Of all the breakfast items, eggs are the perennial favorite. If you’re hosting a crowd breakfast or brunch, choosing eggs as an offering is a surefire way to satisfy your guests’ palates (without breaking the bank either). Opening the floor to individualized egg orders like omelets can become problematic, for you probably don’t want to be chained to the frying pan as a short-order cook instead of enjoying everyone’s company around the table. Take the stress out of whipping up a great morning meal by pulling out your trusty sheet pan and trying this time-saving, egg-prepping hack.
Cooking eggs on a sheet pan is a great way to prepare a larger serving size for feeding a crowd. (It’s also a great meal-prepping method.) Start by preheating the oven to 350°F. Choose a large rimmed baking sheet, and grease it with butter or cooking spray to ensure that the eggs won’t stick to the pan. Whisk 12 large eggs in a large bowl, adding salt and pepper to taste. Pour the egg mixture into the prepared baking sheet, and place it in the preheated oven. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the middle of the eggs are set. Let the eggs cool, and then cut them into squares for serving to your guests.
Another great thing about this easy trick is the plethora of tasty variations you could serve. Make breakfast sandwiches by topping a toasted bun with a serving of the eggs, bacon, and a slice of cheese. Precook a mixture of onions, potatoes, peppers, and mushrooms and then add them to the scrambled egg mixture before pouring in the pan for a fresh, veggie-packed dish. Or top the egg mixture in the prepared pan with the cheese of your choosing for a classic taste.