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3 Recipes for an Awesome Sunday Brunch

3 Recipes for an Awesome Sunday Brunch

By Liz Blike, RD

May 10, 2019

Updated Nov 17, 2023

5 min read

3 Recipes for an awesome sunday brunch

Is there anything better than brunch? It usually means a slow morning followed by savory breakfast foods and platters of fresh fruit without an email inbox or to-do list in sight. Host an elegant brunch at home with these three healthy options.

Butternut squash, turkey bacon, kale, and goat cheese frittata


  • 5 slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 4 cups (loosely packed) raw kale, hard stems removed
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed butternut squash
  • 8 eggs
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 4 oz goat cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the turkey bacon in a cold, heavy bottomed, oven safe pan (cast iron is ideal), and bring up to medium heat. Render the bacon until it's just beginning to crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the shallot to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes, until it’s translucent and just starting to brown. Add the kale to the pan with a splash of water, and toss it around for a few minutes, then put a lid on the pan and let it steam for 2-3 minutes, or until tender. Remove the lid and add the cooked squash, then toss until it's warmed through.
  3. Crack the eggs into a medium bowl, add the salt and pepper, and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour the eggs over the vegetables and use a rubber spatula to spread them out evenly. Crumble the goat cheese over the top, then place the pan in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until puffed up and golden on the outside. The inside should be totally set. If it's still runny, place back in the oven for a few minutes more.
  4. Allow the frittata to rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Spring asparagus mushroom frittata


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 4 ounces sliced mushrooms of choice
  • ½ pound baby asparagus, ends trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat's cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat your broiler.
  2. In a medium to large-sized skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallot and mushrooms and cook until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the asparagus, Italian seasoning, thyme, crushed red pepper and a dash of salt and black pepper. Cook for an addition 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream and a pinch of salt and black pepper. Stir in the goat's cheese, 1/4 cup of the parmesan cheese and the veggie mixture.
  4. Wipe the pan out with a dry paper towel, and then spray generously with a non-stick spray and heat over medium. Pour the egg mixture into the pan, and cook for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are set but the middle is still runny. Slide a rubber spatula around the edge a couple of times during these 8-10 minutes to prevent sticking and to allow the uncooked mixture to flow underneath. Remove from heat and sprinkle on the remaining 1/4 cup of parmesan cheese.
  5. Place the frittata under the broiler and broil until set and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes depending on how hot your broiler gets. Remove from heat, garnish with fresh parsley, cut into 8 equal-sized wedges and serve immediately!

Blueberry overnight oats


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • Additional Toppings (optional)
    • Fresh blueberries
    • Chia seeds
    • Granola


  1. Combine oats, milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract, salt and maple syrup in a large bowl. Stir together until well combined.
  2. Fold in fresh blueberries.
  3. Transfer to two 8-ounce mason jars, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  4. When ready, top with desired toppings and enjoy.

Fresh fruit platter

The perfect addition to your savory food options is a beautiful plate of fresh fruit. Add whole strawberries, a bowl of blueberries, sliced melons, grapes or any of your favorite fruits for an elegant – and healthy – option for your guests.