Last-Minute Breakfast Casseroles for Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Whether your family serves Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, the meal with the turkey is the biggest of the day. Yes, that includes the dressing, cranberries, casseroles, and desserts. And even though you might want to eat light the rest of the day to “save up” for that sweet potato casserole and pumpkin pie, Mama would never allow anyone in her house to go without a meal. We know you’ll be busy prepping for the meal everybody’s waiting for, but don’t forget to eat breakfast on Thanksgiving. These breakfast casseroles are the quickest and easiest ways to get a filling breakfast on the table that will serve every family member or guest. Plus, they come together faster than most because none of these recipes require hours-long chill times, and all of these breakfast casserole recipes have a high yield for big crowds. Even though these easy breakfast casseroles come together in no time, they’re all great options to make ahead too. You can prep these Thanksgiving breakfast casseroles the night before and store them in the refrigerator, or even further in advance and store them in the freezer. Adults are off work, kids are off school, and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is on TV, so your Thanksgiving breakfast shouldn’t consist of cereal or yogurt. Go all out (without all-out effort) and make one of these Thanksgiving breakfast casseroles—your family will thank you.
No other dish on earth can transition so seamlessly from a country club breakfast buffet to a potluck church supper.
Golden Beet-and-Potato Breakfast Bake
This quick, one-dish meal proves that beets can be eaten any time of day, and the earthy flavor is perfect for fall.
Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas
This meatless Mexican breakfast casserole is on the table in just an hour, but it’s a great option to make ahead, too. You can even set up a toppings bar with grape tomatoes, chopped fresh cilantro, chopped avocado, Pico de Gallo, and more.
Tomato-Herb Mini Frittatas
Recipe: Tomato-Herb Mini Frittatas
This 30-minute recipe is ideal for the kids—no one gets a bigger serving than someone else—but the adults will love the taste.
Tater Tot Bake
Recipe: Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
A one-dish breakfast casserole for a crowd that’s ready in under an hour? Sign us up, and don’t forget the two types of cheese and bacon.
Ham-and-Swiss Breakfast Pie
Recipe: Ham-and-Swiss Breakfast Pie
No offense to the classic pumpkin pie, but this savory breakfast pie might be the most delicious pie you have on Thanksgiving.
Grits and Greens with Brown Butter Hot Sauce
If your family will have a bottle of hot sauce on the Thanksgiving table, this comforting grits casserole with stewed greens is the one for you.
Sausage-Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole
Using frozen hash browns makes this easy, hearty recipe even faster. This recipe has a low-ingredient list and a high yield, and it’s one the kids will love.
Red Pepper, Potato, and Ricotta Frittata
The combination of roasted red peppers, Parmesan cheese, Ricotta cheese, rosemary-garlic potato wedges, and several herbs feels fancy, but this one-dish meal is quick and easy.
Sunny Skillet Breakfast
Recipe: Cheese-and-Sausage Quiche
This quiche is full of seasoning, and can really be enjoyed any time of day, but we have a feeling you won’t have any leftovers after breakfast.
Recipe: Tex-Mex Breakfast Enchiladas
Video: Tex-Mex Breakfast Enchiladas
This Tex-Mex breakfast casserole is on the table in under an hour, and it’s filled with enchilada goodness from ground pork sausage, Cilantro, Monterey Jack cheese, and our incredible cheese sauce. Let your kids add their own toppings for fun (and less work on you).
Creamy Grits Casserole
Recipe: Creamy Grits Casserole
You can’t ruin a classic Southern ingredient like grits, but this quick, two-cheese casserole sure does improve them.
Recipe: Squash Frittata
This squash frittata is a healthy breakfast that looks pretty, too.
Sausage, Biscuit, and Gravy Bake
Farmer's Oven-Baked Omelet
Recipe: Farmer's Oven-Baked Omelet
An omelet that’s full of seasoning, serves a crowd, and bakes in one dish in the oven is an omelet we want to make.
Smoky Sausage-and-Grits Casserole
This casserole has a high yield for your biggest gathering, and it includes all the goodness of a Southern breakfast. You can assemble this up to four days ahead, and keep in the fridge; then let it stand at room temp for 30 minutes before baking.
Recipe: Quiche Lorraine
We included bacon in our version of this classic quiche recipe because what’s breakfast without bacon?
Confetti Omelet Casserole
Recipe: Confetti Omelet Casserole
Celebrate Thanksgiving with some confetti (omelet casserole, that is).
Recipe: Tomato-Herb Frittata
This fresh frittata recipe is fast and easy, and the recipe includes options for tomato-sausage, bacon-mushroom, and eggplant-olive variations if you want to mix it up.