10 Insanely Delicious and Budget-Friendly Breakfast Recipes That Always Succeed

Looking for an impressive breakast recipe that won’t break the bank? You’re in the right place. Nicole McLaughlin whips up rave-worthy breakfast and brunch dishes that are as inexpensive as they are unique. Whether it’s a buttery, bite-sized cinnamon roll or rich sausage gravy, you’ll find your new favorite breakfast right here.

1. Cinnamon Roll Bites

Get the recipe: Easy and Incredible Cinnamon Roll Bites

Combine cut-up biscuit dough, pantry spices, and melted butter to make a warm, gooey breakfast dish catered to your sweet tooth. The result is a soft, flaky bite that boasts an irresistibly rich vanilla frosting.

2. Slow Cooker Breakfast Burrito Bar

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Get the recipe: Slow Cooker Breakfast Burritos

Serve up a boldly savory, crowd-friendly meal that comes together on the cheap. Spicy sausage, beaten eggs, bell pepper, and Cheddar cheese create a zesty dish that your guests can customize themselves.

3. Ham and Cheddar Biscuit Muffins

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Get the recipe:Ham and Cheese Biscuit Muffins

These adorable and brunch-friendly bites are too easy not to make. Canned biscuit dough gets a deliciously fun remix with a ham and cheese filling baked right inside. Sprinkle with everything season for a flavorful finish.

4. Pancake Bake

Easy Overnight Pancake Casserole with Streusel Topping.Allrecipes

Get the recipe: Easy Overnight Pancake Casserole with Streusel Topping

Fuss-free decadence is officially on the menu with this recipe that uses premade pancakes found in the freezer aisle. Arrange halved pancakes in a 9×13 dish before pouring spiced custard over the shingled pieces and refrigerating. When you’re ready to bake, simply uncover the dish, sprinkle with a streusel topping, and cook to bubbling, brown perfection.

5. Baked Oatmeal

Get the recipe: Baked Oatmeal

You can’t go wrong with a warm, comforting baked oatmeal that straddles the line between healthy breakfast and tempting dessert. Stir in dried cranberries, toasted nuts, or dark chocolate chips for a totally unique breakfast experience.

6. Slow Cooker Grits Bar

Get the recipe: Delectable Slow Cooker Grits

Make silky, deliciously multifaceted grits without standing over the stove. Butter and heavy cream give this recipe a luxurious texture, while toppings like bacon, cheese, and chives taste just like home.

7. Baked Eggs

Jennifer Baker

Get the recipe: Chef John’s Baked Eggs

Start with store-bought marinara and eggs to create an elegant, easy meal. Sprinkle with Parmesan, olive oil, and herbs, then bake at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes for a perfectly set result that pairs beautifully with crusty bread.

8. Biscuits & Gravy


Get the recipe: Easy Biscuits and Gravy

“I’d be remiss not to mention biscuits and gravy,” says McLaughlin. “You can make biscuits from scratch or use canned — it’s all about the gravy. Use sausage, a little flour, and milk to make one of our most popular recipes of all time.”

9. Hashbrown Pizza

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Get the recipe: Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza

Frozen hash browns act as the crust for this one-of-a-kind breakfast pizza that’s loaded with bacon, cheese, and soft scrambled eggs. The creamy topping and crunch of the baked hash brown is a mouthwatering combo that won’t weigh on your wallet.

10. Hash Brown Casserole


Get the recipe: Grandma’s Hash Brown Casserole

Breakfast, brunch, or dinner — this velvety 5-star casserole is the most decadent way to spread joy this season. It’s convenient, creamy, and makes a winning side dish to leftover holiday meats.


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