20+ Breakfast Casseroles for Easter Brunch

updated Mar 27, 2021
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blueberry cheesecake casserole in a white baking tin on top of a light blue napkin
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Even though Easter gatherings will still be small this year, a breakfast casserole is a wonderful, no-stress way to kick off the day (along with a batch of bacon cooked in the oven, of course!). Since breakfast is rarely ever the main event on holidays, consider casseroles your easy solution. There’s no reason to wear yourself out while you’re focusing on big tasks like preparing lamb, or getting some delicious sides prepped and ready.

Whether you prefer something sweet, skew savory, or want to load it with veggies, breakfast casseroles are always a good idea since they come together without too much fuss, and often have the potential to be made ahead. From French toast-inspired casseroles to veggie-friendly egg bakes, here are 22 Easter breakfast casseroles to inspire your holiday brunch spread.

Sweet Breakfast Casseroles

Pancake-lovers, rejoice! These sweet casseroles are the easier (and still totally satisfying) way to get these breakfast favorites on the table.

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Orange-Maple French Toast Casserole
In this french toast casserole, cubes of brioche take the place of slices, and they’re infused with the bright-sweet aroma of orange sugar to amp up the citrus flavor. To finish, an orange-infused maple syrup for drizzling turns this classic brunch favorite into a casserole for a crowd.
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Blueberry Pancake Casserole
If you’ve ever wanted a way to get blueberry pancakes on the breakfast table without feeling like a short-order cook, this casserole has you covered. It cooks up light and fluffy, with a very subtle sweetness, just like you’d expect from buttermilk pancakes.
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Citrusy Polenta Pancake Casserole
Cross cornbread with your favorite buttermilk pancakes, add an array of in-season citrus fruits, bake it in your trusty 9×13-inch pan, and you’ve got a stunning polenta cake that will happily feed your whole crew.
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Raspberry Cookie Butter Baked Oatmeal
If you’re already an oatmeal-lover, then you’ll need little convincing that this baked oatmeal, reminiscent of a soufflé and verging on dessert, is a must-try recipe. And if you’re hesitant about oatmeal’s texture or feeling less than enthused about your regular ol’ heat-and-stir routine, then you’re in luck.
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Apple & Cinnamon Whole Grain Breakfast Strata
A special casserole deserves a special name, and so we're calling this delicious creation a strata. Made from similar ingredients to French toast, but layered with care, it makes for a beautiful presentation whether served from a buffet or in individual slices.
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Loaded Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake
This casserole is easy to prep ahead (just refrigerate unbaked overnight and bake in the morning).The result is a golden, toasty, not-too-sweet bread pudding with all the cheesecake flavor you desire at breakfast.
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Savory Vegetarian Egg Casseroles

These casseroles harness some of spring’s freshest veggies, skip the meat, and treat you to a super-creamy center.

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Ratatouille Breakfast Skillet Strata
This strata is packed with summery vegetables, slices of sourdough bread, a simple egg-based custard, and a healthy sprinkling of cheese.
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Spicy Kale and Sweet Potato Egg Bake
If what you’re after is a lighter breakfast for your family, this veggie-packed egg bake is your solution. Laced with wilted kale and built on a base of thick-cut roasted sweet potatoes, this breakfast casserole gets a spicy surprise from gochujang, the slightly sweet Korean chile paste.
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Veggie Supreme Egg Bake
This breakfast casserole is a delicious way to add more veggies to your day. Spinach, peppers, potatoes, and mushrooms all make an appearance!
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Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole with Cheddar & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Vegetarian breakfast casseroles often go extra-light, with fresh green vegetables or a smattering of herbs in the eggs. Well, not this one. This is a hearty vegetarian breakfast casserole with all the rich, deep flavor you’d usually get from meat, but even better.
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Zucchini and Asparagus Strata
Strata is one of those fantastic meals that is way more than the sum of its parts. With the combination of basic ingredients (in this case, eggs, milk, bread, cheese, asparagus, and zucchini) and a very minimal amount of work, you’re rewarded with a warm meal that’s satisfying and comforting.
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Veggie-Packed Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
In this dish, tater tots bake up golden-brown and crunchy, covering a custardy egg layer full of tender broccoli, sweet bell pepper, and sharp cheddar cheese. A square of this savory breakfast bake has it all — veggies, protein, and starch — and it’s a great way to start any morning.
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Meaty Egg Casseroles

If you believe brunch isn’t complete without a meaty side, these casseroles are for you. They’re just as much about the eggs as they are about the bacon, sausage, or ham that’s mixed in.

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"Ham and Cheese" Breakfast Casserole
This casserole was inspired by a fancy ham and cheese sandwich. We used pancetta and Gruyère (although you could try an even more sophisticated cheese, with challah bread and caramelized onions for a touch of sweetness). Then we added nutmeg and thyme to brighten things up.
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Bacon, Potato & Egg Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole is a simple, hearty dish of eggs and bacon, mixed with potatoes and vegetables, that can be prepared up to a day in advance.
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Baked Croque-Monsieur Casserole
With Dijon mustard, thinly sliced ham, and creamy Gruyère, it seems the classic croque-monsieur was made for the casserole dish. If it’s a brunch stunner you’re after, then this all-in-one baked take on the croque-monsieur should shoot to the top of your must-make list.
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Egg and Chorizo Breakfast Casserole
A baked omelet is essentially a crustless quiche — substantial enough to be a filling breakfast, without the heaviness of the added crust in a quiche. This version is filled with spicy Mexican chorizo and pickled jalapeños!
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Apple, Sausage, and Smoked Cheddar Breakfast Casserole
Adding sausage to your egg casserole is a no-brainer; it helps to make the dish even more satisfying. The smoked cheddar is a delight in this recipe as well, lending its smoky creaminess to every bite. But apples? Those are the total wild card.
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Black Forest Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
This hearty strata is our take on the classic ham and cheese breakfast casserole. Laced with Black Forest ham and nutty Gruyère, and built on a foundation of pumpernickel and sourdough bread, this version uses spicy mustard to give the eggs a zippy boost.
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Breakfast Polenta Squares with Spinach & Bacon
This casserole has the hearty, satisfying deliciousness of whole-grain cornmeal, but it's enriched by the eggs, which makes the texture just ever-so-slightly custardy. The bacon and spinach flavor everything beautifully.
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Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Because the tried-and-true classics are so reliably delicious, we loaded this hash brown casserole with ground breakfast sausage and grated sharp cheddar. But that isn’t the only meat and cheese combo that works here.
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Baked Denver Omelet
This particular baked omelet is full of vegetables and country ham. It’s colorful and cheery, with the red and green peppers and white onion, and it makes a lovely presentation with slices of bright oranges and brown toast.
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Caramelized Onion, Ham, and Provolone Breakfast Bread Pudding
This breakfast bread pudding offers a fancy (yet super-easy!) upgrade to the classic ham and cheese breakfast casserole, starting with cubes of day-old sourdough soaked in a velvety custard that’s laced with rich caramelized onions, bits of ham, and sharp provolone cheese.
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