Sunday Brunch Dishes You Can Make the Night Before
From a grown-up fruit and granola streusel to a Mexican-influenced casserole, we've got you covered on make-ahead morning meals.
The Reinvention of a Classic Weekday Breakfast
The combination of pears, lemon zest, apricots, ginger and blackberries is attention-grabbing enough; drizzle some wine over the top, though, and you've really caught our eye. This grown-up fruit salad gets topped with granola; then, in the morning, you bake the whole thing until it's golden and bubbling. The finished dish is part cobbler, part fruit-and-granola and perfect for a grown-up morning meal.
Get the recipe: Sparkling Fruit with Granola Streusel
The Egg Dish with an Unusual Addition
A frittata is like the lower-key cousin of an omelet; it's a snap to make, and you don't have to prepare one per person, since a single frittata serves many. Plus, it tastes just as delicious served cold as it does at room temperature. This simple version pairs fresh spinach and asparagus with tangy goat cheese and eggs; fluffy cooked quinoa gives the dish extra heartiness.
Get the recipe: Asparagus, Quinoa and Goat Cheese Frittata
Dressed-Up Oatmeal That's Still Just as Comforting as the Original
Serving oatmeal in a 9 x 13-inch baking dish feels special, but it's the flavors that truly make this dish worthy of a brunch gathering. Vanilla, lemon zest and nutmeg go into the oats mixture, which you refrigerate overnight; then, after you've baked the oatmeal in the morning, you serve it with a zippy mixture of strawberries, mint, sugar and balsamic vinegar.
Get the recipe: Baked Lemon and Vanilla Oatmeal with Strawberries
A Sunday-into-Monday Meal
We're going to make the call right here: You will hope for leftovers with this decadent breakfast. It's a chai rice pudding studded with chunks of mango, which is creamy and delicious—but also made with weekday-friendly (read: healthy) ingredients, such as brown rice, 1-percent milk and nonfat Greek yogurt. You can make it in the jars suggested in the recipe, or try ramekins or even cereal bowls.
Get the recipe: Mango-Chai Rice Pudding
The Holy Grail of Brunch for a Certain Type of Eater
If there's one Mexican-style dish that has obsessed brunch fanatics, it's breakfast burritos. Taking those flavors and ingredients to make enchiladas, which are like mini burritos baked as a casserole, is surprisingly easy, especially if you prep everything the night before. Simply brown chorizo in a skillet along with bell peppers, onion and a jalapeño pepper; mix with eggs and cheese; then, spoon the mixture into tortillas. Lay the rolled tortillas in a casserole dish; top with a spiced milk-cheese sauce; and, bake.
Get the recipe: Egg, Sausage and Pepper Breakfast Enchiladas