The holidays are a time for gathering with friends and family, and gatherings mean feeding a crowd—morning, noon, and night. Whether you’re playing host or being hosted this year, here are our favorite breakfast recipes for feeding your crew.

Make-Ahead Pastries


Cast Iron Brioche Rolls

Our recipe for Cast Iron Brioche Rolls can be made two ways: with a rich chocolate-pistachio filling or in the style of sticky buns with brown sugar, cinnamon, and chopped nuts.


Orange-Cranberry Scones

Baking our Orange-Cranberry Scones in cast iron ensures a crisp bottom crust, and the skillet makes a handsome serving dish as well.


Cast Iron Buttermilk Biscuits

Two secrets to making the best Cast Iron Buttermilk Biscuits: a combination of butter and shortening (for an extra-flaky crumb) and baking them at a higher temperature (which helps them rise quickly).

Eggy Dishes


Soft-Scrambled Eggs

Nothing is faster and more satisfying than a skillet full of Soft-Scrambled Eggs. Try our preferred technique in your Field Skillet, which calls for starting the eggs in a cold pan and slowly cooking them into large, fluffy curds.


Skillet Frittata

A highly customizable Skillet Frittata is our favorite make-ahead egg dish and makes for a fine lunch as well.


Cast Iron Omelet

Got a couple (or more) of Field Skillets? Create your own Omelet station and have guests choose their favorite fillings.


Asparagus and Feta Strata

Our quick Asparagus and Feta Strata is sized for a No.4 Field Skillet, but the recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for cooking in No.6, No.8, or No.10 skillets.

Grab and Go Breakfast


Breakfast Sandwiches

Follow our guide to making the ultimate breakfast sandwiches and you can send your guests out the door with foil-wrapped bundles of eggy, cheesy goodness.


Chorizo and Green Chile Breakfast Burritos

Our Chorizo and Green Chile Breakfast Burritos can be made ahead of time and frozen, then reheated to order.

Photo: Katie Muscarella

Griddle Classics


Buttermilk Pancakes

The best pancake recipe is the one you can commit to memory. Our Buttermilk Pancakes are easy to remember and yield fluffy, perfectly browned results.


Challah French Toast

A quick soak in custard and a brief sear on a Cast Iron Griddle (or in a Field Skillet) is all you need to make sublime Challah French Toast.

All photos by Lauren V. Allen (unless otherwise noted).