Father’s Day Breakfast Board
This Father’s Day Breakfast board has it all! A high protein, salty, smoky, and mouthwatering display of all his favorite breakfast items for his picking and choosing. It’s such a fun and creative way to start the day’s festivities!
If you’re hosting a Father’s Day brunch, serving platters is a surefire way to make sure your guests don’t leave hungry. Take all the shortcuts you want and dad will still LOVE every bite. Frozen hashbrowns, sausage patties, frozen biscuits, you name it. This is meant to kick off the day, not take up the entire day!
About this recipe
This Father’s Day breakfast comes with lots of high protein, low carb options such as bacon, eggs, sausage, ham, hash browns, biscuits, and gravy. As with any board, however, you can definitely customize it to his liking.
There is something so pleasing about being served a little of everything. It basically makes your mind up for you and it’s nice not to have to pick just one thing. Different flavors, textures, and aromas, coming together on display. Seriously, is there any better way to eat? If you love this idea as much as we do, don’t miss our pancake board and our Christmas brunch board (good for any time of the year, to be honest).
If you have an eye for design and decor this might be your jam because half the fun is designing it all. Wood planks for a rustic appearance, or perhaps a mini skillet for the potatoes, a little mason jar on the side for the jam, and of course, don’t forget to leave room on the table for juice, coffee (try an iced caramel coffee), and all the extras! I bet your dad or father figure would love this beermosa or bloody mary!
What you need
Really this is so up to you, and this recipe should serve much more as inspiration to you. Add your dad or father figure’s favorite foods to it! Here’s what’s on ours:
- Fried Eggs – Alternatives could be boiled eggs, poached, or a little skillet of scrambled.
- Pepper Gravy – Since there is a lot going on, this recipe uses a packet to help you along here. If you prefer to make it from scratch, go for it!
- Breakfast Sausage – Choose the kind that you can cook into crumbles (not links). Some of this will go in your gravy, and some on top of it, and some will be formed into patties and cooked.
- Bacon – Want to level up? Try candied bacon.
- Country Ham – Canadian bacon would also be great.
- Refrigerated Diced Hash Browns – Prefer shredded hash browns or tater tots? Feel free to use those!
- Frozen Biscuits – Again, if you prefer to make them from scratch, go for it! Or you could add some toasted english muffins, or your favorite bread toasted.
- Cherries – Or any fresh fruit you like. Just a little fruit to balance out all the meat.
- Jam – Whatever kind you like best!
- Butter Pats or Slices
How to make a spectacular breakfast board for dad
As always, scroll down for the printable recipe! Below is a brief overview of the recipe to help you time things.
Cook the biscuits according the directions until crispy and golden. Keep covered and warm until serving.
Divide the sausage and use half to crumble into the gravy and the other half to make little sausage patties.
Cook the bacon to desired texture and cook hash browns according to package directions. Cook sausage and ham in a large skillet over medium heat. Cover cooked meat with foil to keep warm.
Bring gravy mix to a boil and add cooked crumbled sausage. Stir to combine.
Fry the eggs last. For sunny side up, do not flip them. Use a nonstick frying pan with oil or butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover skillet with a lid to allow the steam to cook the top of the egg whites.
Suggestions for Assembling this Breakfast Board (as pictured)
Use smaller cast iron skillets to hold gravy and hash browns. Place them at opposite corners of the board. Fill in biscuits around the gravy and eggs around the biscuits.
From the opposite side, add meat. Add the bacon at the top corner and then ham and then the sausage patties.
Place a little container of grape jelly in between the biscuit and sausage. If desired, use an additional small board for butter and fresh fruit.
I wish I could answer that for you, but the truth is, every dad is different! The best father’s day meal comes from the heart, and usually whatever concoction your kids come up with he’ll love. That’s why a breakfast board is such a good idea, if he’s got a lot of favorites, you don’t need to choose just one. If he’s a meat-eater, he may love the bacon, sausage, and ham. If he loves eggs, a fried egg, scrambled, or poached egg may be on the menu. You could of course always add some buttermilk pancakes, fresh fruit, or nuts and granola to the board. The answer is as individual as he is!
Use the warm function on your oven (or a low temp, 180-200ºF) and keep things covered with foil in baking dishes or sheet pans. Don’t place the board in the oven and don’t assemble the board until you’re ready to serve.
How to make this breakfast board your own
- Add a note: Have the kids write a note and leave it on display (if there’s room!)
- Sub in pancakes (or add them): If he’s a pancake lover as well, perhaps replace the biscuits with his favorite pancakes (I bet he’d love Oreo pancakes) and the jam for maple syrup or chocolate syrup.
- Extras: Add a couple of extra mini boards for stacks of pancakes, waffles, or crepes. A basket of chocolate chip mini muffins goes great, too.
- Condiments: Include jams, peanut butter, candied almond butter, pats of butter, whipped butter, cream cheese, and maple syrup.
- Serving a crowd? Think about making 2 separate boards. They can be identical at opposite ends of the table or perhaps split into a platter of just meat and a platter with eggs and hash browns. This also works for non-meat eaters to be able to enjoy it as well.
Make Ahead Ideas
If you’re making the biscuits (or additional pancakes or waffles), you can keep them covered in the oven until you’re ready to display them. You can also opt to place them on the display board first and cover them with plastic wrap so they don’t dry out. Remove the wrap before you serve it.
Anything like fresh fruit, jams, or other condiments, can be prepared early and kept in the fridge. Wash and cut your fruit, and keep covered in the fridge up to a day ahead.
Any meat can be kept warm in the oven as well, covered, while you compose the rest of the board.
TIP! Keep this idea handy as an any time brunch menu, holiday platter, or for dad’s birthday!
Get the Recipe: Father’s Day Breakfast Board
- 6 large eggs
- 1 envelope pepper gravy mix, plus ingredients needed to prepare it
- 16 oz. breakfast sausage, divided
- 16 oz. bacon
- 1 8 oz. package country ham
- 1 package refrigerated diced hash browns
- 12 frozen biscuits (buy a 12 pack)
- fresh cherries
- butter pats
- Bake biscuits according to package directions.
- Divide the sausage into two equal portions. Cook one portion in a skillet until browned and crumbled. If desired, set aside on a plate layered with paper towels to drain.
- Form the other half of the sausage into patties; cook over medium heat in large skillet. Brown the ham in the same skillet. Place on a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.
- In a separate skillet, cook hash browns according to package directions.
- Place gravy mix in a saucepan and slowly bring to a boil. When cooked, add crumbled cooked sausage to the gravy and stir to combine.
- Meanwhile, fry eggs sunny side up in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat with oil or butter, seasoned as desired with salt and pepper. Cover the skillet with a lid so steam can cook the whites on top (sunny side up).
- To prepare the board: Use smaller cast iron skillets to hold gravy and hash browns. Place them at opposite corners of the board. Fill in biscuits around the gravy and eggs around the biscuits. From the opposite side, add meat: bacon at the top corner and then ham and then the sausage patties. Place a little container of grape jelly in between the biscuit and sausage, if desired.
- If desired, use an additional small board for butter and fruit. Enjoy immediately!
- Nutritional values are very much an estimate. Since much of this recipe includes shortcut store-bought ingredients, nutritional values will vary wildly.