10 Breakfast Casseroles Busy Parents Need to Know

10 Breakfast Casseroles Busy Parents Need to Know

Meghan Splawn
Aug 30, 2018
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Recently I made a discovery that completely transformed my weekday breakfast routine: If I invested a little bit of meal prep time towards a breakfast casserole over the weekend, I could have easy, delicious breakfasts to grab quickly throughout the week.

If you're transitioning to back-to-school time and need a better school-day breakfast, then you need to know about these 10 hearty breakfast casseroles.

1. Veggie-Packed Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

A tater tot-topped egg and vegetable breakfast? Yes, it is just as good as it looks. Heat leftovers up in a toaster over and the tater tots will be just as crispy as the day you baked this casserole.

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2. Strawberries & Cream French Toast Casserole

This French toast casserole rivals doughnuts in both its visual appeal and flavor. And the leftovers can be eaten warm or cold for a fast weekday breakfast.

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3. Breakfast Burrito Egg Casserole

We actually make this egg casserole often for a taco Tuesday meets breakfast for dinner mash-up. The leftovers can be cubed and thrown into tortillas for on-the-fly bus-stop breakfasts.

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4. Cinnamon French Toast Casserole

I rarely have time to make French toast on a weekday morning, but I could totally reheat servings of this for my kids and be a mom hero on a Wednesday morning.

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5. Cheesy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This a quick-enough cooking casserole (and full of smart shortcuts) that you could prep this after dinner one night and cook it on a weekday morning while everyone gets dressed.

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6. Baked Apple-Oat Breakfast Squares

These grab-and-go bars totally count as a casserole even though they taste like cake. Plus they are full of fiber — thanks to the oats and apples — so they'll keep everyone full until lunchtime.

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7. Vegetable Supreme Egg Bake

A pizza-inspired breakfast casserole is truly as delicious as it sounds. This eggy casserole is packed with cheese and vegetables but sturdy enough to eat with one hand while you pack lunches with the other.

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8. Blueberry Cheesecake Breakfast Bake

Think of this casserole as a treat of proteins and carbohydrates — the kind of thing you might prep on a Sunday the week that your kids have a big test or special soccer game. You can totally use frozen blueberries too when the fresh pints are more expensive in the fall and winter.

9. Best Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

This is another quick-cooking casserole you can put together at night and bake off before school. Yes, there's zucchini in there, but there also crisp prosciutto and Parmesan cheese too.

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10. How To Make Slow Cooker Breakfast Burrito Bowls

While this recipe isn't quite as "casserole" as the others, it does have the unique advantage of being a slow cooker recipe that cooks overnight without any eggs. In the morning, serve a scoop with scrambled or fried eggs, devour with salsa, and go off with your day.

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