Hosting brunch is an idea that seems nice and fun but often ends up being more work than it's worth. If you're lucky, your guests will bring dishes to help lessen your load. But more often what happens is that you end up slaving over a frying pan of eggs or pancakes by yourself while your friends enjoy sunshine and Bloody Marys without you.
If Saturday rolls around and you've been roped into hosting brunch, but you're tired from the week (and maybe slightly hungover), you need a breakfast solution, stat. A little bit of planning can go a long way, and that's where these 12 make-ahead breakfast casseroles come in. As their name indicates, you can prep or make them in advance—sometimes even days ahead of time. They're easy to throw together, totally impressive, they make a boatload of food, and they're either ready or almost ready (some might need a quick pop in the oven) right when you wake up. So you can have your brunch party and actually enjoy it, too.
This story originally appeared on Self.
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