This crescent roll breakfast casserole is a delicious way to start the day. It combines savory sausage, cheesy and fluffy eggs, and flakey crescent rolls to make an addictive casserole everyone will love. The best part is it's one of the easiest breakfasts you can make!
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An Easy Breakfast Casserole
This crescent roll casserole is a step above other breakfast casseroles. It has the perfect combination of simple ingredients, and it doesn't take long to make. The end result is a delicious breakfast casserole that you and your family won't be able to get enough of!
It's the best thing to make for the holidays or just a Sunday brunch if you're looking for something easy that's still crazy delicious. I've made this the past few years for Christmas morning, and it's always the most popular dish with the kids and adults!
Why You'll Love This Crescent Breakfast Casserole
The perfect breakfast combo. The ooey-gooey cheese, golden brown seasoned breakfast sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs, and light-as-air crescent dough all make this breakfast casserole stand out of the crowd.
Easy to make. Just like a lot of my other casserole recipes, this crescent roll breakfast bake is crazy easy to make. All you have to do is mix the ingredients, pour them into a casserole dish, and bake! That's really all there is to it.
Perfect for a crowd. This casserole works especially well if you're feeding a crowd since it's so hearty and delicious. Yf you're looking for something sweet to pair with it, this Pioneer Woman French toast casserole is the perfect recipe!
- Breakfast sausage- I love the flavor of breakfast sausage, but you can also use pork sausage, Italian sausage, or turkey sausage.
- Refrigerated crescent roll dough- for the delicious base layer of this casserole.
- Eggs- six large ones.
- Milk- I like to use whole milk for a richer flavor.
- Salt and pepper- to taste.
- Shredded cheddar cheese- mozzarella cheese or monterey jack cheese work too.
Oh, and you can use almost all of these ingredients to make my biscuits and gravy casserole, overnight egg casserole, and Christmas breakfast casserole recipe as well. So, if you're looking for two more easy breakfast casserole recipes, you'll want to check those out! Or, for something a little different, you can use the crescent rolls to make this crescent roll taco bake.
How To Make Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
Step 1: Cook The Sausage
First, you'll want to preheat your oven to 375°F (180°C) and grease a 7x9 inch baking dish - or one that can fit the crescent rolls - with some cooking spray or butter.
Next, you'll want to take out a large non-stick skillet and put it over medium heat. Then, you can add the breakfast sausage to it and cook for a few minutes until the sausage is browned on all sides. Make sure you crumble the sausage with a wooden spoon or spatula during the cooking process so it can cook evenly. Once the sausage has browned, you can drain any excess grease from the pan and set the sausage aside.
Step 2: Mix the Egg Batter
Now, in a large bowl, you'll want to beat the eggs with the milk of your choice, salt, and pepper. The mixture should be well combined and look like you're making scrambled eggs.
Step 3: Build The Casserole
Ok, now it's time to build this breakfast casserole with crescent rolls! You'll want to start by unrolling the refrigerated crescent rolls so that they're flat. Then, add the unrolled crescent rolls to the prepared casserole dish, gently press them into the bottom of it, and pinch the seams together. The crescent roll dough will come up on the side a little, but that is fine. Just press it lightly against the baking dish wall to ensure it stays in place.
Next, add the cooked sausage over the dough and pour the egg mixture on top. Then, to finish it off, top it evenly with the shredded cheese.
Step 4: Bake The Casserole
Now that the casserole is ready to go, you can just pop it in the oven and bake it for 40 minutes. If you don't want the cheese to get too browned and crisp, cover the baking dish with aluminum foil for the first 20 minutes of baking.
Once it's baked, cool the breakfast sausage casserole on a wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Finally, serve it with hot sauce, ketchup, this McDonald's breakfast sauce, or anything you want, and enjoy!
Storing and Reheating Instructions
If you find yourself with leftovers, consider yourself lucky because this casserole tastes incredible the next day. You can store the leftovers in an airtight container, or just put the lid on your casserole dish if you have one and keep them in the fridge. Stored either of these ways, it'll last in the fridge for 3-4 days. To keep it for longer, transfer the slices to a freezer-safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat more than one serving, you can put the casserole back in the casserole dish and heat it in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes or until the cheese melts and reaches your desired temperature. For a single serving, simply put a slice on a microwave-safe plate and microwave it in 30-second increments until it's heated all the way through.
More Casserole Recipes
- Breakfast casserole with ham and cheese
- Overnight breakfast casserole with bread
- Breakfast casserole with bacon
- Sausage cream cheese casserole
- Tater tot breakfast casserole
- Ham and potato casserole
- Chicken tater tot casserole
- Sausage casserole
- Pork chop casserole
- 1 lb. breakfast sausage, casing removed
- 8 oz. refrigerated crescent roll dough
- 6 eggs
- ¾ cup milk
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a baking dish with some cooking oil or butter.
- Cook the sausage in a skillet, crumbling during the cooking process until the sausage is browned. Drain any excess fat.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs with milk, salt, and pepper to taste.
- Place the crescent rolls in the baking dish, pinching the seams together.
- Add cooked sausage over the crescent rolls and pour the egg mixture on top. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 40 minutes.
- Cool the baked casserole on a wire rack for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 21g