Delicious Day-After Thanksgiving Breakfast Casseroles
Your family will most definitely go to bed stuffed the night of Thanksgiving (congrats, and mission accomplished), but they will inevitably be hungry the next day. Bright and early on Black Friday. No matter the day, your children and overnight guests are sure to ask: "What's for breakfast?" (Trust us, inquiring minds will want to know.) Be prepared with these easy, delicious breakfast casseroles. If you have out-of-town company or you’re hosting an early football-watch party, casseroles are the easiest way to get breakfast or brunch on the table for a crowd. We've developed a few dishes that even make the best use of those Thanksgiving leftovers, like our Kentucky Hot Brown Tart, Green Bean Quiche, and Sweet Potato Breakfast Casserole. If you’re tired of the same old turkey and cranberry relish sandwich the day after Thanksgiving, these recipes will save the day. In fact, the cooks in our test kitchen refer to them as the real holiday heroes. Enjoy your Friday off and don’t spend another day in the kitchen with these easy breakfast casseroles for the day after Thanksgiving.
Put your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers to use!
These are our favorites recipes.
Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel
Post-Thanksgiving, you won’t want to spend your morning flipping dozens of pancakes. This breakfast casserole is the easiest way to get pancakes on the table, and the cinnamon streusel is to die for.
Sausage-and-Cheese Grits Quiche
Creamy Grits Mexi-Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Grits Mexi-Casserole
After all the classic Southern flavors your family ate on Thanksgiving, mix it up with this Tex-Mex breakfast casserole. This casserole is a slow-cooker recipe that doesn’t require much hands-on time, so you can enjoy your day off with the family.
Banana Bread French Toast Casserole
Combining banana bread and French toast into one easy-to-make casserole for a crowd? We’re in.
Asparagus and Goat Cheese Mini Quiches
Single-serving breakfast casseroles make portion control easy for a crowd (no sibling fights over who got more on their plate), and these mini quiches can be made up to two days in advance if you want to avoid hands-on time that morning. These would be a great way to use leftover asparagus from Thanksgiving, and you can use store-bought crust instead of homemade if you’re pressed for time.
Kentucky Hot Brown Tart
Recipe: Kentucky Hot Brown Tart
Did you ever think you’d be able to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey at brunch? With this savory tart, you absolutely can.
Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
If you’re serving a group of kids (even the picky ones), this tater tot-filled breakfast casserole is a no-fail recipe. This dish can be assembled the night before and made the next morning but it comes together in under an hour, so you can easily throw it together before serving, too.
Cinnamon-Pecan Breakfast Bread Pudding
Once Thanksgiving is through, everyone’s mind is on one thing—Christmastime! Bring in the season with a sweet breakfast casserole that showcases two of the most comforting and festive flavors of the season, cinnamons and pecans.
Recipe: Sausage-Potato Frittata
This savory breakfast casserole looks pretty on a plate, but with the help of your slow cooker and only 20 minutes of hands-on time, it’s so easy to make. The sausage adds a smoky element to this casserole, and it’s a great and unexpected use for leftover potatoes.
Bacon-and-Tomato Breakfast Casserole
If your family enjoys a savory breakfast more than sweet, try this slow-cooker casserole for your day-after Thanksgiving breakfast. With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, you can kick your feet up and actually savor that cup of coffee before the kids are up.
Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Casserole
Instead of going out for a pancake breakfast or spending your entire morning in front of a griddle, prepare this sweet pancake bake the night before and put it in the oven in the morning.
Green Bean Quiche
Recipe: Green Bean Quiche
Although green bean casserole is usually gone by the end of Thanksgiving dinner, if there are any leftovers, you have to make this quiche the next day. Leftover green bean casserole is one of the ingredients for this savory quiche that only calls for five minutes (five minutes!) of hands-on time.
Herbed Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This flavorful casserole is made with layers of hash browns, sausage, veggies, and eggs for an every-bite-is-a-good-bite result. If you want the classic flavors of breakfast with an elevated, seasoned quality, trust us and make this casserole post-Thanksgiving.
Spinach-and-Broccoli Breakfast Bread Pudding
A savory breakfast bread pudding has the best of both worlds, and you can use leftover Thanksgiving veggies and bread for this recipe. Your kids won’t complain about eating greens at breakfast when they take a bite of this cheesy dish.
Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas
Video: Breakfast Enchiladas
You’ll have a table full of happy family members if you go with breakfast enchiladas post-Thanksgiving. This Tex-Mex recipe is on the table in less than an hour, so it’s easy to whip up that morning. Set up a toppings table that the kids will love.
One-Dish Blackberry French Toast
Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake
Recipe: Cheesy Ham, Corn, and Grits Bake
This fluffy, cheesy breakfast casserole is a delicious savory option, especially if you have leftover ham from Thanksgiving dinner. It can be made a day in advance but it doesn’t require hours of chilling, so it can easily come together the morning you’re serving.
Praline-Pecan French Toast
Recipe: Praline-Pecan French Toast
Video: Praline-Pecan French Toast
This rich French toast recipe bakes in one dish for easy cleanup, and the praline-pecan flavors are ideal for the season. Prepare it before bed so the bread can soak overnight for the best texture and flavor, and pop it in the oven in the morning.
Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
This hearty casserole will be a fan favorite, and the combination of Parmesan and Gruyère cheeses is divine. Your family will love this dish so much that it just might become a day-after Thanksgiving tradition.