You could serve 'em at brunch, or eat 'em all yourself (no judgement, really)
EC: 5 Hearty Breakfast Casseroles to Make Ahead and Eat All Week
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The nice thing about a breakfast casserole, especially if you're a person on a mission to get yr life in order—or, at minimum, your mornings—is that a hearty recipe can put a little pep in your a.m. step. Prep these morning casserole dishes in advance to heat 'n' eat when you wake up, and fall in love with their flavors, plus their convenience for leftovers and easy clean-up. Bam! Morning, meet your match.

Putting in the effort to make abreakfast casserole will ultimately save you time, energy, and money. And, perhaps unexpectedly, some of these recipes even lean toward the healthy side, too, as they incorporate vegetables, complex carbs, protein, and signature fall ingredients. Who said you can't have it all? Once you get these dishes into your regular rotation, you might even consider whipping out these breakfast casserole recipes next time you're considering hosting a brunchto impress your guests. They're that good.

Hash Brown Casserole

Here's to this hearty, rich hash brown casserole that will warm you up on a chilly morning. The Whisking Kitchen features hash browns, sharp cheddar cheese, onion, and pepper to create a slightly spicy, creamy, and savory dish that's the right pick for a lazy Sunday brunch.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Perfect for the fall season, this easy sweet potato casserole makes for a sweet and savory breakfast. The potatoes provide fiber and beta carotene, which has connections to eye health, and the pecans add healthy fats and protein.

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Coconut Cream Baked Oatmeal

This creamy, nutty coconut breakfast casserole will leave you feeling full for hours. Add a bit of maple syrup and cinnamon for an extra flavor boost, like Breakfast For Dinner does.

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Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Sally's Baking Addiction makes eggs so not #basic with this veggie-packed, flavorful egg breakfast casserole that's sure to wow your senses and make for some awesome leftovers. The richness from the sausage and cheese makes this dish filling and indulgent, and all of the fresh veggies up the nutrition value.

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Spiced Coconut and Sweet Potato Pudding

This savory breakfast casserole and sticky pudding is made of sweet potatoes (a good source of complex carbs!) as well as coconut milk to thicken the dish and boost its heartiness for hours. Sometimes you need something warm and comforting, especially as temperatures drop. Adding a pinch of maple syrup provides a sweet kick, 'cause why not.