Our Best Breakfast Casseroles
Patsy's Egg Casserole
Midwest Living Creative Director Geri Boesen credits her mother-in-law, Patsy, for creating this easy sausage-and-cheese brunch recipe, a popular food at family holiday gatherings. "It's nice because you can make it the day ahead and put it in the fridge overnight," Geri says.
Swiss-Potato Breakfast Casserole
With just 180 calories per serving, this meal is lighter than many breakfast casserole options. But it combines favorite flavors including ham, eggs, cheese and potatoes.
Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs
Green chiles and shredded cheese lend Southwest flavor to this hearty breakfast casserole that you can prepare the night before and bake in the morning.
Swiss cheese, plump tomatoes, tender zucchini and herbs flavor this rich breakfast bake. Bonus: You can make it a day ahead and bake it in the morning.
Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole
Cumin, garlic and fresh cilantro season eggs and potatoes in this quick and easy casserole. Garnish with salsa and sour cream.
Asparagus, bacon and roasted red sweet peppers update a classic breakfast casserole mix of eggs, bread and cheese.
Nuts About French Toast
You couldn’t ask for an easier (and more crowd-pleasing) brunch dish than our nutty make-ahead French toast. Thanks to the sugary, butterscotch-y topping, you don’t even need syrup. Balance the sweetness with a dollop of yogurt.
Hash Brown Casserole
Here's a lightened version of a popular potato casserole recipe that's great for brunch.
Stuffed Croissant Breakfast Strata
The combination of croissants, bacon and cheese create an indulgent make-ahead treat for breakfast or brunch. Croissant pieces fit into the baking dish like a puzzle.
Morning Pecan Casserole
A crunchy, pralinelike layer tops this easy, make-ahead brunch dish layering raisin bread and pieces of sausage patties.
Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Smoked Ham Strata
This brunch recipe comes from Carol Mortensen of Flossmoor, Illinois. "My husband and I began hosting brunches in 1986. This goat cheese, artichoke and smoked ham strata became our favorite brunch dish," she says. "The best part is preparing it the night before to bake in the morning."
Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake
Swiss and Parmesan cheeses combine with sweet pepper, onion and spices to amp up the flavor in this breakfast casserole.
Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole
Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in this casserole, which gets a generous topping of blueberry or maple syrup. The recipe comes from Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park in east-central Indiana.
Spicy Brunch Lasagna
This hearty brunch casserole features Italian sausage, purchased Alfredo sauce, hash browns, mozzarella cheese, oven-ready lasagna noodles and cottage cheese.
Herbed Egg-Potato Bake
You can assemble the cheesy Herbed Egg-Potato Bake up to two days ahead and refrigerate it.
Baked Oatmeal, Wisconsin-Style
If you're used to shaking your oatmeal out of a packet and adding hot water, you're in for a treat with this baked casserole version, flavored with brown sugar and cinnamon. Serve warm with fresh fruit, if you like.
These veggie-filled rectangles are an easy way to fix eggs for a crowd. And with only 84 calories and 2 grams of fat each, they're a healthful way to start the day.
Baked Brie Strata
Brie cheese, zucchini, and roma and cherry tomatoes update this classic brunch casserole.
Waffle Breakfast Casserole
This make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish features pork sausage, waffles, cheddar cheese, eggs and milk.
Crumbled prosciutto or bacon seasons this cheesy casserole.
Zucchini-Pepperoni Pizza Frittata
Melty mozzarella covers sliced zucchini, pepperoni, fresh herbs and tomatoes in this quick-fix brunch dish.
Mediterranean Brunch Strata
The flavors of olives and feta cheese make this brunch dish a standout.