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.
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.
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.
These Adorable Sheep Cupcakes Are Perfect For Easter
Baa baa, black sheep! These darling Easter cupcakes are sure to make quite the stir among your spring party guests. Plus, they're a great project for kids to help with. Made with pre-made chocolate cupcakes and vanilla frosting as the base, these Easter cupcakes are decorated with plenty of fluffy mini marshmallows. Attach the marshmallows to the top of the cupcake using frosting, and then remove the cupcake wrapper to attach a few more marshmallows around the sides of the sheep with some melted white chocolate. The melted chocolate will help the marshmallows stay more firmly in place once it has hardened. If you don't have any white chocolate on hand, feel free to use a thick vanilla frosting or royal icing around the edges of your Easter Sheep Cupcakes to hold the extra marshmallows.
These sheep faces are made with Black & White Milano Cookies, frosting, mini chocolate chips, and candy eyes. If you're using the brown chocolate side of the cookie, use frosting or white chocolate to make two small white dots for a nose on your sheep. If you're using the vanilla side of the cookie, attach two mini chocolate chips to the bottom part of the sheep's face. We used black gel icing to attach the eyes and noses of the sheep, but the white chocolate and vanilla frosting will also work. Once you've covered your cupcake completely in marshmallows, spread some extra frosting on the back of the prepared sheep's face and prop it up onto the side of the dessert. Finish off your cute sheep with mini marshmallow ears. We cut a mini marshmallow in half, and used some white chocolate to attach to the top of the face. And there you have it – fluffy, sweet sheep that celebrate the season. These Easter Sheep Cupcakes are a fun party dessert recipe, and kids will love bringing them into the classroom for a party with their peers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole
Before the weekend gets busy, assemble this hearty casserole up to four days ahead.
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.