These one-dish meals take the stress out of hosting.
French Toast Casserole
What’s the best thing since sliced bread? Sliced bread layered in a casserole dish, soaked in a sweet, eggy custard, and baked. Et voila, French toast for a crowd. To make ahead, soak the bread and custard in a bowl overnight. In the morning, layer in a casserole dish and bake as instructed.
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Tomato and Ham Breakfast Casserole
Cherry tomatoes bubble and burst when roasted in the oven, releasing their wonderfully sweet juices. Cheddar cheese, heavy cream, and cubes of country bread make this dish extra creamy and comforting.
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Sausage, Egg, and Kale Strata
You can assemble this delicious egg casserole up to 12 hours in advance—just pop it in the oven and bake the next day. The addition of kale keeps it from feeling overly heavy.
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Baked Eggs With Spinach and Tomatoes
If you want each guest to enjoy a creamy, runny yolk, there's no need to take individual orders. This casserole does the work for you—simply scatter the yolks over top before placing it in the oven.
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Blueberry Lemon Poppyseed French Toast Casserole
This barely-sweet, hands-off approach to French toast gets a bit of sweetness from a drizzle of zingy lemon glaze after cooking. Have a slew of oranges or limes on hand? No problem: swapping in an equal amount of another citrus juice and zest is equally tasty.
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Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds
This make-ahead whole-grain dish is a sort of casserole-cookie hybrid. Serve the dish warm, drizzled with cream or milk. Leftovers will keep refrigerated for about a day.
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Egg, Cheese, and Sausage Bake
If you have leftover hamburger rolls from entertaining house guests, use 'em up in this cheesy sausage bake. You'll be pulling it out of the oven in less than an hour.
Get the recipe: Egg, Cheese, and Sausage Bake