When it’s too hot to cook, we’ve got the perfect solution: The super chill brunch buffet. Some of these recipes require some cooking on the front end, but that prep can be done the day before. This brilliant lineup can be arranged just before your friends arrive, which means you won’t break a sweat when hosting. Make one or two, or turn it into a potluck, and ask your buddies to BYOB. (Bring Your Own Brunch.) Reward them with a champagne cocktail and drink a toast to the weekend.
Eat Dessert First
Why not mix it up and go straight for something sweet to start your brunch feast? Can we get a sticky thumbs up for that fab idea?
- Glazed Doughnut Strawberry Shortcake
- Annie’s Fruit Salsa and Cinnamon Chips
- Strawberry Oatmeal Breakfast Smoothie
If you’re a bacon fan, there’s good news: It doesn’t have to be sizzling to be enjoyed. Plus, summer is the absolute perfect time to partner juicy melons and prosciutto. The irresistible combo of salty and sweet never tasted better when those cantaloupes and honeydews are at the peak of ripeness.
- Prosciutto e Melone on a Stick
- Pear and Prosciutto Bruschetta
- Bacon and Potato Salad
- Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Grab a Spoon!
A Big Chill Brunch spread is even better when cold soups, porridge and yogurt parfaits are included. Serve individual size portions in small mason jars for an extra helping of cuteness.