The 9 Best Easter Brunch Casseroles
Take a break from the candy and dig in to these craveable casseroles. Packed with in-season spring ingredients (asparagus, eggs, mushrooms — the gang's all here) and easily prepped-ahead, these one-pan recipes are the ultimate solution for a busy holiday morning. That way you can enjoy every moment of the Easter egg hunt! From sweet Blueberry French Toast to savory Biscuits and Gravy, there's sure to be something for everyone in the family.
Overnight Blueberry French Toast
Transform almost-stale bread into something your family will be raving about for weeks with this easy overnight French toast casserole. Start with a hearty loaf — such as sourdough or whole grain — for best results, then allow the slices to sit out overnight (or briefly toast in the oven) to reach a texture that will soak up even more custardy goodness overnight. Berries and cream cheese join the mix, too, so this crowd-pleasing Easter brunch casserole tastes similar to stuffed French toast you might order at a fancy bistro.
Our pick for one of the best savory Easter brunch casseroles features a full pound of asparagus. Talk about a painless way to inspire picky eaters to veg out! A batter of flour, eggs, milk, and fresh thyme surrounds each stalk for a sliceable dish that's part frittata, part brunch bread — and fully delicious.
Hard-Boiled Egg Casserole
This is an easy Easter brunch casserole that's low in carbs — ideal if any of your guests are following the keto diet — yet high in flavor. Two types of cheese and a few spice cabinet staples, including dry mustard and garlic powder, make all the difference to elevate this quick and easy casserole to holiday-worthy territory.
Overnight Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Step 1: Stack the ingredients. Step 2: Set and forget overnight, as this Easter brunch recipe practically cooks itself for six to eight hours. Step 3: Slice and share the hash brown- and sausage-studded egg casserole, and prepare for the rave reviews to roll in. While you might expect this easy slow cooker recipe to feel a bit heavy, it seems light and springy once you toss in sun-dried tomatoes and top with fresh basil.
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
This big-batch biscuits and gravy is the ultimate Easter brunch casserole if you're seeking a semi-homemade meal. No one will guess you scored the cheesy, sausage-spiked, buttered-biscuit deliciousness by starting with store-bought biscuits and a package of pork gravy mix. (Of course you can make homemade country gravy if you prefer — we'll walk you through exactly how to do it!)
Can't decide between a sweet breakfast or a savory breakfast? We say, "Serve both!" This fan-favorite brunch casserole combines the best parts of a stack of pancakes (maple syrup included) and a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich into one.
Tip: You can easily make this Easter brunch casserole vegetarian by simply omitting the bacon or trading in a plant-based bacon substitute.
Bacon Breakfast Casserole (Gluten Free)
This five-star crustless quiche is one of the best Easter brunch recipes to help you clean out your refrigerator. Any mix of sturdy raw or roasted vegetables will work well, although we're fond of the original mix of bell peppers, mushrooms, potatoes, and onion. And remember that seasoned salt you stocked up on or DIY-ed? Dig it out to add a nice pop of flavor to this gluten-free meal.
Overnight Asparagus Mushroom Strata
"This is the most amazing breakfast I've ever had! Moist, tender, savory...sheer heaven in my mouth," Allrecipes fan Kristi T. raves of this make-ahead spring casserole. Asparagus, mushrooms, and bell pepper lend garden-fresh flavors, while English muffin cubes, eggs, and Colby-Monterey Jack cheese make this a filling enough meal to balance out all the sugar from your Easter treats. To save time on the day of, layer it all together the night before and refrigerate until about an hour before brunch. Then just bake and enjoy! Feeling fancy? Top off your brunch casserole with thin slices of fresh tomato and a light sprinkle of your favorite fresh herb.
If you're not in the mood for eggs, this is a solid contender for best Easter brunch recipe for your menu. The unique and satisfying Easter brunch casserole toes the line between breakfast and lunch in scrumptious fashion. Team Breakfast is represented by hash browns and ham, while Team Lunch might just steal the show with a line-up of chicken, potato chips, and cream of chicken soup.