Recipe Roundup: Breakfast for a Crowd

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Recipe Roundup: Breakfast for a Crowd

Sharing a big breakfast with family, friends and out-of-town guests is part of the fun of the holidays. Make it easy on yourself by preparing sweet and savory dishes that can easily feed a group — here are some of our favorites!


Bacon-and-Egg Breakfast TartsBacon-and-Egg Breakfast Tarts

These elegant little tarts are perfect for a special brunch. Use a griddle to fry multiple eggs at once and speed up prep time.

Challah French Toast with Cranberry-Apple CompoteChallah French Toast with Cranberry-Apple Compote

Slices of gold, egg-rich challah make the best French toast — they soak up all the custard, creating a wonderfully crispy-gooey treat.

Spinach, Red Pepper and Feta FrittataSpinach, Red Pepper and Feta Frittata

This meatless main dish is great for a breakfast buffet, because it can be served warm or at room temperature. Feta cheese and fresh herbs pack in plenty of extra flavor.

Caramelized Pear Oven PancakeCaramelized Pear Oven Pancake

This beautiful oven pancake makes an impressive presentation, but it’s actually super simple to prepare. It’s also a quick way to make pancakes for a group! If you like, divide the pears and batter between individual baking pans, and reduce the baking time by a few minutes.

Broccoli-Cheddar QuicheBroccoli-Cheddar Quiche

Quiche is the ultimate brunch dish — a buttery, flaky pastry crust is irresistible, and the possibilities for fillings are endless. Broccoli and cheddar are a universally appealing combination, so this version is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Hazelnut Streusel BreadHazelnut Streusel Bread

This breakfast bread is a hazelnut lover’s dream: a tender, nutty texture studded with melty chocolate chips and a thick layer of crunchy hazelnut streusel on top. Slice and arrange on a pretty bread board for serving.

Baked Eggs with Spinach and ProsciuttoBaked Eggs with Spinach and Prosciutto

Here, eggs are baked in a nest of spinach, prosciutto and cream for a presentation that’s elegant enough for brunch entertaining. For the soft-cooked egg lover, it’s a heavenly combination; make sure to serve toasted bread or English muffins for dipping into the buttery yolks.

Panettone French ToastPanettone French Toast

This airy, golden Italian egg bread studded with dried fruits is a holiday classic. Here we transform it into a delicious version of French toast.

Smoked Salmon Scramble with Cream Cheese and HerbsSmoked Salmon Scramble with Cream Cheese and Herbs

Here, smoked salmon, cream cheese and fresh chives and dill add an elegant, decadent touch to fluffy scrambled eggs. This dish will turn any breakfast into a special occasion.

Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan StreuselPumpkin Coffee Cake with Brown Sugar-Pecan Streusel

This coffee cake delivers all the rich flavors of pumpkin and spices with a thick layer of crunchy streusel, but the result is still lighter than you would expect. It’s an ideal snack to keep around for unexpected guests this season.

Butternut Squash, Kale and Sausage FrittataButternut Squash, Kale and Sausage Frittata

Winter greens and hearty squash star in this colorful frittata. Italian sausage adds a savory note, but feel free to omit it for a vegetarian version.

Bread-and-Butter Pudding with Caramelized PearsBread-and-Butter Pudding with Caramelized Pears

Think of this comforting breakfast as a composed version of French toast. It features layers of buttered bread baked into an eggy custard atop a hidden layer of cinnamon-spiced pears.

Bacon and Leek QuicheBacon and Leek Quiche

This quiche features a classic combination of crispy bacon and melted leeks, plus shredded Gruyere cheese for added richness. Like a frittata, quiche can be served warm or at room temperature.

Broccoli Rabe, Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella StrataBroccoli Rabe, Pesto and Smoked Mozzarella Strata

Slightly bitter broccoli rabe is layered with egg-soaked sourdough bread, pesto and Italian cheese in this gorgeous winter strata, a simple one-pot dish for a holiday breakfast.


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