15 Christmas Breakfast Casseroles That Will Become Tradition
While the presents may try to steal the show, Christmas morning breakfast is the real holiday show stopper. But there's just one problem: who wants to spend Christmas morning bent over the stove? These breakfast casseroles allow you to do the prep work on Christmas Eve, leaving Christmas morning open for you to spend time with family. Simply pop them in the oven when you wake up, and you'll have a breakfast to remember. It’s a Christmas miracle. From sweet to savory, make these breakfast casseroles your next Christmas morning tradition.
Christmas Breakfast Sausage Casserole
Reviewer Lisa Scott Provost says, "I've made this three times (for a houseful of company each time), and it's always a hit. It's also really nice to be able to visit in the morning instead of standing at the stove. These are generous servings, and thank goodness — everyone goes for seconds!" This cheesy egg and sausage casserole is the fuel you need to tackle those presents under the tree.
Spinach and Mushroom Egg Casserole
This meatless breakfast casserole will be a hit in every family! 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."
French Toast Casserole
This casserole became a tradition for reviewer CBERDEL who says, "I made this on Christmas Eve and brought it to my family's brunch on Christmas. 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!"
Overnight Cinnamon Rolls I
Kids and adults alike will be filled with joy to see a plate full of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning. The best part about these? "Make the night before, rolls rise in the fridge overnight and bake the next morning," says recipe creator DENDES5238.
Cheesy Amish Breakfast Casserole
If you've got family in town over the holidays (meaning extra mouths to feed) then this is the recipe for you, according to reviewer SEWNUTS1980: "When I need to feed a crowd this is the recipe I use. It is delicious. There are never any leftovers—even if I make two pans."
"My grandmother makes this every Christmas morning, and it's amazing. My husband hates eggs and he always has seconds, even my 1 and 2-year-old gobble this up," says recipe creator Robynnsmom. "Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Ingredients are forgiving; add your favorites or spice it up. Just make sure your veggies are not going to water it down."
Hash Brown and Egg Casserole
This casserole puts the comfort in comfort food. Recipe creator MELISSAKOVACS07 says, "This is my family's recipe that has been handed down through the years. We've always used the maple flavored pork sausage, but any kind is good. This casserole is a nice and cozy breakfast or brunch meal that everyone will enjoy... Be sure to use a baking dish that is deep enough to cover with aluminum foil."
Apple Raisin French Toast Strata
Do the prep work for this dish on Christmas Eve, so all you have to do on Christmas morning is turn on the oven. Recipe creator TerrieS says, "A simple but elegant way to make breakfast fast. Put together the night before, and bake while you're in the shower. Serve with lots of extra maple syrup! You may also add extra raisins if you wish."
Christmas Brunch Casserole
"Everyone enjoyed this when I made it for Christmas morning! It was so easy with most of the prep done the night before, so I was able to spend the morning with my family instead of in the kitchen," says reviewer SCUBBUDDY. Bacon, onions, mushrooms, hash browns, cheese, and eggs all come together for a savory Christmas brunch.
Christmas Breakfast Pizza
"Sausage, eggs, crescent rolls, and cheese snuggle down in a casserole, chill overnight, and bake in the morning. It's a great dish for a holiday brunch," says recipe creator Womanmarine. It’s a savory comfort food casserole that will win any Christmas breakfast buffet.
Pumpkin French Toast Bake
Keep the pumpkin craze going all season long! "This was a really great addition to a brunch menu. It was perfectly spiced and not too sweet, but just sweet enough to not need syrup," says reviewer CC,<3’s2bake. "The crumb topping is an extra special touch. I found I liked it best with just a dollop of fresh whipped cream to complement the spicy pumpkin flavor."
Baked Caramel-Apple French Toast
A classic flavor pairing in french toast form—'tis the season! Reviewer Tracey Banks Ivan says, "I have even put it together and wrapped it up for my brother's family for Christmas morning breakfast. They just popped it in the oven while opening presents and reheated the sauce."
Christmas Morning Egg Casserole
This ham, cheese, and egg casserole is easy to put together ahead of time for Christmas morning. Recipe creator Karen514 said it was her mom's tradition for Christmas morning.
Pecan French Toast
Reviewer mcqueenbee says, "Very filling! Had a delicious sweetness and the orange zest added a perfect touch of flavor!" Some reviewers recommend increasing the cooking time by 10 to 15 minutes.
Holiday Sausage and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole
"All of your favorite holiday ingredients are in this breakfast casserole," says Ms. Chef Esh. "Jimmy Dean® sausage, sweet potatoes, spinach, and rosemary. Easy to make ahead the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning!"