10 Make-Ahead Casseroles for a Holiday Brunch
If you’ve never made a breakfast casserole before, I highly recommend you make one this holiday season. It’s the ideal dish for brunch entertaining because you can make it the night before the party and it serves a crowd. Most breakfast casserole recipes are pretty straightforward—there’s a little browning of sausage or frying of bacon, then a bunch of ingredients are combined and tossed into a large baking dish—so even if you’re not a wiz in the kitchen you can easily assemble one of the 10 delicious dishes highlighted here.
Make a strata for your family to enjoy on Christmas morning, or serve a couple of different kinds at a blowout holiday brunch with all of your friends and family. When it’s the morning of the party all you have to do to prepare the meal is pop the casserole in the oven—leaving you plenty of time to put on your hostess dress and enjoy a mimosa. Now, who wouldn’t toast to that?!
Vegetarians, this meatless spinach, mushroom, and parmesan cheese casserole is for you. Skillet-toasted bread is tossed with sautéed vegetables, fresh thyme, lots of cheese, eggs, and half-and-half. The mixture must sit in the fridge overnight to ensure that the bread soaks up all the rich dairy goodness.
Kids will enjoy these grab-and-go mini breakfast casseroles that are made in a muffin tin. The recipe calls for green onions, spinach, cheddar cheese, and whole wheat bread, but feel free to mix it up to your family’s tastebuds. Just be sure to keep the proportions the same and don’t change the measurements for the eggs and milk.
Love pancakes, but hate having to make them while your guests wait their turn for a stack? This recipe for pancake breakfast casserole is for you! Make the pancakes when you’re alone in the kitchen and assemble the dish the night before your brunch. To simplify the recipe even further, make pancakes with your favorite pancake mix instead of from scratch.
Invest in a sturdy long-lasting casserole dish and you'll be able to make breakfast whenever you want.
What is your favorite make-ahead brunch dish?