12 Super-Simple Breakfast Casseroles That Don't Suck

Sometimes, you get invited to a potluck brunch, and there's really no saying no. Sure, you could bring a pre-made fruit platter or a bottle of Bloody Mary mix, but your apathy towards organized group breakfast will not go unnoticed. So when you're tasked with making brunch for a bunch, here are 12 seriously easy breakfast bake recipes to convince your friends you care.

Breakfast lasagna
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Breakfast lasagna

Thrillist's own original recipes editor Perry Santanachote uses pancakes in lieu of noodles in this savory-sweet concoction. Recipe here

One-dish blackberry French toast

This could not be easier -- layer all ingredients in one pan. Get the recipe!

Ham and cheese overnight bake

Prep the night before so it's ready for hoards of extended family in the morning. They deserve it, probably.

Low-carb casserole 

What this casserole lacks in carbs it makes up for in cheese. It's basically an eight-person spinach omelet. Find the recipe here!

Mushroom and kielbasa

Save time by using pre-cooked kielbasa. Recipe here

Slow-cooker cinnamon roll

Store-bought cinnamon rolls are effing delicious, and so is anything that comes out of a Crock-Pot, so this recipe just makes sense.

Baked French toast

The caramelized pears and toasted hazelnut maple syrup completely elevate your tired old casserole. Recipe here!

New York casserole

If I didn't trust Deb Perelman from Smitten Kitchen so damn much, I would be seriously skeptical about this baked conglomeration of bagels, lox, Neufchâtel, and eggs. Here's the recipe.

Potato casserole

Since it's primarily frozen hash browns and four kinds of fat, this recipe is probably best served in tandem with eggs and other misc. brunch stuff. Recipe is here.  

Spinach and cheese strata

Keep this savory bread pudding simple with spinach and Gruyere. Make it the night before!

Sausage and egg breakfast bake

The recipe author swears the bread won't be soggy, which is a well-known barrier to entry into the brunch bake world. Recipe here

Paula Deen's breakfast casserole

One pound of maple pork sausage, white bread, cheddar cheese, whole milk -- Paula's still got it. Get that recipe!

Carrie Dennis is an associate editor for Thrillist and didn't eat eggs until she was 19. Follow her on Twitter: @CarrrieDennnis.

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