Christmas Breakfast Casseroles

These modern casseroles with a twist are just the thing to make Christmas morning merry.

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Christmas Casseroles, Reimagined

Kick off Christmas morning with a comforting breakfast casserole that can feed a crowd. Better yet, make two — one savory and one sweet, to satisfy everyone's cravings.

Pancake Breakfast Casserole

This casserole makes breakfast pancakes extra special by baking them in a rich, creamy custard. You can cook and freeze the pancakes ahead of time (defrost them before using). An easy timesaver: Buy ready-made frozen pancakes.

Get the Recipe: Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale

The combination of ham and kale is traditional for a reason: It's so unbelievably good. But this satisfying casserole is easy to adapt to other greens and meat pairings, depending on what you have on hand: Try cooked sausage with frozen spinach or andouille with frozen mustard greens.

Get the Recipe: Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale

Panettone French Toast Casserole

Finally, a delicious use for the ubiquitous holiday cake that everyone loves to give but no one seems to eat. Panettone's raisins, citron and pine nuts make this rich, custardy breakfast just right for special occasions. 

Get the Recipe: Panettone French Toast Casserole

Corned Beef Hash Brown Casserole

Here's a casserole you can make the night before the big holiday-morning spread, leaving you free to tie up other details. It's kind of like a fat western omelet supercharged with crispy potato tots: hearty enough to be the main dish, fun for the kids and even gluten-free, so no one's left out!

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Hash Brown Casserole

Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Casserole

This hearty meatless breakfast casserole is a great way to use up stale bread. The cubes on top bake into a delicious crunchy crust that just might be the best part! The whole thing can be assembled the night before and popped into the oven in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Breakfast Casserole