Holiday Brunch Ideas To Add to Your Menu

Dec 27, 2022 / MIN READ


It’s that time of year again to find the perfect meal to prepare for your holiday festivities. If you’re starting to stress just thinking about it, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! There are plenty of recipes that are simple, easy and have just the right touch of holiday flavor to make it special.

With a quick yet flavorful recipe on your side, you can serve a dish that everyone will be sure to enjoy. Read on for 7 of our favorite holiday brunch recipes that can impress your friends and family and bring a festive spirit to any occasion.

Kick off the holidays with a delicious brunch

With the holidays in full effect, it’s a great time to bring your loved ones together and celebrate with a tasty brunch! Who doesn’t love this breakfast-lunch combination?

With this one morning meal, you have the opportunity to eat great food, relax and catch up with friends and family. This is even more special during the holiday season when you’re constantly surrounded by loved ones — some that you may not always get to see.

Let’s take a closer look at appetizing brunch recipes you might consider this year:

7 holiday brunch recipes to consider

Recipe 1: Hash Brown Pork Skillet

Someone mixes potatoes and other ingredients in a skilletHash Brown Pork Skillet

If you’ve been considering holiday brunch and Christmas breakfast ideas, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about including hash browns at your next family get-together. With this delicious recipe, you and your loved ones can enjoy hash browns with a tenderloin or loin filet twist. You only need simple ingredients including potatoes, onion, green pepper and, of course, pork, and you can have a tasty dish ready to serve in less than 25 minutes! This makes a hash brown pork skillet a perfect Christmas brunch idea for anyone who needs to make a mouthwatering meal in a pinch.

Recipe 2: Sausage and Parmesan Waffles

A stack of sausage pancakes sits on a tableSausage and Parmesan Waffles

Take a traditional Christmas morning waffle to the next level with this beginner-level recipe that adds sausage and parmesan for a savory and appetizing result. With Recipe Essentials® Country Ground Sausage from Hatfield®, you can simplify the process and add flavor to any dish. But, don’t forget you’ll need a waffle iron to get the job done!

In charge of feeding the entire family this year? You’re in luck! The best part about this recipe is that you can easily double it to make more if needed, so everyone has a chance to enjoy this holiday breakfast.

Recipe 3: Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

A breakfast casserole with ham and egg sits on a tableHam and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

When holiday mornings are hectic, there’s not always time to bring your favorite Christmas breakfast recipe to life. If you don’t have room in your schedule to cook in the morning, then this overnight breakfast casserole is the way to go! This breakfast casserole recipe combines simple ingredients including ham, cheese, eggs and bread for an easy process and delectable outcome. Make your holiday meal time even easier with Hardwood Smoked Ham Steak from Hatfield®.

Prepare your ham and egg casserole on Christmas eve, and you’ll be ready to feed a crowd in the morning!

Recipe 4: Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding

A baking dish full of bread pudding sits on a tableSavory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding

For another overnight breakfast casserole, consider a savory take on classic bread pudding. This can be a good call if you have stale bread to use or are responsible for feeding the whole family. With this recipe, you can enjoy a simple cooking process, and your loved ones can savor a casserole brimming with sausage and cheddar cheese.

Choosing a make-ahead Christmas brunch idea, like this sausage and cheese bread pudding, is the best option to make a holiday brunch that’s ready to put in the oven as soon as everyone wakes up in the morning!

Recipe 5: Carmelized Onion and Sausage Quiche

A slice of breakfast quiche sits on a tableCarmelized Onion and Sausage Quiche

Looking for a quiche to serve this holiday season? Consider this Christmas breakfast recipe for quiche with onion and sausage. This flavorful dish combines pie dough, onions, sausage, eggs, cheese and fresh herbs to impress your loved ones with a mealtime experience they won’t forget! And with Hot Italian Sausage Links from Hatfield®, the process can be even easier!

Recipe 6: Cornmeal And Brown Sugar-Crusted Bacon

Candied bacon lays across a cooling rack Cornmeal And Brown Sugar-Crusted Bacon

If you’ve been searching for an easy holiday brunch recipe that everyone will love, you can never go wrong with bacon! But during the holidays, normal bacon simply won’t do. This recipe adds cornmeal and brown sugar for a crisp, sweet and savory effect — and it’s likely the easiest thing you’ll prepare all holiday season.

Remember, for this recipe, the bacon is the star of the show, making the pork you choose to cook with even more important. You can consider Hardwood Smoked Bacon from Hatfield® to ensure a high-quality result. This Christmas, enjoy next-level bacon in 25 minutes or less!

Recipe 7: Garlic Pork and Pancakes

A stack of pancakes and pancake mix sit next to each other on the table.Garlic Pork and Pancakes

When it comes to these pancakes with garlic pork, don’t judge a book by its cover. This savory dish is the perfect option for switching up your Christmas breakfast this year. While combining flavorful garlic pork with sweet pancakes might sound ill-matched at first, a touch of maple syrup brings these ingredients together to create a delicious result. And, with sugar and a pinch of nutmeg, these pancakes already taste like Christmas morning! Keep in mind, it’s best to prepare your pork beforehand — so you can rest assured that all of your ingredients are ready to go when it’s time to start cooking.

Looking for something else? Discover more recipe ideas from Hatfield® that are intended to upgrade and simplify your holiday menu this year — without compromising taste or quality. Once you know what you’re making, head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® products to get started!

Delectable sides for your festivities and making leftovers last

While your main dish should certainly make the biggest splash at your next get-together, don’t forget about the sides: No holiday breakfast or brunch is complete without them! Here are a few ideas to consider when preparing your next festive recipe:

  • Roasted fingerling potatoes.
  • Kale salad with apples and toasted almonds.
  • Candied carrots or yams.
  • Flaky buttermilk biscuits.
  • Potatoes au gratin.
  • Honey balsamic glazed Brussels sprouts.
  • Stuffed butternut squash.

Storing and freezing your leftovers
If you love leftovers, then the holiday season is the time for you. But if you’re taking home food from your holiday brunch, it’s important to know how to properly store and freeze any leftovers to make them last.

  • Storing: Place your dish in an airtight container and place it in the fridge. While the amount of time each holiday or Christmas brunch recipe will last is subject to change, it’s safe to assume refrigerated leftovers will be good for 3 to 4 days.
  • Freezing: Once frozen, your leftovers will remain safe indefinitely — however, they’ll taste best when used within 2 to 3 months. You can safely thaw leftovers in the refrigerator and, after, eat them within the normal 3 to 4-day period.

Choose top-tier pork products for the best brunch experience

Whether you’re attending or hosting a holiday brunch this year, you want the people you love most to have the best mealtime experience — which means it’s important to be deliberate about the ingredients you choose.

Simply put, top-tier pork products help you make a high-quality meal.

Here at Hatfield®, we are renowned for our flavorful hams and ham steaks, boldly seasoned marinated pork, thick-cut bacon, a variety of sausages, and more with only one goal in mind: to bring you quality pork that’s simply delicious. We’re not only dedicated to providing first-rate pork to our customers but also prioritizing animal care and sustainability along the way.

We know that the products you choose matter and that your loved ones deserve nothing but the best. Ready to take your holiday brunch and other Christmas recipes to the next level with premium pork? Use our store locator to find your favorite Hatfield® products in a supermarket or grocery store near you.