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The breakfast casserole streamlines a morning routine like few other recipes can. Since most can be prepared in advance, day-of prep time is minimal, and the end result is a mouth-watering dish everyone will adore.
We'll start off with a classic: our Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole.
Pop a prepared casserole in the oven and let it bake while you sip coffee—that’s the way to wake up on a lazy Sunday. Seems like every family has a beloved version of this type of breakfast strata. This one is much lower in fat than most.
Easy French Toast Casserole
When it comes time to serve a crowd, this easy French toast casserole is a rich and decadent addition to any breakfast or brunch table.
Mushroom, Bacon, and Swiss Strata
Assemble this tasty dish the night before, then pop it in the oven about an hour before you want to eat.
Turkey Sausage, Mushroom, and Potato Gratin
Home fries meet casserole in this ultimate comfort food dish that's great for brunch (or even dinner). It's most economical to buy a block of cheese and shred it yourself.
Pear and Gruyère Strata
Think of this as stuffed French toast in a casserole. Here, sweet cinnamon bread meets juicy pears and the savory bite of Gruyère cheese. You want a pear variety that will hold its shape and won't exude too much moisture as the strata bakes—we liked Anjou and Concorde.
Marmalade French Toast Casserole
Grapefruit or mixed fruit marmalade will work just as well as the orange marmalade called for in the recipe. Serve the casserole with honey or pancake syrup warmed with orange rind and a splash of orange juice (add one teaspoon rind and two tablespoons juice per 1/2 cup syrup). This easy casserole can be assembled in less than 15 minutes and stored in the refrigerator overnight.
Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is not only low-fat and easy to prepare, but it's also a great make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish. Prepare the casserole overnight, then bake in the morning for a hearty and piping hot meal.
You can assemble the spinach and cheese casserole in less than 10 minutes by using preshredded cheeses. The casserole's spinach, cheese, and nutmeg ingredient combination produces a rich layer of flavor that everyone will love. Pair this dish with fresh fruit salad and mini muffins for a lovely brunch.
A layer of sweet, baked apples and crunchy pecan topping helps this breakfast bread pudding shine. Last-minute prep couldn't be simpler: Just add a dusting of sugar and nuts.
Cranberry-Apple French Toast Casserole
This prep-ahead casserole, which turns extra dinner rolls and cranberry sauce into a brunch or dessert treat, is especially welcome if you are entertaining houseguests for the long holiday weekend. While we enjoyed the tartness of the Granny Smith apples, any baking apple will do. Serve with apple wedges.
Egg and Hash Brown Casserole
This 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.
Salmon and Potato Casserole
Great for breakfast or dinner, this casserole is easy to make and great as leftovers, too!
Ham and Cheese Strata
The longer this sets before baking, the more custard-like the consistency will be. Trust us, it's worth the wait.
Sausage and Polenta Breakfast Casserole
Creamy and savory collide in a wonderful way—everyone gathered around your holiday breakfast table will love this one.
Streusel-Topped French Toast Casserole with Fruit Compote
If you like bread pudding, you'll love this creamy, custard-rich treat featuring slices of French toast arranged in a pie pan and and a layer of sweetened dried fruit. The casserole is topped with a sweet, buttery streusel topping before baking. For a special finishing touch, dollop with whipped topping.