A Breakfast Charcuterie Board is a perfect way to feed your family and friends. Brunch can be served at any time of day with your favorite breakfast products. Today I am sharing the Ultimate Guide to Creating a Breakfast Charcuterie Board
This post is sponsored by The Hillshire Brands Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Raise your hand if you LOVE breakfast foods!!! I have never met a breakfast food I did not love. If you follow me you know I love to have food that is part of my party decor which is why I love a Brunch Platter. These grazing platters are such an easy way to serve your food. And they work for parties from a baby shower to a Mother's Day brunch to breakfast for dinner with just your family.
If you want your friends and family to love the food you serve and you don't want to be stuck in the kitchen the entire time a Grazing Brunch Platter is perfect for you.
What is a Breakfast Charcuterie Board?
A breakfast charcuteries board is also called grazing platters. They are typically large boards or trays with lots of options. They allow your guest to "graze" the entire party. I love them because you can have something for everyone on the board. They make a great centerpiece too!
Why you will love this Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Prep most things ahead of time
- Fewer dishes to set up or clean up since you can put them all on the same large board
- They encourage your guests to mingle and enjoy lots of types of food.
- Create a laid back environment for your guests
- Serve lots of different types of food giving everyone a chance to find their favorites.
- Guest serve themselves so you have less work to do as the host.
How to Setup your Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Plan where you are going to set up your brunch this will help you determine the size and shape of the board you want to use. Keep in mind you can create more than one or one of my favorite things to do is create a centerpiece of a brunch platter. To do this all you need is a butch block paper. You can roll it right down the center of your take. And then you can start creating your brunch board right on the table.
- Select the theme for your platter. The possibilities are endless. For this board we did Breakfast proteins with eggs, sausage and bacon.
- Then pick the additional items you want to include. I always like to add some fruit since it is one of my favorite foods. And from a style standpoint, I love the pops of colors.
- Select your toppings and garnishes. I personally love salt and ketchup on my eggs so I included both. You could also include toppings and sauces.
- Now for the fun part. Think about how you want to arrange the board. Keep in mind that items look best in odd numbers. So I like to start by placing food in groups in groups of 3 or 5. Then think of the small bowls and dishes you will need for your toppings and sauces.
- Now it is time to go shopping! Make your grocery list and plan ahead for the food you want to make and buy.
Day of Setup Plan for your Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Check your grocery list and see if there is anything else you need.
- Head to Publix with your list.
- Pull out your board and dishes.
- On the day of you will start arranging your bunch board so you have everything ready.
- I like to use post-it notes to lay out where the products will go that are heated. That way other people can help set it up.
- Place your items that do not need to be cooked first. Leaving room for the items you are cooking. Two days before: make my menu plan, and grocery list, get out my board and serving dishes, and make a list of things I need for serving.
Brunch Food Ideas for your Breakfast Charcuterie Board
The possibilities are endless for your Brunch Board. Here are some of my favorites.
- Pancakes - I like mini pancakes the best
- Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles® - Meat Lovers Breakfast Cup, Sausage Breakfast Cup, and Bacon Breakfast Cup
- Jimmy Dean® Loaded Sausage Bites – Meat lovers and Turkey Sausage, Egg & Cheese
- Jimmy Dean® Omelet Minis-Gouda and Bacon and Sausage & Cheddar
- Roasted potatoes
- Overnight oats
- Banana bread
- French Toast
- Cinnamon rolls
- Dutch pancakes
- French toast
- Fruit: grapes, blueberries, raspberries, apples, and strawberries.
- Toppings like: butter, jam, ketchup, cream cheese, syrup, whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, etc.
You can find the Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles® Breakfast Cups & Jimmy Dean® Omelet in the egg aisle and the Jimmy Dean® Loaded Sausage Bites in the refrigerated meat aisle or online here.
- The Jimmy Dean Simple Scrambles® Breakfast Cups & Jimmy Dean® Omelet Minis are made with real eggs. Allowing you to enjoy scrambled eggs at any time without the cleanup. The breakfast cups are made with two eggs, cheese, and sausage or bacon that is ready in seconds.
- The Jimmy Dean® Omelet Minis include a whole egg. It is baked with tasty cheese and their signature sausage.
- Jimmy Dean® Loaded Sausage Bites - They are bursting with flavor and ready to enjoy in seconds.
The beautiful thing about creating these brunch boards is that you can sub out anything that you want.
There are so many fun variations of this board. You could do a waffle board, a pancake board or on oatmeal board. They work for every type of party too.
Place any leftovers in an airtight container.
Breakfast Charcuterie Board Styling Tips
I love creating grazing boards because. Here are some of the things I keep in mind when creating my board:
- Pick a theme - We love a theme and this breakfast board works for almost every theme from a shower to a sporting event party.
- Pick the right size board. I like most of the board to be covered in food so it looks plentiful.
- Work in old numbers. I like to place the bowls down first so I know I have room for them. Then place the larger food items. I like to fill the empty spaces with fruit to add color. I keep layering and adding until all the board is covered.
- Add height to the board. You can use cake stands to create height variations.
- Add fresh flowers and greenery-like herbs onto your boards.
Don't forget to put out drinks for your guests too. I like to do a self-serve drink bar.
Other Brunch Recipes
- Teddy Bear Toast
- Bacon and Sausage Quiche
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Overnight Oats