Our Best Breakfast Casseroles
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.
Sweet Potato and Sausage Strata
If you make this dish ahead, bring it to room temperature before baking so it will reheat evenly.
Spinach, Bacon, and Gruyère Breakfast Strata
This 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.
Breakfast Sausage Casserole
This 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.
Creamy Brioche and Egg Bake
This 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 irresistible texture.
Overnight Peaches-and-Cream French Toast
Jazz 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.
Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
This 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.
Associate 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.
Double-Berry French Toast Casserole
A 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.
Marmalade French Toast Casserole
If 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
This is one of our top-rated recipes for a reason: It's easy, it's quick, and it's absolutely delicious. Combine frozen hash brown potatoes with sausage, eggs, and cheese for a hearty, 5-star 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.
Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
The 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.
Spinach, Artichoke, and Gouda Casserole
If 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.
Eggs Benedict Totchos
What are totchos? Totchos are the divine combination between cheese-drenched nachos and crispy tater tots. I feel like not much more needs to be said here, but for the sake of making you drool: These tots are loaded with Canadian bacon and doused in a creamy hollandaise. And they're so easy to make. All you have to do is bake freezer-section tots, cook the bacon, poach two eggs, and whip up the hollandaise.
Instant Pot Egg Casserole
Essentially a frittata or a crustless quiche, this Instant Pot egg casserole really couldn't be easier. This one-pot meal can be served at brunch this weekend, or made ahead of time, wrapped up and reheated right before heading to work on weekday mornings. Sweet with onions and bell peppers, with pockets of savory breakfast sausage and shredded cheddar cheese, this fluffy egg casserole proves just how crafty you can get with an Instant Pot.
Lasagna is a powerful, thoughtful act of love, care, and precision. Lasagna is an art form. Lasagna cannot be just thrown together last minute to get dinner on the table. Good lasagna is better than the greatest casserole, and great lasagna is a desert island dish, a death row request for a last supper. A good lasagna can be achieved with store-bought noodles, a good meat sauce, creamy ricotta and mozzarella. A great lasagna is about a zillion layers of super-thin homemade noodles, rich béchamel sauce, homemade ragu made with three to four meats, fontina and Parmigiano reggiano.
Overnight Blueberry Croissant Breakfast Bake
Blogger Chungah Rhee of Damn Delicious created a fun twist on a traditional French toast bake that calls for buttery, flaky mini croissants instead of thick Brioche slices. This French toast bake recipe from her latest cookbook Damn Delicious: 100 Super Easy, Super Fast Recipes suggests prepping the night before to give the croissants a chance to soak up all of that sweet egg batter. Sleep in, snooze your alarm a few times, and just pop the pan in the oven when you're ready to eat. To finish it off in the morning, drizzle the bread pudding-like base with a cinnamon-cream cheese glaze. This make-ahead breakfast casserole is truly the most genius way to use up day-old croissants.