No brunch party that excluded eggs from its menu was ever a success. Make sure you don’t make the mistake of forgetting about this crucial breakfast ingredient at your next brunch get-together, by making sure you cook at least one of these tasty egg dishes. In case you need more convincing, you should know that all of these dishes can be prepared ahead of time, meaning you don’t have to spend the morning madly stressing in the kitchen as you take on the impossible challenge of trying to perfectly, and simultaneously, poach 12 eggs in one pan.
Cooking eggs ahead of time doesn’t tend to sound like an easy — or tasty — feat, but we promise that these dishes really do make it possible. While we definitely don’t recommend that you attempt to make eggs benedict for all of your guests (if you do, be prepared to turn your kitchen upside down, and to be unimaginably stressed by the whole ordeal), making ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches, or a spicy green shakshuka really can be easy, fuss-free, and— perhaps unbelievably — relaxing. And a relaxed host is always the best host.
From breakfast muffins, to mini omelettes, to vegetable-packed frittatas, eggs are key to the best, most versatile brunch dishes. Luckily, most of our favorite egg-based breakfasts can be easily prepared ahead of time, meaning that you can host brunch without any need for painfully early mornings, or hectic last minute-cooking. Read on to see which delicious make-ahead egg dishes will help you host a calm, fun, stress-free brunch, ready for whenever your next free weekend appears on the calendar.