How to Make a Brunch Casserole

Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs © Fredrika Stjarne
By F&W Editors Posted March 05, 2016

An easy and delicious way to feed a crowd.

What's more satisfying than a warm, hearty breakfast? One that lets you sleep in! Give yourself an extra hour in bed on Sunday morning by preparing a brunch-appropriate casserole the night before. From a gluten-free version made with quinoa to extra-cheesy grits, here are nine amazing brunch casseroles that can easily be made ahead of time.

1. Honey-Almond Quinoa with Cream Cheese

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This breakfast casserole combines everything that's good about breakfast--oatmeal, honey, cream cheese, eggs--plus the superfood quinoa.

2. Banana-Walnut Baked Quinoa Oatmeal

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Put overripe bananas to good use.

3. Bacon, Tomato and Cheddar Breakfast Bake with Eggs

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As one F&W editor remarked on tasting this amazing breakfast casserole, "I worship the crisp bottom and the chewy, moist bread."

4. Butternut Squash and Kale Strata with Multigrain Bread

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This savory strata is cheesy, eggy and even a little bit good for you thanks to the vitamin-packed kale and squash.

5. Custardy Baked Orzo with Spinach, Bacon and Feta

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Few Americans eat pasta for breakfast, but this Greek-inspired recipe will win you over.

6. Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Potatoes

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This hearty combination of crumbled chorizo, chunky of crispy potatoes and eggs is chef David Kinch's Mexican-California twist on rösti, the classic Swiss fried-potato breakfast.

7. Cheesy Grits Casserole

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Using old-fashioned, stone-ground grits gives this Southern-style breakfast casserole a better texture and flavor than quick cooking grits.

8. Blueberry Baked Quinoa and Oatmeal

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Either fresh or frozen blueberries will work for this healthy, gluten-free breakfast.

9. Christmas-Morning Casserole

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Don't wait until Christmas to make star chef Bryan Voltaggio's tasty casserole featuring pepperoni, mushrooms and gooey cheese.

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