This sausage cream cheese casserole is a breakfast recipe you'll want to make over and over again. It combines savory sausage with cream cheese and fluffy eggs, topped with melty cheese. Everything sits on top of a tender and buttery crescent roll dough to make one of the best breakfast casserole recipes ever!
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The Best Sausage Cream Cheese Crescent Bake
If you're a fan of hearty and comforting meals, you should definitely add this sausage and cream cheese casserole to your weekly breakfast rotation. It combines simple ingredients and turns them into a remarkable dish the whole family will love.
As far as quick and easy crescent roll recipes go, this sausage breakfast casserole is one of my family's favorites to make, especially when we're busy. It's hearty, savory, flavorful, and really simple to make!
This sausage crescent roll breakfast casserole is delicious all by itself, but it goes great with this cinnamon French toast for the ultimate breakfast spread.
Why You'll Love This Recipe
A delicious combination.The buttery crescent roll dough is topped with a creamy sausage egg and cheese filling, that is then topped with even more melty gooey cheese to make it even better.
5-minute prep. All you have to do is mix the sausage, cream cheese, and shredded cheese together and layer everything on top of the crescent roll crust. It's effortless!
Customizable. This savory sausage casserole recipe offers plenty of room for customization. You can add any extra ingredients you want, like veggies or spices.
Family favorite. This sausage and cream cheese casserole is one that everyone loves. It's a crowd-pleasing recipe, so you know you'll have a hit whether you serve it for a family breakfast or brunch if you're hosting guests.
- Refrigerated crescent rolls
- Sausage- I used cooked breakfast sausage. pork sausage, spicy sausage, or turkey sausage
- Softened cream cheese
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Eggs- six large ones.
- Milk- I like to use whole milk but any works.
You can use all of these ingredients to make my crescent roll breakfast casserole, so you'll definitely want to check that out next.
How To Make Cream Cheese Sausage Casserole
1. Prep: Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC) and lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll the crescent roll dough and press it into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, pressing the seams together to seal.
2. Make the sausage and cream cheese filling: Add cream cheese, cooked sausage crumbles, and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to a large mixing bowl. Stir everything together with a rubber spatula until it's well combined. Spread the sausage and cream cheese mixture over the crescent rolls.
3. Make the egg mixture: Whisk together the eggs, milk, and pepper in a bowl until well blended. Pour the egg mixture over the cream cheese sausage mixture.
4. Bake and serve: Top the entire casserole with the remaining ½ cup of cheese. Bake the casserole for 25-35 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm, and enjoy!
Variations and Tips To Make The Best Recipe
- Unroll crescent roll dough on top of the casserole instead of using cheese for a different texture.
- Make sure to use softened cream cheese for the best filling texture.
- You'll know the casserole is done when the center is set, and the eggs are fluffy.
- Cooke the sausage ahead of time. Cook the breakfast sausage the day before you make the casserole to save time.
- Add veggies to the casserole filling, like broccoli, diced bell peppers, diced tomatoes, diced mushrooms, green onions, or green chiles.
- Add garlic powder and parmesan cheese to the scrambled eggs for more flavor.
Storage and Reheating Instructions
In the fridge: Store any leftover sausage cream cheese casserole in an airtight container or cover the baking dish tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. The casserole will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
In the freezer: Transfer the leftover casserole to a freezer-safe bag or airtight container and freeze for 2-3 months.
Reheating: Put the casserole back in a baking dish and warm it in the oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes until heated through and the shredded cheese is melted. Let the frozen casserole thaw in the fridge overnight or add more reheating time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this casserole ahead of time?
Yes! You can assemble the casserole up until baking and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or cover it with a lid. Refrigerate the casserole for up to a day, and then bake for about 35 minutes.
What can I use instead of crescent roll dough?
You can substitute the crescent rolls with pie dough or puff pastry. Keep in mind that the cooking time may differ for each type of dough, so you'll want to keep an eye on the casserole while it bakes.
What can I serve with this breakfast casserole?
More Breakfast Casserole Recipes
- Crescent roll breakfast casserole
- Overnight egg casserole
- Breakfast casserole with bacon
- Breakfast casserole with ham and cheese
- Classic sausage casserole
- 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 lb. cooked breakfast sausage
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1½ cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup milk
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180ºC).
- Lightly spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Unroll the crescent rolls and press them into the bottom of the baking dish, pressing the seams together to seal.
- Mix together cooked sausage, cream cheese, and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese in a bowl. Spread the mixture over the crescent rolls.
- Whisk eggs, milk, and pepper in a bowl until well blended. Pour over the sausage mixture. Top with remaining ½ cup of cheese.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the center is set.
Serving Size:1 serving
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 547Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 24g