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By Nellie's Kindness Crew
Serving more than a handful of people can be a lot of work, especially if you're doing it on your own. Getting food on the table for throngs of hungry guests first thing in the morning is a whole different story. Forget short orders, say no to individual fried eggs, and remember that the sheet pan is your friend. With these crowd-friendly big breakfast ideas, you can finally hack breakfast and streamline your meal for the masses.
Hosting guests with varied tastes? This breakfast burrito recipe comes with four variations so that you can make something for everyone without breaking a sweat. More good news: every flavor combination is freezer friendly, so you can prep a whole smorgasbord of veggie, California-style, Southwest, and classic burritos for a convenient make ahead breakfast.
When you're cooking for a crowd, a sheet pan is the difference between mission impossible and mission accomplished. This bulk egg in a hole recipe is as simple as can be, and you're only limited by the number of sheet pans in your kitchen. To make this breakfast customizable, consider serving it with a bar with bacon crumbles, goat cheese, and other yummy toppings.
Everybody loves French toast, but with all the dunking and flipping required, it's not an ideal choice when you have many mouths to feed. This recipe changes things. It's a casserole version of the sweet cinnamony dish you love, and can be made entirely in your Instant Pot (yes, that includes the praline streusel on top!) in under half an hour, making it the perfect addition to a breakfast buffet at home.
Smiles are always on the menu whenever pigs in a blanket is served, and this recipe is as much fun to make as it is to eat. Whether it's rolling little smokies up into dough or arranging them in perfect circles around the skillet, this shareable breakfast offers a job for every kitchen helper. Don't forget to grab some chili or your favorite queso for dipping!
Pancakes and busy mornings where you're hosting multiple guests are nearly impossible to pull off...until now. With just a sheet pan, pancake batter, and your imagination, you can make as many pancake flavor combinations as your guests desire without the use of a skillet or the stovetop — which are rarely practical in breakfast recipes for a crowd.
The crispy crunchies that form on the outside of these veggie egg bites as they bake could turn even the pickiest eaters into quinoa fans. So whether your breakfast guests are children, teens, adults, or any combination of the three, they'll devour a batch in no time.
Thinking outside the box when you're making breakfast for a crowd is easier said than done, because the simplest dishes always seem like the easiest route. Our secret? Store-bought wonton wrappers. By baking eggs and veggies in them, you can make a large batch dish that's a little more interesting than scrambled eggs and bacon, but doesn't require much extra effort.
Everyone has their preferences when it comes to muffins, and chances are the crowd you're feeding has differing opinions on whether blueberry or lemon poppyseed reigns supreme. Luckily, these whole grain muffins with banana, oats, and chocolate chips fit the bill for pretty much any muffin fanatic.
Quiche is an easy, crowd-friendly option that's hands-off for the most part. But pie crust can be fussy, so make your morning easier by swapping it out for a frittata that's. Jam-packed with veggies, goat cheese, and enough flavor to keep all your guests satisfied, this will be one of the best big breakfast ideas you've had in a while.
Still not convinced sheet pans are the key to feeding a crowd first thing in the morning? Let us make the case one more time with this quick and savory Brussels sprout hash. Filled to the brim with crispy sprouts, baked eggs, bacon, and a healthy smattering of buffalo sauce, this delicious hash can be served piping hot and straight out of the oven in less than an hour for an easy family breakfast.
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