When it comes to cooking breakfast for a crowd, the secret is in the sides. Sure, you can fry up some eggs, but we’re really in it for the bacon and the hash browns. Our best breakfast sides are about to make entertaining a whole lot easier. Additionally, we have cheesy make-ahead breakfast casseroles and sweet coffee cakes to keep your crowded kitchen table satisfied. We’ve taken French toast off the stove and put it in the oven for an easy breakfast bake, and even figured out an oven omelet recipe. Need to know how to cook bacon in bulk? We’ve got the crispy, oven-baked bacon recipe that hits the savory spot while still keeping you away from the hot stove. From creamy egg strata casseroles to a recipe that makes enough homemade buttermilk biscuits to feed a school bus, these big breakfast recipes will surely please your guests. Our crumbly coffee cake recipes, savory sausage casseroles, and fresh vegetable and grits pies all deserve permanent places on your breakfast buffet tables. These irresistible breakfast recipes will make your crowd go wild.
This festive breakfast was made for Christmas morning, but it’s also the perfect bite for any wintry day. Let it soak in all those holiday flavors overnight and just pop it in the oven in the morning for a fuss-free breakfast that’ll feed the whole family.
Trust us when we say croissant casseroles are life-changing. Two types of cheeses, hot pork sausage, and mini croissants combine in one casserole dish full of utter Brunch perfection. You might want to make two batches of this if you are expecting a big crowd.
If you’re looking for a big-batch way to serve pancakes, this recipe will be your new go-to. You can also make it in advance to ease the morning-of breakfast prep.
Whip out the cast-iron skillet for this classic breakfast recipe. No breakfast spread is complete without some hash browns!
None of y’all should be surprised that biscuits are on this list. And yes, biscuit making is a bit of an art, but once you get the hang of it, churning out a dozen will become second nature.
Packed with warm fall flavors but not overly sweet, your guests will adore these seasonal muffins. And they’re fairly simple to make. The hardest thing you have to do is bake the sweet potatoes. We’re serious, that’s as hard as this recipe gets.
Something about an orange roll soothes our Southern hearts. The nostalgic orange flavor makes these rolls the definition of comfort. We’ll take at least two.
Don’t underestimate the power of a sheet pan! This easy crowd-friendly hack helps cook your bacon in a snap and gets it nice and crispy. A little brown sugar and black pepper make this bacon oh-so-good.
No breakfast list is complete without a hash brown casserole, and this one is killer. One of our editors loved it so much, she made it two weekends in a row; it’s that good.
Finally, we’ve discovered a new use for those boxed freezer waffles! Be sure to drizzle this big-batch waffle bake with lots of syrup.
Make the most of those fresh summer peaches and brighten up your coffee cake with this recipe—it’s meant for warm days.
Nobody can resist homemade scones, and breakfast pastries packed with fresh peach bites are always perfection. The rest of your day will be peachy keen from the moment you bite into one of these delicately delicious scones.
Each quiche feeds six people, so if you have a crowd, make an assembly line, and turn out several quiches to feed the masses. You can also make these in advance and freeze until the big day.
Lighten up the breakfast spread with a big bowl of fresh fruit salad. Feel free to use any varieties that are in season.
This frittata is an entire breakfast packed into one skillet. Just slice and serve—it doesn’t get much easier than that.
You’ve got your meat, potatoes, and eggs, all in one dish. What more could you want?
Roll these two-bite muffins in cinnamon and sugar, and they’ll be a perfect accompaniment to any breakfast casserole. The recipe makes 2 dozen, but these mini muffins are so delicious, you may want to double the batch.
This breakfast casserole is easily sliceable, with distinct layers of sausage and egg. Plus, it can all be made in the slow cooker.
Nobody can resist sweet cinnamon buns, but we think it’s time to introduce their savory counterpart: the Sausage-Stuffed Honey Bun. With a sausage filling and a honey glaze, this little bun is essentially an entire meal.
This breakfast cake is the perfect way to round out a big-batch brunch full of eggs and bacon. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream and fresh blueberries! Yes, we did just say you can have ice cream for breakfast!
Instead of portioning out individual pancakes, bake them all into a casserole for easy serving. A cinnamon streusel topping elevates this big-batch breakfast dish.
The best way to capture any Southerner’s heart is through a big batch of shrimp and grits. Served family-style, this casserole will be on the table in under an hour.
In addition to the savory ham and sweet corn, this casserole is packed with lots of Cheddar cheese. It serves eight and is just bursting with flavor.
Fresh blueberries bring pops of light, juicy flavor to this impressive pancake casserole. You’ll be making this crowd-friendly dish again and again.
Biscuits and gravy may look intimidating, but this classic recipe is surprisingly easy to master. Stick to a great buttermilk biscuit recipe and you’re bound to succeed.
If you’re looking for a lighter option to add to the breakfast spread, this big-batch baked oatmeal is the best solution. Packed with fresh apples, pecans, and other warm flavors, this is a good-for-you breakfast that will help you start your day off right.
This recipe may look fancy, but the biscuits bake as a big batch, so all you have to do is slice them in half and add the fried chicken. Plus, the rosemary hot honey comes together in the microwave. It’s like the fast food breakfast that you will love, in the comfort of your own home.
Add a little flair to your brunch spread with this Huevos Rancheros Bake. With a base of corn tortillas and sunny-side eggs adorning the casserole, this breakfast dish is sure to please.
No breakfast spread is complete without crispy potatoes and griddled meat, and this Country Ham Hash knocks both those items off the list. All you need is to fry up some eggs and you have a complete breakfast your whole family will love.
Who said tater tots are just for kids? These delightful potato puffs can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike—especially in this cheesy breakfast casserole.
Big-batch cinnamon rolls that you can make in the slow cooker? Sounds like a brunch dream. This recipe also starts with a can of refrigerated biscuits, so it doesn’t get easier than this!
Whenever we’re hosting breakfast for a crowd, we keep a loaf of this apple bread on the counter for our guests to snack on. With fresh apples and applesauce, this bread is just bursting with fresh apple flavor.
You can never go wrong with a loaf of banana bread—serve slices as a breakfast “appetizer.” If you have some left over, slice it up and broil the bread with a little bit of butter and thank us later.
Bread pudding doesn’t have to be for dessert. We’re making this sweet, nutty bread pudding on for all of our morning holiday celebrations.
No breakfast gathering is complete without a loaf of coffee cake. You’ll want to bookmark this staple recipe.
Make a few different scone flavors to offer a selection to your guests, and feel free to cut them into bite-sized triangles for a big-batch snack. Enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee and a variety of your favorite jams.
In the fall, we’re crazy for pumpkin spice, and these subtly sweet muffins are a great seasonal breakfast option. The streusel on top makes this recipe one of our absolute favorites.
Dripping with golden caramel and stewed apples, this coffee cake is a great way to conclude your brunch for a crowd. Yes, this recipe needs both our streusel topping and caramel sauce to be totally and utterly unforgettable.
Make this crowd-pleasing pull-apart bread to earn rave reviews at your next event.
A breakfast pie made from a buttery grits crust topped with eggs, savory ham, green onions, and loads of cheese, is always a good idea. This easy-to-love dish is simple to make and it’s an excellent breakfast-for-dinner option!
A reader-favorite breakfast casserole, this recipe can be prepared in advance, stored in the refrigerator overnight, and baked the next morning. In just an hour, you’ll have a flavorful meal that feeds a hungry family.
Yes, we did it. We combined pralines and French toast. And it’s every bit as good as you think it would be.
If you love it for dinner, you’ll love it for breakfast. French bread, corn tortillas, chicken, cheese, and plenty of flavors combine to make reigning King Ranch Breakfast Strata the ultimate make-ahead breakfast casserole.
Every good plan needs a solid foundation. You can’t go wrong with a base “crust” made from baked grits loaded with melted cheese and crispy bacon.
This is one of those mouthwatering breakfast dishes that’s well worth the planning. Chill in your fridge so the French bread has time to soak up the butter, Parmesan, and Swiss cheese, chicken broth, white wine, and sour cream.
Milk and fresh corn kernels turn this classic Southern dish into a light, fluffy, cheesy soufflé. As one reviewer says it’s “definitely a keeper.”
It might take a little extra work to create a special treat, but these cinnamon rolls are certainly worth it. Covered in a dreamy glaze, you will never want to have a store-bought cinnamon roll ever again.
This one sweet recipe makes four loaves of creamy, crispy, buttery, flaky pastries. Customize them with in-season fruit or other toppings your guests love. It is also a great gift to bring to a brunch party with friends.
Dress up your bacon with this oh-so-Southern crispy coating. This bacon recipe is great for crowds; because you can stick it in the oven and free your hands up to prepare other parts of your meal.
Take the frying pan out of the French toast equation by popping this sweet breakfast bake into the oven. Just don’t forget the whipped cream.
You can prepare this smoked sausage and grits casserole up to four days ahead, but your guests might gobble it up in four minutes—it’s that good. It’s made to serve a crowd, but take that serving suggestion with a grain of salt. You’ll want more than just one helping.
Ham and cheese is always bound to please, which is why we just love this casserole. The egg, the cheese, the ham, and the croissants all just combine to make the most delicious breakfast.
Yes, the most sacred of Southern dishes can be made in an Instant Pot. It’s the perfect breakfast side to serve up with all of your other breakfast goodies.
What’s better than a biscuit to get everyone’s day going? That’s right, nothing can top it. That’s why we love this biscuit sandwich which practically assembles itself. Pop open your favorite can of refrigerated biscuits, cook some eggs and you’re basically done.