January 20, 2022
Posted: August 29, 2021 10:14 am
Are you tired of toast and cereal when you wake up for your morning meal? Getting ready in the morning can shape how your whole day plays out, and what you eat can be an important factor in making sure your day goes well. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you are choosing something delicious and nutritious to wake up to in the morning. Here are 12 vegetarian breakfast casseroles that everyone in the family will rave over.
This vegetable and egg strata is loaded with everything you need to get started on the right foot in the morning. It’s filled with protein and packed with colorful vegetables, including zucchini, bell peppers and tomatoes. This colorful casserole is sure to please everyone. Plus, it can be made ahead and kept in the freezer so you can pull it out when you’re in a breakfast pinch.
Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman regularly has to feed a hungry crowd of farmers and ranchers. This breakfast omelet casserole has been in her family for many generations, so it’s a tried and true crowd-pleasing favorite. Featuring onion rolls, spring onions, cheddar cheese and cream cheese, this baked omelet is sure to make everyone satisfied in the morning. Plus, it can be made the night before serving, kept in the refrigerator, and easily baked when ready to serve.
Oatmeal is such a versatile ingredient. It can be made quick and easy with just a few extra ingredients, or you can dress it up with fruits, spices and more. This baked oatmeal recipe does just that. The recipe utilizes cinnamon and vanilla to add flavor, and dates and maple syrup for a touch of natural sweetness. Mixed berries and pumpkin seeds add brightness and crunch.
Who doesn’t love quiche for breakfast? This broccoli cheddar quiche is a twist on the traditional dish. Potatoes and broccoli are combined to form the crust. Eggs, cheddar and more broccoli make up the rich and delicious filling. This dish isn’t just limited to breakfast though. Try it for a delicious vegetarian dinner!
This luscious breakfast casserole may seem more like a dessert than a breakfast dish. Layers of French bread are covered in a creamy egg mixture and baked with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar to make this sweet breakfast treat. Top it with berries, nuts or powdered sugar to make it even more decadent. This is another casserole that can be made the night before and popped in the oven for a quick morning crowd-pleasing meal.
Eggs in purgatory is a common Italian breakfast dish. Traditionally, it features eggs baked in a sauce of tomato paste, anchovies, garlic and parmesan cheese. This dish by Molly Stevens at Bon Appetit is similar, but it includes a few extra ingredients. Artichokes are added to the tomato sauce, and diced potatoes are stirred in. Then, you crack the raw eggs over the sauce. The whole thing is baked until the eggs are just set to your liking. The extra ingredients make this dish a bit more hearty, which is appropriate for getting your day started.
Chef John is an internet food blogger and instructor at the California Culinary Academy. He produces content on YouTube and Allrecipes, as well as his food blog, Food Wishes. This spring vegetable frittata is loaded with vegetables, feta cheese and a dozen eggs. This dish is especially suitable for holidays and special occasions when you want to impress someone special. Chef John made it for his mother for Mother’s Day.
Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice is especially popular in the fall months. But don’t limit yourself to making this dish to when the leaves start to turn colors. This pumpkin bread pudding features day-old brioche bread soaked in a mixture of eggs, milk, cream and canned pumpkin. Of course, the casserole is flavored with those spices that everyone loves: cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. And a splash of bourbon never hurt, either. Once baked, top the whole thing with caramel sauce to make it extra delicious.
Imma, the author of Immaculate Bites, features an abundance of deep south, Creole and soul food-inspired recipes on her food blog. This hash with beans and plantains is a twist on the traditional dish, which is usually made with potatoes. Imma’s recipe features plantains, also known as cooking bananas. They are a starchy fruit that is a staple in African and Caribbean cooking. The plantains are cooked with black beans, vegetables and spices. Then, the dish is topped with fried eggs to make this unique breakfast skillet.
Everyone loves a good tater tot casserole. They’re easy and versatile, and most people keep a bag of tater tots in their freezer. Many recipes are loaded with bacon and sausage, though. This vegetarian casserole by Wow, It’s Veggie!? is loaded with vegetables instead, but don’t worry. It doesn’t skimp on flavor at all. It includes onions, bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes and plenty of cheddar cheese. You won’t even notice the meat is missing from the pleasing breakfast staple.
Are cinnamon rolls a casserole? Maybe not, technically. But with a few extra ingredients, you can turn a can of store-bought cinnamon rolls into a delicious breakfast bake. Eggs, cream, maple syrup and extra cinnamon are all you need, besides a couple of packages of cinnamon rolls, to make this ooey, gooey, crowd-pleasing morning meal.
Most breakfast recipes involve eggs in one way or another. But if you are looking for a vegan recipe, with no animal products at all including eggs, look no further than this vegan quiche. It instead uses chickpea flour, ground from dried garbanzo beans. It’s flavored with dried herbs, spices and nutritional yeast, which gives the dish a nutty, cheesy flavor.
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