July 19, 2022

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Prep Time: 20 mins
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The best part of waking up is ... this breakfast charcuterie board! Be it breakfast or brunch, let's get some fresh fruit, mini waffles, crispy bacon, and any of your favorite breakfast foods and make this easy charcuterie board.

Charcuterie boards are always a crowd favorite. Save this guide and try out this Summer Charcuterie Board and Holiday Charcuterie Board that would be perfect for Christmas morning!

a breakfast charcuterie board filled with bagels, waffles, fresh fruit, cheeses, and cured meats.

I love to entertain and prepping a big grazing board is my favorite way make a big meal that everyone can enjoy. It saves so much time and is a great way to celebrate special occasions like a baby shower or mother’s day or a holiday morning breakfast or brunch.

There are so many charcuterie board ideas that can used for the most important meal of the day!

If you're a breakfast fan like me, this epic brunch board is for you. From french toast with maple syrup to bagels with cream cheese to mini pancakes and sausage links, gather your favorite breakfast items and let's make this breakfast charcuterie board!

an up close photo of a breakfast charcuterie board showing waffles topped with pomegranate arils and sliced grapefruit.

What goes on a breakfast charcuterie board?

Any of your breakfast favorites. Think of this breakfast board as a breakfast platter. Anything you'd eat for breakfast or brunch is fair game. Make the brunch spread of your dreams! The following elements are perfect for a charcuterie board:

Breads

  • Fluffy pancakes, Belgian waffles, mini cinnamon rolls, mini muffins, and donut holes are all the star of the show! Mini croissants, sliced bread, and bagels (especially with cream cheese and lox) are great too.
  • Tip: Try to match pancakes / waffles of the same size to keep everything uniform when placing on the board.

Fruit and Jams

  • Use Fresh Berries in season / any of your favorite fruits - pro tip: if any of the fruits are juicy, add them to a small bowls to prevent them from getting the other ingredients soggy.
  • Honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies - even peanut butter or your favorite nut spread (especially nutella) all go well with this board. Feel free to add any of your favorite ingredients!
cheese on a cheese board with lavender sprigs on top.

Cheeses

  • High-Quality Good cheeses: rule of thumb, if it makes your taste buds happy - it's good! I add this to say, enjoy whatever kind of cheese you like. Personally, I like a mix of soft, semi-hard, and hard cheeses like brie, smoked gouda, and cheddar. I also love adding a blue cheese to go with the fresh berries - such a great combination.
  • Tip: allow cheeses to come to room temperature prior to serving the board. You can leave them out of the refrigerator for about 30 minutes prior to serving.

Meats

  • Add any breakfast meats like sausage links, bacon, sausage patties, scrapple etc. Don't forget to add the cured meat too! I used prosciutto, salami, and chorizo. In addition, I added smoked salmon/lox. Don't be afraid to mix savory items with sweet treats. The flavor pairing can be delicious addition to your board.

Add-Ins

Some of my favorite add-ins are:

  • Hash browns
  • Jammy eggs / boiled eggs
  • Greek yogurt
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fresh herbs
an up close photo of jammy eggs in a bowl surrounded by crackers, avocado, and fruit.

How to make a Breakfast Charcuterie Board

  • Place large items on the board / serving tray first. Add them to different parts of the board.
  • Then add the meats and cheeses to the board, building around the larger items.
  • Place fruits, spreads, dips, and any add-ins on the board. I like to ensure that there's movement on the board by spacing out items of the same color.
  • Add any remaining ingredients and serve.

What to Serve with Cheese Boards

  • I recommend using a cheese knife set or cheese knives as an easy way to allow your guests to graze on the board.
  • Drinks: I recommend making a big batch of this Bourbon Smash or Mango Mojitos as a great drink pairing. Mimosas are also a crowd favorite.
  • Coffee and tea are ideal drinks as well!
an overhead view of a brunch charcuterie board.

The Best Boards for an Easy Brunch Charcuterie Board

  • I used this mango wood board, it's durable and sturdy. I've had it for three years and love it!
  • I recommend using a board that's multifunctional and large enough to serve the amount of people you're prepping for. You want this main dish to truly stand out so go with a board you really love!
  • Modular board
  • Agate Cheeseboard for something fancy

Tips

  1. Compile. your list of ingredients prior to compiling everything together.
  2. To build your breakfast board, add larger items first and build around them. Try to mix and match different shapes.
  3. Pro tip - add pops of color throughout the board if you have extra space to make the
  4. Place wax paper under the ingredients to protect the wooden board from any juices that may seep through.
  5. Serving a smaller crowd? Make this epic breakfast board into mini snack boards by making small personalized board and wrapping them in.

Storing Leftovers

Save any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

the ingredients of a breakfast charcuterie board - cured meats, fresh fruit, cheese, eggs, olives, and waffles.

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a breakfast charcuterie board filled with bagels, waffles, fresh fruit, cheeses, and cured meats.

Breakfast Charcuterie Board

Make this show stopped breakfast charcuterie board for the holidays, christmas morning, or even mother's day! It's the perfect main dish!
Serving: 6
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Calories: 731kcal

Equipment

  • Cheese Board
  • Cheese Knives

Ingredients

  • 6 Sausage Links (fully cooked)
  • 6 slices Bacon (fully cooked)
  • 6 slices Prosciutto
  • 6 slices Salami
  • 4 Waffles or Pancakes
  • 4 Muffins
  • 2 cups Fresh fruit (sliced bananas, sliced apples, pears, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries etc.)
  • ¼ cup Jam
  • ¼ cup Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 3 Bagels
  • 5 Eggs (hard boiled)
  • 1 cup Hash Browns
  • ¼ cup Olives
  • Fresh herbs (for garnish)

Directions

  • Place any of the above items on a cheese board/charcuterie board.
  • Top with fresh herbs for garnish.

Notes

  • Compile. your list of ingredients prior to compiling everything together.
  • To build your breakfast board, add larger items first and build around them. Try to mix and match different shapes.
  • Pro tip - add pops of color throughout the board if you have extra space to make the
  • Place wax paper under the ingredients to protect the wooden board from any juices that may seep through.
  • Serving a smaller crowd? Make this epic breakfast board into mini snack boards by making small personalized board and wrapping them in.

Nutrition

Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 1280mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 840IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American, French

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the best charcuterie board recipe of all time! My friends loved it! Amazing, 10/10! This is my new go to guide for charcuterie boards. Thanks Britney!