This breakfast charcuterie board is always a crowd pleaser! It has everything an amazing breakfast or brunch should have — eggs, toast, breakfast potatoes, roasted veggies, and of course, burrata cheese. Each one is beautifully arranged onto a breakfast platter so guests can easily grab whatever they’re craving.
This burrata board is one of my all-time favorite vegetarian breakfast recipes. It has a variety of flavors, 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?
Let’s start off with the obvious – this is not a charcuterie board in the true definition of the word. 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, as 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, that 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 mosit, 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 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 proscuitto 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. Ok, 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 or a 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 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 around the board.
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, 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 family style.
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! It can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. I would recommend making the potatoes, eggs, and toast before serving. The tomatoes could be made ahead of time and reheated, but since you’ll be making the potatoes, go ahead and keep those made day-of for best results.
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 the 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.
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
- 3-4 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.
Disclaimer: The nutritional information provided for this recipe is only an estimate. The accuracy of the facts listed is not and cannot be guaranteed.