Best Breakfast Casseroles to Better Your Morning

Keep these sweet and savory recipes in mind for for easy-to-make morning meals.
Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawber

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawber

Food Network Kitchens Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Food Network Kitchens Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Whether you’re hosting a weekend brunch for a crowd or are simply looking to dress up your family’s morning meal routine, it’s important to have in your recipe repertoire a few go-to breakfasts for easy dishes to start the day. French toast, flapjacks and fried eggs are indeed tried-and-true classics, but quick-cooking breakfast casseroles are the ultimate picks for families, as these all-in-one beauties take the stress out of coordinating multiple components of a meal.

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawber

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Whipped Cream and Strawber

Food Network Kitchens Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, GP. All Rights Reserved

Food Network Kitchens Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Check out Food Network’s top-five breakfast bakes below to find both sweet and savory twists on the simple casserole with recipes from Ina, Giada and more Food Network chefs.

Before you go to bed, prepare this blueberry-studded casserole by soaking thick-cut bread in custard, then wake up to a ready-to-bake breakfast tomorrow morning. A dollop of freshly whipped cream and sweetened berries finish this top-rated favorite.

The secret to Ina’s recipe is letting the slices of brioche rest in a pool of honey-vanilla custard before baking; this ensures the bread has a chance to soak up the flavor of the liquid and become moist.

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Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Crispy and crunchy on the top with a tender center, this big-batch bake features cheesy potatoes and meaty mushrooms made creamy with a mixture of yogurt and sour cream. Save time in the kitchen by opting for store-bought frozen hash browns.

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Photo by: Con Poulos

Con Poulos

Start with a simple saute of mushrooms, onions and spinach, then layer that atop potato bread and finish with eggs and nutty Gruyere cheese to create a richly satisfying casserole in only one hour.

Giada turns eggs, sausage and toast into a one-dish breakfast by layering spinach-sausage hash with creamy goat cheese and crunchy bread, then topping the casserole with eggs and baking until set.

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