If you’re wanting an easy, make ahead breakfast full of protein you will love this recipe. This crescent roll breakfast casserole combines four simple ingredients in a casserole dish that your whole family will love.
In the morning, I like to have a cup of coffee and putz around the house while it’s quiet and asleep.
Having an easy recipe put together and in the refrigerator waiting on me is one of the best things.
I can have my coffee, allow the oven to preheat, and know that a warm breakfast is on the way.
I’m all about having a few easy breakfast casserole recipes in my back pocket.
My overnight oatmeal bake is a family favorite and I often serve it with this recipe when we have overnight guests.
Pairing the two together makes for a healthy and filling meal everyone in my family loves.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- You can make this casserole for an easy make ahead breakfast.
- If you are hosting overnight guests, this is a great option.
- Kids love this casserole… even picky eaters.
- This delicious breakfast casserole is a great budget bake, too.
- You will only need four simple ingredients: eggs, crescent roll dough, cheddar cheese, and cooked sausage.
- It can be baked, put in the freezer, and reheated and pulled out for a busy time of year… think Christmas breakfasts!
- You can add to your casserole to elevate it a bit: hot sauce, bell pepper, different cheeses, or green onions on top.
Tell me about this breakfast casserole
- Flavor– This casserole carries a subtle sweetness from the crescent rolls and then the savory from the breakfast sausage making it a perfect meal.
- Texture– Some casseroles have a rubbery texture, but this one produces the perfect pairing of meat and egg.
- Ease– If you are a busy home cook, this recipe will make your life so much easier. You can whip this up and have it baked in less than an hour. Or, you can make it the night before, store it in the refrigerator, and bake it the next morning.
- Time– A lot of dishes like this required you to have everything soak for 12 hours, but this casserole can be layered and baked within the hour. Because of its simple nature, you only need to bake it for 30 minutes, which is great for a busy home.
Crescent Roll Casserole Ingredients
This simple recipe uses basic kitchen ingredients.
- Buttery Crescent Rolls- You can use a puff pastry, if you’d like. The crescent rolls lay flat on the bottom of the pan and are the base layer for the casserole.
- Eggs- You will add the eggs and milk to a large mixing bowl to create the liquid that will hold the entire casserole together.
- Breakfast Sausage- Jimmy Dean has a great breakfast sausage that is full of flavor, but buy local if you can. The pork will be extra fresh and taste amazing.
- Shredded Cheese- I like to shred my cheese myself because it tastes better and melts more evenly. You can use a preshredded cheese to make this recipe even easier. Use what you have in your refrigerator. You can combine cheeses or use just one flavor- sharp cheddar, smoked gouda cheese, or pepper jack cheese.
- Milk- I like to add one cup milk to stretch the egg mixture a bit further. You don’t have to include the milk. It’ll still turn out great.
Steps for making this Casserole
- Spray a 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or coat it with some softened butter.
- Layer your crescent rolls on the bottom of the baking dish while your sausage browns in a large skillet. Drain sausage.
- Whisk eggs and milk in a large bowl.
- Layer the sausage on top of the dough. Pour the egg mixture over the crescent dough and sausage slowly. Sprinkle the top with the cheese.
- Bake and enjoy.
Tip for Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
Make sure you cook this casserole until the center is set up.
Let it cool for 5-10 minutes after baking to allow the cooking process to slow and they egg mixture to firm up a bit.
Variations for this Crescent Roll Breakfast Bake
This casserole is very basic, which means you can add to it as your family likes.
- Shredded hash browns will add texture and is a filling breakfast.
- If you prefer a creamier casserole, soften 4 ounces of cream cheese and add that to the egg and milk mixture.
- Spice it up with pepper jack cheese and some hot sauce.
- Add sprinkled bacon on top
- If you don’t have crescent rolls, layer the meat, egg mixture, and then add tator tots in a single layer on top. Top with cheese and bake!
- Create a simple breakfast quiche of sorts by adding veggies, such as peppers, onions, and mushrooms to this dish.
Can this casserole be made the night before?
This casserole can be made ahead and baked the next day.
Assemble your egg breakfast casserole and cover it with aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
Store overnight in the refrigerator and bake the next morning.
Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Can you freeze this crescent roll casserole?
Yes, you can freeze this casserole.
I love to make this casserole and freeze it to save me the stress when we are having a special breakfast, like Christmas morning.
Freezing this is one of my favorite ways to take a bit of stress off of my plate.
Assemble your casserole and bake it according to the directions.
Let it cool completely and cover it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Freeze for up to 3 months.
To reheat, allow the casserole to sit at room temperature for 1 hour.
Remove the plastic wrap, but keep the aluminum foil over your casserole and heat for 40 minutes in a 300°F oven.
What to serve with this Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- Pioneer Woman Cinnamon Rolls
- Overnight Oatmeal Breakfast Bake
- Sourdough Pumpkin Bread
- Sourdough Monkey Bread
- 4-Ingredient Protein Porridge
Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Sausage, Egg, and Crescent Roll Casserole
- 1 9×13 Inch baking dish
- 1 pound breakfast pork sausage
- 1 roll refrigerated crescent rolls
- 10 eggs beaten
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk, optional
- ½ teaspoon salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
- Open your crescent rolls and unroll them, layering them on the bottom of the pan.
- Brown your breakfast sausage in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Drain the grease off.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add in the seasonings and give it another whisk.
- Add the browned pork on top of the dough in the pan.
- Slowly pour the egg mixture over the pork. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
- Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until the center is set and cooked through. Allow your casserole to cool for 10 minutes before eating.