9 of the Best Breakfast Casserole Recipes for Morning Bliss

We love starting the day with something warm, delicious, and filling in our bellies, so we think you'll adore these tasty breakfast casserole recipes.

Updated December 5, 2023

Every year when I was a kid, my parents' friends held an annual potluck-style spring brunch. It was something I looked forward to for one reason — breakfast casseroles. They. Were. Delicious! And when my kids were growing up, breakfast casseroles became a regular part of their morning routines. They were easy to make, tasty, and kept well for several days so my family could have a hot breakfast even on a busy morning. What's not to love about that?

Now, I'm passing my love for breakfast casseroles on to you with some of the best breakfast casserole recipes I've found. 

Sausage Strata


A breakfast strata is a thing of beauty — and they are super easy to make. One of the things I LOVE about them is you can cut them into squares and freeze single servings for later meals. Reheat in the microwave, covered with a paper towel, for about 2 minutes on high. This makes 12 servings.


  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 10 slices of bread, cut into cubes
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups half and half
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dion mustard
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese


  1. Grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Put the bread in an even layer on the bottom of the prepared baking dish. 
  3. Add the sausage.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and mustard.
  5. Fold in half of the cheese.
  6. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and sausage.
  7. Sprinkle with the cheese. 
  8. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour, over up to overnight.
  9. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  10. Uncover the casserole and bake in the preheated oven until browned on top, about an hour and 15 minutes.
  11. Cool slightly before cutting into squares.
Helpful Hack

Make this into a keto breakfast casserole by eliminating the bread. Replace the half and half with 1 cup of heavy cream, and increase the cheese to 2 cups. 

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole


I love hashbrowns, whether by themselves or topping a tasty casserole that also contains sausage and peppers. This hashbrown breakfast casserole from Spend with Pennies is destined to become a family favorite. 

Zucchini Casserole


 Not down with all that heavy meat? We've got you. This zucchini casserole from Simply Recipes has tasty veggies, ricotta cheese, zucchini (obvs), and tomatoes for a lighter, vegetarian take on the breakfast casserole. 

Blueberry Bread Pudding Casserole


So here's the thing. I always felt like bread pudding was as much breakfast as it is a dessert. And when you add breakfast's favorite fruit, juicy blueberries, and just a sprinkling of powdered sugar? Count me in. This blueberry bread pudding from The Naptime Chef is just as tasty for brunch or breakfast as it is for dessert. 

Overnight French Toast Casserole


My kids absolutely love French toast for breakfast, and making an overnight French toast casserole means you can sleep in and still give the fam what they crave. It makes about 12 servings and refrigerates well for reheating later (dessert, anyone?)


  • 1 loaf challah bread, cut into one-inch cubes
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  1. Grease a 9x13" baking dish.
  2. Spread the bread cubes in an even layer in the dish.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the beaten eggs, half and half, whole milk, maple syrup, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon, and salt.
  4. Pour over the bread.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. In the morning, preheat the oven to 350°F. 
  7. While the oven preheats, uncover the casserole and let it rest out of the fridge.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until set and golden brown, about 40 minutes.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares to serve.

Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole


The only thing better than hashbrowns on a casserole is tater tots on anything. Casseroles. Eggs. Sandwiches. Whatever. Tater tots make everything better. And when you add them to a breakfast casserole with all the goodies, well, that's a little piece of breakfast heaven. So I know you're going to love Plain Chicken's cracked out tater tot breakfast casserole recipe. Cheese. Eggs. Tots. Bacon. Need I say more?

Baked Oatmeal for Breakfast


When I was a kid, I loved those little instant apple-cinnamon oatmeal packets with tiny bits of dried apples. Consider this the grown-up version, a warming breakfast casserole of oats, apples, pears, raisins, and cinnamon fragrant and fresh from the oven. You have to try Finding Zest's best baked oatmeal with pears and apples. It's as good as oatmeal gets. 

Biscuits and Sausage Gravy Casserole


Biscuits and gravy? Yes, please! Put them in one handy baking dish and pull them hot from the oven? Oh yeah! Try Family Fresh Meals' biscuits and gravy breakfast casserole recipe for a delicious take on an American classic. 

Spinach and Cheese Strata


Strata is a breakfast classic for a reason. So naturally, I have another one for you to try. This spinach and cheese strata recipe from Once Upon a Chef is a vegetarian breakfast casserole that sneaks in a few veggies in the most delightful way. 



We'd be remiss if we didn't mention the trendiest breakfast casserole on the block — shakshuka. It's bright, hearty, and oh-so satisfying with poached eggs and a fragrant tomato base that's the perfect Mediterranean diet breakfast. Give Eating European's classic shakshuka a try. You won't be sorry. 

Breakfast Bliss Straight From the Oven


These blissful breakfast casseroles run the gamut from sweet to savory and carb-packed to keto. So, no matter how you like your breakfast, there's a recipe that'll entice everyone in your family — even the picky ones. 

9 of the Best Breakfast Casserole Recipes for Morning Bliss