Even brunch naysayers have to admit that Easter brunch is a festive between-breakfast-and-lunch meal worth eating. If you’re in charge of feeding everyone after the Easter egg hunt try these recipes from a non-traditional Easter ham to pastel cocktails.
Spicy Orange Honey Glazed Ham
If you’re worried about figuring out a centerpiece for your Easter brunch, don’t worry. This ham is here for you. Bonus: The leftovers will make killer sandwiches for days to come.
Brussels Sprouts with Crispy Pancetta
We’ll see your crispy Brussels sprouts with bacon and raise you some pancetta.
Kale Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
The crispy chickpeas work as a snack all by themselves, but they also round out this big salad perfectly.
Roasted Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
There really is no bad version of mac and cheese, but using roasted cauliflower like this recipe does adds a roasty, nuttiness that will make it stand out. Plus you can tell people there are vegetables in it to convince them it’s healthy.
Gluten Free Raspberry Pavlova
If you’ve never had pavlova before think of it as a cake without the cake. Airy layers of meringue take the place of the starch for a dessert that’s not only light, but gluten free.
Lemon and Olive Oil Cake
Different people have their own secrets to making a super moist cake, but as far as we’re concerned, using olive is one of the best tricks you can use.
Muffin Tin Lemon Meringue Tarts
When you need to make single serving desserts (or single serving anything, really) the muffin tin is your saving grace. These tarts are actually incredibly easy to make, but they look so impressive no one will ever know.
Big Batch Pink Negronis
What’s brunch without a cocktail? This big bowl of negronis comes out looking as pretty as the flowers that are just coming into bloom. But don’t let that fool you. It also has three and a half cups of booze in it.