Sausage & Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

12 servings

Updated: Mar. 01, 2023
I made this tasty sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole for a baby shower. It saved the day: Preparing it ahead gave me more time to finish decorating for the party. —Melody Craft, Conroe, Texas

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Unroll crescent roll dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Seal seams and perforations. Sprinkle with sausage and cheese.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over sausage and cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
  4. To make ahead: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, several hours or overnight. To use, preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Tips

How can you make sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole your own?

There are several ways to make sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole your own. For a flavor twist, replace the pork sausage with spicy or mild Italian sausage, and the mozzarella with cheddar, Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese. Or, bulk up the dish by adding some of your favorite sauteed veggies like peppers, mushrooms and onions. You could also experiment with different brands of crescent rolls.

How do you know when the sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole is done?

The sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole is done when a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, with no traces of raw egg. If the top is nice and brown, but the casserole is not done in the middle, cover the casserole loosely with foil and continue baking until it tests done.

Can you freeze sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole?

Sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole leftovers should not be frozen because the crescent roll crust will likely become soggy. Refrigerate any extras in an airtight container, and enjoy within 3 days. To keep the crust crisp, we suggest you avoid the microwave and instead use the oven or a skillet when reheating. Check out more of our best hearty breakfast casseroles, including baked French toast, asparagus ham strata and eggs Benedict bake.

Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 283 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 662mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.