Our Best Spring Brunch Recipes
April 09, 2019 // by Kara Young
We're serving up our best springtime brunch recipes because after a long, cold and frankly tiresome winter, we're ready to welcome our seasonal favorites back into the brunch rotation.
For every season, there is a cheese, and spring is really all about fresh goat cheese. The goats have been munching on forages from greening fields, including Vermont's signature state flower (red clover blossoms) and their milk is rife with notes of fresh lemon and earthy goodness. It's really peak fresh goat cheese season out there, so we've come up with a slew of fresh ideas to make your brunch table something to behold.
Whether you're digging on sweet, fluffy waffles, foraging for morel mushrooms (It's time, go now!) or hunting for savory ramps (another elusive star of springtime), we've got the recipes to bring the best of spring goat cheese to you and yours. Hope you're hungry!
Fig & Goat Cheese Braided Egg Bread
This incredible braided egg bread recipe from Carey Nershi is stuffed with lemony fresh goat cheese, crispy prosciutto, and sweet fig jam. If you're a vegetarian, Carey offers a pistachio substitute for the prosciutto.
We love this bruschetta from Brett Braley for breakfast, lunch or a quick dinner. Top a thick slice of crusty bread with a layer of fresh goat cheese, crisp microgreens and jammy roasted tomatoes and a fresh, runny egg.
Herbed Pasta with Morel Mushrooms
This pasta is packed with bright lemon, loads of freshly chopped herbs and topped with fresh goat cheese and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
Fresh Goat Cheese Gnudi
This recipe for creamy homemade gnudi celebrates some of Cottage Farm's favorites: fresh goat cheese, their hens first fresh eggs of spring, and a buttery sauce with fresh bright peas and tender spring onions.
Waffles Topped with Maple Goat Cheese and Mint
Top your waffles with spreadable goat cheese lightly sweetened with maple syrup, you won't regret it. Fresh raspberries and mint make this spring brunch favorite SING.
Goat Cheese and Mushroom Asparagus Tart
Spread fresh goat cheese on a buttery puff pastry sheet, top it with mushrooms and asparagus and bake it to perfection. Ready in less than 30 minutes, this easy-to-make asparagus tart is perfect fun, fresh and seasonal for spring. We bow down to Foolproof Living for this one.
Baked Eggs with Ramps Sweet Onions, Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
If you're cooking eggs for a crowd, or just yourself, this recipe is an easy and delicious way to make brunch happen quickly. It's basically spring-in-a-dish, featuring wild ramps, sweet onions, and goat cheese.