“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.

Breakfast casserole served with bread and grapefruit.
Serve your favorite breakfast casserole with one of these easy side dishes.

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.

  • Classic Egg Breakfast Casserole: Made with eggs, cheese, and pork sausage (breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, or plain sausage) and cooked in a baking dish. It may be prepped as an overnight breakfast casserole for the holiday season or a baby shower, then baked the next morning. And it’s one of my favorite make-ahead recipes for a quick weekday breakfast.
  • Egg Strata: This savory casserole is made in a skillet. Combine eggs, stale bread, cheese, bacon, and broccoli, then bake in the oven. Perfect for Christmas brunch, special occasions, or a meal prep option for a quick weekday breakfast.
  • Bacon and Vegetable Frittata: This easy recipe is made in a skillet, starting on the stove-top and then baked off in the oven. Made with veggies, bacon, cheese, and eggs. My favorite easy breakfast casserole recipe to make over the weekend and enjoy throughout the week for a quick and easy meal prep breakfast.
  • French Toast Casserole: Made with bread, cream, maple syrup, and delicious spices. The best options for side dishes include: fruit, yogurt, crispy bacon (pork or turkey bacon), or scrambled eggs.
  • Omelet Cups or Mini Quiche: A breakfast casserole served up in individual portions. Made with your favorite veggies, cheese, and eggs, then baked in individual muffin cups, so you end up with mini casseroles. One of my favorite ways to prep a breakfast in advance or a fun option for holiday breakfasts or special gatherings.

21 Best Side Dishes for a Breakfast 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).

2. Toast

This is a great way to serve a side dish with minimal effort. Top the toast with butter, jam, mashed avocado, or make peanut butter and banana toast.

Lettuce, goat cheese, and peach salad.
Make a green salad and add a homemade dressing on the side.

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.

Prosciutto salad with melons on a blue serving platter.
A cold, refreshing salad that pairs perfectly with any breakfast casserole: melon and prosciutto mixed with a sweet vinaigrette.

4. Melon Prosciutto Salad 

This melon prosciutto salad is perfect for a special occasion and pairs perfectly with an egg casserole (like a frittata or sausage and egg casserole) or a French Toast Casserole.

Yogurt dip in a glass jar with apple slices and strawberries.
Adding a yogurt dip on the side is a fun way to serve a variety of fruit with a casserole.

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.

You can make the yogurt dip up to 3 days in advance, so this is a great recipe for parties or special occasions. This is also a big hit with kids and great for snacking or the lunchbox.

Fruit salad in a bowl.
Serve one fruit or mix a variety of fruits to make a fruit salad.

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.

Pouring glaze over homemade cinnamon rolls.
Homemade cinnamon rolls are a treat to serve with a casserole for the holidays or special occasions.

8. Cinnamon Rolls

I love making einkorn cinnamon rolls for Christmas morning and pairing the buns with this sausage and egg casserole or frittata.

Flaky biscuit on a plate.
Homemade biscuits pair perfectly with egg casseroles.

9. Biscuits

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!

10. Croissants

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.

Grapes, crackers, salami, and goat cheese on a platter.
Assemble cured meats, cheese, fruits and/or veg on a platter for an easy side for a special brunch or gathering.

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.

Homemade muffins on a flue and white platter.
Muffins work for a special gathering or a make-ahead breakfast side.

12. Muffins

Homemade muffins pair perfectly with an egg casserole. A few of my favorites: almond flour banana muffinseinkorn muffins, banana-maple einkorn muffins, or pumpkin einkorn muffins.

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).

Blueberry scones on a cutting board with drizzle glaze on top.
Scones + egg casserole = a match made in heaven!

13. Scones

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.

Pumpkin bread on a cutting board with two slices off to the side with butter on top.
Quick breads like pumpkin or banana bread are a great make-ahead breakfast casserole side.

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 layered on a cutting board.
There’s nothing like homemade pancakes on the side of an egg casserole.

16. Pancakes

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.

I love sheet pan einkorn pancakesalmond-oat pancakes, or traditional einkorn pancakes.

A homemade waffles cut with a fork on a plate with berries and maple syrup on top.
Homemade waffles with your favorite toppings are a delicious side to pair with any egg casserole.

17. Waffles

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.

Sweet potato hash in a skillet being spooned out.
Potato hash is a delicious way to add a veggie-packed side.

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.

Cooked bacon on parchment paper.
If you want to add more protein, serve bacon or sausage on the side.

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).

For busy mornings, cook the bacon or sausage on advance, store in the fridge, and reheat in the microwave or on the stove-top. Then serve with a make-ahead casserole or omelet cups.

Scrambled eggs on a plate.
If you’re making a bread-based casserole, add eggs for a protein-packed side.

20. Eggs

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.

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