Ina’s Top 25 Breakfast Recipes

Short Rib Hash & Eggs

Cook Like A Pro, page 244 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: NA

I’ve made this recipe 4 or 5 times and everyone LOVES it. It’s a very hearty dish and takes a bit of time so I usually make it for dinner rather than breakfast!

Maple-Roasted Bacon

Barefoot Contessa at Home, page 225 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.8

Ina taught me to cook bacon in the oven and I never looked back! With a simple addition of maple syrup, she takes a breakfast favorite to the next level.

Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Foolproof, page 252 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.3

I bought a donut pan specifically for the recipe and was worried I’d never use it again … and I was right. BUT this recipe is so phenomenal that I’m happy I have the pan on hand if ever the craving hits!

Breakfast Ricotta with Berries & Maple Syrup

Make It Ahead, page 240 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 5

Making your own ricotta is a total game-changer and so much easier than you’d imagine! I never would have considered it for breakfast but this combo was heaven. No notes.

French Toast Bread Pudding

How Easy Is That, page 18 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.5

I am not a fan of repetitive cooking (like making a stack of pancakes). I find it so dull, so am thrilled to have the French toast bread pudding which serves a crowd and saves me so much time standing at the stove!

Country French Omelet

Back to Basics, page 227 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.9

Probably the breakfast recipe I make the most. Simple, yet delicious – an absolute crowd-pleaser.

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Parties, page 37 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.7

This is one show-stopping breakfast! I can’t resist a coffee cake, and this is the best I’ve made at home.

Herbed-Baked Eggs

Barefoot in Paris, page 64 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.7

Insanely easy and doesn’t skimp on the flavor. After making this for my parents, this became one of their favorite breakfasts!

Tri-Berry Muffins

Barefoot Contessa at Home, page 212 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: NA

You really can’t go wrong with Ina’s muffin recipes, but this is a favorite. Packed with berries and a hint of cinnamon. Yum!

Potato Pancakes with Fried Eggs (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: NA

Crispy potatoes. Runny yolk. Enough said.

Blueberry Ricotta Breakfast Cake

Go-To Dinners, page 71 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 5

This supremely moist ricotta cake is bursting with blueberries and the lemon really pops. It’s a new favorite.

Croque Monsieur

Barefoot in Paris, page 48 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.5

Simple and hearty breakfast with a divine bechamel. I usually serve these as Croque Madames and top them with a fried egg.

Easy Eggs in Purgatory

Go-To Dinners, page 68 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.5

Another favorite from the new book! Poached eggs swimming in a spicy arrabbiata sauce – sign me up

Roasted Hazelnut Granola

Food Network (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.5

Of all of Ina’s granola recipes, this is my favorite. It might be because I’m partial to hazelnuts!

Buckwheat Crêpes “Complète”

Modern Comfort Food, page 233 (Recipe not online)
Food Network Rating: NA

I wasn’t super excited about this one (see: repetitive cooking above) And buckwheat crepes?! After one bite I knew I’d make these again in a heartbeat. Perfection.

Chocolate Banana Crumb Cake

Make It Ahead, page 261 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: NA

Banana bread topped with a chocolate almond streusel? Yes, please

Truffled Scrambled Eggs

Cook Like A Pro, page 251 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.3

Ina’s scrambled eggs topped with shaved truffles were a very expensive disappointment. This soft scrambled made with the infinitely more affordable truffle butter – my ideal breakfast.

English Cream Scones/Irish Scones

Go-To Dinners, page 63 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: NA

These scones are delicious on their own but other-worthly with a healthy amount of jam and clotted cream.

Southfield Store Holiday French Toast

Food Network – courtesy of Amanda Perreault (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 5

So I’ll break my repetitive cooking ban for special occasions and this dish worth the effort!

Potato Galettes with Smoked Salmon

Modern Comfort Food, page 39 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.8

Ina loves her smoked salmon so it’d be a shame if that didn’t make an appearance on the list. This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it!

Tri-Berry Oven Pancakes

Back to Basics, page 237 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.9

Ina’s sweet Dutch baby is one dish I still can’t believe I made at home. Believe me, your guests will be impressed with this one.

Morning Glory Muffins

Cook Like A Pro, page 242 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.7

So many breakfast items are just an excuse to eat dessert in the morning. These muffins border on carrot cake (my favorite) san frosting and I can’t get enough.

Eggs Benedict with Easy Hollandaise

Food Network (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.1

A restaurant brunch staple simplified to make at home. Whip up a batch of mimosas and pretend you’re at an epic all-you-can-drink NYC brunch.

Smoked Salmon Tartines

Cook Like A Pro, page 247 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 5

Love avocado toast but looking to turn up the volume? Ina’s got you covered.

Blueberry Bran Muffins

Make It Ahead, page 256 (Recipe)
Food Network Rating: 4.9

As a kid, I wouldn’t touch anything with bran. These babies turned me into a bran lover!

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