Don't tell, but we here at The Kitchn love a good holiday brunch almost as much as we love the glitzy cocktail parties this time of year. Maybe more. I mean, when else do you get to pile your plate with not only a scoop of cheesy ham casserole and sliver of quiche but also a slice of buttery holiday cake and a mini sticky bun or two? It's the best.
In the event that you find yourself invited to or hosting just such a brunch in the coming weeks, we won't leave you stranded. From the aforementioned ham casserole to an eggnog pudding you can have for breakfast, here are ten of our favorite brunch recipes to feed a crowd.
If you have been tasked with bringing a brunch dish to share, might I direct your attention to our caramel-pecan sticky buns? These little two-bite wonders are the kind of things that get you invited back. If you're more in a savory mood, go for the Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche. It can be made entirely ahead and served at room temperature — win win.
If, on the other hand, you are hosting this brunch, definitely look to the Holiday Breakfast Wreath. It's a little more work, but it's a showstopper. Our sweet potato hash is another favorite brunch dish of mine — for a large crowd, just crack several eggs over the top and bake. The yolks will break and coat the potatoes as guests scoop their servings.
Sweet or savory, casserole or cake — these are all dishes that will make a big crowd of friends and family very happy indeed.
- 1 "Ham & Cheese" Breakfast Casserole
- 2 Caramel-Pecan Sticky Buns
- 3 Roasted Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche
- 4 Holiday Breakfast Wreath with Cranberry-Almond Filling
- 5 Spiced Pear Muffins