Crowd-Pleasing Breakfast Casseroles!

December 31, 2019

If your out-of-town guests came for Christmas and haven’t left, or you planned to throw a big holiday bash, but now decided instead to invite friends over for a New Year’s brunch – we’ve got you covered with these breakfast casserole recipes for a crowd. Whether it’s the holiday breakfast of champions from Food Network, or the big batch breakfasts for eight to 18 people from Gimme Some Oven, read on for recipes that range from sweet and cinnamon-y, to savory egg-and-breakfast-meat casseroles.

Breakfast Casseroles for a Crowd 

Credit: Teri Lyn Fisher

Under the category of “worth waking up for,” these breakfast casseroles are so mouthwateringly good, you won’t just be making them for company! First up is the cornbread casserole, with ham, eggs and…cornbread — with a little kale thrown in for fiber! When you see these photos from Food Network, you’ll be tempted to grab a fork and stab at the computer screen, and then run to the nearest grocery for ingredients!

Cheesy, Eggy, Meaty Casseroles

We THOUGHT an Eggs Benedict Casserole might be a little on the heavy-lifting side of effort – what with all those poached eggs. But this recipe offers the option to let part of your casserole sit overnight and the only somewhat labor-intensive step is the poaching – which you can do four at a time in a saucepan of boiling water. Maybe a little more exertion than scrambling, but pretty darn special and holiday-worthy for your temporary guests!  

For more of a Southern spin, try this Shrimp ‘n’ Grits breakfast casserole with bacon and enough flavorful spices to earn this recipe rave reviews in the Southern Living test kitchen.

It may be the sour cream that makes this egg casserole taste more flavorful, or the peppers and scallions. But whatever the reason, this recipe from Tastes Better from Scratch is one we’ll go back to, and not just because it’s so easy. 

Here’s a similar egg casserole from Gimme Some Oven, but with Italian sausage, frozen hash browns and LOTS of cheddar cheese. The white onion and garlic provide some subtle savory flavors, perfect for the discriminating palate that leans toward sharper tastes. 

This Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole is a journey into decadent brunch perfection with butter, Gruyere cheese, hot pork sausage and Parmesan, and is about as scrummy as they come. 

With Canadian bacon, cremini mushrooms, egg whites and lots of cheddar with a bread crumb topping, this casserole from Recipe Runner is healthy and tasty, especially for any mushroom lovers is in the crowd!

Shut. The. Front Door. A biscuits and gravy casserole from Delish is pushing us out of the house with a shopping list to dash to the nearest grocery store for Italian sausage, refrigerated biscuits, and chives. We already have the cayenne and butter, milk and flour and can’t wait to make this one.

And finally, this Breakfast Strata is a serious consideration for our morning meal tomorrow. With fontina cheese, portabella mushrooms, grape tomatoes and plenty of eggs (10!) and cubes of bread (we recommend sourdough), this standard egg casserole recipe raises the bar with basil, black pepper and chopped spinach. 

Sweet, Fluffy, Fuss-Free Casseroles

Sweet enough to eat, how about a Coconut Almond French Toast casserole for a crowd? It’s truly special, topped with fresh fruit and the fluffy texture of the bread  makes it a melt-in-your-mouth treat you can prepare the day before (read: today!).

In a parting nod to the holidays, an Eggnog-French Toast Casserole soaks all those Christmas-y flavors tonight so you can pop it in the oven in the morning for a fuss-free breakfast that’ll feed the family and then some.

And Southern Living’s Pancake Casserole uses an egg custard to soak the pancakes in overnight and if you buy your pancakes in the frozen food section of your grocery store, that cuts down the prep time by a at least 15 minutes! Bake and serve with butter and maple syrup – what could be easier or more filling?!

But lastly, take a look at the Cinnamon Streusel Pancake Casserole from Southern Living. The crumbly topping makes it taste like a hot-outta-the-oven coffee cake!

Happy New Year from Southshore!

We’re celebrating 2020 with neighbors and friends in the master-planned community of Southshore! Take a tour of the brand new homes in this family-friendly community from Century Communities, Richmond American Homes, William Lyon Homes and Toll Brothers for a taste of Life at the Lake. These ranch and two-story designs are priced between the $400s and the $700s, and are close to everything you might need – but away from it all!