26 Easy Breakfast Casseroles to Start Your Morning Right
Many people don’t think of casseroles as breakfast food. But that’s a shame, because there are simply so many different and delicious recipes out there focused on sweet, savory, or some combination of the two. From global flavors and maple-syrup soaked goodness to those that feature typical morning-meal foods like eggs, potatoes, breakfast meats, and more, here are some of our favorite breakfast casserole recipes on the internet.
If your idea of the perfect breakfast is an ooey, gooey cinnamon roll, why not take that one step further by filling up an entire casserole dish with the same yummy goodness? This recipe makes it easy by using refrigerated breakfast rolls from a can, then adding in lots of other delicious ingredients, including cream cheese. The recipe developer even suggests that you make this recipe your own by experimenting with different flavored cream cheeses. Is your mouth watering yet?
Recipe: Lemon Tree Dwelling
This recipe takes the breakfast staples of eggs and adds in spicy chorizo, a couple of different types of cheese, and then veggies and herbs like onion, bell pepper, garlic, and cilantro to amp up the flavor. Suggested toppings include pico de gallo, sour cream, and avocado (and we’d add a healthy dash of hot sauce.)
Recipe: The Gracious Wife
What could be more quintessentially breakfast-focused than biscuits and gravy? This recipe employs refrigerated biscuit dough and a country gravy mix packet to make it all a bit easier. Plenty of cheese, oregano, and garlic powder add an extra punch of flavor.
Recipe: Spaceships & Laser Beams
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Can’t make it to your local Cracker Barrel this weekend? This copycat recipe will give you your cheesy hash brown casserole fix without even needing to leave the house. With a can of condensed soup, sour cream, and a heaping topping of cheese, this creamy casserole is, commenters note, close in flavor to the real deal.
Recipe: Dinner Then Dessert
With just seven ingredients, this breakfast casserole is super easy to throw together. It is also likely to seriously impress guests or family members, especially if you make your own Hollandaise sauce.
Recipe: Mighty Mrs.
This is a great breakfast casserole choice for berry lovers, and also includes ingredients such as croissants, cream cheese, lemon zest, and a vanilla bean glaze that pulls the whole thing together.
Recipe: The Chunky Chef
If you’re one of those people who can’t pass up a crouton, then you’ll probably love this breakfast casserole recipe that starts with them. After adding a layer of those crunchy bad boys to the bottom of the dish, you follow them up with plenty of eggs, ham, spinach, and cheese.
Recipe: The Kitchen is My Playground
What could possibly be better than an everything bagel slathered with cream cheese? How about combining both those ingredients with veggies, eggs, cheese, bacon, and more. Plus, you can prepare this the night before to pop into the oven in the morning.
Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction
This nearly five-star recipe from Recipe Girl combines hash browns, spicy cheese, ham, green onions, and eggs for a tasty and hearty breakfast that the whole family will love.
Recipe: Recipe Girl
Not only does this recipe combine the best of sweet and savory breakfast fixings, but according to the recipe developer, it will make your kitchen smell amazing while it’s cooking.
Recipe: Plain Chicken
Lots of people love a breakfast burrito, so why not mix things up with breakfast enchiladas? This dish includes sausage, bacon, eggs, tortillas, and more. Though the recipe doesn’t call for it, a healthy dose of hot sauce should fix things for anyone who likes their food spicy.
Recipe: Julie’s Eats and Treats
If you’ve never tasted the deliciousness that is King’s Hawaiian dinner rolls, you’re missing out. But, combine those with butter, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and you won’t have to miss out anymore.
Recipe: Fab Everyday
If you can’t fathom a breakfast without potatoes and plenty of cheese, then this casserole recipe is for you. With Italian sausage, onion, and eggs added in, it’s an easy recipe that is unlikely to leave any leftovers.
According to the recipe developer, this “playful twist on classic pancakes incorporates the best elements of bread pudding to make a beautifully fluffy and decadently sweet brunch dish.” And, with 10 servings, it’ll also feed a crowd.
Recipe: Southern Living
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Give your breakfast a little low country action with this recipe, which includes heavy cream, cheese, bacon, red onion, bell pepper, garlic, herbs, and more for a yummy and flavor-filled result.
Recipe: Southern Living
Dubbed both “cheesy” and “dreamy” by the recipe developer, this recipe gets a punch of flavor from green chiles and chopped chives and texture from tater tots, sausage, and bacon.
Recipe: Buns in My Oven
This Bobby Flay vegetarian breakfast strata — a word that basically means layered casserole — takes a little more time, effort, and culinary technique than others on this list, but with loads of flavor from Gruyere cheese, cherry tomatoes, and caramelized onions, it should be well worth it.
Recipe: Food Network
This sweet breakfast casserole starts with a brioche base and adds in eggs, maple syrup, and a healthy dose of orange flavor via zest, fresh-squeezed orange juice (though we won’t tell if you don’t squeeze it yourself) and orange segments.
For some people, nothing quite says summer like the flavor combination of strawberries with rhubarb. And, if you’ve got some rhubarb in the freezer just waiting to be used, this recipe will help you do just that. It combines those two summertime harvests with sourdough, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon, and more for a sweet and satisfying breakfast.
Recipe: Traditional Cooking School
Sometimes you just crave protein for breakfast, without the added prep time or fuss of a bunch of other ingredients. This breakfast casserole incorporates sausage and bacon with simple ingredients such as white bread, cheddar, and eggs for a meal that’s easy to put together and likely also to be popular with picky eaters.
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Our second recipe on this list from the popular recipe site Sally’s Baking Addiction, this casserole — with its sweet cream cheese and crumbled topping — provides both texture and flavor in each bite. It can be made ahead of time and is both “decadent and indulgent.”
Recipe: Sally’s Baking Addiction
If you’re the kind of person who always searches a breakfast menu for a Greek omelet, this recipe will likely be your casserole of choice. It’s packed with flavors like sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, spinach, garlic and herbs, pepper, and artichokes.
Recipe: A Spicy Perspective
The “buttery” in this recipe comes into play via croissants, which get toasted to provide a bit of caramelized flavor. Add in green onions, sweet Italian sausage, eggs, sage, and Gruyère cheese, and you have yourself a pretty sophisticated breakfast casserole that doesn’t actually require a ton of effort.
Recipe: New York Times Cooking
If you regularly get your Egg McMuffin on, you might want to give this recipe a spin. In addition to English muffins, the recipe calls for breakfast sausage, onion, hash browns, eggs, and cheese.
Recipe: Spicy Southern Kitchen
This breakfast casserole with the fancy name gets some flavor depth from country bread, nutmeg, Dijon mustard, Gruyère cheese, and Black Forest ham. Those who’ve made this recipe note that it’s an “adaptable and forgiving” one that’ll work well with cheese, meat, and bread substitutions, too.
Never met a lemon poppyseed muffin you couldn’t get your jaw around? This recipe will make your tastebuds happy, as it combines those flavors with the breakfast magic that is French toast. It incorporates fresh-made lemon curd, cream cheese, almond extract, and more for a punch of deliciously sweet flavor.
Recipe: Homesick Texan