We all know that we do not mind what we eat when eating breakfast at home. We can just take a plain bowl of oats or make pancakes, and we are very satisfied and okay with it.
This is different when we have to prepare or take breakfast to others in a breakfast potluck.
We might begin to freak out, not knowing if people will like what we bring.
Or we might totally run out of ideas trying to find what might be the best dish to take with you to such events. Well, we understand your struggles and confusion.
This article puts together some creative and exciting ideas that you can pick from when planning for a breakfast potluck.
Some are just everyday food with a bit of adjustment and touch that you might have never considered. Hopefully, you will find some ideas here that work out perfectly for you.
1. Maple Candied Bacon
Expect nothing less than a crispy delicious experience with this breakfast idea. This is a sweet and salty recipe where you slater a piece of thick-cut bacon in maple syrup.
You sprinkle it with a bit of sugar and a little bit of black pepper.
You get a balance sweet-salty taste that is pleasant to the palates.
The maple syrup that you blaze the bacon in becomes gooey and sticky as it is heated up. This helps the bacon to gain a crispy and irresistible texture.
Click here to get the recipe.
2. Blueberry and Ricotta Skillet Cake
Making a blueberry cake is an excellent way to put this fantastic summer fruit to good use.
This wonderful dish is made with flour, ricotta cheese, and blueberries. The ricotta cheese is very versatile and works perfectly with any recipe.
It is a perfect cheese for a sweet recipe, and it adds a grainy texture to the cake, and the cheese has a low-fat content. The blueberries are sweet and provide an irresistible flavor that is enticing to anyone.
This is one crowd-pleasing food that should do the magic for an event like a breakfast potluck.
This cake is fluffy and has a moist texture. You can check out the recipe on the following blog.
3. Eggs Baked in Tomatoes
These tomato-baked eggs are one healthy quick meal. This is a delicious and easy-to-make meal, plus it is very versatile.
You can use any ingredients and spices you want; the essential ingredients are the tomatoes’ eggs and the tomatoes.
It would be best to have parmesan cheese, fresh corn kernels, snipped fresh chives, salt, and pepper to add to this recipe.
This breakfast is one way to spice up your egg and tomatoes recipes; rather than making an omelet, you can always use this as a substitute.
It is a simple light breakfast meal, especially for those who might want to eat light or eat healthily. If you are ready to see how this is done, you can check out this blog.
4. Berry & Cream Cheese Croissant French Toast Bake
This is a mouthwatering meal that gives you an exciting way of eating your croissants. If you consider the regular French toast boring, you could step things up using this recipe to make it more exciting.
The soft, flaky croissants are layered with cream cheese and sweet fruit jam. This mixture is then baked in an eggy French toast batter.
This breakfast recipe is so easy to make that you can make it a night before or in the morning before hurrying off to your breakfast potluck.
You can click here to get the recipe for this exciting breakfast option.
5. Chicken-Ranch Breakfast Hash
This breakfast hash is delicious, filled with protein from the meat used. The potatoes in this dish keep you filled up and satisfied, plus you get to enjoy the benefits of the vegetables used.
The creamy ranch sauce adds a deliciousness that is appealing to even those who might not like veggies like spinach.
If you are going for a breakfast potluck where kids are present, you would not have to worry about them being picky about the vegetables present in the dish.
You can get the recipe for this dish here.
6. Breakfast Enchiladas
Who doesn’t like an enchilada? I mean the meal is so casual and delicious. It is full of flavors and can be munched at any time of the day.
Enchiladas are made from corn tortilla, and different toppings are placed on the tortilla covered with sauce and wrapped with the tortilla.
It is a versatile meal; you can use many ingredients for your breakfast tortilla, you could decide to go simply by using only vegetables and salads, or you can add meats like chicken, pork, ham, beef, and even seafood.
Most people who are on a diet might decide to use beans to fill this wonderful dish. No matter the ingredients you decide to use, this dish is a perfect idea for a breakfast potluck.
You can even decide to prepare everything a night before the main day, and on that morning, you have less work.
Breakfast tortilla is undoubtedly one of those crowd-pleasing dishes that people will patronize. You can check this recipe for a quick guide on how to go about it.
7. Breakfast Nachos
You might be surprised about the idea of taking nachos with you to a breakfast potluck. Do not be so surprised; first, no one can resist the urge to reach out for this crispy goodness.
Secondly, you will be surprised at how many people prefer a light snack for breakfast.
Nachos is one snack that seems to attract many people; adding some toppings and ingredients might make it even harder for people to stay away.
So if you eventually decide to take nachos with you, use a recipe that spices things up.
Rather than taking plain nacho chips, you can add dippings, vegetables, cheese, salads, and fruits to the whole mix. Follow this link to get one of the best recipes for breakfast nachos.
8. Vegetarian Breakfast Tacos
Mexican cuisine is some of the best and popular cuisines around that a lot of people patronize.
Tacos are one of those heavenly delicacies that seem to attract everyone, and best still, there is a vegetarian version for those interested.
While preparing for your breakfast potluck, it is good to take into consideration that not everyone at the event eats meat or dairy product. The fact that some people are vegetarian can be most times overlooked and taken for granted.
So it would be nice and thoughtful of you to take this vegetarian dish with you.
Some of the ingredients you can use for your vegetarian tacos include chopped avocados, garlic mushrooms, tomatoes, chives, eggs, onions, potatoes, and chopped green bell pepper. You can check out this recipe for this quick delicious meal.
9. Breakfast Sliders
This is the perfect breakfast for serving a large crowd of people. Breakfast sliders are palm-sized sandwiches with a sweet and savory taste. These sliders’ ingredient includes cheese, eggs, sausages, and they are baked in a slider bun.
To make these little sandwiches more irresistible, you can glaze the buns by brushing them with maple butter or using sesame seeds. This appearance makes them more appetizing to the eyes.
You can add vegetables and spices to this sandwich recipe to give it more flavors and health benefits. This dish takes a short prep time, and it is effortless to prepare for many people.
You can check out this recipe for a Ham, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Slider.
10. Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
A slow cooker breakfast casserole gives you the advantage and luxury of preparing your meal a night before the main event and allowing it to cook slowly while you enjoy your sleep.
You wake up in the morning to a delicious aroma that permeates your house.
This meal is perfect, especially if you have to get to your breakfast potluck very early in the morning. You do not have to wake up and start running around to cook.
All you have to do is put off the slow cooker’s heat and pack up your casserole for your event.
The ingredients for this casserole include; hash browns, eggs, cheese, peppers, milk, ham, sausage, dry mustard, salt, and vegetables.
You can check out this blog for the perfect and easy recipe for this breakfast casserole.
11. Mini Citrus Monkey Bread
Mini citrus monkey bread is often used for desserts, but this can nicely suit a breakfast potluck.
These mini pieces of bread look appetizing, and it is very easy for one to consume more than three without realizing it.
You might not have the time for mixing and kneading dough for this recipe a night before or on the morning of the occasion.
This should not discourage you from choosing this recipe; you can always buy ready-made pizza dough from the supermarket and use it for this recipe.
You do not need many ingredients for this recipe; all you need is granulated sugar, light brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, cream, lemon zest, and orange zest.
Here is a recipe that will throw more light on the best way to make a perfect mini citrus monkey bread.
12. Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Pastries
This dish’s sight alone will create a curiosity that most people will want to try out this dish. And the truth is that they won’t be disappointed because this a delicious light recipe for a perfect breakfast.
These small pastries are packed with goodness; they are flaky, delicious, with a buttery and smoky flavor pleasant to the palates.
Salmon is an appealing delicacy; imagine having this seafood served to you at breakfast; you will most probably be unable to say no to it.
The smoked salmon adds an outstanding taste and flavor to the whole dish. The cream cheese adds a mild tasting and freshness to the dish. Click here to get the recipe for this dish.
13. Cheese, Flaky Breakfast Cups
These little cups are filled with a lot of ingredients that you will usually use for your breakfast. There is bacon, eggs, cheese, sausage, hash brown, and milk.
It is another creative way of eating your breakfast without having to prepare the usual bread-egg toast, or omelet, or scrambled eggs.
If you serve a meal at a breakfast potluck, it is best to serve something outstanding and irresistible. Cheese flaky breakfast cups are a way of mixing the traditional breakfast ingredients and keeping it interesting.
This crowd-pleaser dish does not take a lot of time to prepare, neither is it complicated. You can check out this blog for a recipe and guide on how to go about this delicious breakfast.
14. Pepperoni Roll Breakfast Strata
Pepperoni is one food item that is loved and frequently eaten. You can find it regularly on pizzas, salads, and even on rolls.
A pepperoni roll consists of pepperoni and cheese, which are baked into a fluffy bread.
The amazing part is that you can use these rolls to make a pepperoni strata which is another perfect breakfast idea.
The strata contain other ingredients like garlic, onions, cheese, eggs, peppers, and last but not least, pepperoni rolls.
This breakfast option is delicious and crunchy and has a lot of cheese, and it tastes like pizza, and we all know a lot of people delight in pizza.
You can make this meal a night before your breakfast potluck, so you do not have to rush on that morning to put things together.
You can check out this blog for more directions about how to make this crunchy mouthwatering breakfast.
15. Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Frittata
If you want a breakfast option that you will prepare while giving attention to other things, a slow cooker frittata will be the best option.
All you have to do is prepare all the ingredients you need and throw them into the cooker. Your frittata will cook perfectly while you attend to other business.
After cooking for about three hours, you will get a fancy-looking breakfast that will undoubtedly appeal to people at your breakfast potluck.
The ingredients needed for this recipe include; sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, thinly sliced red onions, crumbled goat cheese, eggs, milk, black pepper, baby arugula, and dried oregano.
Click here to get the recipe for this delicious, stress-free dish.
16. Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Dill
This is a perfect way to serve eggs and salmon to a large group of people. This dish combines your bacon’s smoky flavor with cream cheese and herbs to give you an unforgettable experience.
You can serve this dish together with bagels or toast. Some who prefer to eat light might eat it without any other accompaniment.
If you are giving this meal some consideration, you can click here for the full recipe.
17. Blueberry Breakfast Loaf with Toasted Millet
This is a very delicious and flavorful toast to enjoy with a cup of tea or coffee. The sweet taste of the blueberries can make you addicted to this delicious pie.
Apart from their sweet flavor, blueberries are also nutritious, and they possess vitamins and minerals.
The toasted millets add a nutty flavor to your sweet toast. It is a healthy meal that most people will want to taste, making it perfect for a potluck.
You will find this recipe helpful.
18. Champagne Doughnuts
If your breakfast potluck is a festive gathering or a high-class event, you can mark this by taking these doughnuts made with champagne.
Another fantastic thing is that these doughnuts are baked, not fried, reducing the calories and fat that comes with frying.
The dough used here has a rich amount of eggs and buttercream; this means that it might take you a long time to knead the dough.
These doughnuts are light and fluffy and are irresistible to the eyes.
You can be sure that these doughnuts will get people’s attention at the potluck; this is if you do not eat them all before getting to the venue.
You can check this blog for this beautiful recipe.
19. Bacon Hash Brown Eggs Casserole
This is another creative way to enjoy eggs and ham for breakfast. This dish combines a lot of flavors to give you a delicious meal.
The savory flavors from the bacon, eggs, and potatoes give you a perfect savory meal.
Microwaving the bacon before adding it to the whole mix gives it crunchy and enjoyable crispiness.
This is undoubtedly a crowd-pleaser, and you can never go wrong serving this to a crowd. You will find the full recipe for this meal in the following blog.
20. Mango & Granola Protein Popsicles
This is undoubtedly one of the best breakfast options to serve if you are going to a breakfast potluck with children.
Popsicle can never be a bad option where kids are; it is a favorite. This a quick breakfast snack that is easy to make.
This recipe contains chunks of frozen mangoes, coconut milk, bits of granola, and some people add some vanilla flavor to the mix.
Also, it is a healthy meal suitable for vegans and those with gluten sensitivity. This snack is a way of adding something fun to the whole breakfast potluck.
If you are thinking of this exciting recipe, check out this blog for more information.
21. Raspberry Almond Coffee Cake
Serving a cake for breakfast can never go wrong, especially if it is flavored with fruits and nuts. This cake has a buttery flavor and tender texture, and it is covered with raspberry jam, sliced almonds, and a rich cream cheese layer.
This cake is a good accompaniment for a cup of tea or coffee. Not a lot of people will be able to resist this mouthwatering beauty. You can check out this recipe if you decide to make this delicious cake.
22. Bowl Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal
Any breakfast option with fruits in it would always be appreciated, mainly because of the rich taste and the health benefits which accompany it.
This breakfast option fills you up, and at the same time nourishing your body.
The combination of flavors for this recipe is rich and satisfying, especially the blend of bananas with nut butter.
These two ingredients indeed belong together, and they can never go wrong in any recipe that they are used together.
And by the way, who doesn’t love chocolate? This meal is rich in flavor and taste, and it is very easy to get addicted to it. I will recommend this if you are meeting people who are all about eating healthily.
If you are interested in this meal, then you can get the recipe in this blog.
23. Pizza Dough Cinnamon Rolls
If you are one of those who love to make homemade pizza, this might be one of the breakfast options that will come quickly to you.
All you need is pizza dough, either homemade or the one you buy at the store.
All you have to do is brush the pizza dough with butter and sprinkle it with other ingredients like sugar and cinnamon.
And you can brush this with a vanilla glaze to add more flavor to your rolls. This is a simple recipe, but it gives you a perfect outcome.
Most people love cinnamon rolls, and it takes you less time and few ingredients to come up with this. You can check out the full recipe on the blog.
24. Fruit Salad
There is no way this list will be complete without mentioning a recipe that involves only fruit.
Some people prefer eating light in the morning, and it helps them throughout the day until time for their next meal.
Others are encouraged to eat more healthily because of health reasons, and most time, they are encouraged to incorporate more fruits into their diets.
So, serving a fruit salad at a breakfast potluck is a perfect idea you should consider.
There are many fruit combinations that you can pick from to make a delicious, attractive fruit salad. You can decide to make a honey-lime fruit salad; it is sweet and tangy.
Click here to get more information about this recipe.
25. Simple Scones
If you are going for a breakfast potluck, scones will be one item that more than one or two people might serve.
These are usually the most relied on food items used for occasions like this.
If you do not have the time to make something different or are not sure what to take to the potluck, this could be one of those easy remedies for you.
You can never go wrong with scones for a breakfast meal.
If you decide to choose scones, here is a simple scone recipe that can guide you to make them at home.
26. Scrambled Eggs Muffin
This is another way of putting together all the traditional breakfast ingredients. When it comes to food, you can be creative as much as you want; there is no limit.
Egg muffins are not a very common dish that people make every day, so taking this to a breakfast potluck might be an outstanding idea.
All you need is sausages, eggs, cheese, and bell peppers. You prepare this meal by using muffin pans to give your ingredients a muffin-like shape and outlook.
You do not require many ingredients, and it takes you less time to have this creative dish ready for consumption.
This blog has a simple, straightforward recipe that you can look up.
27. Eggs Benedict Breakfast Pizza
I mean, who doesn’t rejoice when they see pizza being served? Pizza is one food which people don’t mind eating at any time of the day. It is so versatile that you can use it for any meal throughout the day.
This egg Benedict breakfast pizza is the best option for pizza lovers who prefer to have some pizza in the morning.
You can be sure that you will find pizza lovers among the crowds in your potluck.
This pizza is topped with eggs, hollandaise sauce, and ham. This recipe is a classic egg Benedict which you serve in a pizza-style.
It is a wonderful way to combine a classic breakfast ingredient, eggs, and one of the world’s most loved foods. You can check out this blog if this sounds like an option that you will choose.
28. Overnight Asparagus Mushroom Strata
This is one of those breakfast options that allow you to prepare beforehand to avoid rushing things on the morning of the potluck. This is one healthy breakfast option that you could consider.
The ingredients in this dish include mushrooms, layers of cheese, asparagus, and toasted English muffins.
This is indeed an exciting and flavorful vegetarian meal; also, you can twist this by adding ham or sausages to the recipe.
This blog offers you a good guide on how to go about this recipe.
29. Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole
This casserole is the perfect idea for cheese lovers; there are two types of cheese used here, dense cottage cheese and shredded cheese.
Other ingredients include ham, bacon, hash browns, eggs, and vegetables.
You can make this casserole a night before or on the morning of your potluck event. This blog has an excellent recipe to guide you with this meal.
There are many creative options and dishes to rely on when going for a breakfast potluck.
This article has listed some of the best options that you can always rely on. I trust you found one dish or recipe that is going to work out for you.