Yes, the classic Easter feast centerpiece is a glazed ham, but for this year’s Easter brunch, the fam’s going to be craving something a bit more creative. Take the classic glazed ham and dice it — it’ll be the perfect addition to baked goods like scones. How about incorporating ham into some tasty egg recipes? Done. These breakfast ham dishes will go perfectly with those Easter mocktails and cocktails you’ve been waiting to cheers with. We’re thinking greens, eggs and ham (spinach, eggs and ham bake, anyone?). Go ahead and ham it up on Easter morning with these 19 recipes.


1. Ham, Egg and Cheese Bread Bowls: Serve Panera for brunch with these ham, egg and cheese bread bowls. You could take a spoon to this completely edible dish, or you could go utensils-free and dunk and scoop your heart out. Best of all, they’re individually sized, so you don’t have to share. (via Recipe Tin Eats)


2. Egg Muffins With Ham: These gluten-free egg “muffins” are the perfect breakfast bite for gluten-free and gluten-eating guests alike. The crispy ham cup is a genius vessel to get a big taste of ham and egg in a single bite, no fork required. (via 88 Food)


3. Ham, Cheese and Veggie Quinoa Frittatas: These healthy mini frittatas will unite all the foodies and fitness fanatics at your table. Eggs are lightened up with a splash of almond milk and some quinoa, which also gives them a protein boost. They’re an energizing bite for any brave soul who’s planning on hitting the gym later. (via Kristine’s Kitchen)


4. Ham and Cheese Quiche With Spring Vegetables: This quiche is packed with tons of fresh veggies for every-bunny (see what we did there?) at your Easter table. Bonus: It’s a sneaky way to get the little ones to eat their veggies. (via Eat Well 101)


5. Monte Cristo Sandwich With Cranberry Jam: This Monte Cristo sandwich is the be-all end-all of brunch sandwiches. The bread? Powdered sugar French toast. The filling? Roasted ham, turkey, melted cheese and a kick of tart cranberry jam. You just won Easter brunch. (via The Suburban Soapbox)


6. Everything Bagel Bombs: Sure, these bagel bombs aren’t as trendy as an everything bagel-inspired donut, but on the bright side, it’s a toasty warm bun with everything bagel seasoning, overflowing with melty cheese and ham. Make a double batch — these will go fast. (via Host the Toast)


7. Crepes With Ham, Egg and Cheese: If you don’t have the time (or energy) to make individual ham, egg and cheese crepes for your guests, don’t fret. Make a stack of crepes, fill them with ham and cheese, and bake until melted. Top with a fried egg. Good work, host! (via Innocent Delight)


8. Ham and Cheese Scones: Even those who gravitate more toward sweet brunch won’t be able to resist these savory scones. They’re flakey, salty and melt-in-your-mouth good, and they’d taste great with jam. (via Damn Delicious)


9. Ham and Cheese Potato Pancakes: Mashed potatoes get an upgrade, which we didn’t realize was possible, in this potato pancake recipe. These ham and cheese flapjacks are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. You might need a nap after these. (via Buns in My Oven)


10. Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs: These kabobs are just the salty sweet treat you need to make way for warmer temperatures. Even if there’s still a chill in the air, you’ll feel like you’re at a Hawaiian luau. (via She Wears Many Hats)


11. Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Waffles: Multiple breakfast favorites get fantastically crispy with the waffle iron treatment. Pro tip: Brush melted butter or nonstick spray on the waffle iron so they come out less greasy and with even more crunch. (via Damn Delicious)


12. Ham and Egg Breakfast Pizza: If you needed a reason to eat pizza for breakfast, this recipe is it. Cut into this baby and watch the yolk flow — then, dunk your crust in it. Can we have pizza for breakfast every day? (via Garnish With Lemon)


13. Ham, Cheese and Spinach Puffs: If you’re in a time crunch, these ham, cheese and spinach puffs are a cinch to put together while still looking super fancy. Just fill puff pastry squares and fold, then brush pastry with an egg wash and bake. Brunch is served. (via Eat Well 101)

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14. Goat Cheese Quiche With Serrano and Figs: Though this recipe calls for cured Spanish ham, any kind of ham will taste delicious in this decadent quiche. You can’t go wrong with salty, cheesy and sweet, especially in super fluffy quiche form. (via Bake to the Roots)


15. California Breakfast Burrito: Don’t forget the hot sauce. This cali-style burrito is just like what you’d find at your local taco joint, stuffed with home fries, scrambled eggs and ham. Whether or not you and your guests had a wild night before, this burrito will hit the spot. (via Espresso My Kitchen)


16. Breakfast Quesadillas: These ham and cheese quesadillas are a fresh Latin twist on a breakfast sandwich. Brighten them up with some slices of avocado and freshly made pico de gallo. Just a dollop of Greek yogurt instead of sour cream will add a little bit of protein and an extra breakfast-y flavor. (via Muy Delish)


17. Savory Stuffed French Toast: For fans of salty and sweet flavor combinations, this savory take on a breakfast favorite is the stuff of dreams. Cutting into these pockets of joy reveals melty cheese and and seared chunks of ham. Can Easter be every day? (via Macheesmo)


18. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole: Breakfast casseroles are the tastiest solution to a no-hassle brunch dish. This ham and cheese concoction with hash browns is no different. Just mix all your ingredients together, and bake them in a pretty pan. Yum. (via Show Me the Yummy)


19. Baked Eggs and Ham With Spinach: We’re going to need a bigger dish. You can easily scale this recipe up for a bigger crowd, or make it for an intimate Easter brunch. Pop it in the oven as guests arrive — it’s THAT quick. (via The Dirty Fork)

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