Sunday brunch is a great way to catch up with friends and have some fun with the girls. However, you don’t always have the time to go to a fancy brunch place around town. Bring Italian brunch to your table at home with these fun brunch recipes:
- Bruschetta: This is probably the simplest breakfast you can make and also the most flavorful. All you need is tomatoes, fresh garlic and basil, extra virgin olive oil, and some salt for taste. Cube the tomatoes and throw in some chopped garlic and basil. Add the oil and the salt. And then place it on your favorite toast. Simple, yet delicious.
- Bacon and Potato Frittata: A frittata is simply an Italian version of an omelet. However; a frittata looks more like a quiche without the crust. This is one brunch dish where you can add any ingredients you like. You can even sub out the eggs for egg whites. This specific recipe calls for 3 pieces of thick bacon, potatoes, parmesan and of course eggs. This is a great Sunday brunch item for hosting at home. You can include your guests in the process and make personal frittatas. This not only makes a delicious brunch, but it’s fun too!
- Arugula & Mushroom Breakfast Pizza: This is the perfect excuse to have pizza for breakfast. Eggs are becoming a popular pizza topping. A whole-wheat crust topped with creamy ricotta and packed with veggies like portobello mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, and arugula. The best part about this pizza is you can prepare it at night and bake it the next morning. You can freeze the pizza for one or two nights and add the eggs in the morning when you’re almost ready to eat. When you are ready to add the eggs, crack the eggs right onto the pizza. Bake until the egg whites are cooked and the yolk begins to thicken. Don’t wait until the yolks are too hard though. Talk about a tasty breakfast.
- Italian Brunch Torte: If you read that frittata recipe but thought something was missing, don’t worry we’ve found it. This Italian brunch torte combines eggs with your favorite vegetables and breakfast meats in a frittata inside a flaky crescent roll crust. First, bake a fresh tube of crescent rolls in a pan. Close all seams well and bake. When cooked, layer with your favorite breakfast meat and cheese, and pour your egg and veggie concoction on top. Layer more meat and cheese and pour the rest of the egg on top. Place another fresh crescent roll dough on top and bake. When it’s done, cut into triangles and you’ll have a delicious breakfast sandwich with a buttery, flaky crust.
- “Egg in a Hole” Toast: You might remember your grandmother making you this simple yet delicious breakfast as a kid. This Sunday brunch menu item is simply eggs and toast with a twist. Coat a pan with olive oil and choose your toast of choice. Cut a hole in the toast and place it on the pan. Brown one side then flip it over. Crack an egg into the hole without breaking the yolk. Add your favorite seasonings like salt and pepper. Cook the egg for a minute or two. Flip it over and remove from the pan before the yolk gets too hard. Serve it to your guests with their toast cutouts for dipping!
- Italian Baked Eggs and Sausage: This recipe is another simple, yet exciting Sunday brunch dish. Crumble sausage with pasta sauce and some diced tomatoes. Dollop ricotta on top and crack an egg onto each dollop. Bake until the egg white is cooked, and the yolk has begun to thicken. Pair with some freshly broiled buttery toast and you have a breakfast your guests will never forget.
BONUS: Bellini Brunch Cocktail: You can’t have Sunday brunch without a cocktail. Originated in Venice, Italy, Bellini is a brunch must-have. This classic cocktail combines white peach puree (yellow peach puree works too), a little raspberry puree for that vibrant pink color, and chilled Prosecco. If you can’t bring your guests to Venice, you can certainly give them a taste of Venice with this recipe at home.
Sansone Market has everything you need for your next Italian brunch. Sansone has all the ingredients you need for any of these delicious dishes. However, brunch is customizable. No matter what dish you prefer you can put your own Italian twist on it. For more ideas on how, visit Sansone Market.