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Quick Brunch Recipes for a Crowd

Smita Pandit
Are you looking for some easy brunch recipes for a crowd? Here are some simple recipes that you could try for brunch.
Though cooking for a crowd does seem to be a daunting task, there's no need to get hassled. However, smart thinking is definitely required when you are cooking for a large group of people.
First of all, the menu must not have elaborate dishes that take a lot of time to cook. You just need to relax and think about quick food recipes that wouldn't require too much effort and will still fetch you praises for your culinary skills.
It is not that difficult to prepare delicious food that can set the mood for the foodies out there. You could prepare finger food or look for recipes for food items that could be prepared ahead. Here are some simple brunch recipes for a crowd.

French Toast

  • Cream cheese, 8 oz.
  • White bread cubes, 12 cups
  • Milk, 2 cups
  • Eggs, 10
  • Maple syrup, 3/4 cup
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Half and half, 2/3 cup
  • Confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoons
  • First place the bread cubes in a lightly greased baking pan.
  • Put the cream cheese in a large mixing bowl and beat it using an electric mixer.
  • Keep adding eggs, one at a time and mix well.
  • Add milk, half and half, vanilla and maple syrup and stir till it is smooth.
  • Spread this cream cheese mixture over bread.
  • Cover and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Remove it from the fridge and wait till it is at room temperature.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake.
  • Bake for at least half an hour. You can check by inserting a knife in the center.
  • If the knife comes out clean, sprinkle confectioners' sugar over it.

Finger Sandwich

  • White bread, a loaf
  • Cream cheese, 1 package
  • Mayonnaise
  • Worcestershire sauce, 4 tablespoons
  • Chopped green onions
  • Grated carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Peel the cucumbers and slice them.
  • Take a mixing bowl and add cream cheese, mayonnaise, carrots and chopped onions along with the Worcestershire sauce.
  • Mix these ingredients in such a way that the paste is of a thick consistency.
  • Spread the paste on a slice and place four pieces of cucumber over a slice.
  • Spread the paste over another slice and place it on top. The delicious finger sandwich is ready!

Ham Sandwich

  • Eggs, 10 (beaten)
  • Bread, 10 slices
  • Milk, 4 tablespoons
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Black pepper, a pinch
  • Ham, 1 cup (chopped)
  • Butter, 3 tablespoons
  • Cumin powder, a pinch (roasted)
  • Cheese, 1½ cup (shredded)
  • Take a large mixing bowl and add eggs, milk, salt, pepper and cumin and beat to blend.
  • Stir in ham into this mixture.
  • Add butter to a nonstick skillet on a low flame.
  • Add the mixture to it and cook for around 10 minutes on medium flame.
  • Once it is cooked, add shredded cheese and cover till the cheese melts.
  • Toast bread and spread butter over it.
  • Cut omelet and place it between the slices.

Brunch Casserole

  • Bread slices, 15-20
  • Pork sausages, 4 cups
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Eggs, 12 (beaten)
  • Onions, 1 cup (diced)
  • Bell pepper, 1 cup (diced)
  • Milk, 4 cups
  • Salt
  • Black pepper, 2 teaspoons (ground)
  • Butter, 1 stick
  • Take a casserole dish and melt butter in it.
  • Cook the sausages and keep it aside.
  • Now you sauté onion and bell pepper and keep them aside.
  • Combine eggs, salt, pepper, milk and hot sauce and beat.
  • Add meat first and then add the vegetables and cheese to it.
  • Cut bread into cubes and place at the bottom of the casserole.
  • Add the mixture on the bread and top it with some of the shredded cheese.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees in the oven for about 55 minutes.
  • Check by inserting a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, brunch casserole is ready!

Delicious Peach Delight

  • Milk, 4 cups
  • Dried peaches, 6 oz.
  • Pasteurized liquid egg whites, 2 cups
  • Honey, 4 tablespoons
  • Salt, ½ teaspoon
  • Almond extract, 2 teaspoons
  • Whole white bread
  • Cashews, ½ cup (chopped)
  • Raisins
  • Cinnamon, 2 teaspoons (ground)
  • Confectioners' sugar, 3 tablespoons
  • Take a large bowl and whisk milk, egg whites, honey, almond extract and salt.
  • Take 10 slices and trim the crusts off and set aside.
  • Take the remaining slices and cut them into one inch pieces.
  • Take another bowl and add dried peaches, cashews, raisins and cinnamon.
  • Grease a baking pan and add the bread pieces.
  • Add the trimmed bread slices on the top so that they fit evenly.
  • Beat the milk mixture and then pour it over the bread.
  • Use a wooden spoon to put slight pressure on the bread so that it becomes moist.
  • Now you need to cover it with parchment paper and foil and refrigerate it for at least 12 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake it covered for at least 40 minutes.
  • Uncover and bake till it becomes light brown.
  • Sprinkle confectioners' sugar after 10 minutes.
  • Your peach delight is ready!

Fresh apple galette with pecan nuts

Frittata With Potato Cheese And Pepper

If you have to cook for a large number of people, prepare these dishes using the given recipes and we are sure that your guests will love you for the yummy brunch.