18 of Our Favorite Make Ahead Breakfast Casseroles
Mornings just got easier.
Breakfast casseroles are truly the best way to make the most of your mornings. They're so versatile—choose between savory sausage casseroles or sweet French toast casseroles and everything in between. Maybe the best part about breakfast casseroles is that most of the prep work can be done ahead of time. Just set it in the fridge overnight and pop it in the oven in the morning. You'll wake up to warm, comforting casserole that will feed the family for days to come. It wasn't easy to choose, but we managed to narrow it down to 18 of our favorite breakfast casseroles that can be made ahead of time.
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"This. Was. Delicious! I made this for Christmas breakfast, and the family raved about it. I prepared it last night following the exact recipe, and set it in the fridge overnight," says reviewer redsey65. Bacon, eggs, hash browns, and cheese make up this casserole for a breakfast you'll crave again and again.
This one is for the vegetarian breakfast lovers (and those cooking for them). Reviewer brookidy113 says, "Just finished preparing this for the second time. Prep is super quick with easy to find, inexpensive ingredients. My whole family loves it—even the ones who aren't crazy about mushrooms. It cooks very evenly and stays moist and fluffy. If you have leftovers, it's even better the next day."
This basic hash brown, sausage, and egg casserole allows you to adjust it to suit your taste! Reviewer teelaz says, "I had this for breakfast today and it was great! I put it together the night before and just had to bake it this morning. I used shredded hash browns and cooked them before I put them in the dish."
You'll never go back to plain ‘ole French toast. Reviewer CBERDEL says, "I made this on Christmas Eve and brought it to my family's brunch on Christmas day. So easy, so delicious, this was a favorite of everyone! All my sisters wanted the recipe. Next year I'll make a double batch. This will be served at our Christmas brunch every year from now on!"
"This is a wonderful recipe that can be made ahead and prepared easily. It's a wonderful and filling casserole that can be easily doubled for when you have company," says recipe creator ANNSAPPWILLIAMS. This substantial casserole is loaded with broccoli, onion, ham, egg, and cheese.
Save yourself time and dishes with this cast iron skillet casserole. The ingredients can be cooked in the skillet then baked in the same skillet once the egg mixture is added. Make it ahead of time or the morning of—this dish is ready in just 40 minutes start to finish! Recipe creator Culinary Envy says, "Cheesy bacon-sausage-egg-hash brown skillet is a scrumptious, easy breakfast loaded with bacon, sausage, hash browns, cheese, and eggs!"
"Made this yesterday for breakfast with the in-laws, it was a hit. I cooked the bacon first to reduce some of the fat, beat the eggs before adding the rest of the ingredients, and added some fresh mushrooms...This could easily be prepared the night before and baked in the morning. It would also be good for a quick and easy dinner," says reviewer Lekili. This casserole truly lives up to its name.
"Meat, potato, and cheese breakfast casserole. Serve for breakfast for dinner or Sunday brunch with mimosas and coffee. Try mozzarella or pepper jack cheese in place of the Cheddar, or colby-jack in place of the Swiss for variations," says recipe creator TRISH. This breakfast casserole brings unusual flavors to the table like cottage cheese and green chilies.
"This strata is really easy to make. Put it together the day before, then just remove from the refrigerator and bake. Ham or bacon can be substituted for the sausage. Sometimes I add cooked chopped broccoli for a change of pace," says recipe creator LISAJANI. With just 7 ingredients, this strata requires minimal prep work.
Looking to impress at your next brunch potluck? This decadent French toast casserole is filled with fresh blueberries and smothered in a rich blueberry sauce. "I used a good quality Italian bread, and chose to serve the blueberry sauce on the side. My out of town guests, both of whom are professional chefs, loved this so much they asked for the recipe. Gooey, creamy and crunchy all at the same time, depending on what forkful hits your mouth! Any leftover sauce (I made a double recipe of it) would be great on waffles, pancakes, pound cake or ice cream," says reviewer naples34102.
Loaded with sweet potato, sausage, pepper, mushrooms, and kale—this breakfast bake is paleo-friendly! "New to paleo eating. I made this for breakfast and it is great. Substituted spinach for kale, otherwise I followed the recipe," says reviewer joey.
Although this dish doesn't have to be served on Christmas, it's certainly worthy of your Christmas morning breakfast! "I prepared this Christmas eve with a few changes from others...This was wonderful, a no fail recipe. Pop in the oven while family is opening presents or make this for anytime of year. It's too good to only make once a year!"
This French toast bake is refrigerated overnight and baked the morning of for a warm, bread-pudding version of French toast. Some reviewers recommend dipping the bread in the liquid mixture rather than pouring the entire mixture over the bread, to prevent your bake from coming out too soggy. "This was PERFECT! Thank you for sharing your recipe and giving us a new Christmas breakfast tradition," says reviewer crazycatlady-"CCL".
"This recipe is made the night before and popped in the oven in the morning. A great homemade breakfast sandwich taste in a casserole form." Get bacon, egg, cheese, and bagel in every bite with this easy casserole. Try substituting everything bagels for plain bagels like reviewer SUSAN201.
"This is soooooo easy to make, and its presentation is impressive. It was a treat for sure, and I wouldn't hesitate to serve this to company," says reviewer lutzflcat. This breakfast casserole doubles as dessert, and it's perfect for special occasions.
Learn how to make this breakfast casserole using everyone's favorite bite-size potato snack. Reviewer LisaH says, "My 12-year-old daughter said, 'this is the best casserole you have ever made.' She even had leftovers for breakfast the next day. Need I say more?"
"I like to make a batch of these and then cut them and wrap single servings in foil to have handy in the freezer for the week. Much cheaper than the freezer breakfasts from the store and you can basically add/substitute whatever ingredients you want or have handy," says recipe creator Jackie. It doesn't get more convenient than these homemade breakfast bars loaded with hash browns, ham, and cheese.
There's a reason this recipe has over 200 glowing reviews. Enchiladas are filled with ham, peppers, onions, and cheese and baked in a savory egg bake. Reviewer Barbara Semken Butler says, "I make this for our staff breakfasts and it is one of the first dishes gone every time. It's a great recipe to experiment with. I use green chilis instead of the peppers and it's yummy!"
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