From savory to sweet, breakfast casserole recipes are a perennial brunch favorite, and for good reason. Expand your breakfast repertoire by trying out these tasty recipes that go way beyond the traditional sausage-and-egg casserole ideas. While we've been careful to include your favorite traditional breakfast casserole recipes, we've also found a few new favorites for you to try on your table. French toast casserole, grits casserole, and savory stratas are great options for any brunch, holiday morning, or even a simple breakfast for your weekend guests. As a bonus, many of the recipes sit overnight, so you can make them ahead and enjoy the slow morning with your guests.
Breakfast Sausage CasseroleThis satisfying breakfast recipe is perfect to make for weekend guests. Assemble and refrigerate the casserole the night before, and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Look for turkey sausage near other breakfast-style sausage in the frozen foods section.
Spinach, Bacon, and Gruyère Breakfast StrataThis dish has fewer than 20g of total carbs--about half of what you'll find in classic bread-based casseroles. Greek yogurt, eggs, and cheese pack a mighty protein punch, while a touch of bacon seasons to perfection.
Creamy Brioche and Egg BakeThis stand alone breakfast dish is an upgrade from the usual breakfast casserole. Baking eggs in brioche and heavy cream allows for perfectly set, soft, and runny eggs. Fresh herbs and rich egg and meaty sausage flavors round out this bake and give it irresistable texture.
Mushroom, Bacon, and Swiss StrataBreakfast casseroles are ideal for overnight guests. Assemble it the night before, and bake in the morning.
Overnight Peaches-and-Cream French ToastJazz up traditional French toast with sweet peaches and heavy cream in this make-ahead breakfast casserole dish. It's perfect for holiday mornings, birthday celebrations, or any day you want to make extra special.
Artichoke and Spinach StrataThaw the artichoke hearts according to microwave directions, or in the refrigerator for 2 hours. You can also place artichoke hearts in the baking dish and bake at 375° until thawed, then remove from the pan and continue the recipe.
Amish Breakfast CasseroleHearty breakfast bake eaten during a visit to an Amish inn. When I asked for the recipe, one of the ladies told me the ingredients right off the top of her head. I modified it to use breakfast sausage in place of bacon.
Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant CasseroleThis casserole is rich, delicious, and worthy of a special occasion breakfast. Gruyère cheese browns beautifully and adds a nutty flavor to the dish. You can substitute Swiss cheese if you prefer.
Breakfast EnchiladasAssociate Food Editor Mary Allen Perry likes the make-ahead ease of this breakfast casserole recipe. Prepare the recipe, without baking, and refrigerate overnight. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes; bake as directed. Tip: Make the Cheese Sauce before scrambling the eggs so the sauce will be ready to add at the proper time.
Easy French Toast CasseroleThis easy french toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or brunch table. If you don't want to use the orange liqueur, you can substitute 1 to 2 teaspoons of orange juice.
Double-Berry French Toast CasseroleA feast for the eyes as well as the appetite, this french toast creation is at the top of its game. Use in-season berries for a delectable morning feast.
Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole
You can assemble this up to four days ahead, and keep in the fridge; then let it stand at room temp for 30 minutes before baking.
Cheesy Hash Brown CasseroleThat down-home flavor comes together right here in the baking dish. This casserole makes the perfect accompaniment to any breakfast or brunch spread.
Chilaquiles CasseroleThis Mexican classic is commonly served topped with eggs, but it's just as delicious without, as a savory crowd-pleaser that skews more toward the lunch end of brunch. Simply bake the casserole, top with cheese, and serve
Marmalade French Toast CasseroleIf one piece of French toast isn't enough (and let's be honest, it never is!), then we've got the perfect dish for you: a casserole filled with French toast. This dish combines the tangy flavor of sourdough French bread with sweet, citrusy orange marmalade and crunchy walnuts. Orange rind-infused syrup and a splash of orange juice punch up the flavor even more.
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Combine frozen hash brown potatoes with sausage, eggs, and cheese for a hearty, 5-star-rated breakfast or brunch casserole that can be prepped ahead and baked the next morning. Sauté one large onion and one bell pepper in the pork drippings for extra flavor and color. Tip from the recipe developer: To make mini frittatas, cook in 6-inch cast-iron skillets for 30 minutes at 375. Top with sliced avocados, pico de gallo, and a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle with green onions.
Spring Vegetable Frittata"A frittata is a great brunch dish for entertaining because it makes for an effortless and beautiful family-style presentation."
Individual Potato-Bacon FrittatasWe like to define casseroles as one-dish meals baked in the oven, so these mini frittatas fit the bill perfectly. For these single-serving casseroles, fill individual ramekins or muffin cups with cubed potatoes, onion, bell pepper, garlic, Swiss cheese, bacon, and egg susbstitute and bake for 18 minutes at 375º, or until set. To make morning preparation even easier, sauté the onion, bell pepper, and garlic the night before.
Sausage and Polenta Breakfast Casserole
Andouille sausage, two types of cheese, and a splash of hot sauce add flavor and a little kick to Sausage and Polenta Breakfast Casserole. This make-ahead breakfast casserole is perfect for holiday mornings--just cook and enjoy.
Apple-Stuffed StrataLast-minute prep for this make-ahead breakfast casserole couldn't be simpler: Just add a dusting of sugar and nuts.
Egg and Hash Brown CasseroleThis dish is like enjoying an omelet stuffed with spinach, Swiss cheese, and mushrooms, with hearty sides of bacon and hash browns, all in one package.
Brie and Egg StrataLooking for a lighter, French-inspired start to your morning? Then you'll love this make-ahead casserole featuring the usual eggs, bread, and vegetables, plus Brie cheese and herbes de Provence. If you like, substitute a French baguette or sourdough loaf for the ciabatta.
Hash Brown Breakfast CasseroleThe classic egg, sausage, and potato breakfast casserole combo gets a little kick from picante sauce and sour cream for a south-of-the-border brunch experience.
Bacon-and-Egg CasseroleSalty bacon is perfectly complemented by sweet Hawaiian bread in this classic breakfast casserole.
Spinach, Artichoke, and Gouda CasseroleIf you're looking for some sophisticated ingredients for your next breakfast dish, look no further than spinach, artichoke, and gouda cheese. Mixed in with eggs, these ingredients tap into a wonderful flavor combination that can't be beaten.
Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata
If you make this dish ahead, bring it to room temperature before baking so it will reheat evenly.
Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits QuicheSpread cheese to the edge of the warm, bacony grits "crust" to prevent any custard from seeping out while the quiche bakes.
Hash Brown CasseroleThis simple hash brown casserole features a buttery cornflake crust and is a favorite side for both casual family gatherings and holiday celebrations.
Ham-and-Hash Brown Breakfast CasseroleThis hash brown breakfast casserole is a delicious option for breakfast or brunch. Serve with fresh fruit and a tall stack of pancakes.
Salmon and Potato CasseroleSalmon and Potato Casserole is a great for breakfast or dinner. This casserole is easy to make and great as leftovers, too!
Italian Brunch CasseroleThis make-ahead Italian brunch casserole features sweet Italian sausage, green onions, diced zucchini, roasted red bell peppers, Italian bread, sharp Cheddar cheese, milk, and of course - eggs. Serve with fresh fruit.