Quick & Easy Brunch Ideas

Quick & Easy Brunch Ideas

Happy Thanksgiving Lexington! I wanted to share the quick and easy quiche that I prepped for the Good Day Kentucky Segment. Trust me, if my husband goes back for seconds then I did an “okay” job on the dish (I’m a horrible cook!).

You can watch it below (Could I smile any harder when I’m nervous? Guess I’ll work on that for my next segment.)

Paula Deen’s Spinach Bacon Quiche (I left out the bacon…but it would have been awesome with it!) c/o The Food Network

Ingredients: ($12 without the bacon)

6 large eggs

1 1/2 cups of heavy cream

salt + pepper

2 cups of chopped baby spinach

1 pound of bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese

Salt + Pepper

1 (9-inch) pie crust (I got the “roll out” pre-made one in the dairy cooler)

To Bake:

Pre-heat the over to 375. Whip eggs in a mixing bowl. Add in the cream, salt and pepper. You can either layer the spinach, bacon, and cheese in the bottom of the pie crust or I added mine to the eggs mixture and mixed it up. If you layer it will give you more of a 7-layer salad effect. I prefer it all mixed in. Pour eggs mixture into the pie shell.

Bake for 35-45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Let cool a smidge (technical cooking term there…) slice it up, and serve!


Other quick easy brunch options:

Yogurt Parfait Bar: Set out yogurt, fruit, granola. Add to different bowls or jars and let guest pile up their own parfaits.)

Barista Baking’s Break and Bake Scones: Great for those mornings when everyone is running around hectic or if you just want a warm pastry to pair with your coffee. The blueberry is my favorite!

Waffle Bar: If you have a waffle maker this is a hit with everyone! Mix up batter before your guests arrive so you can just grab it and pour. Set out different toppings, like fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, etc. and let guests make their own waffles.

Just add Mimosa’s in a champagne glass and you are all set! Kids can even enjoy their orange juice from champagne flutes so they feel fancy too.