So have you been lucky enough to get invited to a breakfast potluck, or are you throwing one at your place? Either way, you may be in need of some breakfast potluck ideas like these!
You’re in luck because that is exactly what I have been working on.
More likely is that you are looking in the direction of brunch potluck ideas and thankfully the crossover is pretty seamless.
So, what’s the difference between breakfast and brunch?
Brunch in the U.S. usually offers “breakfasty” foods like pancakes and fried bacon, French toast, waffles, sausage, coffee, cereals and the like and also a few “standard” lunch items like smoked salmon, green salads, a pasta dish, tea sandwiches, and chicken fried steak. (Or is that just here in Texas?) And usually includes alcoholic beverage, like mimosas or a pitcher of sangria to go with.
But a breakfast means it’s all breakfast foods all the time—no salads, nothing that seems like a typical “lunch” item. Usually no alcohol is offered at a breakfast potluck either, just coffee, tea and juices.
So, when that breakfast potluck opportunity arises, one of these recipes below is sure to be the one you want to try.
These recipes are excellent for sharing with groups and can be breakfast potluck ideas for work, church events, or a fun get-together at your house.
From the endearing and handy Ham or Prosciutto Pinwheels to the near-dessert-level Apple French Toast Bake to the gorgeous Bagel “Charcuterie” Board, there are so many tasteful options here that you are SURE to find something the whole crowd will enjoy!
Maybe you will prefer a savory breakfast potluck idea or a sweet breakfast potluck idea or quite possibly a simple breakfast potluck idea.
The great majority of these recipes will be served warm, but I did include a few cold potluck breakfast ideas just in case.
There are even a few that are no-cook breakfast ideas—just assemble and prepare for serving.
So whether you need breakfast ideas for a crowd, a family gathering or something in between, I am confident you will love several of the options below, especially the quinoa fruit salad!
The beauty with most of these recipes is that most have variations allowing them to be personalized to accommodate taste preferences or serving situations.
Enjoy reading through these delicious breakfast potluck ideas!
To begin my breakfast potluck ideas, this spinach, bacon and cheese quiche is savory and filling.
But there is a surprise.
The crust is made of shredded sweet potato giving each bite a hint of sweetness which is wonderful and unexpected!
Muffins make a fantastic choice for a breakfast potluck.
Sure it is easy to pick up or make some sweet breakfast style muffin, but these are just as comforting in addition to being savory!
These tantalizing muffins are made of ham, egg, cheese, and hash browns and the fun part is they are finger-food friendly!
If you love broccoli cheddar soup, then you will love this broccoli cheddar oatmeal bake, which was one of my breakfast potluck ideas to take to work (in the before times).
It’s so easy to make the day ahead and then warm up for serving.
When simple and cold potluck breakfast ideas are more your style, consider this charcuterie board.
It has a circular presentation with bagels placed overlapping around the perimeter.
Simply place all the possible spreads or toppings in ramekins inside and this way everyone can find a little something they love.
And even more bagel topping ideas right here!
This next savory breakfast potluck idea combines pesto, sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto and shredded Gruyere cheese layered up on dough and rolled like pinwheels!
The recipe makes nine but can easily be multiplied.
Definite wow factor!
A slow cooker simple breakfast potluck idea is this recipe that is cooked while you are sleeping and getting ready for your day.
It is SO flexible, calling for hash browns, meat, cheese, and eggs.
Allow three hours on high or seven on low.
Couldn’t be easier!
If a no cook breakfast is more your potluck style, this banana split is perfect.
Slice a banana lengthwise, lay flat, add yogurt, granola, and berries.
The recipe makes one serving but I can see the bananas laying side by side in a casserole dish, toppings added and a spatula used for easy cutting and serving.
Slice, spread, garnish, serve!
Brilliant is the only way to describe some breakfast ideas for a crowd like this pancake casserole.
Pancakes are hard to serve at a potluck.
This recipe designs a casserole by cutting the prepared pancakes in half, stacking them, adding an egg mixture, soaking overnight, and baking for an hour!
Make ahead breakfast potluck ideas are convenient!
This one is also delicious and never has leftovers!
The base and apple topping are assembled and refrigerated overnight.
In the morning, add the streusel topping and bake!
Try even more apple-centric breakfast meals here!
It is always great to have frittata brunch potluck ideas to consider.
This one, cooked on a stovetop on low heat and finished in the oven, includes smoked salmon, zucchini, spinach and goat cheese.
Flexibility here too for ingredients, just be sure the eggs cook firm.
Here are tips we put together for reheating any casserole!
Pictures and step-by-step explanation accompany this breakfast potluck recipe for baked oatmeal.
It’s hearty and comforting.
The chocolate chips and cinnamon absolutely make this a must for me!
When it comes to easy portion sized breakfast potluck ideas for work events, these sliders are exactly what’s needed.
I mean, how can you go wrong with chorizo, eggs, and cheese on Hawaiian buns?
Be prepared to unleash your creative side with a skewer designed cold potluck breakfast ideas!
Pick your favorite nibbles to alternate loading on a skewer.
The recipe suggests mini dill pickles, saami, pepperoni, cheese cubes and cheese wheels.
Obviously there are tons of options from different cheeses to meats to olives or peppers.
We’re headed out West for this next savory breakfast potluck idea, a western omelet frittata.
It combines ham, eggs, onions, bell peppers and cheese like a Western omelet, but it has the twist of adding hash browns!
Isn’t it good to have it all? Here are Breakfast for Dinner Ideas, too!
French toast casserole sounds like a marvelous simple breakfast potluck idea that can be made ahead.
That’s because it is and it can!
You’ll need eggs, milk, butter, maple syrup, vanilla, sourdough bread, and blueberries.
There is an optional glaze as well for a taste of pure heaven!
Don’t fancy cooking but need to bring something to a breakfast potluck?
This recipe for a no cook breakfast are wraps you can assemble, cut in half, stack in a serving dish and off you go!
These apple dapple crunch wrap supremes have peanut butter, matchstick apple slices, golden raising, dried cranberries and granola inside!
What could be better breakfast ideas for a crowd than heading down the Tex-Mex route?
These easy and hearty breakfast enchiladas are customizable and can be made the day before.
Grab some tortillas, fill them up, place in a casserole dish.
Save for the next day or if ready to cook, add the creamy salsa sauce and cheese.
Bake til bubbly and it’ll be unbelievably good!
Stratas, which are bread puddings turned savory, are fantastic breakfast potluck ideas!
If you are a pepperoni fan, this one will win out hands down!
It combines pepperoni bread, different colored peppers, and red onion with an egg mixture, along with seasonings and fresh cheese.
Refrigerate overnight and bake the next morning.
Enjoy something a little different than the usual carb-heavy breakfast with these traditional Japanese breakfasts!
Side dishes make fabulous brunch potluck ideas!
Take hashbrowns for instance.
Everybody loves them and they go with everything!
So here is a recipe for a seriously indulgent hashbrown casserole you may be asked to bring again and again!
What’s better than that sweet, pillowy, creamy fruit salad we all grew up with?
Finally, a croissant recipe on this list of breakfast potluck ideas!
Another overnighter in the fridge here, of sausage, croissants, green onions, parmesan, and an egg mixture poured over.
Add Gruyere cheese just before baking.
You will be the hit of the office carrying in one of these breakfast potluck ideas for work!
Easy to carry and easy to serve are huge bonuses in addition to being easy to make!
Honey ham and swiss cheese pinwheels topped with a sweet poppy seed glaze are fantastic!
You guys, this quinoa fruit salad is one of the very best cold potluck breakfast ideas I came across!
Quinoa, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and mango are combined with a honey lime dressing for wonderful textures and layers of sweetness that will put a zip in any morning!
Country comfort food at its finest here with this savory breakfast potluck idea!
A can of flaky biscuits, breakfast sausage, flour, and milk will give you a dish to share that will not be around long!
All the yumminess you can stand are brought together in this simple breakfast potluck idea!
Tater tots, sausage crumbles, bacon bits, eggs, milk and two cheeses.
Simply layer them all in and let the oven work its magic!
If you’re watching your carbs, here’s some keto breakfast ideas for you.
Need a no-cook breakfast idea?
I got you.
These energy bites are easy to make and look really intriguing and are kept in the refrigerator!
They are made of peanut butter, rolled oats, protein powder, chia seeds, vanilla, cashews, almonds and chocolate chips.
To conclude this list, since every breakfast casserole has a unique combination of ingredients, they make great breakfast ideas for a crowd!
Here frozen diced potatoes are used, giving a unique texture to the dish, along with sausage, bell peppers, onion, eggs and cheese.
I love all the tips and tricks provided!
Add a few more potato casserole recipes to your meal inspiration!
The bottom line
Breakfast potluck ideas or brunch potluck ideas are designed to feed and please as many folks as possible.
Whether a 9×13 is your preference or serve-yourself finger foods, I hope you get to try one of these options and let us know what you think!
Like it fast and crisp? This is our breakfast in the air fryer list!
- Spinach, Bacon, Cheese Quiche With Sweet Potato Crust
- Mediterranean Breakfast Casserole
- Ham Egg & Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Muffins
- Broccoli Cheddar Oatmeal Bake
- Bagel Breakfast Charcuterie Board
- Prosciutto & Cheese Breakfast Pinwheel Rolls
- CrockPot Breakfast Casserole
- Healthy Breakfast Banana Split With Berries
- Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
- Apple French Toast Bake
- Smoked Salmon Frittata With Zucchini, Spinach & Goat Cheese
- One-Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Cheesy Mexican Breakfast Sliders
- Meat & Cheese Individual Charcuterie Skewers
- Western Omelette Frittata
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- Granola Crunch Apple-Peanut Butter Sandwich Wraps
- Breakfast Enchiladas
- Pepperoni Roll Breakfast Strata
- The Ultimate Hashbrown Casserole
- Cheesy Sausage & Croissant Casserole Recipe
- Ham & Cheese Pinwheels
- Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad
- Sausage & Gravy Casserole
- Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- No-Bake Protein Breakfast Energy Bites
- Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- Scroll for your favorite recipe from our list of Breakfast Potluck Ideas!
- Pick out the ingredients needed for the dish.
- Cook and enjoy with your family and friends!