Sweet and savory dishes to start your morning.
On the one hand, potlucks are a great way to spend time enjoying good food with coworkers, family, and friends. But on the other hand, they can be stressful. The pressure to bring the perfect dish is real! Between choosing a dish and scrambling to get it prepared before you leave for the day—there’s a lot to consider when it comes to potlucks.
Next time the breakfast potluck at work sneaks up on you, try one of these easy breakfast potluck ideas! We rounded up 15 of the best breakfast potluck dishes, with both sweet and savory dishes that are sure to please.
Cheddar cheese, sausage, onion, and bell peppers give this savory egg muffin a hearty filling. Reviewer Jenn Harmon Jones says, “I love all things breakfast and it's great having a "muffin" to grab for on-the-go. I added some cream cheese to the mix and cooked the sausage in maple syrup! So very tasty!” Give these a try at your next breakfast potluck for an easy, individually-portioned dish.
Say goodbye to store bought granola bars for good. This recipe takes less than an hour to make and can be enjoyed for the rest of the week or all at once for your potluck! "We were going through boxes and boxes of store bought chewy granola bars so I searched for a recipe so we could make our own. This one is great. I feel better about my kids eating something homemade without all the processing of packaged ones," says reviewer Kathryn.
Cinnamon Rolls will always be a hit at breakfast potlucks, and this recipe allows you to do all the prep the night before. Pop them in the oven right before you leave and arrive with warm, gooey cinnamon rolls in hand. Recipe creator DENDES5238, "Make the night before, rolls rise in the fridge overnight and bake the next morning. Easy and delicious. Enjoy!"
These simple sandwiches are a nice variation on a classic ham and cheese, that will please even the pickiest eater at the potluck! Reviewer Patches said the sandwiches can be prepared ahead of time, and then stored in the fridge until you’re ready to put them in the oven—making them perfect for busy mornings!
Reviewer Tasman says, “My whole neighborhood raves about this one!” This top-rated recipe is a classic dish that will be enjoyed at any potluck—neighborhood, church, work, or anywhere you choose to serve it.
This recipe allows you to serve a classic breakfast dish at group gatherings. “This is a fun twist on regular Eggs Benedict and much easier to make for a group then the standard Eggs Benedict,” says reviewer spotlightnow. It’s ready in under an hour and easy to transport and serve.
Donut holes are always well received at breakfast potlucks, but this donut-muffin fusion will set you apart! Reviewer Jillian says, “Wonderful recipe that's a cross between a mini muffin and a donut hole! Simple, delicious, sweet little treats that are kind of like a potato chip—I dare you to eat just one... With that in mind the only thing I would do differently next time is to double or triple the recipe because these don't last long.”
This dish is great if you’re trying to be conscious of your vegetarian colleagues at the potluck. Mushrooms, English muffins, cheese, asparagus, bell pepper, and onion make for a hearty breakfast food that can be prepared overnight and popped in the oven the morning of. Reviewer Crystal S says, “Served to 11 women on the last day of our girl's weekend and every single one of them asked for the recipe. Now that's my idea of success!”
These enchiladas are filled with ham, onions, peppers, and cheese, and then baked in a creamy egg batter. Prep them the night before and cook them in the oven the morning of for a warm and cheesy addition to the breakfast potluck. It’s like a breakfast burrito, but better.
Monkey bread is a pull-apart bread that is perfect for potlucks, or anytime you’re feeding a large group of people. This particular recipe offers a twist on the classic version with apples added for a hint of tartness. “This was delicious! A huge hit with the party I brought it to—lots of people asking for the recipe,” says reviewer egoogs.
Recipe creator BECKPAL says, "This is a great alternative to an omelet when feeding a number of people." Simply mix ham, bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions with the egg mixture and pop it in the oven. Breakfast has never been so easy AND delicious.
12. Simple Scones
If you’re looking for a sophisticated dish to bring to the potluck that pairs well with morning coffee or tea—scones are always a good option! “These are the best scones I have ever eaten! I'm a top notch baker but even thought this recipe is easy, it doesn't skip on the flavor,” says reviewer Eddie Rios-Stroud.
This gorgeous coffee cake will turn heads at the breakfast potluck. "This moist, light cake is ‘berry’ delicious as a dessert or for breakfast. Your house will smell just wonderful while it is baking and cooling. Recipe doubles well,” says recipe creator Melissa Marsh.
Reviewer SEWNUTS1980 says, “When I need to feed a crowd this is the recipe I use. It is delicious. There are never any leftovers - even if I make two pans. The guys in my office request it often. YUM!” Bacon, eggs, hash browns, cheese, and onion makes up the filling of this hearty casserole.
For those looking to keep it light at the potluck—fruit salad is a great option for breakfast! “This was so easy and SO good!! I took it to a brunch that featured only breakfast foods, so I skipped the celery and used mandarin oranges and red seedless grapes instead,” says reviewer DIANASMOM.