21 Breakfast Casserole Recipes for a Delicious Start to Your Morning

Blueberry and Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast Casserole
Photo: Blaine Moats

If breakfast isn't already your favorite meal of the day, we've got delicious (and easy!) breakfast casserole recipes to convince you otherwise. Here you'll find breakfast classics turned into baked (or slow cooker) forms, including tater tot breakfast casseroles, sausage breakfast casseroles, french toast casseroles, and more irresistible and easy breakfast bakes. The best part? Almost all of these take little time prep, with many of them being make-ahead breakfast casseroles for easier mornings.

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Caramelized Onion and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Caramelized Onion and Potato Breakfast Casserole

Look at all those pretty layers! This impressive breakfast casserole piles on the goodness with layers of sliced potatoes, pancetta, sweet onions, fresh rosemary, and shredded Gruyère cheese. Prep the make-ahead breakfast casserole the night before or at least four hours before baking.

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Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole

Caramel-Banana-Pecan Bread Casserole
Scott Little

Caramel, bananas, and pecans. Need we say more? This decadent breakfast casserole comes together in your slow cooker, so prepare for mouthwatering smells to fill the kitchen. Make the sweet-like-candy caramel sauce ahead of time, then keep it cool in the fridge until serving.

Buy It: Crock-Pot 8-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker ($75, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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Blueberry and Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Blueberry and Mascarpone-Stuffed French Toast Casserole
Blaine Moats

Grab the maple syrup and get the coffee brewing! This sweet breakfast casserole stuffs French baguettes with a rich blueberry-mascarpone filling. It may look time-consuming, but this make-ahead breakfast casserole only takes 20 minutes of prep time.

Buy It: Pyrex 9x13 Deep Glass Bakeware ($16, Target)

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Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

Four-Cheese Zucchini Strata

This vegetarian breakfast casserole is a top-rated recipe that will get approval from meat- and non-meat eaters alike. To amp up the flavor, we opted for garlic focaccia as the bread base of this breakfast casserole. Of course, it's the four-cheese combo (provolone, white cheddar, feta, and Parmesan) that adds the perfect sharp, tangy bite.

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Chile Verde Breakfast Lasagna

Chile Verde Breakfast Lasagna
Andy Lyons

Lasagna isn't reserved for dinnertime anymore. This delicious slow cooker breakfast casserole combines sausage, peppers, and an egg mixture (with a hint of cumin for spice!). That mixture gets layered between corn tortillas with salsa. Top with cheese and sour cream and you've got one hearty breakfast.

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Ham, Asparagus, and Cheese Strata

Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata
Kritsada Panichgul

Prepare to watch this breakfast casserole disappear soon after serving. Breakfast stars like ham and eggs team up with soft French bread cubes and asparagus. For a stunning breakfast presentation, whole eggs are baked into indentations.

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Baked Cherry Oatmeal

Baked Cherry Oatmeal

For a healthy breakfast casserole, try this sweet-tart cherry oatmeal. You'll get a boost of fiber and protein from the combination of rolled oats and steel-cut oats. Milk and unsweetened applesauce provide moisture. To keep your oatmeal naturally sweet, use the honey option listed.

Buy It: Everyday Small Baking Dish ($12, Crate & Barrel)

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Sausage and Veggie Keto Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Veggie Keto Breakfast Casserole
Dera Burreson, Ryan Krull

Whether you're following a keto diet or not, this is a protein-packed breakfast casserole (27 grams per serving!) that will really jumpstart your day. This oven breakfast casserole is loaded with sausage, veggies, and a dozen eggs. Top with tomatoes and avocado for a cool finish.

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Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole
Blaine Moats

The sweet and savory classic Monte Cristo sandwich might be even more delicious turned into a breakfast casserole. Here the ham and cheese sandwiches (with mustard, of course!) are covered in an egg mixture and more cheese. Be sure to plan ahead, this breakfast casserole needs an overnight soak before baking.

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Caramelized Onion Breakfast Casserole

Caramelized Onion Breakfast Casserole
Blaine Moats

Caramelized onions add a subtle sweetness to the broccoli florets (yes, broccoli can be a breakfast veggie!), crispy bacon, and crusty sourdough bread in this cheesy breakfast casserole. This is another good make-ahead recipe to have ready to bake when you wake up.

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Spicy Sicilian Strata

Spicy Sicilian Strata

Bake this delicious spicy breakfast casserole in a skillet instead of your usual cookware. Instead of the usual breakfast meats, this breakfast recipe includes pepperoni. Combined with spinach and dried tomatoes, this hearty dish is a satisfying mix of Italian flavors for your wake-up meal.

Buy It: Lodge Cast Iron Skillet ($30, Target)

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Sausage, Egg, and Biscuit Casserole

Sausage Egg biscuit Casserole
Jacob Fox

Turn your favorite breakfast sandwich into a casserole for the whole family to enjoy. Refrigerated biscuits and frozen sausage patties allow this easy breakfast casserole to come together super quick. Serve with a steamy cup of coffee or mimosa and you'll be set.

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Pressure Cooker Scrambled Breakfast Hash

Pressure Cooker Scrambled Breakfast Hash
Andy Lyons

In a hurry? Here's a quick and easy breakfast casserole idea for you: use your pressure cooker! This speedy breakfast casserole features bacon, fresh mushrooms, potatoes, bell peppers, and melty cheese. With just 5 minutes under pressure, you'll have a satisfying breakfast ready to go.

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Squash, Bacon, and Feta Breakfast Bake

Squash, Bacon, and Feta Breakfast Bake
Jason Donnelly

For a tasty way to add some fiber to your breakfast, add spaghetti squash! The low-carb winter squash serves as the base for this healthy breakfast casserole. The savory flavor combo of bacon, feta, and Swiss chard will convince you this breakfast is worthy of making on repeat.

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Chocolate-Banana French Toast Bake

Chocolate-Banana French Toast Bake
Blaine Moats

No need to find an excuse to have chocolate for breakfast with this baked French toast recipe. Sliced bananas and chocolate-hazelnut spread make the perfect combination to cure anyone's sweet tooth in the morning. Add a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup to make it extra rich and fancy-looking.

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Fig, Pancetta, and Goat Cheese Brunch Casserole

Fig, Pancetta, Goat Cheese Brunch Casserole
Andy Lyons

Next time you have a family gathering for brunch, make this breakfast casserole. Created by award-winning chef Scott Peacock, you'll love the sweet and savory combination of dried figs with goat cheese, onion, and thinly sliced pancetta. This is also a make-ahead recipe, so all you'll have to do is pop it in the oven in the morning.

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Slow Cooker Chilaquiles

Slow Cooker Chilaquiles
Andy Lyons

Spice up your morning with a breakfast casserole that requires little hands-on time. Beef, pork, and chili beans combine in the slow cooker with enchilada sauce for a make-ahead breakfast packed with flavor, protein, and nutrients. When the slow cooker is finished, top your chilaquiles with fresh tomatoes, sour cream, and sliced peppers for a pop of brightness.

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Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

With only six ingredients, our French toast breakfast casserole couldn't be easier to put together. Blueberries, cream cheese, and sweet syrup add decadence to this make-ahead breakfast fave.

Test Kitchen Tip: To dry bread slices, arrange bread in a single layer on a wire rack; cover loosely and let stand overnight. Or cut bread into ½-inch cubes and bake in a 300°F oven 10 to 15 minutes or until dry. Allow bread to cool before adding to the recipe.

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Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casseroles

Zucchini-Brie Breakfast Casseroles

Try something different at your next brunch: Serve our individual zucchini- and Brie-filled breakfast casseroles. Snipped dill and green onions add fresh flavor to this classy-looking breakfast.

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Baked Denver Strata

Baked Denver Strata
Kritsada Panichgul

Prep this easy, zesty, pepper-packed breakfast casserole in advance to save time in the morning. Inspired by a Denver omelet, the cheesy mixture of eggs, peppers, and ham can be refrigerated and baked the next day.

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Bacon-Asparagus Strata

Bacon-Asparagus Strata
Kritsada Panichgul

With more than 100 ratings and an average of 4 out of 5 stars, this is one of our best breakfast casserole recipes. Layers of crisp bacon, fresh asparagus, and roasted red peppers are suspended in a mixture of eggs, bread cubes, and Swiss cheese in this update on a classic breakfast casserole. For a different take, try our pork, pepper, and mushroom variation.

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