25 Easy Italian Breakfast Recipes

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Outside of their delicious savory dishes, Italian breakfast options are also a treat for those who enjoy sweets!

From pancakes to ciabatta to zucchini bread, there’s something for everyone.

I’m not sure when breakfast first became an Italian thing.

Perhaps it was as a way of introducing young children to the joys of eating.

Or perhaps it’s because they love making a home-cooked meal look pretty on their dining table.

Either way, you can enjoy their warmth and tradition in the kitchen with these easy Italian breakfast recipes.

1. Giada’s Italian Breakfast Recipes

Giada is one of my favorite cooking bloggers out there, and this recipe collection shows that you don’t need to travel to Italy to get sumptuous recipes.

If you love the idea of a hearty dish that will wake you up in the morning but don’t want to travel all the way across the ocean, these recipes will save you time and money.

2. Italian Breakfast Strata

I know what you’re thinking, and no, this isn’t a pancake.

It is in fact, a bread pudding.

It has similar flavors to the cake on the list above but features a layer of creamy cheese and chunky veggies in between your slices.

While it’s not breakfast food, I think this strata would be a fantastic starter for dinner party guests.

3. Overnight Italian Breakfast Casserole

If you’re a bit of a foodie, this is the casserole for you.

This recipe combines classic Italian breakfast staples – sausage and eggs – with an array of fresh veggies.

And that’s not all! It’s loaded with tangy marinara to boot!

4. Italian Breakfast Bruschetta

Like most of the recipes in this book, this one features bruschetta.

This recipe calls for prosciutto, and you can use any kind of cheese you like.

You’ll also have to use a sharp knife to cut the little slices out.

Once they’re fully formed, take them off the board with a serrated knife and get messy.

It’s very much like making toast but with a crunchier texture.

5. Italian Zeppole

Looking for something a little different?

Try Zeppole, Italian-style.

These delicate doughnuts are filled with cinnamon sugar and covered in an egg wash.

They’re shaped like small cones and served warm.

They have the same tender chewiness as classic donuts but also have a crisp outside that makes them extra delicious.

6. Breakfast Scramble With Italian Sausage

Looking for a hearty breakfast dish that’s easy to make and super delicious? You just found it!

All you have to do is mix up some eggs, milk, milk powder, and cheese.

That’s it.

You can add extra veggies or sausage if you want.

7. Italian Apple Cake

It’s hard to beat apple cake for fall desserts.

This recipe is a great way to use up those leftover apples and add a layer of cinnamon-spiced goodness.

Start with a quick but easy batter and bake until golden brown.

Top with your favorite fruit preserves, or leave it plain if you prefer.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate sweet treat!

8. Italian Egg Bake (Low Carb Breakfast)

This low-carb egg bake is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day.

It combines the goodness of eggs, sausage, cheese, and bell peppers.

Add some spinach for extra nutrients and flavor.

Easy to make, this dish goes well with coffee or tea in the morning.

It’s also an easy meal to reheat when you get hungry later in the day!

9. Italian Brunch Torte

This recipe is a great way to show off your Italian cooking skills.

It’s also a beautiful cake, so it will be at the center of your brunch table.

The base is a rich and buttery brioche muffin topped with ricotta cheese and poached eggs.

Flaky basil pesto top this torte with vibrant colors and flavors.

It’s an elegant breakfast that any occasion can satisfy!

10. Italian-Style Breakfast Strata Recipe With Fillo Crust

Fillo as a main ingredient isn’t always the most exciting, but this strata is.

It combines a big handful of ingredients for an Italian-style breakfast.

The filling is made from eggs, cheese, and veggies in a flaky crust.

This recipe makes a lot of food so you can enjoy it all day long!

11. Toasted Italian Sandwich

This toasted Italian sandwich is a must-try if you’re looking for something a bit different.

There are plenty of flavors in this sandwich, but it’s the toasted bread that puts it over the top.

It adds so much crispness and crunch while still being soft inside.

It has everything you could want in a sandwich – meat, cheese, veggies, and more.

Plus, the addition of tomatoes takes it over the top.

It has just enough sweetness with just enough heat!

12. Taralli (Italian Crackers)

Taralli is a popular snack for breakfast, but it’s also tasty with dinner.

It’s crispy and airy, full of flavor, and can be served with anything from soup to pizza.

It takes about 20 minutes to make, and you need just five ingredients (including salt).

The taste is similar to the fried crackers mentioned above: salty, cheesy, crunchy, and yummy all at once.

13. Zeppole Recipe – Italian Donuts

I love the soft and chewy texture of these Italian donuts.

The cake is firm but super sweet, like a traditional donut.

One of my favorites is the chocolate-peanut butter one with a roasted peanut filling.

It’s warm, decadent, and so good!

Top them off with a fun glaze or drizzle of chocolate frosting for more flavor.

14. Italian Breakfast Brioche

Is your next brunch a little too fancy for you?

Then why not turn the event into a lazy Sunday morning with this easy Italian breakfast brioche recipe.

All you’ll need is warm milk, eggs, and fresh herbs to make it.

Top it with grated cheese or jam and enjoy!

15. Italian-Style Healthy Breakfast Egg Muffins

Looking for a quick, healthy breakfast that tastes good?

Look no further than these egg muffins.

The recipe only takes 30 minutes to make and is sure to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

You’ll love how easy it is to throw together, and you get all the flavor you crave with this dish.

Hearty potato flakes are mixed with eggs and veggies for a wholesome mix of goodness in every bite.

This tasty breakfast egg muffin is so flavorful and filling, it’s like having a whole meal on its own!

16. Savory Italian Tart

This savory Italian tart is so good, it’s almost like a pizza.

But with a lot more veggies.

There’s prosciutto, garlic, and red pepper paste.

There are also lots of fresh herbs, lots of cheese, and loads of breadcrumbs.

Honestly, you could make this on any day and eat it as is.

It doesn’t matter if you have only 10 minutes or four hours.

It’s good any time of day or night.

And after one bite, you won’t even notice it took over an hour to make!


17. Italian Breakfast Bundt Cake – Ciambella Allo Yogurt

This Italian breakfast bundt cake is the perfect way to start your day.

It’s light and airy, with a lovely crunch from the walnuts.

And it’s bursting with flavor thanks to a rich cheese and yogurt mixture.

So whether you’re looking for an easy recipe for a brunch or a batch of muffins to serve at dinner, this recipe has you covered!

18. Italian Coffee And A Croissant

This is another recipe that will show you how to make the perfect espresso.

It’s lighter and less heavy than the above recipes, featuring a short list of ingredients.

But it still has the same rich flavor as all those other classics on this list.

The best part about this recipe is that you can have it ready in minutes!

Just mix your coffee with cream and sugar, pour over a shot of espresso, and voila!

19. Italian Breakfast Cake With Mascarpone And Chocolate Chips

I love these Italian breakfast cakes with mascarpone and chocolate chips!

They’re soft and fluffy, moist, and loaded with chocolate chips.

The mascarpone really shines thanks to its tangy flavor.

There’s also a layer of crunchy walnuts for added texture and flavor.


20. Panettone Leftovers Breakfast Bake

If you’re looking for a quick and easy breakfast option, this is your new best friend.

The sweet bread is baked with fruit and nuts to create a delicious breakfast.

This bake will transform stale bread into something that can compete at brunch.

This recipe yields lots of leftovers, so keep them in the fridge!

21. Breakfast Open Faced Sandwich, Italian-Style

This open-faced sandwich is as tasty as it is beautiful.

It’s packed with sausage, bell peppers, and onions, but the special ingredient here is a layer of crunchy cheddar cheese.

The crunchiness contrasts well with the sweetness of the veggies and sausage.

The cheesy ooey-gooey goodness will definitely get you going.

22. Ciambella Romagnola-Italian Breakfast Cake

Looking for a quick and easy breakfast cake to have for brunch?

This ciambella Romagnola-Italian breakfast cake is just the ticket!

The cake itself is light and fluffy, and it has a lovely crunch from the chopped nuts on top.

It’s also slightly sweet but not overly so.

Serve this with some coffee or tea for a healthy start to your day.

23. Italian Eggs Benedict

I like eggs sunny side up, but that’s not always possible.

The classic Benedict sandwich is still the best way to enjoy eggs at breakfast or brunch.

But if you want to add a little something different and more interesting, try this Italian egg casserole.

It has all the rich flavors of eggs Benedict – blue cheese, fried tomatoes, and prosciutto.

There’s also a tangy lemon mayo sauce that coats every bite.

This dish doesn’t call for any fancy ingredients, just big fluffy eggs with lots of flavor.

24. Vegan Ciambellone – Italian

Ciambellone is a lighter version of pasta.

It’s crisp on the outside, soft and chewy in the middle, and loaded with cheese and herbs.

It’s also vegan-friendly, so you won’t miss out on your favorite flavors.

The bright lemon sauce is an excellent complement to the creamy pasta.

Serve it with a side of fresh veggies or a generous helping of black beans for an even more indulgent meal.

25. Italian Breakfast Cookies

If you really want to get your heart on, these Italian breakfast cookies are the cookies for you!

The combination of oats, butter, and sugar is heaven in a cookie.

It makes them light and airy with just enough oomph to make them irresistible.

These cookies are so rich and delicious that they’re almost too good to eat.

25 Easy Italian Breakfast Recipes 2

25 Easy Italian Breakfast Recipes

This toasted Italian sandwich is a must-try if you’re looking for something a bit different.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 175 kcal


  • 1 Ciabatta roll
  • 1 tablespoon pesto sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • Sliced mozzarella 2 slices
  • 3 slices Smoked Ham
  • 1 slice Classic Salami
  • 1 slice Cracked Black Pepper Salami
  • 1 slice Classic Pepperoni
  • 1 slice Turkey Pepperoni


  • The ciabatta roll should be split in half, and each half should be toasting for a few minutes until the edges begin to brown.
  • Spread the sun-dried tomatoes on the bottom slice of the roll and the pesto sauce on the top layer.
  • Add the mozzarella slices on top of the smoked ham, salami, black pepper salami, pepperoni, and turkey pepperoni.
  • For a few minutes, toast the meats and mozzarella on the bottom side of the sandwich. The pesto side does not require additional toasting.
  • Cut in half, then serve hot.



Calories: 175kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 11gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 828mgPotassium: 211mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 173IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Toasted Italian Sandwich
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