Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast Recipes That Will Keep Everyone Full Until Dinner


Thanksgiving dinner is arguably the most anticipated and involved meal of the year. It's an all-day cooking event that requires plenty of planning and multitasking. With all of your energy going into that feast, what should you do about breakfast on Turkey Day? The kitchen is bustling and the fridge is filled with ingredients and pre-prepared dishes, so you need quick and easy breakfast ideas that require little fuss but yield big results.

If you want to start with something classic, try our easy pancakes, pictured here. Although the batter is made from scratch, it only takes five minutes to prepare, and we even include a few ingredient swap recommendations in case you prefer buttermilk or yogurt over milk. Looking to serve something savory? Consider a frittata. Our Tomato, Scallion, and Cheddar Frittata requires six ingredients and comes together in just 25 minutes.

Beyond a breakfast that's easy to make, you'll also want one that's easy to serve. Our Apple-Oatmeal Muffins can be made the night prior and warmed up in the morning before serving. A lovely dose of tart apple flavor, these grab-and-go delights are perfect for a holiday breakfast as guests can help themselves. If you prefer to start the day with something savory, trade in your go-to breakfast sandwich for our Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups, which are made in a muffin tin. Five ingredients are all it takes to make this protein-packed meal.

No matter which dish you make, these recipes all feature easy to find ingredients that should be available at your local grocery store. Additionally, each recipe requires little hands-on preparation; even if you're making one of our casserole dishes that take an hour to cook, the preparation time is minimal.

Ahead, Thanksgiving breakfasts that your guests will love—and you'll love them, too, because they're a cinch to make.

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Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Baked Blueberry French Toast Casserole
Mike Krautter

We turned French toast into a marvelous make-ahead casserole with blueberries in between layers of brioche. Warm the dish in the oven the morning of Thanksgiving, then sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

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Quick Broccoli Frittata

quick broccoli frittata served with avocado
Frank Frances

This frittata is all about convenience. It's made predominantly with common ingredients—including eggs, garlic, oil, and salt and pepper—so the only things you may need to visit your grocery store for are frozen broccoli and sharp white cheddar.

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Maple Bran Muffins

Maple Bran Muffins recipe
Chris Simpson

Muffins are great for a grab-and-go snack, but we also love them as an easy holiday breakfast option. This recipe uses maple syrup for sweetness and plain yogurt for moisture; two types of bran hold the treat together and give it its fluffiness.

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Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread
Bryan Gardner

Pumpkin lovers will rejoice that they don't have to wait until dessert to get their fix. This quick bread recipe requires no kneading, folding, or shaping—simply mix and transfer to a loaf pan, then bake.

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Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole

Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole
Con Poulos

This hearty main is gluten-free and vegetarian, so it's perfect for when you're hosting a crowd with mixed dietary preferences. Onion and spinach are sautéed until soft, then cooked with potatoes in milk and mixed with beaten eggs and fontina cheese, then baked.

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Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs

Sheet Pan Vegetable Hash with Eggs
Chris Simpson

Whether it's for a weeknight dinner or special occasion breakfast, sheet pan recipes are always a fuss-free meal. This one-pan breakfast has you bake eggs over an array of colorful vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, red bell pepper, and onion.

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Easy Florentine Egg Cups

plated florentine egg cups
Bryan Gardner

Skip the hassle of poaching eggs, as is called for in traditional eggs Florentine, and opt for this easy, five-ingredient twist instead. Use bread slices brushed with butter to line muffin cups then fill each with spinach and an egg. Bake the dish until the bread is toasted and yolks are slightly runny.

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Oven-Baked Blueberry Pancake

Ryan Liebe

This pancake recipe solves the problem of not having time to stand at the stove cooking the fluffy delights. Blueberry packed batter is poured into a dish and baked until it turns a glorious golden brown. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar before serving.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

Yunhee Kim

A wholesome riff on a Swiss rösti, this entirely make-ahead holiday dish features crispy potatoes, broccoli, grated cheddar, and scallions. Reheat it in the morning and garnish with crumbled cooked bacon, reserved scallions, and a dollop of yogurt for an irresistible finish.

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Banana-Chocolate Chip Bread

banana chocolate chip bread
Marcus Nilsson

Another quick bread breakfast option, this crowd favorite is speckled with bits of chocolate.

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Ham and Cheese Strata

ham and cheese strata

Dijon mustard and smoked paprika give this hearty, layered casserole its depth of flavor. Plus, the dish tastes even better when you make it ahead because the spiced egg mixture has extra time to penetrate the bread, ham, and cheese. Assemble it the night before, then bake the dish for an hour the morning of.

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Egg Sandwiches for a Crowd

Egg Sandwiches with sauce and casserole
Alpha Smoot

Egg sandwiches are delicious but can be time consuming to make on a busy holiday morning when you consider all the moving parts (cooking bacon, scrambling eggs, toasting bread). Streamline the process by combining classic breakfast sandwich ingredients (think bacon, eggs, and Swiss) into one big frittata, then slice into portions and serve each between slices of toast.

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Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds

Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds
Chris Simpson

Baked oatmeal is typically offered as a single serving breakfast option, but our version makes it suitable for a crowd. Frozen mixed berries are baked into cinnamon-spiced oats releasing a marvelous and welcoming aroma.

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Herb-Cheddar Scones

herb cheddar scones
Yuki Sugiura

A warm, savory scone is the ideal breakfast on a busy morning. Packed with cheddar, scallions, and dill, this delightful baked good also works as a vehicle for breakfast sandwiches.

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Cinnamon-Raisin French Toast Casserole

Romulo Yanes

Prep and clean-up are made easy with this one-pan meal. In a cross between French toast and cinnamon toast, fluffy brioche bread is topped with a spiced egg mixture and cinnamon and raisins woven throughout.

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Frittata with Ham and Spinach


Easy to customize and even easier to make, this basic frittata recipe can be elevated any which way you choose. Our basic version uses ham, spinach, and ricotta cheese.

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Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

Mike Krautter

With cinnamon, apples, and oats, these muffins are like a taste of fall. Make and bake them a day ahead and they'll be fresh and delicious on Thanksgiving morning.

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Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups


A genius take on the classic American breakfast, this recipe has you bake its components in a muffin tin for ease of cooking and convenient serving. The bread crisps up and acts as the perfect vessel for runny eggs and bacon.

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Tomato, Scallion, and Cheddar Frittata


Aromatics including tomatoes and scallions are the true star of this dish which comes together in 25 minutes. Sautéing the ingredients until soft and fragrant will give your frittata unbeatable flavor that's made even better by the addition of egg and cheddar.

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