narrow your focus. Choose breakfast and serve up a wide variety of breakfast items for people to enjoy like cinnamon rolls, waffles, and broccoli cheddar quiche so there’s something for everyone!

Quick Maple-Cinnamon Rolls

Zucchini Waffles with Cabot Cheddar

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche

Make it a potluck. Just because you’re hosting doesn’t mean you have to do all the work. Create a sign-up sheet or a simple email chain and let people share what they’re going to bring. Then just fill in the gaps with some of your personal favorites like this Strawberries & Cream Skillet Bread Pudding or Corned Beef Hash with Eggs & Cheddar.
Strawberries & Cream Skillet Bread Pudding
Corned Beef Hash with Eggs & Cheddar
Try these simple tips for hosting a stress-free brunch!

Need more brunch recipe ideas?
Shakshooka (A Jewish/North African-Inspired Egg Dish)


Cauliflower Breakfast Casserole


Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Au Gratin


Steak and Scallion Rolls

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Regan Jones is Cabot’s National Nutrition Communications Manager and the main voice behind @CabotRD on Twitter. Self-described as a “registered dietitian by education and food-lover by birth,” she writes for the Cabot Creamery Blog from her home in Georgia.

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