21 Easy Christmas Breakfast Casseroles to Make Ahead (or the Morning Of)

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Photo: Charles Masters

Christmas morning breakfast needs to be something special—but not too fussy. You probably don't want to be attempting a perfect poached egg or stuck tending the griddle for an hour instead of opening Christmas gifts.

Enter the Christmas breakfast casserole. The best breakfast casseroles for Christmas day can be assembled (or at least, prepped) the night before, so on Christmas morning, all you have to do is preheat the oven and pop it in (or better yet, program the slow cooker to get it baked while you sleep).

Add a fruit salad or a side of sausage, and a festive Christmas breakfast is served. Read on for great ideas for Christmas breakfast casseroles to enjoy this December 25.

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French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole
Charles Masters

Get the rich, custardy sweetness of French toast without having to cook each slice individually. Bonus: You can prep this the night before, then bake it the next morning.

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Spanish Omelet With Potatoes and Chorizo

Spanish Omelet With Potatoes and Chorizo on a Plate Next to a Side Salad
Ngoc Minh Ngo

Chorizo sausage spices up this classic Spanish egg dish—which can be made ahead and served at room temperature.

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Panettone Bread Pudding

Panettone Bread Pudding
Maura McEvoy

The classic Italian fruit bread panettone lends extra sweetness to the classic bread pudding—and makes a perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. You can chop the bread and mix the liquid ingredients the night before—just combine them a few minutes before you pop the pudding into the oven.

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Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole

Potato Tot Breakfast Casserole
Greg DuPree

This is the ultimate comfort food Christmas breakfast casserole, loaded with sausage, tater tots, veggies and cheese. Add a little hot sauce and jalapeños for spicy food fans, or keep it on the milder side.

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Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds

Baked Oatmeal With Cranberries and Almonds
Con Poulos

If you're feeling a little more nice than naughty on Christmas morning, this baked oatmeal, flecked with seasonal cranberries, is a festive (yet still relatively healthy) breakfast choice.

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Savory Bread Strata

Savory Bread Strata
Steve Giralt

If you want a Christmas breakfast you can prep ahead of time, try this savory take on a bread pudding. You can prep the bread and veggies in advance, then simply combine with eggs and cheese that morning and bake.

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Cherry Berry Breakfast Custard

Cherry Berry Breakfast Custard Recipe
Greg DuPree

This fancy French clafoutis-like custard comes together quickly in a blender, and you can sub in whatever fruit you'd like for the cherries and berries.

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Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Slow Cooker Frittata

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Hashbrown Frittata
Brie Passano

This comfort-food casserole gets cooked low and slow in the slow cooker. Prep the night before and set the timer to have it start baking before you even get up on Christmas morning.

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Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding

Croissant and Chocolate Bread Pudding
Con Poulos

Rich layers of chocolate and croissants put this in the dessert category on most days—but on Christmas morning? This bread pudding is breakfast.

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Tomato and Ham Breakfast Casserole

Tomato and Ham Breakfast Casserole
Charles Masters

Chop up the ingredients the night before, and it'll take you just 5 minutes to assemble this tasty breakfast casserole Christmas morning.

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Cinnamon Pecan Monkey Bread

Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Monkey Bread on a serving platter
Heather Meldrom

Whip out the slow cooker for this gooey, decadent breakfast bread, studded with pecans and cinnamon.

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Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata
Brie Passano

Love breakfast sandwiches? This combo of bacon, egg, cheese—and English muffins—puts it all together in one amazing Christmas breakfast casserole.

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Hasselback Challah French Toast

Hasselback Challah French Toast
Grace Elkus

This ultimate make-ahead breakfast lets you prep your French toast up to 24 hours in advance, then simply slip it into the oven to bake on Christmas morning.

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Greek Frittata

Greek Frittata
Kirsten Strecker

It takes just 10 minutes to assemble this tasty frittata—and the red and green of tomatoes and spinach make it a healthy (and very Christmassy) treat.

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Big Batch Morning Glory Baked Oatmeal

Baked Oatmeal
Greg DuPree

Baked oatmeal is simply delicious—and this morning glory version with shredded carrot and apples is tasty and super easy to make.

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Pepper and Pesto Tortilla Strata

Pepper and Pesto Tortilla Strata
Caitlin Bensel

You can cook this hearty casserole with pesto, peppers and corn tortillas in full the night before, then just warm up (or serve at room temperature) for Christmas morning breakfast.

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Banana Allspice Breakfast Risotto

Banana Allspice Breakfast Risotto
Heather Meldrom

This sweet slow cooker risotto can be completely prepped the night before, then programmed to start cooking before you even wake up Christmas morning.

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Mushroom and Herb Strata

Mushroom and Herb Strata
Christopher Baker

You can do most of the prep for this tasty mushroom-and-gruyere dish the night before, then just assemble and bake on Christmas morning.

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Salmon and Sweet-Potato Frittata

Salmon and Sweet-Potato Frittata
David Prince

Add a few superfoods to your Christmas morning breakfast with this easy frittata, which features salmon, sweet potatoes and a touch of tarragon.

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Blueberry Lemon Poppy Seed French Toast Casserole

French Toast Casserole with fruit in a bowl
Heather Meldrom

A lemon-infused glaze and fresh blueberries freshen up this super-easy slow-cooker breakfast recipe.

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Sausage, Egg, and Kale Strata

Sausage, Egg, and Kale Strata
Anna Williams

You can prep this tasty bread pudding the night before, then just pop it in the oven the next morning. (It's also just as tasty at room temperature, if you want to make it in full the night before.)

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