15 Breakfast Casserole Recipes Worth Rolling Out of Bed For

Breakfast casserole recipes are practical—they are generally super easy to make, designed to feed a crowd, endlessly versatile, and offer a complete meal all in one porcelain baking dish. But they haven’t risen to the top of the classic breakfast podiu…

Breakfast casserole recipes are practical—they are generally super easy to make, designed to feed a crowd, endlessly versatile, and offer a complete meal all in one porcelain baking dish. But they haven’t risen to the top of the classic breakfast podium out of mere pragmatism. They’re also delicious. Who wouldn’t want to dig into an egg casserole filled with bell peppers, green onions, bacon and sausage, and cheddar cheese, which is then topped with tater tots? If you have a sweet tooth at the breakfast table, there’s French toast casserole, which some skeptics might call bread pudding aka dessert for breakfast. But those skeptics have been permanently disinvited from any and all group brunches that I may host in the future. I’m not here to judge what you eat for breakfast. I’m here to give you options. And if that turns out to be a scoop of both the savory and sweet breakfast bakes, then hand me your plate.

1. Breakfast Casserole

The breakfast casserole of all breakfast casseroles, the hangover cure you’ve been dreaming of: an eggy, herby, sausage-packed casserole topped with hash browns. And for those mornings when you know you’ll be too busy to cook (like Christmas morning, or just a Saturday) there’s a solution: make it in advance! Yes, really! Prepare the casserole fully (but don’t bake it!), then wrap it and chill it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Let it come to room temperature before baking in the oven.

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What Can I Cook in a Dutch Oven? Everything.

Owning a Dutch oven is proof that you’ve made it. No matter what else is going on in your life, you can come home to a dependable piece of cookware that will cook soups, stews, braised meats, and bread better than any other piece of equipment in your k…

Owning a Dutch oven is proof that you’ve made it. No matter what else is going on in your life, you can come home to a dependable piece of cookware that will cook soups, stews, braised meats, and bread better than any other piece of equipment in your kitchen.

My Le Creuset Dutch Oven is one of my prized possessions. It’s bright orange—a color I intentionally chose because it’s the brand’s signature hue—and has a gold knob, that I swapped myself and never looked back. Who needs a dining room tablewhen you have a Le Creuset Dutch oven? (Don’t answer that, I know how it sounds.)

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20 Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles That Feed a Crowd in One Fell Swoop

It sure is a lovely idea: having your favorite folks crowded around the table on a lazy Sunday morning, refilling mug after mug, piling plates high as the morning wastes away. In reality, though, you’ve snoozed your alarm seven times and your breakfast…

It sure is a lovely idea: having your favorite folks crowded around the table on a lazy Sunday morning, refilling mug after mug, piling plates high as the morning wastes away. In reality, though, you’ve snoozed your alarm seven times and your breakfast guests are already in the kitchen, practically banging their forks on the counter. Luckily, you knew this would happen—the make-ahead breakfast casserole was practically invented for you.

Whether your ideal breakfast casserole is sweet (French toast- or fruit-filled, Nutella-drizzled even, crammed with brioche or croissants); or savory (oozing Gruyère, salted cream, did something say bagels and lox?), most of these 20 recipes can be made in their entirety the night before. So put on a pot of coffee and turn on the oven—the hard work is already done.

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