The Lazy Girl's Guide to Brunching: 6 Make-Ahead Meals So You Can Just Roll out of Bed

David Venable's Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding
Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired October 14, 2016

Brunch — it calls to mind late mornings and fun weekends spent with family and friends, but who wants to slave over a hot stove on what's supposed to be a lazy Sunday? Not us! Below are 8 different get-your-breakfast-fix creations you can make the night before, so you can just roll out of bed and feed your crowd, stress-free.

1. David Venable's Eggs Benedict Bread Pudding

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David Venable takes a classic dessert and transforms it into the perfect sweet and savory brunch menu item. He makes this dish with eggs, bacon, asparagus, English muffins and creamy, buttery Hollandaise sauce.

2. Fruit Cake French Toast Bake

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Around the holidays, there's always some fruit cake that doesn't get finished. Keep it then roll it over into a tasty brunch to serve the next morning. Just add in some challah bread and some freshly whipped eggnog whipped cream (yes, we went there!) and you're done!

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3. Dr. Phil's Tomato, Spinach, and Feta Strata

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A healthier take on the brunch favorite, strata, Dr. Phil makes this one with whole grain bread, fresh asparagus, spinach, basil and reduced-fat feta cheese!

4. Cookie Monster's Sausage and Zucchini Strata

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Here's another figure-friendly strata you can make, and it was created by Cookie Monster! Yes, you read that right — Cookie Monster! If it's yummy enough for him, you're sure to like it too. Make it with lean turkey sausage, zucchini and reduced-fat Jarlsberg or cheddar cheese. Yum!

5. Sunny Anderson's Freezer Frittata

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Not only can you make this savory and slightly spicy frittata ahead of time, but it's freezer-friendly, too! Sunny Anderson cooks up crispy bacon with veggies and spices, then adds in the eggs and cheese. Bake it to perfection and watch your friends and family swoon. You're welcome.

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6. Kayla Itsines' Spinach and Tomato Mini Frittatas

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Fitness guru Kayla Itsines knows a thing or two about eating healthy. These mini frittatas will give you zero excuses to skip breakfast, even after hitting the snooze button. She takes a mini-muffin tin and fills each one up with eggs, fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes and parsley. They're perfect for serving a crowd, or yourself!

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