Bacon & Eggs For a Crowd

How to Make Bacon and Eggs for A Crowd Top 7 Ways in 2024

The holiday season is upon us once again, and everyone wants to eat their favorite foods. For some families, cooking a Thanksgiving meal is a huge undertaking.

For breakfast, bacon is very common meat; see the strangest bacon recipe ever here.

But usually, the mind starts spinning – how do I feed all these people for breakfast?

Here are some of the questions that may first come to mind when you have a lot of people to feed the morning after Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just a big family gathering during the holidays.

How do you cook bacon and eggs at the same time?

and lots more.

Top Ways To Cook Bacon and Eggs For A Crowd of People
Top Ways To Cook Bacon and Eggs For A Crowd of People

First, keep calm and follow our breakfast catering method when cooking bacon and eggs for lots of people.

  • think about the number of guests.

Will they all be arriving for breakfast at the same time, or more like an extended breakfast over a few hours? This will determine how you prepare a plan.

How Do I Cook Bacon and Eggs for A Large Group of People?

Answer these questions before you start buying and preparing. – Plus when cooking it for a crowd see our post crammed with “how to tell if bacon is done” tips.

Here are seven steps to get you prepared for your big bacon and egg breakfast for a crowd

  1. How Many People, and are they all big breakfast eaters or are there some kids present who may just gorge on bacon and do not really care about eggs?
    1. If there are kids – go buy a loaf of white bread and make bacon sandwiches for them it is a lot easier than trying to get them to eat eggs and bacon together. 
    2. They will grab the bacon sandwich and leave the adults to have a relaxing conversational morning.
  2. Will all the guests be eating breakfast at the same time?
    1. Or are some late risers or teenagers that will sleep in
  3. If the number of people is less than 10 or even 12 guests, then in my experience, you do not need to prepare in advance. Just get organized and you can make the egg and bacon breakfast as a group together in the morning. More on how to do this is below.
  4. Choose The Style of Bacon and Eggs You Are Making
    1. There are many factors – taste and preference being among the top – some people, for example, do not like poached eggs with bacon.
    2. However, certain styles of eggs lend themselves to being pre- prepared, which is helpful when feeding them to lots of folks.
  5. Here are my Top Egg and Bacon Serving Tips For A Crowd.
    1. Pan or Skillet Fried Bacon and Eggs – No pre-cooking necessary for up to 8 people
    2. Sheet-Pan Oven baked bacon and eggs – Good For up to 12 people in one batch with one oven-  No pre-cooking.
      1. If you have 2 ovens then you can feed bacon and eggs to 24 people without any cooking in advance.
    3. Scrambled eggs and Bacon using electric food warmers or bain-maries – you can easily serve around 20 people. (You can also make them in advance and freeze scrambled eggs – see how)
    4. Want to go fancy -then try Eggs Benedict. We will show you a trick how to precook the poached eggs. We used to do this when we have a group of 30 or more in our restaurant for a team breakfast.
    5. Something Different – Bacon, Egg Potato Casserole
      1. Using one oven, you can serve up to 12 people or
      2. 24 people if you have two ovens
    6. Serving and Outside Breakfast – or the family group is heading of to the game or other event – then you will be onto a winner serving “Truckers Egg and Bacon Roll” the best breakfast for a crowd on the go.
  6. You and greater than 10-12 people really should consider precooking some component of the meal. I would suggest doing the bacon. See our method on how to cook and store bacon in advance.
    1. By pre cooking the bacon you can focus on getting the eggs made – and they will be nice and fresh. 
    2. While you can precook eggs, I find that bacon is easier than eggs to make in advance and certainly it is more straightforward to reheat big amounts of bacon, plus if reheated correctly it can actually improve its texture and taste.
  7. Feeding bacon and eggs to greater than 20 people and you are really going to have to
    1. cook the bacon in advance
    2. choose a style of egg that can be cooked in advance,
    3. get help from at least one other family member or guest to help
    4. Purchase either an electric warmer or a Bain Marie. Both are quite inexpensive and if you entertain a lot, probably a good investment as they can be used for many things. Here is what I use.[create a no index equipment page / pages]
  8. My top tip is to keep it really simple when feeding a crowd, especially if you do not have much experience. Also, have a read of our article on the fundamentals of catering to a crowd.

7 Superior Bacon and Egg Recipes when Cooking Breakfast For A Crowd in 2024 To Make Catering Easy

How often do you cook breakfast for a crowd? If you don’t cook breakfast for a crowd very often, then you should definitely consider cooking some delicious bacon and egg recipes. The thing is that these dishes are really easy to prepare and they taste great too.

Breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day. This is because it provides energy to start off the day. When preparing breakfast for a crowd, you can easily serve them at home or even take them out.

Lastly, you want to make certain that you are serving the right type of bread.

Sheet Pan Bacon and Eggs for A Big Group

When planning a party, there’s nothing better than bacon and eggs for breakfast. But when you’re catering for a large group, it’s not practical to cook enough food for everyone in single batches.

See our Full Sheet Pan Recipe For Bacon and Eggs
That’s where sheet pan bacon and eggs come in handy. They’re perfect for serving a lot of guests at once because they’re cooked quickly and easily. Plus, they’re delicious and filling.

To serve a crowd, simply prepare a batch of bacon on a Quarter sheet pan which is typically 9 by 13 inches (here is the best sheet pan I could for making bacon and eggs at scale) Then, just pop them in the oven when needed. Your guests won’t be able to resist these tasty treats!

You can also cook bacon in a convection oven for a other dishes.

Fried Bacon and Eggs for A Crowd

Fried bacon and eggs for a large group of people is not only delicious, but it’s also cheap and fast. 

All you need is some bacon, eggs, oil, salt and pepper. To fry the bacon, simply place strips of bacon in hot frying pan over medium heat. Fry until crispy. Remove from pan and set aside. Repeat this process for each piece of bacon.

To cook the eggs, crack them open cook them up.

Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan and turn down the heat to medium. Cook the eggs sunny side up until golden brown. Flip the eggs and continue cooking until the second side is golden brown. Serve the eggs with the crispy bacon pieces scattered throughout.

If you’d like to serve fried bacon and eggs at a party, be sure to bring plenty of napkins.

Scrambled Eggs with Bacon for Large Group

If you’re planning a large group breakfast, scrambled eggs with bacon is a great option. The combination of eggs and bacon is delicious and nutritious, plus it makes a hearty meal. Plus, it’s easy to prepare ahead of time and reheat later.

To make this dish extra special, serve it in individual bowls instead of a communal plate. This allows everyone to customize his or her own bowl of eggs and bacon.

Bacon And Eggs Catering Index
Bacon And Eggs Catering Index

Poached Eggs with Bacon for A Crowd

When serving poached eggs at a brunch buffet, you need to be prepared to serve a large number of guests. The same goes for bacon and eggs.

If you’re planning to cook breakfast for a group of people, you should prepare enough food for everyone. This means having extra bacon, eggs, toast, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, muffins, etc.

To avoid wasting food, consider preparing some extras ahead of time. For example, you may want to pre-cook bacon and keep it warm in the oven until needed. Then, when you’re ready to serve, simply pop the cooked bacon onto plates and top them with eggs.

Another option is to use disposable plates. These come in handy when you’re serving a lot of people because you won’t have to wash dishes after each meal.

Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole for A Crowd

This recipe is perfect for entertaining a large group of guests. It’s quick and easy to prepare, and it feeds a lot of people at once. The ingredients are inexpensive and readily available.
To make this dish, you need bacon, potatoes, and eggs. Bacon adds flavor and texture, and potato adds bulk. Eggs add protein and nutrition.
Start by cutting the bacon into small pieces. Then cut the potatoes into bite-sized chunks. Finally, crack open the eggs and separate them into individual bowls.
Now place the bacon, potatoes, and egg whites in separate bowls. Add salt and pepper to taste. Mix together well and serve.

Eggs Benedict for A Crowd

Eggs Benedict is a classic dish consisting of two poached eggs over English muffins topped with hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon. The dish was invented at Harry’s Bar in London in 1952.
This recipe is simple enough to be made in large quantities, making it perfect for parties.

Truckers Egg and Bacon Roll for A Crowd

Truckers Egg and Bacon Rolls are a delicious breakfast treat made famous by truck drivers across America. They’re a simple recipe that takes just minutes to prepare.

They’re great for parties because they’re easy to serve and eat. And they’re perfect for camping trips because they keep well in the cooler.

But there’s another reason to try them out—they’re super cheap!

You can buy a case of 12 rolls for only $10 at most grocery stores. So you can feed a whole bunch of friends at a fraction of the cost of buying individual servings of bacon and eggs.

If you’ve never tried these tasty treats, now’s the time to give them a shot!

What Are the Best Breads to Serve with Bacon and Eggs when Feeding a Big Group

Bread is one of those foods that everyone loves. Everyone has their favorite bread type. Some people like white bread, others like whole wheat bread, and still others like rye bread.

So, which bread type is the best? Well, it depends on what you’re serving with bacon. If you serve eggs benedict, then English muffins are kind of the best.

#1. White Bread

White bread is usually the most popular bread type. This bread is often used for bacon sandwiches.
It’s also the

  • easiest & quickest bread to toast up
  • most readily available
  • usually the cheapest and
  • kids love it. 

So White bread is the winner for large servings of bacon and eggs.

#2. Whole Wheat  or Rye Bread

Whole wheat and Rye bread is another popular bread option. It’s typically baked in a oval shape, although square loaves are also available.

Why is Rye Bread Good For bacon and Eggs?

Because rye bread is made with rye flour, which gives it a nutty flavor. Rye bread pairs perfectly with bacon because it complements the smoky flavor of bacon.

This bread is higher in fiber than regular white bread, which makes it healthier. It’s also delicious and versatile.

#3. Brown Rice Bread

Brown rice bread is similar to whole wheat bread, except that it uses brown rice flour instead of whole wheat flour.
Because it contains no gluten, it’s perfect for people who suffer do not tolerate gluten.

#4. Multigrain Bread

Multigrain bread is made using multiple grains, such as oats, barley, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, amaranth, teff, cornmeal, sorghum, and flaxseed.
These grains give multigrain bread its unique texture and taste.

#5. Sourdough Bread

Sourdough bread is made using natural yeast.  As a result, sourdough bread tastes better than store-bought bread.  It is one of my favorites as I also love the crunch crust it brings to the dish. Sourdough bread also absorbs the bacon fat and any runny egg yolk (if you like that) yet still holds its shape.

#6. Cornbread

Cornbread is a Southern staple food. It’s traditionally served alongside fried chicken, pork chops, and ribs.
However, cornbread doesn’t have to be limited to these dishes. You can enjoy it with eggs and bacon it is delicious.

#7. Bagel

A bagel is a New York Jewish specialty. They are usually eaten for breakfast or brunch.
They are made from a special kind of dough called “bagel dough.” To make bagels, you first need to boil the bagel dough.

Bagels are great if you serving a takeout breakfast as they hold their shape well when wrapped.

#8. Pizza Crust

Pizza crust is a thin layer of bread and actually makes a really nice pairing with bacon ad eggs. You can bake it up in the oven.  It is also a change from the normal breads. You can also upsell your breakfast to the kids by saying “who wants bacon and egg pizza for breakfast” 

#9. Biscuits

Biscuits are small, fluffy biscuits that are commonly served with gravy, soup, or stew. However, they actually bring out the intensity and smokiness of the bacon. They are really a winner every time I serve them.