14 Make-Ahead Casseroles for an Effortless Mother's Day Brunch

Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
Photo: Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

These make-ahead casseroles will help keep the focus of Mother's Day on spending time with Mama and not about being in the kitchen. Whether you're looking for a recipe you can assemble a few days in advance to store in the refrigerator or would prefer a freezer-friendly option that can be made a few weeks before Mother's Day, we've got you covered. From pancakes to quiches to French toast and more, there's no shortage of sweet and savory casseroles that can be prepared in advance to make Mother's Day brunch delicious and easy to pull together.

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Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
Alison Miksch; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

This recipe was designed to chill overnight for 8 hours, so it's make-ahead friendly. Just pop it in the oven when Mama is on her way over for brunch.

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Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole

If she has a favorite berry that's different than blueberries, you can easily swap them out to fit her taste.

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Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits

Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Sausage Gravy Casserole with Cheddar-Cornmeal Biscuits

You can keep this casserole in the freezer for as little as 4 hours or up to 2 months.

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Overnight French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Orange-Vanilla French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Overnight French Toast Casserole with Bourbon-Maple Syrup

Assemble this decadent casserole the night before and let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before popping it in the oven.

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Poppy Seed Chicken

Classic Poppy Seed Chicken
Southern Living

Recipe: Poppy Seed Chicken

Serve this heartier rice casserole alongside a fresh salad.

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Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Croissant Breakfast Casserole
Victor Protasio

Recipe: Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Dijon, caramelized onions, and Fontina cheese make sure there is no shortage of flavor in this croissant casserole.

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Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche

Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Photo: Alison Miksch

Recipe: Bacon-and-Cheddar Grits Quiche

This quiche is unlike any other—because the crust is made from grits.

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Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake

Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake

We think corn deserves a spot at every meal and it makes its way onto the brunch menu with this cheesy grits bake.

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Cinnamon Roll Casserole

Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Antonis Achilleos

Recipe: Cinnamon Roll Casserole

We took the flavor of cinnamon rolls and turned it into a brunch-worthy casserole.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

Both kids and adults will enjoy this breakfast bake that starts with a package of frozen tater tots.

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Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Shrimp and Grits Casserole
Antonis Achilleo; Prop Styling: Christine Keely; Food Styling: Tina Bell Stamos

Recipe: Shrimp and Grits Casserole

Treat Mama to the special meal she deserves this Mother's Day by putting this casserole version of classic shrimp and grits on the menu.

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Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole

Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole

This casserole can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days before it's cooked.

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Banana Bread French Toast Casserole

Banana Bread French Toast Casserole
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Banana Bread French Toast Casserole

Banana bread and French toast come together in this recipe for a sweet brunch recipe that's sure to impress Mama.

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Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal
Jennifer Causey

Recipe: Baked Oatmeal

Adapt this recipe to use your family's favorite seasonal fruit and nuts.

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