Whether you go all out with your brunches, turning them into full-on gatherings, or if you simply enjoy waking up late and cooking up something nice, we have perfect recipes for you to make.
Brunch, the fusion of “breakfast” and “lunch,” allows you to be creative since you can make savory foods like sandwiches or sweeter foods like waffles. However, sometimes, it's nice to just create a casserole by throwing things together and baking it. Luckily, these recipes are clever since many of them are inspired by classic brunch dishes such as Monte Cristo sandwiches, French toast, eggs Benedict, and biscuits and gravy.
There's also a good number of eggy dishes that contain plenty of meat and veggies to supply your body with protein, vitamins, and nutrients. We guarantee that you will love how every option on this roundup is unique. If you are hosting a brunch party, you can even make more than one of these options. And did we mention that some of these are make-ahead meals? Let's just cut to the chase and show you exactly what we are talking about. Here are the absolute best breakfast casseroles to make for your next brunch!
This casserole by Savory Experiments is the ideal option for when you want a hearty brunch item. Chili Rellenos are cheese-stuffed peppers that have an eggy coating to them. They are typically fried to give them that crispy outer layer. This casserole is genius because it has all of the traditional components made into a breakfast bake that you can slice to serve. The main ingredients include pepper Jack cheese, mild green chilies, eggs, milk, and seasonings.
Have you ever tried strata? It's similar to bread pudding, except It usually has vegetables and meat making it a great main course option. Bread pudding is often sweeter but this strata casserole has croissants, eggs, parmesan, bacon, and cheese. It also has chives and yellow onions, which caramelize until they have a deep flavor that perfectly pairs with the eggs and meat.
Eggs Benedict is a common brunch food that people enjoy because it's super-tasty and satisfying. Usually, you stack poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and hollandaise sauce on top of an English muffin, but this recipe turns the classic dish into a casserole.
Although it has the usual components, it also has Monterey Jack cheese, mustard powder, onion powder, and cream to make the eggs fluffy. The recipe also explains how to make the homemade sauce in a blender, which is super easy!
Who doesn't love fluffy biscuits and savory gravy? This recipe uses onions, breakfast sausage, gravy, cheddar cheese, and refrigerated biscuit dough. Of course, if you have the time to make homemade biscuits for the casserole, you are more than welcome to but this recipe is delicious and can be whipped up quickly. The gravy bakes into the biscuits, but we recommend making some extra gravy to drizzle on top.
This vegan-friendly breakfast casserole uses Just Egg, which is an egg replacement product. Furthermore, it has baby greens, vegan sausage, mushrooms, red peppers, and onions. It certainly doesn't lack flavor with hints of paprika, black salt, and garlic powder. Sprinkle on vegan cheese shreds to make it even more delicious! We recommend topping it with some homemade salsa or vegan sour cream to give it that final touch.
Our recipe for healthy hash brown casserole will certainly be a hit when you serve it for brunch! It has nourishing ingredients such as fat-free ground Turkey, sage, eggs, green onions, and reduced-fat shredded cheese. Use Oscar Meyer center-cut bacon or whichever cut of bacon you prefer. As for the hash browns, we recommend using the diced cubes instead of shreds because they turn out much better!
Monte Cristo sandwiches are an ideal brunch food, but it's not always easy to make large batches of them. Luckily, this Monte Cristo breakfast casserole by The Skinny Fork exists! Your taste buds will definitely be amazed since it balances the sweet and savory taste you expect with Monte Cristos. The Dijon mustard, nutmeg, French bread, Swiss cheese, and ham go together so well, and hit it with raspberry preserves to really make it sing.
For me, brunch needs a Mediterranean-style egg dish. This unique meal has feta cheese, black olives, red onions, zucchini, and red peppers. It doesn't stop there, though; it also has fresh tomatoes as well as thyme and basil. It's incredibly refreshing and a perfect light meal to eat at brunch! We recommend serving it with a dollop of reduced-fat sour cream, which provides a silky texture that creates balance with the vegetables and eggs in the casserole.
Impress your brunch guests with this elegant-looking crepe casserole. Not only does it look appetizing, but it tastes lovely too. The recipe by Fraiche Living explains how to make homemade crepes and a cheesy mixture. The filling has baby spinach, green onions, gouda cheese, and fresh dill. Since everything is cooked before it goes in the oven, you only need to bake the casserole for 10 to 15 minutes.
Ham and cheese croissant sandwiches are a popular brunch item because they are light enough for breakfast yet savory enough for lunch. Instead of assembling croissant sandwiches one by one, you can make this easy casserole, which serves eight people. It has dijon mustard, deli ham, shredded cheese, eggs, and milk. You can use either Swiss or gruyere cheese, depending on your preference. For best results, use medium-sized croissants!
This recipe is super convenient if you plan to host a brunch party since you can prepare it a day in advance. With hints of dried rosemary, fresh garlic, mushrooms, and spinach, it's packed with umami flavor. The casserole also has ground pork sausage, bread, bell peppers, and more. You can also swap the bread for diced hash browns or russet potatoes if you wish. Once the casserole bakes, it's full of color due to the various vegetables.
Ham, shredded cheese, and fresh jalapeno are what make this casserole so incredible. Although it has a little bit of spice from the peppers, it’s also creamy due to the eggs, milk, and cream cheese. Lastly, crescent rolls provide buttery undertones, so there is no going wrong with this dish by The Worktop. When you serve it, we suggest garnishing it with fresh chopped parsley on top. Enjoy it with fresh fruit or a smoothie!
This cheesy breakfast casserole tastes like an everything-bagel sandwich. It has bacon, gruyere cheese, cream cheese, eggs, and seasonings. In addition, chopped everything bagel pieces give it more substance and flavor. Once it's done baking, the top of the casserole is perfectly golden brown. Sprinkle on fresh chives to give it a nice pop of color. This is the perfect brunch bake to enjoy with a tall glass of orange juice!
Pinch of Yum posted this croissant brunch bake recipe that you absolutely need to try. It has glazed ham, yellow onions, baby spinach, and shredded cheese. The base of the casserole is made with mini croissants and fluffy eggs. If you wish, you can always add more veggies to it, such as bell peppers, tomatoes, or even artichokes, to give it more nutritional value. Although, it is delicious as is!
This breakfast casserole is much different than the average one since it has seafood. Specifically, the recipe has lump crab meat paired with Monterey jack cheese, parmesan, yellow peppers, and more. It has a variety of seasonings, such as minced onion, black pepper, Old Bay seasoning, mayonnaise, and Dijon mustard. The English muffins and cheese bring out the best flavors of the crab meat! Garnish it with fresh herbs to liven it up.
Here is a recipe that you can start the night before you plan to have a scrumptious brunch. This makes it easy in the morning since the hard part is done. With green onions, bell peppers, broccoli, and mushrooms, it is sure to nourish your body. The recipe gives you the freedom to use turkey, chicken, or any other chopped meat that you have. It's an incredibly versatile recipe that you'll want to have on hand!
Enchiladas for brunch? Absolutely; this breakfast bake is for the folks who love Mexican food. This dish has the perfect amount of spice with the use of green chili enchilada sauce and salsa. It also has corn tortillas, shredded cheese, bacon, and sausage. The tater tots make it easy since you don't have to rinse, chop, and cook fresh potatoes. Your whole family will love this since you make it with simple ingredients that all taste well together.
If you love the sweet and salty combination of maple and breakfast meats, our breakfast bake is just for you. To make it easy, you can use a can of biscuit dough, which saves time. Use pork breakfast sausage and center-cut bacon pieces. To keep it healthy, we suggest that you use sugar-free maple syrup! The best part is that it's not only Weight Watcher friendly, but even the kids will appreciate it.
Here is another strata recipe that is perfect for your brunch party or gathering. It has smoky gouda cheese as well as sharp cheddar cheese. Not only that, but pieces of deli ham, roasted red peppers, and scallions are in every bite. Use French bread for best results and bake it until the top is golden and the cheese slightly browns. We suggest serving this with healthy yogurt parfaits!
This casserole is on the sweeter side, as it is reminiscent of French toast. However, it uses fresh strawberries and blueberries, which give you some nutrients to start your day. It's also easy to make healthy substitutions since you can swap the maple syrup for 100% pure maple, which is better for you. The vanilla extract and cinnamon give it plenty of flavor, so you don't need too much powdered sugar on top!
We just had to include this brunch casserole on our list since it's so unique and nourishing! The recipe is by Jo Cooks, and it has puff pastry, which bakes into a beautiful golden and flaky pastry. It also has eggs, ricotta cheese, spinach, and more. The hot sauce will give it a nice kick, while the bacon makes it savory. Your brunch guests will devour this in no time!
21 Breakfast Casseroles Every Brunch Needs
- 1 lb ground turkey *weighed raw
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried sage
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon onion salt
- 1.5 teaspoon fennel seeds
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 3 eggs
- 1.5 cups milk *I used 1%
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- Dash of salt and pepper
- 1 cup reduced-fat shredded cheese
- 48 frozen tater tots
- ¼ cup real bacon crumble
- green onions, diced *optional
- In a frying pan over medium-high heat cook the ground turkey, add in all the seasonings while it is cooking, thyme, sage, garlic & onion salt, fennel seeds, dried oregano, salt & pepper. Drain if necessary and add to a sprayed 9x13 casserole dish.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- In a bowl whisk the eggs, stir in the milk, paprika, salt & pepper.
- Sprinkle ½ cup of the shredded cheese on top of the ground turkey. Then pour the egg mixture over top.
- Layer the tater tots on top, line them up in 6 rows of 8 tots.
- Bake in the oven for 35 minutes, remove from the oven, sprinkle the remaining cheese on top, then the bacon crumble and green onion. Return to the oven for 5-10 minutes to melt the cheese.
- Cut into 6 equal servings.