When you need to feed a lot of people at once, omelets, smoothies, or any of your other single-serving go-to breakfasts just don't cut it. These breakfast recipes will make any a.m. gathering you're hosting way easier on the host (that's you). Some dishes can be made the night before so they're ready to go when everyone shows up hungry. Whether you want to make something sweet, savory, or somewhere in-between, we've got you covered with these nine breakfasts for a crowd.
1. Mexican Breakfast CasseroleShare on Pinterest
Mexican food tends to be a crowd-pleaser, and this recipe basically turns your Chipotle order into a breakfast. It uses black beans, salsa, peppers, avocado, and salsa, with eggs to bind it all together and turn it into a hearty breakfast. It serves six, but you could easily make another batch if you've got a really big (or hungry) group.
2. Chocolate Pumpkin Sheet-Pan Pancakes
Sheet-pan pancakes are kind of a game-changer, we have to say. They take all that flipping out of the equation, and you won't end up with a few burnt ones and a few perfectly golden ones to divide among hungry guests. These chocolate pumpkin 'cakes are vegan too. Definite plus for any nondairy friends.
3. Sweet Potato, Sausage, and Kale CasseroleShare on Pinterest
If you're all doing Paleo, this is a solid option… just omit the cheese. Otherwise, this super-healthy breakfast casserole will still please just about any aunt, uncle, cousin, or grandma. It's made with sweet potato, mushrooms, turkey sausage, and kale, plus gooey mozzarella for non-Paleo people.
4. Slow-Cooker Banana Overnight OatsShare on Pinterest
A slow cooker is all you need to make oatmeal an easy, crowd-friendly breakfast. With bananas, cinnamon, and vanilla, this cozy meal will remind you of banana bread, with about half the effort. You could also add in things like chocolate chips, nuts, or peanut butter, or set up a toppings station for everyone to customize their bowls.
5. Cheesy Breakfast CasseroleShare on Pinterest
This breakfast is a little on the heavier side, but it'll definitely leave your guests with full bellies. It's made with eggs, hash browns, sausage, cheese, and onions, and takes about 30 minutes in the oven to cook. We could see this dish being a family fave, or a solid way to start a holiday morning since you'll most likely be lounging in sweats (read: loose clothing) all day.
6. Breakfast Enchiladas With Poblano SauceShare on Pinterest
We're all for turning Mexican food into a breakfast option, clearly. To make these b'fast enchiladas, stuff corn or flour tortillas with scrambled eggs, chili potatoes, spicy ground turkey, and cheese, and place 'em in a pan on top of the poblano sauce. When they come out of the oven, they'll be bubbly and delicious.
7. Cinnamon Monkey BreadShare on Pinterest
Is there anything better than monkey bread on a chilly morning?! This version manages to make the sweet bread slightly healthier by using coconut sugar and whole-wheat flour but still tastes as good as the one from your childhood. Serve it with turkey sausages and fruit to round things out.
8. Broccoli Quiche With BaconShare on Pinterest
Quiche doesn't have to be complicated, but it will impress your guests. Something about it just looks fancy, ya know? Pro tip: Prep the crust the night before to save time, or go crustless if that's your style. This broccoli and bacon quiche is Paleo-friendly, but still has a cheesy taste thanks to nutritional yeast.
9. Brown Sugar Banana French ToastShare on Pinterest
Like pancakes, French toast would be annoying to make for a crowd in its usual form. Turn it into a casserole, though, and you're good to go. This recipe has a brown sugar banana filling, so you know it's gotta be good. Serve it with maple syrup, more sliced bananas, chopped nuts, or powdered sugar.