Christmas Breakfasts That You Can Make the Night Before

Check 'make breakfast' off your holiday to-do list.

PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLEFood Network KitchenFood NetworkButter, Panettone, Cherry Jam, Cream Cheese, HalfandHalf,Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla Extract,Cinnamon, Kosher Salt, Sliced Almonds, Confectioners’ Sugar,PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE Food Network Kitchen Food Network Butter, Panettone, Cherry Jam, Cream Cheese, HalfandHalf, Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Kosher Salt, Sliced Almonds, Confectioners’ Sugar

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Christmas is almost here and for many of us there’s still a lot to do. Even if your stockings are hung neatly in a row and every gift-wrapped box has been topped with a bow and tucked under the tree, there’s bound to be a few tasks left on your holiday to-do list. If Christmas breakfast is one of them, we can help.

With just a little bit of prep work on Christmas Eve (I recommend sneaking a cookie or two from Santa’s plate if you need a little extra energy) you can enjoy a warm, delicious breakfast bake on the morning of the 25th. And all you’ll have to do on Christmas Day is pop it in the oven!

Food Network Kitchen’s Bagel Breakfast Casserole.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Sausage, egg, cheese and savory everything bagel seasoning — this hearty breakfast casserole has all the flavors of a classic breakfast sandwich.

CINNAMONPECAN PANCAKE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Food Network Kitchen Unsalted Butter, Allpurpose Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda, Sugar, Buttermilk, Eggs, HalfandHalf, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Maple Syrup, Pecans

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

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

There’s no need to stand by the griddle flipping flapjacks all morning when you can bake them into a make-ahead casserole instead. Just layer fluffy pancakes with a cinnamon-infused custard and top with maple syrup and pecans.

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Food Network Kitchen's Lessons from Grandma, Grandma's Anything Goes Strata for LESSONS FROM GRANDMA/MICROWAVE VEGGIES/CHICKEN SOUP, as seen on Food Network

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Renee Comet

The beauty of this recipe is that cheesy baked eggs pair perfectly with just about anything you have on-hand — so feel free to improvise. This is your go-to if you’re short on time and can’t run to the grocery store for ingredients before Christmas.

CORNED BEEF HASH BROWN CASSEROLE Food Network Kitchen Food Network Vegetable Oil, Potatoes Tots, Yellow Onion, Red Bell Pepper, Green Bell Pepper, Kosher Salt, Black Pepper, Sliced Deli Corned Beef, Eggs, Milk, Dry Mustard, Hot Sauce, Cheddar Cheese

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

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Crispy potato tots, savory corned beef and gooey, melted Cheddar: even the kiddos will happily take a break from opening presents when this tasty casserole comes out of the oven.

PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLEFood Network KitchenFood NetworkButter, Panettone, Cherry Jam, Cream Cheese, HalfandHalf,Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla Extract,Cinnamon, Kosher Salt, Sliced Almonds, Confectioners’ Sugar,PANETTONE FRENCH TOAST CASSEROLE Food Network Kitchen Food Network Butter, Panettone, Cherry Jam, Cream Cheese, HalfandHalf, Eggs, Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Kosher Salt, Sliced Almonds, Confectioners’ Sugar

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

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Fragrant panettone is the perfect choice for this sweet, French toast-inspired casserole. Don’t have a loaf of this Italian holiday bread on hand? Try rich, buttery brioche instead.

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