10 Brunch Recipes to Feed a Crowd

updated Jun 29, 2023
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We love a good holiday brunch with our favorite people 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 a sliver of quiche but also a mini sticky bun or two? Surrounded by family, friends, or both? It’s the best.

From the aforementioned breakfast strata to an eggnog pudding you can have for breakfast, here are 10 of our favorite brunch recipes to feed a crowd.

10 Brunch Recipes to Feed a Crowd

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"Ham and Cheese" Breakfast Casserole

Mixed together with bread, pancetta, Gruyère, and eggs, make this casserole a day in advance, so all that’s left to do in the morning is pop it in the oven.

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Black Forest Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Black forest ham, nutty Gruyère, sourdough, and pumpernickel give this take on the ham and cheese breakfast casserole an elegant update.
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Make-Ahead Eggnog French Toast Casserole

Festive eggnog bread pudding is equally tasty at room temperature or straight from the oven, so it will satisfy both the early risers and late sleepers in your crowd.

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Cheese Danish for a Crowd

I can hardly remember a Christmas breakfast when an Entenmann’s cheese danish was not present. These days I make my own — especially when hosting a holiday brunch. It’s a bit of work, but worth every second.

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Sugar Buns

Sugar buns are a stunning morning treat, with layers of rich, flaky puff pastry dough swirled with a fragrant sugar mixture and coated in warm butter and sparkling sugar.

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Spinach & Sweet Potato Chickpea Crustless Quiche

Here’s a quiche just about everyone can eat. Without the milk and eggs, this sweet potato- and spinach-flecked quiche still manages to be custardy and rich — and because there is no crust to worry about it, it couldn’t be easier to throw together.

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Brie & Mushroom Breakfast Strata

Want to make your breakfast casserole totally memorable? Go no further than a wedge of Brie. It creates a rich and gooey “sauce” for sautéed mushrooms and custard-soaked bread as it cooks.

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Orange-Maple French Toast Casserole

Lean on the season’s abundance of sweet, ripe oranges to make this French toast casserole the hero of your holiday brunch. Cubes of brioche take the place of slices, and they’re infused with the bright-sweet aroma of orange sugar to amp up the citrus flavor.

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Whole Grain Gingerbread Muffins

Go ahead, bring some gingerbread to the breakfast table! These holiday-worthy gingerbread muffins are filled with warm spices and just the right amount of sweetness.

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Hearty Breakfast Fruit Salad

Round out the brunch spread with a seasonal fruit salad that’s just as hearty as it is fresh. Pick your grain of choice, along with the best-looking fruit at the store, then some fresh herbs before adding a quick gloss of a sweet-tart dressing to bring it together. It’s all made ahead and just needs a last-minute toss together.

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