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Our Best Breakfast Casseroles

Try these hearty casseroles—featuring sausage, cheese, eggs, fresh herbs and more—for your next breakfast or brunch.

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."

Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Smoked Ham Strata

Egg 'n' Bacon Breakfast Casserole

South Dakota chef Doug Hanson shared this make-ahead recipe from his grandmother. "You can't go wrong with eggs, cheese and bacon," he says.

Egg 'n' Bacon Breakfast Casserole

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.

Patsy's Egg Casserole

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.

Swiss-Potato Breakfast Casserole

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.

Sausage Polenta with Nestled Eggs

Tomato-Zucchini Strata

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.

Tomato-Zucchini Strata

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.

Easy Huevos Rancheros Casserole

Bacon-Asparagus Strata

Asparagus, bacon and roasted red sweet peppers update a classic breakfast casserole mix of eggs, bread and cheese.

Bacon-Asparagus Strata 

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.

Nuts About French Toast

Hash Brown Casserole

Here's a lightened version of a popular potato casserole recipe that's great for brunch.

Hash Brown Casserole

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.

Stuffed Croissant Breakfast Strata

Morning Pecan Casserole

A crunchy, pralinelike layer tops this easy, make-ahead brunch dish layering raisin bread and pieces of sausage patties.

Morning Pecan Casserole

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."

Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Smoked Ham Strata

Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake

Swiss and Parmesan cheeses combine with sweet pepper, onion and spices to amp up the flavor in this breakfast casserole.

Turkey-Asparagus Brunch Bake

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.

Blueberry Surprise French Toast Casserole

Spicy Brunch Lasagna

This hearty brunch casserole features Italian sausage, purchased Alfredo sauce, hash browns, mozzarella cheese, oven-ready lasagna noodles and cottage cheese.

Spicy Brunch Lasagna

Herbed Egg-Potato Bake

You can assemble the cheesy Herbed Egg-Potato Bake up to two days ahead and refrigerate it.

Herbed Egg-Potato Bake

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.

Baked Oatmeal, Wisconsin-Style

Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata

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.

Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata

Baked Brie Strata

Brie cheese, zucchini, and roma and cherry tomatoes update this classic brunch casserole.

Baked Brie Strata

Waffle Breakfast Casserole

This make-ahead breakfast or brunch dish features pork sausage, waffles, cheddar cheese, eggs and milk.

Waffle Breakfast Casserole

Mushroom-and-Egg Casserole

Crumbled prosciutto or bacon seasons this cheesy casserole.

Mushroom-and-Egg Casserole

Zucchini-Pepperoni Pizza Frittata

Melty mozzarella covers sliced zucchini, pepperoni, fresh herbs and tomatoes in this quick-fix brunch dish.

Zucchini-Pepperoni Pizza Frittata

Mediterranean Brunch Strata

The flavors of olives and feta cheese make this brunch dish a standout.

Mediterranean Brunch Strata

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