This burrata board is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian breakfast recipes. It has a variety of flavors, and textures, and comes together in just about an hour – with most of the time being hands-off!
If you love to snack, you have come to the right place. It doesn’t matter if it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, creating a charcuterie-type board is both a beautiful way to present a variety of foods and a fun, create-your-own-adventure type way of enjoying a meal together!
Noshing on a variety of goodies is one of my favorite ways to eat, and like this simple dessert charcuterie board, each component on this breakfast platter is easy to make and looks absolutely stunning placed on a platter together.
It’s also completely adjustable in serving size, giving us more flexibility. Check out more cheese board ideas for two for more ways to make smaller boards.
What is on a Charcuterie Board?
Charcuterie (pronounced shaar·koo·tr·ee) is a French term for a type of meal or snack made with prepared meat products, delicatessen, or deli-style cuts. So, a true charcuterie board consists of a variety of cured meats such as salami, prosciutto, sausages, and more.
As cheeseboards gained in popularity over the past few years, it seems they have become synonymous with the term charcuterie board – at least here in America – and now many refer to any sort of snack board as a charcuterie board.
This means that this vegetarian “charcuterie” board fits into this expanded version of charcuterie. We are mixing and matching and taking our own breakfast-inspired spin on the term and creating one heck of a delicious board.
What’s on This Brunch Charcuterie Board?
This breakfast platter has everything you need for a flavorful, absolutely divine brunch! All of the components together serve about 4 people, but they are all super customizable and can be adjusted to feed anywhere from 2 to… many people!
Not only is the serving size customizable, but you can mix and match items on the board, too. Let’s cover what you see here, then we’ll get into more ideas.
- Burrata Cheese: this is THE cheese of cheeses. It’s similar to mozzarella and is fresh, creamy, and mild. The exterior, in fact, is mozzarella, but the center is a thick cream that is totally luxurious.
- Romesco Sauce: the combination of romesco sauce and burrata is absolutely one that dreams are made of.
- Romesco sauce is full of bright, rich flavor which balances perfectly with the creamy cheese. This sauce is easy to make in just 5 minutes in the food processor, and one you are going to want on hand for easy access all the time!
- Crispy Potatoes: diced potatoes roast in the oven so they require pretty much no hands-on effort and have crispy exteriors and soft interiors. They are tossed with a fresh mixture of garlic and rosemary, making them full of flavor.
- Roasted Tomatoes: these, too, roast in the oven and develop a rich, sweet, deep flavor that is perfectly paired with the other items on the board.
- Slow roasting the tomatoes brings out this amazing flavor, and even if you’re using middle-of-winter (Midwest here!) tomatoes, the flavor is there.
- Soft Scrambled Eggs: a breakfast board is not complete without eggs!
- Soft scrambled eggs require a low temperature for a longer period of time so they remain moist, light, and fluffy. I recommend making them right before serving the board so they are still hot and ready to serve immediately.
- Toast: A must-have to create the perfect bite every time. Toast or grill sourdough bread slices for everyone to mix and match their own bite.
How to Serve Burrata
As I mentioned, the burrata on this breakfast charcuterie board sits atop a spread of fresh romesco sauce for both a beautiful presentation and for the fact that they make an unbeatable flavor combination!
Burrata comes packaged in liquid to prevent it from drying out. Drain the liquid and gently pat the cheese dry so the excess liquid does not water down the other ingredients. Then, I recommend placing the burrata balls whole on the platter.
Similar to enjoying a cheese board, place the cheese on the board which allows for each person to cut a piece of burrata to their liking – gathering up some romesco sauce along the way, too!
If using burrata on a flatbread pizza or in a salad, I would recommend tearing it to gently preserve the more firm exterior and creamy interior, but on this board, allowing each person to cut into the ball is the most effective way to serve burrata.
More Breakfast Board & Serving Ideas
Ok, so this brunch charcuterie board is pretty stacked with delicious flavor, but if you’re looking for additional ideas, I’ve got ’em!
Maybe you’re serving a larger crowd and would like more variety, or maybe you’re just looking for additional items to mix and match. Whatever the reason, you have options when making boards. That’s the beauty!
- Roast broccolini or asparagus for more veggies.
- Add bacon – vegan or regular – for a salty addition or other charcuterie meats like prosciutto or salami.
- Serve something sweet alongside the board, like waffles or pancakes.
- Make a simple side salad or add greens with the roasted tomatoes.
- Add fresh berries, melon, orange slices, or grapes. Any fruit will work!
- Mix it up with spinach eggs or soft-boiled eggs.
- Add a version of mini muffins to the board.
- Add in a variety of additional cheeses like gruyere, triple creme, or whipped ricotta.
- Avocado slices around the board would pair well with all of these items and look beautiful, too!
What do I serve a Breakfast Platter on?
You can serve a breakfast platter on any large food-safe board you have. I love using round boards because I find they are easiest to set in the center of the table and let the family have at it. Plus, they are easy to turn so everyone can reach the board.
The board pictured is a 15-inch round board purchased at Target. It’s no longer available, however, this 13-inch round board, and this large serving board, are similar (affiliate links).
Rectangle boards are good too, to spread items out along a table, and will work especially well to place items in multiple locations throughout the board. For example, place eggs on both sides so everyone can reach them.
If you are serving many people and would prefer they are not all reaching for the board you can easily plate the items instead of serving it all family style.
Common Breakfast Board Questions
Absolutely! Simply use gluten-free bread when assembling the board, and the rest of the ingredients should already naturally be gluten-free. As always, be sure to check if you are using any pre-packaged ingredients.
Make the romesco sauce ahead of time for easy prep! The tomatoes can also be made ahead of time and reheated. However, I would recommend making the potatoes, eggs, and toast before serving.
Cocktail tomatoes are larger than cherry or grape tomatoes, but smaller than a traditional on-the-vine tomato. They’re juicy and full of flavor!
To make things even easier, you sure can!
However, if you have 5 minutes to make a homemade batch, I do recommend it! As a recent commenter said, “I finally decided to make romesco instead of buying it and I can’t believe I waited so long and definitely won’t be going back to the premade version. So easy and so good!” TDLR; you can in a pinch, but go homemade if you can.
Make sure you get the burrata cheese with the romesco, paired with soft scrambled eggs and roasted tomato on top of a slice of bread. That is my perfect bite. Followed by a crispy potato coated with rosemary and garlic. Simply the BEST.
Did you make this recipe? Please leave a star rating and review in the form below. I appreciate your feedback, and it helps others, too!
Get the Recipe Breakfast Charcuterie Board with Burrata & More!
- 1/2 cup romesco sauce
- 4-5 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 14 oz. “cocktail” tomatoes, or cherry tomatoes
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, diced
- 2-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped
- 6 sourdough bread slices
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 6 eggs, beaten
- 8 oz. burrata cheese
- Sesame seeds for garnish, optional
- Prepare the romesco sauce in a food processor if you don't already have it made (you can also use store-bought).
- Tomatoes: Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare the tomatoes by halving them, then tossing with approximately 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Place the tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, cut side up. Roast for 30-35 minutes, depending on the size of your tomatoes. If using cherry or grape tomatoes, they will roast faster than cocktail tomatoes. The tomatoes should be wrinkled once they're roasted and ready.
- Potatoes: Prepare the potatoes by halving, then quartering, the potatoes to create a small, 1/2 inch bite-sized dice. On a second large rimmed baking sheet, toss potatoes with 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Bake in the 400°F oven for 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through. When potatoes have finished cooking, toss with minced garlic and fresh rosemary.
- Toast: You can choose to toast your bread in a toaster, grill or grill pan, or toss in the oven. Brush each side with olive oil, and place on a grill pan heated over medium heat, turning once side is toasted (~2-3 minutes) or a pan in the oven to toast. I like to halve the slices after grilling if they're large. If using a toaster, toast right before serving and spread on butter as desired.
- Soft scrambled eggs: Make right before you're ready to serve the board. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over low-medium heat and whisk the eggs together in a separate bowl. Melt butter in the middle of the pan, adding beaten eggs to the center of the butter once it's melted. As eggs slowly set up, use a rubber spatula to push them gently around, creating large "egg pillows". Gently push them around occasionally for 3-4 minutes until they are just set; be sure to not overcook! Salt and pepper to taste.
- Burrata: drain the burrata from the liquid it's stored in, and gently pat dry.
- When ready to serve, spread the romesco sauce in the center of a plate or serving board, then place burrata cheese balls on top and garnish the cheese with salt and sesame seeds (or "everything but the bagel seasoning" – it's great!). Salt is a must to help bring out the flavor!
- Add the remaining sides to their own area of the platter (roasted tomatoes, potatoes, toast, and soft scrambled eggs). I like to place the tomatoes on some greens for color. Alternatively, you can have each person plate their own if you don't want to serve it on a board family style.
- Everyone can grab what they wish and enjoy each and every unique bite!
- Gluten-Free: use gluten-free bread.
- Serving Size: as written, the recipe will serve 4, or up to 6 smaller portions. You can easily double or halve the recipe, or add additional items as desired.
Game changer is right!! This is such a stunningly styled board and I want to eat everything on it. I still have some of the romesco sauce I made in my freezer (so in love with that recipe, btw) so as soon as I can find some burrata, this is happening! <3
I have a jar in my freezer too – it’s going to take everything in me to not just eat this breakfast board and the Romesco Breakfast Bagel Sandwich ALL weekend long! haha!
Adding some quick fried mushrooms!
Sounds like a delicious addition!
I love, love, love this idea. I made it just yesterday and will for sure be making this again. Such a fun way to present breakfast food!
So glad you loved it, Erica! Thanks for commenting!
Do you serve the romesco sauce hot or cold??
I usually just serve it room temperature.
I was hosting a brunch at my house and wanted something that stood out in taste and aesthetics and came across this post. SUCH A WINNER. My friends were wowed by the presentation and it was the perfect amount and combination of food to leave you satisfied without the sluggish feeling a lot of brunches can leave you with. Definitely will be making this again!
That is so fun to hear, Kaleigh! I’m so glad everyone was impressed – it is quite the spread! Thanks so much for commenting!
This is a perfect brunch recipe! The flavors are amazing, it’s easy to make, and it WOWs on the presentation side. We make this regularly and are making it again for Valentines Day brunch today!
Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoy it, it’s such a yummy and fun brunch!
That sauce! Oh my oh my oh my! The sauce is the show stopper on this one. Is blends so seamlessly with the creamy cheese and tomatoes. We had this for a Valentine’s Day brunch (Pandemic Style) and we will probably be making this sauce until we die. 10 out of 10!
My favorite part too!! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for commenting, Jia, I really appreciate you sharing your experience! Can’t wait to hear what else you use romesco on. Happy eating!
Amazing! Made it for Mother’s Day and it was a huge hit.
I’m so glad to hear! Thanks so much for you review, Samantha, I really appreciate it!
Amazing! Made it for Mother’s Day and it was a huge hit!
Making this for a birthday brunch tomorrow. I already use romesco all of the time. Roasted cauliflower tacos with romesco is one of our favorite ways to use this delicious sauce!!
So glad to hear you’re loving the romesco sauce, Amanda! I’ve got to try it with cauliflower tacos now. Hope you enjoy this board – the best way to start off a birthday I’d say! 🙂
Yum. Burrata. Definitely borrowing this recipe
Would love to hear what you think once you make it! Enjoy!