7 Make-Ahead Casseroles for an Effortless Breakfast on Christmas Morning

Spend the morning huddled around the tree, instead of bent over the stove.

For many of us, Christmas morning starts early. Whether you’re up at 5 a.m. playing Santa for your nieces, or heading out for a leisurely morning run before diving into the mimosas, it pays to have breakfast sorted out ahead of time so that you can enjoy the festivities outside of the kitchen.

And since it’s a holiday and all, we’re not going to encourage you to make this breakfast too healthy. Chances are, there are a lot of sprinkle cookies, spiral ham, and buttery mashed potatoes in your immediate future. So if you want to at least start the day on a nutritious note, we’ve rounded up a couple delicious recipes to help you do so. But if you’re saving the healthy eating for January, we’ve also included some indulgent options to kick your sweet tooth into high gear for a long day ahead.

Whatever dish you choose, the morning is sure to be well organized and stress-free when you’re not dragging your ass out of bed to get started on ten made-to-order omelets. Here are seven make-ahead breakfasts you can prep on Christmas eve so that you can spend the morning anywhere but the kitchen.


Winter vegetable season is upon us, so we suggest consuming as many portions of these delicious, seasonal treats as possible. This hearty casserole will keep you full until Christmas dinner.
Whip up this recipe for a cleaner, leaner breakfast casserole. Kale always has a place on your plate—even on Christmas day.
Try this recipe for a simple, French toast alternative that will cut back on after-breakfast dishes duty. Making the dish with challah bread is a game-changer. We guarantee it.
Cheese and sausage—how can you go wrong? This dish is sure to be a stunner on your holiday table, with a decadence fit for Christmas morning.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without cream cheese in some shape or form. And we’d say this casserole might be one of the best ways to enjoy it. The recipe serves up to 10 people, so if you’re hosting the entire family, we’ve got you. If it’s small crew this year, why not wrap up half as a gift for your neighbor? It is Christmas after all.
We can’t resist an opportunity to break out our spiralizer, and this hash-brown spin-off may be one of the most genius ways to put the kitchen tool to work. Top with avocado and diced tomato for a festive, red and green touch.
Not breakfast without some eggs? Whip out your crock pot for a morning meal that couldn’t possibly get any easier. Slow-cooker Christmas magic awaits.

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