“What to serve with breakfast casserole?” That’s the question, whether you’re making the casserole for a quick weekday breakfast, special gathering, or Christmas morning. Here are 16 of my favorite side dishes to pair with any breakfast casserole.
There are many different ways to make the perfect breakfast casserole. Here are 5 of the best breakfast casserole recipes that are made with simple ingredients found at any grocery store.
21 Best Side Dishes for a Breakfast Casserole
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- Yogurt Bowls or Yogurt Parfait
- Toast (with butter, jam, or peanut butter & banana toast)
- Green Salads with Homemade Dressing: Vinaigrette Dressing or Ranch
- Melon Prosciutto Salad
- Yogurt Dip (serve alongside fruit)
- Fresh Fruit (berries, oranges, apples, grapefruit, banana, etc.)
- Fruit Salad (mix a variety of different fruits together)
- Cinnamon Rolls
- Meat and/or Cheese Board
- Scones: Pumpkin Scones or Blueberry Scones
- Einkorn Coffee Cake
- Quick Bread (I love almond flour banana bread, cranberry-orange bread, or almond flour pumpkin bread)
- Bagels and Cream Cheese
- Pancakes (I love sheet pan einkorn pancakes, almond-oat pancakes, or traditional einkorn pancakes)
- Waffles (I love almond flour waffles or einkorn waffles)
- Potato Hash
- Bacon or Sausage
- Eggs (a great side if you’re serving a French Toast Casserole)
1. Yogurt Bowls or Parfaits
Serve a nutrient-dense yogurt bowl as a side dish: yogurt, granola, fruit, and other toppings. Make the yogurt bowls into fancy parfaits by adding fruit to the bottom of small mason jars or wine glasses, add yogurt on top, and spoon homemade granola on top (just before serving).
3. Green Salads with Homemade Dressing
If you’re serving the casserole for brunch, a green salad with a vinaigrette dressing or ranch dressing is a great side option. Or make a romaine and kale Caesar salad or peach, arugula, and goat cheese salad.
4. Melon Prosciutto Salad
5. Yogurt Dip
Cut up a variety of fruit: berries, melon, apples and display the fruits on a tray. Add this yogurt dip to the center of the fruit.
6. Fresh Fruit
Add your favorite fresh fruit on the side of any casserole. This works great for busy mornings (grab a handful of berries with a make-ahead egg casserole), a weekend breakfast, or special occasion.
7. Fruit Salad
Instead of serving one single fruit, combine a variety of different fruits in a bowl: apples, berries, kiwi, pineapple, melons. Add chopped mint leaves for extra decoration and delicious flavor.
8. Cinnamon Rolls
There’s nothing like homemade fluffy biscuits (I make einkorn biscuits) paired with scrambled eggs, an egg and cheese omelette, egg casserole, or frittata. Add butter and drizzle with honey…perfection!
Croissants pair perfectly with any egg casserole dish. Pick up your favorite croissants from the store or a bakery and serve plain, or with butter, jam, or honey.
11. Meat and/or Cheese Board
For a special gathering, serve an assortment of cheese or cured meats: salami, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, gouda, manchego, along with some fruit (or veggie sticks). Here’s how to build an epic charcuterie board.
Make a batch of muffins for a gathering, or on the weekend for a quick breakfast during the week (along with a slice of make-ahead egg casserole or omelet cups).
A great bread option to pair with any egg casserole. I love to make scones with einkorn flour (which is easier to digest and higher in protein than modern wheat). Try my Einkorn Pumpkin Scones or Einkorn Blueberry Scones.
14. Quick Bread
Make your favorite quick bread, like almond flour banana bread, orange-cranberry einkorn bread, or almond flour pumpkin bread. Slice it up and serve alongside any egg breakfast casserole. Or, make the bread on the weekend and serve slices with a casserole for a quick weekday breakfast.
15. Bagels and Cream Cheese
No cooking required with this side dish and a great way to make a hearty breakfast for a crowd: serve your favorite egg casserole alongside bagels and cream cheese. Add fruit on the side for a complete meal.
Homemade pancakes and eggs always go together. Serve your favorite egg casserole with a side of homemade pancakes.
And yes, this even works for a busy morning. Make the pancakes over the weekend and store in the fridge. Simply reheat and you have an amazing breakfast even on the busiest of days.
Waffles go perfectly with any egg dish! You can make the waffles in advance, then pop in the toaster on busy mornings to pair with a make-ahead casserole, like this sausage and egg casserole, frittata, or omelet cups. I love to make einkorn waffles or almond flour waffles.
18. Potato Hash
This sweet potato hash is perfect to pair with any casserole. And just like many of the recipes on this list, it may be prepared in advance and reheated throughout the week for a quick side dish.
19. Bacon or Sausage
Many egg casserole dishes already include a breakfast meat like pork or turkey sausage, or bacon. But if you’d like to add extra protein on the side, why not cook up some oven-baked bacon, sausage patties or links, or add cold (sliced) ham on the side? For sausages, I love the Bilinski brand chicken sausages (delicious and easy to prepare).
If you’re making a French Toast Casserole, why not add protein on the side with eggs? Fluffy scrambled eggs, an egg and cheese omelette, hard or soft boiled eggs, or sunny side up eggs are perfect to pair with a bread-based dish.
21. Coffee Cake
A delicious sweet treat for a holiday gathering or special occasion that pairs perfectly with a casserole. I make this einkorn coffee cake every Christmas.