11 Simple, Hearty Comfort Food Breakfasts

by Justina Huddleston
Nov 17, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ET

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but too often, we skip a cozy sit-down breakfast in favor of a light meal or forgo it altogether, only to wind up ravenous by mid-morning. It doesn't have to be that way! Breakfast can be a simple affair that's still hearty enough to keep you going until lunch, its tastiness belying just how easy and quick it was to put together.

These breakfast recipes are classic comfort food. We're talking big flavors like bacon, maple and ham, along with your favorite foods like waffles, hash browns and even tastily upgraded breakfast sandwiches. These are the types of meals that make memories, and you'll feel just as happy eating them during a leisurely weekend brunch as you will the morning before a busy workday.

From waffled ham and egg grilled cheese to fluffy French toast casserole with maple brown sugar bacon, these hearty but simple comfort food breakfasts are just begging to be made.

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1 /11: Uncured ham & egg croissants

1/11 :Uncured ham & egg croissants

Buttery croissants soak up every last bit of egg yolk and melted Muenster in these breakfast sandwiches.

2 /11: Waffled ham & egg grilled cheese

2/11 :Waffled ham & egg grilled cheese

Perfect for eating on the go, these ham and egg grilled cheeses are waffled for extra fun. 

3 /11: Ham & cheese French toast

3/11 :Ham & cheese French toast

A little sweet, a little savory and a whole lot indulgent, this ham and cheese French toast is a wonder.

4 /11: French toast casserole

4/11 :French toast casserole

Made with maple brown sugar bacon, this French toast casserole is perfect for feeding a crowd. 

5 /11: Sausage, egg & cheese muffins

5/11 :Sausage, egg & cheese muffins

Whip up a batch of these breakfast muffins over the weekend, then eat them throughout the week.

6 /11: Breakfast bruschetta

6/11 :Breakfast bruschetta

Craving something new? Swap your usual egg sandwich for this hearty breakfast bacon bruschetta.

7 /11: Ham & cheese hashbrown bake

7/11 :Ham & cheese hashbrown bake

If you need to make breakfast for a crowd, it doesn't get better than this ham and cheese hashbrown bake

8 /11: Potato crust quiche lorraine

8/11 :Potato crust quiche lorraine

It's surprisingly easy to make this quiche lorraine with potato crust. 

9 /11: Chocolate chip & bacon waffles

9/11 :Chocolate chip & bacon waffles

Salty bacon is the perfect counterpoint to sweet chocolate chips in this recipe for fluffy waffles.

10 /11: Spanish ham tortilla

10/11 :Spanish ham tortilla

Fluffy eggs, slivers of tender potato and salty-sweet ham combine to make this satisfying morning meal.

11 /11: Ham, cheddar & onion cornbread

11/11 :Ham, cheddar & onion cornbread

Toasted and slathered in butter, this savory corn bread goes great with your morning cup of joe.