Brunch is everyone’s favorite weekend meal. Bacon, eggs and pancakes are washed down with coffee and juice to celebrate a few precious days off work. Whether you’re cooking for yourself or hosting family and friends for an epic spread, switch it up with uniquely delicious weekend brunch recipes you can make right at home in your own kitchen.
These five sweet and savory breakfast dishes are inspired recipes for lingering over on a lazy weekend morning. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, optional.
With waffles AND grilled cheese, how can you go wrong? (Hint: you can’t.) Thin slices of earthy Wisconsin brie cheese and a scoop of blueberry-lemon compote are stuffed between two waffles, then fried until golden. To make these sophisticated brunch sammies, you can cook the waffles from scratch or take a shortcut with the frozen variety. Either way, bon appétit!
Fondue may have been a food fad of the 1970s, but we’re bringing it back with a fun and interactive recipe that’s perfect for kids and adults. A warm pot of melted Wisconsin Swiss and alpine-style cheeses is studded with crumbled bacon, fresh spinach and green onions. But the best part of this recipe is the dippers! Roasted breakfast potatoes, toasted bagels and sausage links are especially delicious dunked into this cheesy fondue.
Pizza for breakfast is always a good idea, and this spicy egg-topped version is no exception. If you’re hosting family and friends for brunch, this recipe is quick to assemble and feeds a hungry crowd. Buttery, slightly tart Wisconsin jack cheese tops this pizza along with chorizo (a spicy Spanish sausage), salsa, green onions and sliced avocado. Buy pre-made dough, and whip up a few of these pizzas in less than 30 minutes.
Little-known Wisconsin butterkäse cheese is the star of these surprisingly simple Danishes. Layers of flaky puff pastry, fresh berries and dark chocolate chips are a perfect complement to the mild, buttery flavor and creamy texture of butterkäse. A sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon adds a sweet finishing touch. Enjoy these pastries with a hot cup of coffee and good book for a relaxing start to the weekend.
Swap the typical sweet breakfast pastries for these savory cheddar-laced scones. They’re rich and tender in texture, and packed with chunks of Wisconsin cheddar cheese, salty bacon, green onions and a hefty kick of black pepper. Eat them plain or turn them into tasty breakfast sandwiches. Cut in half, and stuff with a fried egg, slice of cheddar and avocado. Scones are best fresh out of the oven, so be sure to gobble them all up before the weekend ends.