A homemade Mother's Day brunch is a thoughtful way to celebrate Mom's special day and we've got some great recipes to honor the occasion.

A Mother's Day Brunch favorite, Hungarian Crepes

Whether you are hosting your first or fiftieth Mother’s Day brunch, using our make-ahead tips and recipes will help put the relaxation back into your celebration.

Ideas for a Make-Ahead Mother's Day Brunch

Here are some time-saving, make-ahead recipes that take the stress out of your holiday cooking.


Strata is a bread, egg, and cheese casserole that has a savory bread pudding consistency once baked. To make ahead, assemble the strata the night before, cover it, and place it in the fridge. Then, bake it the next morning.


Quiche is a decadent egg and cheese, (and whatever other meats and vegetables you desire) filling baked inside of a buttery flaky pie crust. If you are in a pinch, you can use a store-bought crust to save some time.

Quiche can also be prepared a day or two before your brunch. Simply, make the quiche and store it covered in your refrigerator. When you are ready to serve the quiche, reheat it at 325°F for about 15 to 20 minutes until warmed through.


Both the batter and the crepes can be prepared the day before. Check out our Hungarian Crepes recipe for some additional crepe-making tips.

Candied Bacon:

If you can resist the urge to eat all of the candied bacon, you can make this sweet and savory treat up to a full week ahead and store it in a sealed container.

Brunch Cocktails:

The day of, Fruity Prosecco Cocktails are an easy and elegant addition to your Mother’s Day Brunch.

Your guests can mix their own liquor, wine, and fresh fruit combinations, or try any of our simply delightful suggestions.

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Hungarian Crêpes: Palacsinta

Perfect to serve for dessert or brunch, this recipe for Hungarian-style crepes (palacsinta) has a sweet, lemony cottage cheese filling and a topping of fresh raspberry sauce.

Bacon, Leek and Cheese Strata

Good for brunch, lunch or a light weeknight dinner, this make-ahead strata combines toasted wheat English muffins, eggs, bacon, leeks and Gruyere cheese.

Spinach and Cheese Quiche

Our version of this classic French dish is made with chopped spinach, scallions and a blend of Jarlsberg and Gruyère cheese, but it can easily be adapted to include a wide variety of ingredients.

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes with Strawberry-Orange Sauce

A great choice for a special occasion breakfast, these light, fluffy pancakes are made with ricotta cheese, flavored with orange zest and finished with a topping of fresh strawberry-orange sauce.

Chocolate Chip and Candied Bacon Pancakes

A delicious splurge for a weekend breakfast ~ homemade pancakes with chocolate chips and candied bacon.

Fruity Prosecco Cocktails

A delicious splurge for a weekend breakfast ~ homemade pancakes with chocolate chips and candied bacon.