Start the morning off surrounded by great friends noshing on this scrumptious Brunch Spread with friends. Made with fresh, delicious ingredients from your local ALDI store, there’s something everyone will love!

Brunch with Friends Spread by The BakerMama

This spectacular spread was created in partnership with my friends at ALDI however thoughts and opinions are certainly my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make The BakerMama possible.

What’s A Little Brunch Among Friends

There’s almost nothing good in life that isn’t made better by sharing it with friends. And food is definitely one of those things! I love hosting a weekend brunch with friends. It’s such a wonderful way to connect before we rush off to the activities of the day. Some coffee, some delicious food, and some laughs–nothing is better. And this Brunch Spread with Friends brings everyone together for a meal that’s fresh, balanced, and so, so yummy. And even better? Every single ingredient in this spread comes from one place! Friends, let me introduce you to ALDI.

Y’all know I have strong feelings about my grocery stores. I’m there almost every day of the week! So I was thrilled to share with you this spread made entirely from ALDI products. If you haven’t been, ALDI is, hands down, the easiest shopping experience around. It’s so quick and convenient. Not to mention the deals! From fresh produce, tasty cheeses, sweet and salty snacks, organic meats, or the weekly ALDI Finds, shopping at ALDI is a destination for delicious deals.

Brunch with Friends by The BakerMama

Feeding a crowd does not have to be stressful. And this easy-peasy Brunch Spread definitely feeds a crowd! You could easily host up to 20 people and no one would walk away with a hungry belly. With a wide range of fruits, healthy yogurt, delectable carbs and the most delicious sausage egg casserole, there is literally something for everybody. Grab a plate, friends! Things are about to get yummy!

Brunch with Friends Spread by The BakerMama

How to Make the Sausage Egg Casserole

Before you lay out the spread, you need to make the Sausage Egg Casserole. Begin by preheating the oven to 350°F. Then butter a 9×13-inch baking dish or pan and set aside.

Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Then add the sausage patties and crumble with a wooden spoon. Cook until browned. Next, remove the cooked sausage from the skillet to the prepared baking dish. Add the diced onion and diced bell peppers to the hot skillet. Sauté until onion is translucent and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Add to the baking dish with the sausage.

In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and heavy cream. Whisk until thick and the eggs are pale yellow. Stir in the shredded cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage, onions and peppers in the baking dish and gently stir with a fork to combine.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until firm in the center. Voila!

How to Make the Brunch Spread with Friends

To make the Brunch Spread, first arrange a few small vases with fresh flowers and set them out on the space where you plan to set the spread.

Prep the ingredients by washing the grapes and berries and set aside to dry. Then slice three oranges into wheels and cut the watermelon into wedges. Slice pineapple and mango into chunks. Once dried, cut about 10 of the strawberries in half and dice the rest to make about 1 cup of diced strawberries. Combine the diced strawberries and blueberries in a mixing bowl.

Make the Sausage Egg Casserole (see recipe below), bake the bacon and cook the sausage links. Once cooked, keep them warming in a 200°F oven while you finish preparing the rest of the spread.

Fill small bowls with almond butter, raspberry preserves, honey, blueberry preserves and hazelnut spread. Place them down the middle of a 20” round wood board. Arrange the mini muffins, sweet rolls, mini bagels, and croissants on the board. Place a toaster nearby for guests to toast their bagels in, if desired.

Brunch with Friends Spread by The BakerMama

Place the Specially Selected Chocolate Chip Brioche loaf on a wood paddle board. Go ahead and slice a few slices to get the spread started. Then arrange donuts on a small cake stand.

Next, fill small bowls with raspberries, pineapple chunks, mango chunks, and a mix of the blueberries and diced strawberries. Place them in the middle of a 14” round wood board. Arrange orange wheels, watermelon wedges, strawberry halves and grape bunches around the bowls on the board.

Fill small bowls with granola, raspberries, a mix of blueberries and diced strawberries, and banana slices.  Arrange them on half of an 18” x 12” wood board. Then, fill a small jar with honey and place it on the board as well. Finally, place unopened Friendly Farms Nonfat Greek yogurt cups on the other half of the board.

Brunch with Friends Spread by The BakerMama

Next, fill small bowls with butter, plain cream cheese and strawberry cream cheese and place them on the spread space. Fill a bowl with green grapes and place it on the spread space.

Fill carafes with orange juice, milk, Mocha Iced Coffee and cold brew and place them on the spread. Set out bottles of Proscecco, Bellini and Orange Mimosa near the fruit board.

Arrange warm bacon and sausage links on small plates and place them on the spread space. Place the warm Sausage Egg Casserole on the spread space. Lastly, set out several serving utensils for the spreads, fruit and casserole.

Serve and Enjoy!

Brunch with Friends Spread

Your Shopping List

Here’s a handy dandy ALDI shopping list to help you fill your cart with everything you need to make this spread. I love creating my shopping list on the ALDI website and printing it before I go to the store:

Fresh Flowers

  • ALDI always has a beautiful and affordable selection of flower bouquets and plants to spruce up any spread! And I love that they stay fresh for several days or even weeks.

Fresh Fruits:

Build-Your-Own Mini Parfait Station:

Meats:

Pastry Selection:

 Spreads:

 Drinks:

 Ingredients to make the Sausage Egg Casserole:

Brunch with Friends by The BakerMama

If you’re inspired to make this Brunch Spread with Friends and share it with your loved ones, be sure to snap a picture and share it with @thebakermama and @aldiusa on Instagram so we can see. I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share. Here’s to the start of a great day!

xoxo,

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Sausage Egg Casserole by The BakerMama

Sausage Egg Casserole

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x

Description

This Sausage Egg Casserole is so easy to make and is perfect for feeding a hungry crowd on the weekends.


Ingredients

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  • 1 (12 ounce) package Original Pork Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 12 Goldhen Grade A Large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  •  ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ¼ cup Friendly Farms Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 cup Happy Farms Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter a 9×13-inch baking dish or pan and set aside.
  2. Spray a large saucepan with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Add the sausage patties and crumble with a wooden spoon. Cook until browned.
  3. Remove the cooked sausage from the skillet to the prepared baking dish. Add the diced onion and diced bell peppers to the hot skillet. Sauté until onion is translucent and peppers are tender, about 5 minutes. Add to the baking dish with the sausage.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, add the eggs, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, and heavy cream. Whisk until thick and the eggs are pale yellow. Stir in the shredded cheese.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage, onions and peppers in the baking dish and gently stir with a fork to combine.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until firm in the center.

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Brunch Spread with Friends by The BakerMama

Brunch Spread with Friends

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Yield: 20+ 1x

Description

Start the morning off surrounded by great friends noshing on this scrumptious Brunch Spread. Made with fresh, delicious ingredients from your local ALDI store, there’s something everyone will love!


Ingredients

Scale

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Fruits:

  • 2 containers strawberries
  • 1 container blueberries
  • 2 containers raspberries
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 container Little Salad Bar pre-cut mango
  • 1 container Little Salad Bar pre-cut pineapple
  • 1 small seedless watermelon
  • 1 bunch red grapes
  • 1 bunch green grapes
  • 1 bunch black grapes
  • 3 oranges

Build-Your-Own Mini Parfait Station:

  • 11 Friendly Farm Nonfat Blended Greek Yogurt cups (strawberry, blueberry, mixed berry and tropical fruit)
  • 1 cup Simply Nature Gluten Free Raisin Almond Honey Granola
  • 1 cup Simply Nature Organic Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt Granola
  • 1 cup Simply Nature Grain Free Peanut Butter Granola

Meats:

  • 1 (24 ounce) package Appleton Farms Thick Sliced Maple Bacon
  • 1 (12 ounce) package Maple Breakfast Sausage Links

Pastry Selection:

  • 12 Bake Shop Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins
  • 12 Bake Shop Blueberry Mini Muffins
  • 8 Bake Shop Cinnamon Sweet Rolls
  • 12 Bake Shop Mini Croissants
  • 6 Plain Mini Bagels
  • 8 L’oven Fresh Cinnamon Raisin Mini Bagels
  • 1 loaf Specially Selected Chocolate Chip Brioche
  • 1 (12 count) package variety donuts (chocolate, plain and powdered)

Spreads:

  • 1/2 cup Berryhill Hazelnut Spread
  • 1/2 cup Berryhill Honey Bear
  • 1/2 cup Simply Nature Creamy Almond Butter
  • 1/2 cup Simply Nature Organic Blueberry Preserves
  • 1/2 cup Simply Nature Organic Raspberry Preserves
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Happy Farms Plain Cream Cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Happy Farms Strawberry Soft Spread Cream Cheese
  • 1 (7.5 ounce) container Countryside Creamery Spreadable Irish Butter with Canola Oil

Drinks:

  • 1 bottle Nature’s Nectar Premium Orange Juice Not From Concentrate
  • 1/2 gallon Friendly Farms Milk
  • 1 bottle Stok Cold Brew Coffee
  • 1 carton Friendly Farms Mocha Iced Coffee (ALDI Finds)
  • 1 bottle Belletti Extra Dry Prosecco DOC
  • 1 bottle Giambellino Peach Bellini
  • 1 bottle Mimosa Grape Wine With Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

Instructions

  1. Arrange a few small vases with fresh flowers and set them out on the space where you plan to set the spread.
  2. Wash the grapes and berries and set aside to dry. Slice three oranges into wheels, cut watermelon into wedges. Slice pineapple and mango into chunks. Once dried, slice about 10 of the strawberries in half and dice the rest to make about 1 cup of diced strawberries. Combine the diced strawberries and blueberries in a mixing bowl.
  3. Make the Sausage Egg Casserole (see recipe card), bake the bacon and cook the sausage links. Once cooked, keep them warming in a 200°F oven while you finish preparing the rest of the spread.
  4. Fill small bowls with almond butter, raspberry preserves, honey, blueberry preserves and hazelnut spread. Place them down the middle of a 20” round wood board. Arrange the mini muffins, sweet rolls, mini bagels, and croissants on the board.
  5. Place the Chocolate Chip Brioche loaf on a wood paddle board. Go ahead and slice a few slices to get the spread started.
  6. Arrange donuts on a small cake stand.
  7. Fill small bowls with raspberries, pineapple chunks, mango chunks, and a mix of the blueberries and diced strawberries. Place them in the middle of a 14” round wood board. Arrange orange wheels, watermelon wedges, strawberry halves and grape bunches around the bowls on the board.
  8. Fill small bowls with granola, raspberries, a mix of blueberries and diced strawberries, and banana slices.  Arrange them on half of an 18” x 12” wood board. Fill a small jar with honey and place it on the board as well. Place unopened Greek yogurt cups on the other half of the board.
  9. Fill small bowls with butter, plain cream cheese and strawberry cream cheese and place them on the spread space.
  10. Fill a bowl with green grapes and place it on the spread space.
  11. Fill carafes with orange juice, milk, Mocha Iced Coffee and cold brew and place them on the spread.
  12. Set out bottles of Proscecco, Bellini and Mimosa near the fruit board.
  13. Arrange warm bacon and sausage links on small plates and place them on the spread space.
  14. Place the warm Sausage Egg Casserole on the spread space.
  15. Set out several serving utensils out for the spreads, fruit and casserole.
  16. Serve and Enjoy!

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. Hi! I want to do this exact brunch spread this weekend and followed the link to your handy shopping list but it just took me straight to Aldi’s website. Please can you share the right link? Thank you 🙂

    1. Hi Tayla! If you scroll to the very bottom of the post, there’s a printable box for the breakfast casserole and then another printable box for the full spread shopping list. Hope this helps. Have fun serving it! Enjoy!

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