So, you’ve been invited to a breakfast potluck. You could resort to your usual chocolate-chip pancakes or fresh fruit platter (yawn), but why not spice it up with something way more exciting? Don’t worry, we’ve got just the thing: Recipes that are not only delicious but are sure to impress even the harshest breakfast critics. Here, 32 easy and unexpected breakfast potluck ideas that will feed and delight a crowd. 

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1. Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill

We know how easy eggs are to cook for one but cooking them for a crowd doesn’t have to be an all-day affair. Enter: these sheet pan eggs that make big-batch a no-brainer. 

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2. BLUEBERRY & RICOTTA SKILLET CAKE

Yup, we are totally giving you permission to eat cake for breakfast and top it with all the confectioners’ sugar your heart desires. 

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3. Slow-Cooker Breakfast Casserole

What’s a potluck without at least one casserole? Instead of cooking all of your breakfast favorites—eggs, potatoes and bacon—separately, just do it all together. 

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4. ‘Everything Bagel’ Cauliflower Rolls

These cuties don’t weigh you down (they’re super low-carb and gluten-free). And don’t worry, we promise they break and taste just like the real thing.

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5. Breakfast Enchiladas

Spice up the event with this Latin-inspired recipe stuffed with your favorite breakfast ingredients and smothered with delicious creamy salsa sauce. Yum.  

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6. Sheet Tray Pancakes with Peaches and Strawberries

Anyone can make flapjacks the old-fashioned way but these take pancakes to a whole new level. Plus, there’s absolutely no flipping required. 

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7. Pancake Balls

Also known as Danish aebleskiver, these fluffy pancake balls are ready start to finish in just 30 minutes, and let’s be honest, everything is better in ball form. 

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8. Kale Quiche with a Cheddar-Rice Crust

Quiche may be breakfast classic, but this cheddar-rice crust is what makes this recipe one of our new morning go-tos.

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9. Pizza-Dough Cinnamon Rolls

Oh no, you forgot to make something for your potluck breakfast tomorrow. Don’t worry, this recipe uses store-bought dough instead of homemade, shaving hours off the prep time.

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10. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata

It may look fancy, but it almost takes no effort to execute. Basically, you just drop all the ingredients into your Crock-Pot and voilà. 

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11. Breakfast Sliders

Fact: Everyone loves sliders. So why wouldn’t everyone love the ones made with sausage, cheese and eggs?

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12. Pumpkin Pie Stuffed French Toast

This dessert-like breakfast will score you major points for taste and bonus points for being in season. You’re welcome. 

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13. CHEESY, FLAKY BREAKFAST CUPS

Savory breakfast lovers, this one’s for you. The best part is you can add any ingredient you want. Spinach? Sure. Tomato? Go for it. Chili peppers? Why the heck not.

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14. Baked Bagel French Toast with Maple Glaze

Using bagels instead of regular ol’ bread? Genius. This no-flip recipe is soft, chewy, moist and tender…what more can you ask for? 

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15. Leek, Kale and Goat Cheese Strata

Not all breakfast food needs to be sweet. Exhibit A: This strata featuring eggs, bread and cheese. Assemble it the night before, wake up and pop it in the oven 30 minutes prior to departure time. 

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16. SMOKED SALMON AND CREAM CHEESE PASTRIES

We love a good sweet pastry as much as the next gal, but a savory pastry like this one—packed with salmon and cream cheese—is definitely more our speed.   

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14. Breakfast Nachos

We've tried a lot of different ways to make nachos, but none of those ways compares to this version made with frozen waffles. Yes, you read that correctly. 

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15. Baby Apple Banana Oat Muffins

The batter comes together in a blender and the muffins freeze wonderfully. Not to mention they’re kid- and toddler-approved.

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19. Champagne Doughnuts

Baked—not fried—these babies are made with actual Champagne and therefore pair perfectly with your morning mimosas. (And they go down easily, of course).

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20. 1-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal

One bowl. Ten ingredients. Can’t lose. Sorry, we had to.

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21. Avocado Deviled Eggs

We married two of our absolute favorite breakfast foods to make this sharable recipe full of creamy richness with hints of lime juice and hot sauce.  

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22. Pepperoni Roll Breakfast Strata

It’s basically just pepperoni rolls (pepperoni and cheese baked into fluffy bread), eggs, peppers, onions and garlic all chopped up and baked together for the perfect pizza-like breakfast. 

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23. Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos

Have some guests who aren’t meat eaters? No problem. Made with gluten-free tortillas and topped with black beans, cherry tomatoes and poached eggs, these will be a crowd favorite even among the carnivores. 

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24. Berry and cream cheese croissant french toast bake

This make-ahead dish features soft, buttery, flaky croissants and fresh fruit, and we totally won’t judge you if you add extra cream cheese—we actually encourage it.

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25. MINI CITRUS MONKEY BREAD

Sure, you could make one pull-apart breakfast treat. But why make just one when you could make multiple? Grab some pizza dough at the grocery store and you’ve already done the hardest part.  

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26. MANGO & GRANOLA PROTEIN POPSICLES

Think of them as smoothies in popsicle form. You’ll get creamy chunks of frozen mango and bits of granola in each bite and they only require four ingredients.

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27. chicken-ranch breakfast hash

Both Whole30 and Paleo, this one-pan beauty is packed with protein, potatoes (to keep you full longer) and spinach, for the greens of course. 

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28. Herby everything cheddar swirl buns

There’s nothing we love more then everything bagel spice. Mix that with cheddar cheese and basic pesto and you’ll have the dough filling of your dreams. 

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29. Eggs Baked in Tomatoes

Two foods you probably have in your kitchen at this very moment: a carton of eggs and ripe tomatoes. Time to (finally) put them to good use in this easy recipe. 

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30. Mini Cauliflower-Crust Breakfast Pizzas with Spicy Garlic Honey

If you haven’t noticed from this list, pizza for breakfast is definitely a thing. With sunny-side-up eggs and homemade spicy garlic honey, these pizzas are officially brunch- or breakfast-ready.

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31. Maple Candied Bacon

We can almost guarantee that no one will think to bring bacon to a potluck. Enter: You with this sweet recipe that’s way easier to make than you might think, we promise.

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32. Blueberry Breakfast Loaf with Toasted Millet

OK, so maybe this loaf is gluten-free. But we guarantee that everyone who tastes a slice (gluten-free or not), will rave about it for days weeks.

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