16 Recipes for the Ultimate Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

Take your breakfast-for-dinner celebration to the next level

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

Leah Maroney

 

Are you looking for Shrove Tuesday inspiration? It's common to celebrate the last day before Ash Wednesday with a pancake supper for family and friends. We've put together a complete Shrove Tuesday menu to make hosting easier. Browse our favorite homemade pancake recipes, plus ideas for delicious side dishes, salads, sauces, drinks, and desserts you can enjoy along with the flapjacks during your holiday dinner.

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    Classic Pancakes

    Pancakes

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    Here is the ultimate recipe for perfect made-from-scratch pancakes you can enjoy during Shrove Tuesday and all year round. They're delicious with just a bit of butter and maple syrup, but feel free to toss some chocolate chips into the batter or add a few fresh or frozen berries to suit your family's tastes.

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    Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

    Leah Maroney

     

    Ricotta cheese adds sweetness and a beautiful, fluffy texture to these scrumptious blueberry pancakes, with added zip from lemon. Use fresh or frozen berries in the batter and follow the recipe tips for the perfect moment to flip. A simple, luscious citrus sauce recipe is included for pouring over pancakes when serving.

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    Savory Broccoli Pancakes

    Savory Broccoli Pancakes

    Jessica Harlan

     

    Are you eating healthy or just prefer savory to sweet? Try this unusual pancake recipe, which transforms thumble broccoli into tasty pancakes that are wonderful on their own, or topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt or sugar-free applesauce.

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    Easy Mixed Berry Sauce

    Easy Mixed Berry Sauce

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    Step up your pancake dinner game by whipping up a batch of this delectable sauce bursting with berry flavors. Make it easily with frozen or fresh fruit, some sugar, and a little lemon juice. Pour over hot-from-the-griddle pancakes.

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    Microwave Poached Eggs

    Microwave Poached Eggs

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    Eggs and pancakes go great together and a perfectly-poached egg is a delicious way to add extra protein to dinner plates. Learn how to make poached eggs easily in the microwave with the foolproof tips in this recipe.

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    Mini Sausage Frittatas

    Mini Sausage Frittatas

     Diana Rattray

    Use a muffin tin to make these cute egg and sausage bites that kids can eat with their hands at your "breakfast for dinner" celebration. Make life easier and cook up a big batch for the freezer too, storing them in airtight plastic bags for a quick, microwavable breakfast on busy weekdays.

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    Ham and Egg Cups

    Ham and Egg Cups

    Molly Watson

     

    Keep the breakfast theme going with these adorable oven-baked ham and egg cups. This recipe is great for serving to drop-in guests, since it's pretty and can be assembled and cooked quickly.

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    Easy Tofu Scramble

    Easy Tofu Scramble

    The Spruce

     

    Tofu scramble is a protein-packed side dish with the familiar texture of scrambled eggs, which is great for vegetarian families or anyone looking for a meatless recipe. Serve it piled on top of savory pancakes or on the side of sweet, maple-syrup-topped flapjacks.

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    Spinach Salad With Apple Vinaigrette

    Spinach Salad With Apple Vinaigrette

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    A spinach salad makes a lovely accompaniment to pancakes for dinner. This recipe includes a lively apple vinaigrette dressing with a hint of mustard, which wakes up simple greens. If you like, add extra crunch with some bacon bits, or toasted walnuts or pecans.

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    Vanilla Citrus Fruit Salad

    Vanilla Citrus Fruit Salad

    Leah Maroney

     

    Tangy grapefruit and orange sections, along with sweet chunks of pineapple, are marinated in an addictive vanilla-lime syrup to form a fruit salad that sings with zesty, tropical flavors.

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    Bacon Wrapped Sausages

    Bacon Wrapped Sausages

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    Sausages and pancakes are a match made in heaven and these bacon-wrapped sausage pieces will take your Shrove Tuesday meal to the next level! Brown sugar and maple syrup add richness to salty, smoky, meaty, oven-baked mini sausages.

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    Corn Avocado Salad

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    Molly Watson

     

    Savory pancakes call for savory sides and this corn avocado salad with a spicy lime dressing has a crunchy, creamy texture that fits the bill perfectly. Serve it as a topping or salsa for broccoli pancakes, with or without added tortilla chips on your plate.

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    Vegan Chocolate Chip "Bacon" Cookies

    Vegan Chocolate Chip

    The Spruce

     

    Vegan kids will enjoy these sneakily delicious chocolate chip cookies with vegetarian bacon bits and egg substitutes in the batter. Parents who are watching their family's nutrition will like that they are egg-free, dairy-free, meat-free, and guilt-free!

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    New York-Style Cheesecake

    New York Style Cheesecake

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    Finish your pancake supper with a slice of New York-style cheesecake. This classic recipe recreates the famous dessert everyone loves with a crunchy graham cracker crust and a ich, vanilla-scented cream cheese filling.

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    Mimosa Cocktails

    Mimosa Cocktails

    The Spruce

     

    Enjoy a brunch-style cocktail at your Shrove Tuesday feast with this essential mimosa recipe. Champagne, orange juice, and orange liqueur are all that's needed to whip up these refreshing drinks that go down perfectly with pancakes.

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    Cinderella Mocktails (Non-Alcoholic)

    Cinderella Mocktails (Non-Alcoholic)

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    Kids love mocktails and this fancy non-alcoholic drink named for a popular fairy princess is sure to delight them. Three fruit juices and some ginger ale combine to make this drink, with some sweet grenadine added for flavor. Serve it in glasses rimmed with Pop Rocks candy for a fun exploding effect with every sip!