12 Make-Ahead Casseroles for Easter Sunday Brunch
From sweet casseroles that will fill the entire house with breakfast aromas to savory ways to incorporate grits into a casserole, these crowd-pleasing dishes will leave all your casserole dishes empty after brunch. These casseroles can all be prepared ahead, leaving some time to make sure the house is tidy and to assemble that breathtaking Easter centerpiece. Make enough for brunch to keep guests full for the rest of the day, or make a small brunch to leave room for a spectacular Easter dinner later on.
Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Recipe: Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Take charge of brunch with this delicious breakfast casserole made with grits, bacon, and cheddar cheese. Spread the cheese to the edge of the warm grits "crust" to prevent any custard from seeping out while the quiche bakes.
Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Bread Pudding
This sweet and sticky bread pudding may take a bit of time to make, but it is totally worth the wait. Cover and chill overnight, and pop in the slow cooker before heading out for church or while tidying up the house for company.
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Never worry about serving cold pancakes again with this warm pancake casserole drizzled with maple syrup and fresh or frozen blueberries.
Spinach-and-Broccoli Breakfast Bread Pudding
Broccoli for breakfast? This cheesy breakfast casserole not only proves that broccoli makes a delicious addition to breakfast dishes, but it can also be prepped the night before for easy assembly and a 10-minute prep time in the morning.
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches
Make these perfect-portion quiches the night before or up to two day ahead. The recipe can also be altered to make one 9-inch pie.
Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
Croissants make a flaky addition to this this golden casserole. Make this casserole the night before and cover and chill to give the ingredients time to soak into every flaky layer.
Recipe: Potatoes Patio
Parmesan, Gruyére, and heavy cream make a golden potato casserole perfect for brunch. Prepare this rich potato casserole the night before and serve fresh out the oven.
Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole
Before the weekend gets busy, assemble this hearty casserole up to four days ahead.
Recipe: Sausage-and-Grits Quiche
A Southern classic has been reincarnated into a breakfast classic. Grits, sausage, eggs and cheese come together to make a tasty Southern quiche. If making for a large crowd, double the recipe and bake in a 13x9 inch pan.
One-Dish Blackberry French Toast
Recipe: One-Dish Blackberry French Toast
Less than 10 ingredients and one dish make an easy and irresistible French toast casserole. Set aside twenty minutes the night before to prep the casserole. Cover and chill overnight and then pop in the oven in the morning and let the sweet aroma float throughout the house.
Country Ham and Gouda Grit Cakes with Tomato Gravy
Pull out the skillet for a sophisticated take on grits and eggs. Make the grits and tomato sauce a day ahead for a quicker preparation Sunday morning.
Brie-and-Veggie Breakfast Strata
Recipe: Brie-and-Veggie Breakfast Strata
This vegetarian casserole is best served after mixing the ingredients and chilling the casserole overnight or up to one day. This will ensure that the eggs, milk, and cheese mixture soaks into the bread to make a fluffy and flavorful dish.
Creamy Egg Strata
Recipe: Creamy Egg Strata
This strata has all thing things that you love in a breakfast casserole: eggs, bread, cheese, and a creamy filling to hold it all together. You’ll want to make sure it sits at room temperature for one hour before baking.