Make ahead breakfast casseroles are the perfect morning meal, no matter if you’re feeding a crowd or trying to get on top of a few days worth of breakfast prep.
One thing every one of my busy mama friends tells me is this: Mornings are freaking hard with little kids.
Remember those heady pre-kids days when our coffee was hot, our showers were hotter, and we could listen to the news without the background noise of cartoons?
The glory days, man.
But those days of calm mornings are behind us (and, eventually, ahead of us)
So for here, for now, we’re in the get-everyone-out-the-door-without-going-berserk phase.
And on the crazy days, having breakfast made ahead of time is a life saver.
A sanity saver, too. Time saver, even!
Breakfast casseroles are the best at this. Make a big pan (or two!) on Sunday, divide it up, and BOOM PRESTO, breakfast is over and it’s time to go get your shoes on.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite breakfast casseroles from the interwebs here for you!
Also, I helpfully separated them into the three categories I find most breakfast casseroles fall into: Paleo/Keto/Healthy/Gluten-Free, Sweet Casseroles, and Basic Breakfast Casseroles.
Oh, and here’s a tip: If you want to make your own breakfast casserole with what you’ve already got on hand, this is my basic ratio. I like to start with this, and then I play around with flavors:
- Line a 9×13” baking pan with bread cubes.
- Mix 8-10 eggs with 1 ½ cups half and half and pour on top
- Add cheese and protein, like sausage
- Bake at 350*F for about 18 minutes, until the middle of the pan is set.
Here’s the rest of the list; I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below!
Spiralized Sweet Potato Casserole (<<this is my favorite one on the list!)
On the Sweet Side
Back to Basics
Sheet Pan ‘Quiche’ (<<my second fave on the list!)