Brunch is always a must, even on Turkey Day.
Problem: You want to save room for the full feast on Thanksgiving, but there's no way to abide a rumbling tummy for the entire day. Thankfully the solution is easy: Combine breakfast and lunch into one simple but elegant meal, otherwise known as brunch. Thanksgiving brunch is a crucial part of the holiday, for many folks, but it's also tricky. If you've got guests arriving, or staying with you, it needs to be seasonal and scrumptious, but it can't take up a lot of resources, because you're likely using most of the kitchen to prepare for the main event.
That's why plenty of these Thanksgiving brunch ideas are make-ahead for less stress on your part, like the sticky, sweet glazed blueberry rolls or the delicious pumpkin French toast bake. If you’re hoping to stick to the lighter side to balance out your hearty Thanksgiving recipes, we’ve got you covered with ideas like a roasted carrot salad and a tangy citrus salad. And if you’re hoping to use up some of your extra Thanksgiving menu items (or give your family a sneak peek of what's to come later in the day), try out the Thanksgiving frittata or turkey sliders.
Don’t forget to whip up some Thanksgiving cocktails too, since brunch pairs perfectly with a viewing of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Whether you’re brunching the morning of the big day or recovering on Saturday from your late night Black Friday shopping haul, these easy Thanksgiving brunch recipes will put the cranberry on top of your holiday weekend.