Ultimate Spring Brunch Board.
Ultimate Spring Brunch Board…this is that can’t beat brunch spread that has something for everyone. Roasted baby potatoes, crispy bacon, smoked salmon, eggs, tomatoes with burrata, bagels, naan, and all the cream cheese and spreads that every brunch needs…and then some. The potatoes and bacon are cooked together on ONE sheet pan, while the rest of the board is has a mix of store-bought spread, fruits, and veggies, making this an easy way to serve brunch to a crowd.
YOU GUYS…Oh this spread. I am both very excited and also very nervous to share it with you. I’m excited for obvious reasons, as this is one of the most delicious brunch spreads I’ve ever put together. But why am I nervous?
Well, this isn’t really a “recipe”. I mean, it is a recipe, but it’s much more of a concept. There is so much happening on this brunch board. And while I have a few specific items I feel really must be included. The rest of what I’m going to tell you are really just more of my suggestions. I want you guys to be able to take a few ideas from me, and then put your own spin on this brunch board. Adapt it to the flavors and foods you love most!
Does that make sense?
I know this really isn’t any reason to be nervous. But this isn’t your traditional recipe. I want you guys to walk away excited and confident that you can take these spring brunch ideas and recreate this board at home, you know?
Anyway, I’m putting my weird anxious feelings aside and diving right into the details of this board.
PS. I am just very anxious in general this week. A lot is happening and it’s overwhelming me a bit…what’s new.
Let me break this board down piece by piece. The star players are as follows…
roasted potatoes + crispy bacon – both roasted together in the oven to make things easy.
eggs – I recommend a mix of hard boiled and soft scrambled.
cherry tomatoes with burrata – toss the tomatoes in basil pesto for extra deliciousness.
smoked salmon – be sure to include plenty of cream cheese and lemon wedges.
bagels + naan – obviously you need these toasty carbs.
These items make up the bulk of the board, and are items which I think you should include. For some more optional items that I really want to encourage you to play with. Pick out spreads, vegetables, and fruits that you, your friends, and family love.
My recommendations? Hot jarred peppers in oil, fruit jam, honey, avocados, fresh berries, and lots of vegetables. My suggestions are cucumbers, radishes, and red onions. Plenty of fresh herbs, my favorites are chives, basil, and dill. Again, these are my suggestions. Have fun and get creative with the add ons. Customize this brunch board to your own personal taste!
A few tips for success…
– Put out your serving board, serving dishes, and any utensils you will be using the night before. This will save so much time and stress by having everything you need already out and ready.
– Prep all of your vegetables, spreads, and other add ons the night before your brunch. This means slice your vegetables, put the spreads in bowls, and do as much of the prep work as you can.
– The morning of… start roasting the potatoes a couple of hours before guests arrive or even the night before and rewarm in the morning. The potatoes take some time to cook, so be sure to plan for it! These are also just as delicious warm as they are at room temperature, so it’s OK if they are not piping hot.
– The burrata, cream cheese, and creme fresh are all best served at room temperature. So you can put these on your serving board up to an hour before guests arrive.
– For the eggs, I recommend cooking up a big batch of hard boiled eggs the day before, peeling them, and keeping in the fridge until the morning of your brunch. Pull the eggs out of the fridge about 30 minutes before you’re ready to serve.
– Fully assemble the board before your guest arrive, so you’re ready for the hungry crowd, but…
– If you’re making scrambled eggs, these are best eaten pretty soon after they’ve been cooked. I recommend cooking these in a large batch once your guests have arrived. Then add them to the board as your “final” touch.
Yes, I know it seems like a lot, but I hope all these tips can help you recreate your own version of this brunch board! Promise, it’s much easier than cooking multiple brunch dishes. And honestly…this is so much more fun!
Everyone can pick and choose their favorite foods, enjoying only what they love most!
Not only does this make for a fun spread for Easter, but it’s really great for any Saturday or Sunday morning that you want to make a little extra spacial. Pick up your favorite bagels and coffee, serve a spring cocktail and enjoy a long leisurely spring brunch with friends and family.
The most perfect way to spend any Saturday or Sunday morning!
If you make this spring brunch board, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
Ultimate Spring Brunch Board.
This is that can’t beat brunch spread that has something for everyone. Roasted baby potatoes, crispy bacon, smoked salmon, eggs, tomatoes with burrata, bagels, naan, and all the cream cheese and spreads that every brunch needs. An easy way to serve brunch to a crowd!
Potatoes + Bacon
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds baby potatoes, halved if large
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 8 slices thick cut bacon
For the Board
- 6-12 eggs, cooked to your liking
- 1 pound smoked salmon
- red onion, cucumbers, and radishes, thinly sliced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1 cup basil pesto, homemade or store-bought
- 8 ounces burrata cheese
- fresh fruit, lemons, and sliced avocados
- pitted green olives and or capers
- fresh basil, dill, mint, and chives, roughly chopped
- assorted bagels, naan, or bread, toasted
- assorted cream cheese
- honey and or fruit jams
- peppers in hot oil
1. To make the potatoes. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
2. On a large baking sheet, toss together the olive oil, potatoes, paprika, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Lay the bacon flat, draped over the potatoes. Transfer to the oven and roast for 20 minutes, toss and continue roasting another 20-25 minutes, or until golden and the bacon crisp. If the bacon begins getting too crisp before the potatoes are done, remove the bacon from the oven.
3. Remove the potatoes and bacon from the oven and transfer to a serving plate/bowl, draining off any excess grease.
4. To assemble the board. Toss the tomatoes with 1/4 cup pesto and arrange in a bowl with the burrata cheese. Arrange the potatoes, bacon, tomatoes with burrata, smoked salmon, and eggs on a large serving board. Scatter the remaining ingredients around the board, filling in all the gaps. Allow guests to assemble their bagels, naan, and or toast. ENJOY!
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