There are a lot of different factors to consider when you're making breakfast for a crowd. You want to accommodate everyone's different tastes, because maybe your aunt likes pancakes while your nephew only eats fried potatoes. You also want a dish that's going to leave everyone satisfied, because there's nothing worse than running out of food or making your guests ration out their portions. The best breakfasts to feed a crowd are those dishes that'll please everyone, and keep them feeling full long after the meal's over, but finding that silver bullet of a recipe can be a challenge in and of itself.
That's where these five breakfast recipes for a crowd come into play. These recipes are all fairly straightforward in terms of techniques and ingredients, and even though they come in huge portions, no recipe takes longer than an hour to make. Plus, they're full of beloved breakfast ingredients, like bacon and tater tots and cheese—and who can say no to that?
So if you're looking for a crowd-pleasing brunch recipe that'll leave everyone feeling full with a smile on their face, you can do worse than by starting with these five big batch brunch recipes for a group.
Cheesy Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Baking a buttery pastry that's filled with a mixture of eggs, cheese, bacon, and spinach is a no-fail breakfast combination. This recipe for a cheesy bacon and spinach quiche from The Kurtz Corner will feed eight people, easily, and uses a pre-made pie crust, which cuts down on prep time significantly, too.
French Toast Casserole
A giant French toast casserole, drenched in maple syrup and brown sugar, is a perfect breakfast for a crowd with a sweet tooth. This recipe from Creme de la Crumb, which serves 12 guests, tops off casserole with pecans and cinnamon, but you can really add any kind of sweet topping you'd like.
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
I dare you not to start salivating when someone says "tater tots." You can't. And that's why this tater tot breakfast casserole from Chew Out Loud, which comes loaded with bacon, cheese, and breakfast sausage, is bound to be a big hit with a brunch crowd—especially if there are kids around.
Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Braid
Making individual ham, egg, and cheese sandwiches for a big crowd is a daunting task, but with this ham, egg, and cheese breakfast braid from Fab Fatale, all your guests can enjoy a breakfast sandwich without making you spend the whole party in the kitchen. Using pre-made crescent roll dough from the grocery store will cut down on your prep time, too.
Who doesn't want an excuse to eat pizza for breakfast? The best part of this recipe from the Crumby Cupcake, which will easily feed six people, is that it only takes 30 minutes to put together. You can also easily whip up a second or third or fourth pie, as long as you've got enough extra pizza dough (or crescent roll dough) on hand.