Transform your breakfast casserole into a savory feast with these 8 tasty side dishes. These perfectly paired dishes make for a breakfast your family won’t soon forget!
Breakfast casserole: because you deserve the best breakfast to start your day right.
Growing up, one of the things I always looked forward to during the holidays is breakfast! My mom used to always make Breakfast Casserole for Thanksgiving and Christmas morning.
And oh, how I loved waking up to the aroma of meats, veggies, and cheese baking in the oven. I couldn’t wait to dig into that rich, cheesy, and hearty casserole!
Now that I’m all grown up, I continue the tradition and make it for my family, but not just during the holidays. Breakfast casseroles are just too good to reserve exclusively for holidays.
Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to make, so I can surprise my family with a weekend treat anytime of year.
It’s also a great make-ahead dish, so there’s no need to wake up extra early in the morning to prepare it. Just take it out of the fridge, heat it up in the microwave, and it’s ready to go.
What I also love about this mouthwatering casserole is that it works well with other breakfast dishes. With this dish, I’m sure the whole family will leave the dining table full and ready for the day.
If you want to know what flavors and textures to pair with this scrumptious dish, look no further. Here are seven delicious sides to serve with a breakfast casserole.
Because everything tastes better with bacon! If you want to start your day happy, eat bacon with your breakfast casserole. There’s no better combination than that.
This Southern staple makes an excellent companion to a breakfast casserole. Biscuits have a stunning crisp exterior and are soft and fluffy on the inside. Together with a rich and hearty casserole, they form a breakfast of champions.
Breakfast casseroles taste great with any breakfast bread. Whether it’s a blueberry, corn, or banana muffin, its sweetness and crumbly texture complement the casserole.
Here’s another breakfast staple that pairs well with a breakfast casserole. The bagel offers a nice dense contrast to the super tender casserole.
Also, think about it: we love to eat bagels with egg, bacon, and cheese, right? So, it only makes sense to pair it with a breakfast casserole, which is, in essence, a combination of all these elements.
5. Fruit Salad
With a breakfast casserole, you’ve already got your starch, protein, and vegetable covered. The only thing missing? Some fresh fruits! The fruits’ sweet, tart, and refreshing flavors downplay the richness of the casserole, giving you a balanced meal.
To make a fruit salad, just toss together your favorite fruits, and drizzle them with honey. If you want a creamier dressing, use whipped cream with a little bit of sugar.
Need some fruit combo ideas? Here are my suggestions:
- Pineapples, mandarin oranges, coconut, also known as an Ambrosia fruit salad
- A medley of Watermelon, melon, and honeydew
- Mangoes and bananas for a sweet tropical treat
6. Monkey Bread
Now, if you’re a fan of the sweet and savory flavor combination, this side is for you. Aside from giving your breakfast casserole that sugary goodness, monkey bread also offers an ooey-gooey chewiness that not all breads have.
Picture it: sticky bread covered in cinnamon, sugar, and melted butter, paired with a rich, creamy, and meaty casserole. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?
Because of the eggs and bread or potatoes, a breakfast casserole is predominantly tender. You’ll want to contrast that consistency with something crisp. A light and refreshing green salad is a fantastic option!
Not only will it give your breakfast a nice crunch, but it will also brighten up your plate with its vibrant colors.
Since a breakfast casserole is already rich in flavor, pick a tangy vinaigrette to balance out that umami goodness. A simple olive oil and vinegar dressing fits the bill perfectly.