There’s no bigger brunch buzzkill than cooking up a delicious homemade meal only to have a stack of dishes waiting for you at the end. Sure, eggs and breakfast potatoes or healthy pancakes are a delicious way to kick off a perfect start to the weekend, but a counter cluttered with pans and mixing bowls doesn’t exactly give off that “easy like a Sunday morning” vibe.
Enter: the one pan brunch. If you’re not familiar with this time-saving hosting hack, allow me to introduce you to your new morning meal go-to. Sheet pan breakfasts can help reduce the time and effort it takes to make a well-rounded meal that everyone can appreciate and enjoy. Plus, when everything comes together in one pan, the entire recipe is simplified. There are fewer elements to keep an eye on, which is key first thing in the morning (particularly if it follows a late night).
Thanks to these one pan recipes, you can have brunch ready for friends and family in under 30 minutes – without a sink overflowing with dishes at the end of it.
If you find yourself wanting to host an impromptu brunch this holiday season, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite recipes that will make both the cooking and clean-up a breeze. Here’s your one-stop shop to your one-pan breakfast party.
One Pan BLT Skillet Frittata, by the Cookie Rookie
This One Pan BLT Skillet Frittata is one of our family’s favorite things to make on Christmas morning. But it’s not just for holidays; this filling, comforting meal is perfect anytime you need an easy and delicious breakfast or brunch. Eggs, bacon, spinach, and tomatoes blended together with just the perfect amount of seasonings.
Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake, by Damn Delicious
An All-American breakfast on a single sheet pan. This breakfast bake is one of those brunch meals that pairs perfectly with a few too many drinks the night before, served with lots of laughs and stories about said night before. Eggs, crispy hash browns, and even crispier bacon… it’s basically holiday hangover heaven in one pan. Get the recipe here.
Mexican Shakshuka, by Joyful Healthy Eats
Shakshuka may look and sound like a fancy dish, but it couldn’t be simpler—veggies, spices, eggs, and a little queso fresco are layered up for a brunch that looks more complicated than it is. Get the recipe here.
Sheet Pan Breakfast Fajitas, by Damn Delicious.
If you love a good fajita dinner, you’ll go absolutely nuts over Damn Delicious’ recipe for sheet pan breakfast fajitas. All of your favorite fajita spices combined with bell peppers, eggs, and avocado create an unforgettable breakfast meal. Get the recipe here.
Egg, Cheddar, and Green Harissa Puff Pastry Breakfast Squares, by A Beautiful Plate
These puff pastry breakfast squares by A Beautiful Plate look gorgeously fancy, yet they are not as hard to make as they appear. Pre-made puff pastry are filled with eggs, shredded cheese, and flavorful Moroccan peppers to create a delicious all-in-one breakfast meal right on your sheet pan in just half an hour. Your guests will be shocked you didn’t spend all morning making these beauties (but then again you don’t have to tell them you didn’t…!) Get the recipe here.
Sheet Pan Kale & Egg Bake, by Healthy Nibbles & Bits
You’re just 15 minutes and five ingredients away from a healthy breakfast with this kale and egg sheet pan bake. Get the recipe here.
Lox & Cream Cheese Sheet Pan Breakfast, by Paleomg.
This has all the flavors of everything bagel locked and loaded with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, the works, but is a whole lot healthier. Don’t forget your Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning to sprinkle over everything once you pull it out of the oven. Light, delicious, healthy, and packed with protein! Get the recipe here.
Feta and Vegetable Baked French Toast
This savory french toast bake is filled with whole grains, veggies, and just enough cheese. It’s perfect for breakfast or dinner, and makes leftovers that you can reheat the next day. Get the recipe here.
Eggs and Sweet Potato Sheet Pan Breakfast, by Eat Well 101.
Think of this simple sheet pan Shakshuka as your invitation to do dinner for breakfast, or even vice versa! Eggs are poached in a perfectly spiced vegetarian stew of tomatoes and bells peppers on a bed of garlicky roasted sweet potatoes. True to Middle Eastern flavors, this nourishing sheet pan breakfast recipe cooks up fast and tastes like its been simmering for hours. Get the recipe here.
Quinoa Breakfast Skillet, by How Sweet Eats
Quinoa is a hearty and healthy substitute for oatmeal when you’re after a savory breakfast—it cooks together with the spices, veggies, and crispy bits of bacon for a flavorful result. Top with avocado and you have a healthy spin on your typical breakfast bowl. Get the recipe here.
Sheet Pan Steak, Eggs, and Potatoes, by Damn Delicious
Steak and eggs is a breakfast favorite that can turn anyone’s crazy hectic morning into a blissful culinary dream. This sheet pan steak and eggs breakfast from Damn Delicious uses thin-sliced top sirloin steak to create a breakfast that is both filling and tasty. Get the recipe here.
Sheet Pan Buttermilk Pancakes, by Dinner then Dessert
Sheet Pan Pancakes with mixed berries and homemade pancake batter let you make pancakes for a crowd without standing over the oven! Top them with your favorite toppings or even some fresh Easy Whipped Cream. Here’s some additional mix in ideas we found on Real Simple and are dying to try. Get the recipe here.
Chorizo and Spiraled Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole, by Defined Dish
This breakfast casserole is super simple, yet bustling with flavor. The amazing flavor from the Chorizo does most of the talking, while the touch of sweetness from the sweet potatoes softens the kick from the spicy chorizo. We love to make this on a Sunday morning and reheat the leftovers for an easy weekday breakfast. Get the recipe here.
Veggie and Potato Hash, by Food & Wine
You can make this breakfast hash with just about any veggies you have lying around in the fridge. Try it with sweet potatoes, carrots, or winter squash, use red onion wedges instead of shallots. Or, if you’re looking to add a protein, add some chopped bacon alongside the potatoes—it will crisp up in the oven and be perfectly delicious. Get the recipe here.
Sheet Pan Egg-in-a-Hole, by Damn Delicious
A quick classic that comes together right on a sheet pan in under 20 minutes. Less mess, less fuss and just way easier than the stovetop version! Get the recipe here.
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