22 Breakfast Casseroles Ideal for Brunch and Beyond

apple-caramel french toast
Photo: Nico Schinco

Casseroles are a hit for a reason—they require little prep, are perfect for a crowd, and taste absolutely delicious. But when we think about this large-format dish, our minds typically go straight to dinner. Think again: If you're hosting brunch, attending a morning potluck party, or preparing breakfast now for the work week ahead, consider making one of our breakfast casserole recipes, which include stratas, spoon bread, baked French toast, and more. Whether you're team sweet or savory, there's something here for everyone to start their day off strong.

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Baked French Toast

bacon egg and cheese baked french toast
Johnny Miller

Be prepared for praise when you set this casserole on the breakfast table. Not only is it a looker, it's also a hybrid of the best breakfast sandwich and a classic egg-and-cheese strata, so it delivers on flavor, too.

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Pear-and-Raspberry Baked French Toast

pear raspberry baked french toast
Julia Gartland

Thick slices of challah soak up the custard, while Bosc pears and fresh raspberries add just the right amount of sweetness. As with most baked French toast recipes, you can prep the whole thing in advance and bake the casserole in the morning.

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Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole

Cheesy Spinach-Potato Egg Casserole
Con Poulos

Here's a satisfying vegetarian casserole that's gluten free and crowd pleasing too. There's a lot to love about this one-dish meal.

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Asparagus-and-Potato Gratin

asparagus potato gratin
Con Poulos

For a savory start to a spring day, make our asparagus and potato gratin. It's as pretty as a picture and filling, too. Cooked, sliced potatoes are layered with proscuitto, asparagus, and béchamel sauce; the dish is finished with toasted breadcrumbs.

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Apple-Caramel French Toast

apple-caramel french toast
Nico Schinco

Hosting overnight guests? Don't overthink breakfast—you have enough to do. Assemble this caramelized-apple-and-challah casserole a day ahead, and simply ferry it from the fridge to the oven in the morning.

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Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds

Baked Oatmeal for a Crowd with Berries and Seeds
Chris Simpson

This sweet and nourishing casserole is a bright way to start the day. Creamy oats flavored with cinnamon, maple syrup, and vanilla extract are poured on top of dates in a casserole dish, then baked until set.

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Turkey-Pastrami Croque-Madame Casserole

turkey-pastrami croque-madame casserole served in white dish
Lennart Weibull

Instead of making individual French ham and cheese sandwiches, prepare one big breakfast casserole using ciabatta bread. It's packed with rich, nutty Gruyère cheese and turkey pastrami making this an ideal brunch main.

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Panettone French Toast Casserole

panettone french toast
Bryan Gardner

Use the rich Italian sweet bread panettone for this enticing breakfast. It's sliced and topped with a rich custard, then baked until puffed and golden. The result is a fruity riff on bread pudding that's a delicious morning kick-off.

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Jewish-Deli Strata

Yunhee Kim

This recipe has everything we love about bagels and lox in one big make-ahead dish. Layer rye bread with smoked salmon and Havarti, top with a dill-flecked créme fraîche custard, and store in the fridge until morning. All that's left to do when the sun comes up is bake until golden.

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Broccoli-Cheddar Hash-Brown Casserole

Yunhee Kim

We like to think of this breakfast casserole as a cross between Swiss rosti and a loaded baked potato. Not sold yet? It can be made a day in advance and it has bacon on top!

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Fontina, Speck, and Onion Strata

Bryan Gardner

This sophisticated ham-and-cheese casserole is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Baked Banana-Pecan Oatmeal

Johnny Miller

No more standing and stirring before you've had your coffee—your new go-to oatmeal is baked and, therefore, mostly hands-off.

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Hash-Brown Casserole

hashbrown casserole in dish
Marcus Nilsson

A creamy, cheesy classic gets an update with sausage, vinegar-glazed peppers, and a silky béchamel sauce.

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Savory Pudding with Sausage and Tomatoes

savory pudding
Jonathan Lovekin

This one-skillet meal is as fortifying as it is photogenic. Sausage, scallions, and cherry tomatoes are encased in a rich eggy batter similar to that used for popovers or Yorkshire Pudding.

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Baked Blueberry French Toast

Mike Krautter

Juicy blueberries hide between the custardy layers of this make-ahead brunch dish.

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Cornmeal-Creme Fraiche Spoon Bread

Chris Court

Think of this fluffy corn pudding as a fancy take on grits.

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Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

breakfast casserole

No time for bacon and eggs on a Tuesday? Whip up this puff-pastry-rimmed casserole on the weekend, and freeze leftovers for quick reheating.

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Baked Oatmeal


For a bright and healthy start to the day, serve this berry-and-almond-topped oatmeal.

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Bean Tortilla Casserole

Yunhee Kim

This meatless casserole provides a hearty breakfast to fuel your day.

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Sausage and Swiss Chard Strata


Use sweet or spicy sausage in this decadent and filling dish. The meat and greens are layered between sliced baguette, topped with an egg custard, and finished with Gruyère.

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Spinach and Cheddar Strata


Turn to this protein-packed vegetarian strata when you need a hearty start to the day. It's a great way to use up bread that's past its best and to squeeze in a serving of greens before you leave the house.

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Carrot Spoon Bread


A sweet version of the Southern cousin of cornbread and soufflé, this recipe is made extra moist—and healthy—with the addition of grated carrots.

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