The holiday season is upon us, and that means gatherings with family and friends, laughing and chatting, while indulging in delicious meals together. One thing that can make these festive occasions more enjoyable is having delicious make-ahead dishes that allow you to spend more time with your loved ones and less time in the kitchen. Casseroles are the epitome of comfort food, and they can be quite versatile, from breakfast delights to hearty sides. In this post, I've gathered a list of 30 plus Best Easy Make-Ahead Holiday Casserole Ideas that will save you time and effort but also impress your guests. Whether you're hosting a brunch, dinner party, or potluck, these flavorful easy-to-prepare dishes are bound to become the star of your holiday menu. There's something for everyone, from traditional classics to vegan and gluten free options. So, dig in!
15 Make Ahead Holiday Casseroles (Sides)
Casseroles define easy breezy cooking. A "casserole" by definition is a side dish that is cooked slowly in the oven, but also in the "casserole dish" or casserole pan." These days a "casserole" could even be made in the slow cooker, Instant Pot or even a pellet grill if you're not picky. These are dishes the whole family can enjoy that make your life way easier on the holidays. Here are some dishes for your feast and below that you'll find some breakfast dishes and then some dessert options as well.
15 Make Ahead Holiday Breakfast Casseroles
Breakfast is just as important as filling up the holiday dinner table. These fabulously delicious dishes are a great way for you to start a day with family and friends. When you wake up Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, the last thing you want to worry about is what to feed the people crashing at your house, especially when you have other dishes to prepare that day. These awesome, make-ahead breakfast casseroles will save the day! You will see everything from eggy dishes to French toast casserole and a baked oatmeal with cranberry and orange. There's a diet option for just about everyone as well.
*BONUS* 5 Make Ahead Dessert Casseroles
These tasty sweet casseroles will be the reason your family returns next year! Browse at your own discretion, depending on whether you want your guests to return next year or not. Ha! There are sweet and rich bread puddings; from vegan to non-vegan. to elevated apple dishes. I'm sure you'll find a make-ahead dessert casserole you'll enjoy serving this holiday season!