Easy Recipes for an Easter Brunch
Posted on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014 at 7:00 am
This year, instead of having an Easter dinner, why not have an Easter brunch? It can take place much earlier in the day than dinner would. A brunch might be easier for your family to schedule than dinner would be. Typically, brunch is less expensive to serve than dinner is. Here are a few easy recipes for an Easter brunch that you can start with.
Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
This recipe comes from KitchMe. It adds bacon and cheddar cheese to the typical deviled egg recipe. You will need:
* 12 eggs
* 1/2 cup mayonnaise
* 4 slices of bacon
* 2 tbsp cheddar cheese (finely shredded)
* 1 tbsp mustard
First, you need to hard-boil the eggs. While the eggs are boiling, place the bacon in a large, deep, skillet. Cook over medium heat until the bacon is evenly brown. Crumble the bacon, and set it aside.
After the hard-boiled eggs are done, and cooled, it is time to peel them. Cut each one in half lengthwise. Remove the yolks and put them in a small bowl. Mash the yolks with mayonnaise, crumbled bacon, and cheese. Stir. Fill the egg white halves with the mixture. Refrigerate them until it is time to serve. This recipe gives you enough servings for 24 people.
Cheesy Ham and Hash Brown Casserole
This recipe also comes from KitchMe You will need:
* 1 package of frozen hash browns (32 ounce package)
* 8 ounces of ham (diced)
* 2 cans of condensed cream of potato soup (10.75 ounce cans)
* 1 container of sour cream (16 ounce container)
* 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
* 1 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese (grated)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. In a large bowl, mix the hash browns, ham, cream of potato soup, sour cream, and cheddar cheese. Spread the mixture into the baking dish. Make sure it is evenly spread. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top. Bake for 1 hour (or until bubbly and light brown). This dish can be served immediately and it will serve 12 people.
The Easter Brunch can be held before Easter in place of dinner. Or, it might be fun to have the Brunch the day after Easter dinner. The above recipes are a good way to use up leftover hard-boiled eggs and ham. Turn them into something more interesting than ham and egg salad sandwiches.