As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You have to eat a healthy, filling, and of course, delicious breakfast to have the nutrients and energy to start your day right. And one of the great ways to get this energy is with savory and sweet breakfast casseroles.
Without any further ado, here are four delicious breakfast casseroles we’ve ever tried and that you’ll love.
Potato Bacon and Egg Casserole
Just by looking at the name, you already know you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
Don’t you think breakfast casserole recipes with potatoes, eggs, and bacon will always be delicious?
Aside from that, we all know that bacon and eggs are staples of any hearty breakfast, though the addition of potatoes takes the entire thing to the next level.
This breakfast potato casseroles idea is really so easy to make. It’s really no more difficult than making a standard breakfast.
Can you freeze breakfast casserole? The good news is that you can freeze breakfast casserole and reheat it when you need to.
This gives you a whole lot more leftovers you can enjoy throughout the week.
Let’s get started.
- 1 package of applewood bacon, cut into strips
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 3 cups of frozen diced potatoes
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 2 chopped green onions
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and spraying down a baking dish with nonstick spray. Then, get out a skillet and cook your bacon over medium heat until it turns crispy.
Next, take the bacon out and put it on a paper towel-lined plate before chopping it up. Go ahead and add your onions and red peppers to the skillet, cooking until they turn tender.
Add garlic as well and cook for two minutes before setting everything aside. Next, in a large bowl, beat together your eggs and milk.
Stir in the cooked vegetables, potatoes (they can still be frozen), and a cup of your shredded cheese. Keep 3/4 cup of bacon aside but put in the rest before seasoning everything with salt and pepper.
Pour the finished mixture into the baking dish and top it with the rest of the cheese and green onions. Bake for 20 minutes before adding the rest of the bacon. Bake for another 20 minutes, let it cool for 10, and dig in!
Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
Of all the classic breakfast dishes, breakfast biscuit casserole just might be my favorite.
There’s something so satisfying about the fluffy dough, the punch of mushroom flavor, and the creamy texture of the gravy tying everything together.
As it turns out, the casserole version of this dish is just as delicious as well! Here’s how you make a breakfast casserole recipe with biscuits.
- 12 ounces of buttermilk biscuit dough
- 6 eggs
- 1 package of peppered gravy mix
- 1 pound of sausage
- 1 cup of shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup of milk
- Salt and pepper
First off, you need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease up a casserole dish. After that, brown your sausage in a skillet and drain it.
Then, cut your biscuit dough up into inch pieces and line them up in the bottom of your dish. When that’s in place, pour your sausage mix over the biscuits.
Get your eggs and whisk them with milk. Add salt and pepper to taste and pour that over the layers. Make your gravy according to the instructions on the package you bought and add that in as well.
Once everything is done, bake everything for 35 to 45 minutes. Make sure the eggs and biscuits are cooked through before serving!
Sweet Breakfast Casseroles: Blueberry-Pecan Pancake Bread Pudding
This one may be verging on dessert but it’s still a great breakfast casserole for two that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Once again, if you were looking for a break from the savory dishes we’ve outlined above, this one is a good way to switch things up a little bit.
Don’t worry because even if it’s too much for breakfast every day, it’ll definitely find a place in your recipe book as an after-dinner treat. So, if you are ready, then let’s get started.
- 1 1/2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup of chopped toasted pecans
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/3 cup of sour cream
- 5 eggs
- unsalted butter
- 1 6-ounce package of fresh blueberries
- 2 cups of half-and-half
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Honey Sour Cream:
- 1/3 cup of sour cream
- 2 tablespoons of half-and-half
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 2 teaspoons of lemon zest
- kosher salt
First off, start by mixing together your flour, pecans, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a half teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Whisk together your milk, sour cream, and an egg in another side bowl.
Then, go ahead and stir the milk and flour mixture together until they’re smooth. Make sure that there are no lumps.
Heat up your griddle on medium heat and add butter to it. Pour in a quarter cup of your batter per pancake and cook each one until it bubbles on the top.
Each side should take three to four minutes. When they’re all cooked, cut your pancakes in half and arrange them in two rows in a baking dish.
Spread half your blueberries on top. After that, whisk together your half-and-half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, four eggs, and a half teaspoon of salt in another bowl.
Now, you can pour that mix over the pancakes and let it chill for at least four hours. When you’re ready to cook, bake everything for 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it sit for 10 minutes when it’s done and serve!
Chicken and Waffle Casserole
This unique recipe for a chicken and waffle casserole is coming in last but certainly not least. If you love chicken and waffles, then you’d be thrilled by this combination.
If you’ve never tried chicken and waffles before, the flavor combination is sure to be a pleasant surprise.
Although this iconic, Southern-inspired pairing is usually served more separately, throwing it all together works just as well and leaves you with plenty of leftovers. So let’s get started.
- 3 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of mustard powder
- 9 eggs
- 3 cups of Panko breadcrumbs
- 8 frozen waffles, cubed
- 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 1/4 cups of milk
- 1/4 cup of maple syrup
Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray them down.
Once that is done, wash, dry, and cut up your chicken into one-inch pieces. Mix your flour, chili powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
In another bowl, crack in three eggs and beat them with a fork. Put breadcrumbs in a third bowl before tossing your chicken pieces in the flour, egg, and breadcrumbs, in that order.
When the chicken pieces are done, put them on the baking sheets. Don’t forget to spray the chicken down with cooking spray and bake it all for about 20 minutes.
After that, grease down a casserole dish and add half of your chopped waffles in a layer. Top that with half of your chicken and half of your cheese.
The next step is to add the rest of your waffles, chicken, and cheese. In another bowl, whisk up six eggs, milk, maple syrup, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Make sure it’s well-combined before pouring that mix over the chicken and waffles. Refrigerate overnight as necessary before baking everything at 325 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. When it’s done, cut it up and serve it with some maple syrup!
In a Nutshell
These savory and sweet breakfast casseroles will make your breakfast more exciting, filling, and delicious. Not only that, you can make so many breakfast casseroles and will never think that breakfast is always the same.
Source: Country Living