19 Make-Ahead Christmas Morning Recipes

Christmas morning recipes

Nobody should have to spend Christmas morning working in the kitchen, so that’s where these breakfast recipes come in! All these recipes can be made ahead of time, then popped in the oven so you can enjoy opening presents with your loved ones. From overnight french toast to eggy casseroles to cinnamon rolls, these make-ahead Christmas breakfast recipes will be family favorites!

Cranberry Pumpkin Pie Overnight French Toast

Cranberry Pumpkin Pie Overnight French Toast

“Enter: the overnight French toast casserole. AKA total breakfast lifesaver. Basically, it involves throwing a bunch of ingredients into a pan the night before, letting them sit in the fridge overnight, and then baking them off the next morning. The beauty in this is that the bread actually requires that long soak so that it’s extra luscious and creamy on the inside even after a stint in the oven.” - Nicole
Apple and Sausage French Toast Casserole with Cinnamon Syrup

Apple and Sausage French Toast Casserole with Cinnamon Syrup

“Incredible! I made this for Christmas breakfast and it made the whole house smell like Christmas. This is by far the best breakfast casserole I have ever had and definitely will become a Christmas breakfast tradition. Thank you so much for sharing this!” - Julie
Ham and Cheese Egg Casserole

Ham and Cheese Egg Casserole

“It consists of eggs and cottage cheese at it base and from there you can add pretty much whatever you want. I like to experiment with different flavour combinations but the one that I keep coming back to is the classic ham and cheese combo. You pretty much just need to mix the eggs, cottage cheese and the fillings and bake until golden brown! You can even assemble everything the night before so that you only have to bake it in the morning making it even easier for a busy morning.” - Kevin
Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

“This is heavenly! I've used this recipe for years and everyone loves it. I freeze the leftovers in plastic containers and it keeps well. Thanks for sharing this recipe again for others will like it as much as I do.” - Connie
Ultimate Breakfast Casserole

Ultimate Breakfast Casserole

“This is a delicious breakfast casserole that I made for a food day we had at work and everyone loved it. This casserole takes a little bit longer to prepare but it is well worth it. It can even be made the day before and reheated in the oven in the morning. Enjoy!!” - Janette
Old Fashioned Sausage Gravy

Old Fashioned Sausage Gravy

“Now you have an incredible sausage gravy ! Any leftovers can be stored in the fridge and it heats up in the microwave beautifully.” - Debbie
Gingerbread Waffles

Gingerbread Waffles

“Your family and guests will go crazy for these gingerbread waffles. They're light, airy, and slightly crisp on the outside. You taste the ginger flavor, but it's less sweet than a piece of gingerbread. Great if you're having guests during the holidays. Use Virginia's suggestion and make them ahead of time. Come the morning, pop them in the toaster or oven, and breakfast is served in a flash.” - Kitchen Crew
Christmas Morning French Toast

Christmas Morning French Toast

“This does require an overnight soak in the fridge. I usually only make this once a year for Christmas morning breakfast. It's a special treat that my kids look forward to. Very rich, extremely decadent!” - Victoria
Cheesy Ham & Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Ham & Bacon Breakfast Casserole

“This is one of our favorite ‘assemble the night before’ breakfast casseroles and is a great use for the leftovers from that holiday meal. It's a yummy combination of croissants and Italian bread soaked in a savory eggy custard with smoked ham and three melty cheeses topped with finely crumbled bacon and fresh chives. So delicious!” - Tere
Texas Two-Step Breakfast Casserole

Texas Two-Step Breakfast Casserole

“I made some modifications to a typical Southwest breakfast casserole recipe. I love this recipe because I can make it up the night before and bake it in the morning. Egg casseroles can often be a bit dry, but this one comes out moist and delicious every time!” - Michelle
Ham Hashbrown Casserole

Ham Hashbrown Casserole

“Ham Hashbrown Casserole is an easy, cheesy, hearty breakfast recipe that’s loaded with tasty ingredients and no ‘cream of’ anything soups. It is the ultimate comfort food and great for breakfast, or at any meal!” - Paula
Pecan Delight Baked French Toast

Pecan Delight Baked French Toast

“This is a very RICH breakfast and very very DELISH. You really won't need syrup to enjoy. 🙂 It's so easy to make the night before, and pop into the oven the next morning.” - Colleen
French Toast Souffle

French Toast Souffle

“Delicious French toast casserole! This goes together very quickly and easily, and has outstanding flavor. I made this the morning I planned to serve it, so it didn't get the overnight soak. I halved the recipe, let it soak for 1-1/2 hours, and baked it in an 8"x 8" pan for 40 minutes. Yummy!” - Sue
Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Strata

Cheesy Sausage and Spinach Breakfast Strata

“This strata is delicious! We love a breakfast recipe that you can make ahead and just pop in the oven the next day. The croissant base adds an elegant and buttery touch. The onions give the strata bit of sweetness while the spinach adds an earthy flavor. The egg, sausage, and cheese mixture is fantastic. Great for a game day brunch, luncheon, or even a breakfast for dinner night.” - Kitchen Crew
Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

“These sweet and crunchy traditional Italian cookies are perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. The nutty pistachios pair beautifully with the chewy, sweet cranberries, and the lemon zest rounds out the taste with a welcoming freshness.” - Shikha
Brunch Eggs

Brunch Eggs

“This recipe caught our eye because you prepare everything the night before. In the morning, just bake it! This casserole is super flavorful. Perfect if you're having house guests and need an easy breakfast or hosting a brunch.” - Kitchen Crew
Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

“This recipe is very similar to monkey bread. It was very easy to make - I love preparing something the night before and just having to pop it in the oven. (It looked like I had worked really hard while my family was still sleeping lol.)” - Kitchen Crew
Christmas Eggnog French Toast

Christmas Eggnog French Toast

“A dish you prepare the night before, then bake in the oven in the morning while the kids opened their presents. Since eggnog was a favorite, I adapted for our new tradition. Hope you enjoy!” - Megan
Breakfast Awaits

Breakfast Awaits

“This simple casserole is great if you're having houseguests. It's prepared the night before so you just have to pop it in the oven in the morning. The basic casserole is delicious and bakes perfectly. For testing purposes, we stuck with the basic recipe, but you could really have some fun with the add-in options. Your crew is going to gobble this up!” - Kitchen Crew