Sausage and Crescent Breakfast Casserole Bake

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Buttery crescent roll dough layered with breakfast sausage and vegetables all topped with eggs and cheese makes this Sausage and Crescent Breakfast Casserole Bake a filling morning meal the whole family will love. It’s the absolute best way to feed a large crowd. 

This is the best breakfast casserole I have ever made or eaten, and so easy to prepare and ready in 40 minutes, no overnight required. I have finally found the best breakfast casserole! Do you know how many I have tried over the years that have just been “okay?” Lots.  Like a whole bunch. 

Typically when I make a little something special, I always make one of my quiche recipes.  They always make an appearance at the holidays.  In 2018, I decided that I wanted to do something other than quiche.  I reached out to some of my blogger friends and got many ideas.  But this recipe came from my friend, Brandi, at Aunt Bee’s Recipes.

Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

There’s something comforting about a rich and hearty breakfast casserole. Perfect for those mornings when you really need to fuel up before heading out.  Buttery crescent roll crust topped with soft and fluffy eggs coupled with savory sausage all smothered with melted cheese is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. 

Sausage and crescent roll breakfast casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a great way to use up whatever you’ve got in the fridge. Feel free to change things up and throw in leftover cooked vegetables, uneaten meat, and whatever cheese you have on hand. Nothing is carved in stone with this breakfast casserole recipe. 

If you love this sausage and egg breakfast casserole recipe, you are sure to love these too: Reuben Breakfast Casserole With Crescent Rolls, Cheesy Hash Brown Potato Casserole, or this Swiss Cheese Runza Casserole

breakfast casserole with sausage and crescent rolls

This crescent roll breakfast casserole recipe is ideal any time but I think it would be a huge hit at your next baby shower, holiday brunch, Mother’s Day, on Christmas morning, or even when you have overnight guests.  You can easily prepare the ingredients the night before tossing it together the next morning and baking it. If you have a lot going on, preparing the casserole ingredients in advance is always a good idea. Leftovers are great the next day too. 

Ingredients Sausage and Crescent Breakfast Bake

For complete ingredients and instructions scroll to the bottom of this post for the full printable recipe. 

Pillsbury crescent rolls – These rolls can be found in the dairy aisle of the grocery store. Buy the crescent roll dough sheet if you can find it! 

Breakfast sausage – Ground pork Breakfast sausage is what I use. I typically grab Bob Evans for Jimmy Dean. However,  ground turkey sausage, pork sausage, and mild Italian sausage would also work. 

Your favorite veggies – I used yellow onions, mushrooms, a red bell pepper, and a green bell pepper.

Eggs – Any kind of eggs will work in this crescent roll casserole.

Salt and pepper – Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Shredded cheese – I used Three Cheese Cheddar but any kind of cheese will work; plain cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, or any hard cheese. 

Scallions – Scallions or green onions, for garnish, if desired.

How to this make sausage and crescent roll breakfast bake casserole recipe

Follow these easy steps to a delicious breakfast casserole. 

First: Brown the sausage with the onions in a large skillet.

When it’s about half done, add in the mushrooms and peppers. 

Cook until the sausage is golden brown. 

Second: Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread the crescent roll dough out in the bottom of the pan and seal the edges to make 1 large sheet.

Top with cooked sausage mixture.

Third: Beat eggs with salt and pepper and then pour the egg mixture over the top of the meat & veggies.

Fourth: Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and bake the sausage breakfast casserole at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Fifth: Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Top with scallions, if desired.

Cool to room temperature and store leftovers in an airtight container for 3 days in the refrigerator or up to 3 months in the freezer.

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FAQs 

Why is my breakfast casserole soggy? If you find your casserole is soggy it could be because you didn’t let it bake long enough or there was too much moisture.

Do you have to refrigerate breakfast casserole before cooking? Many breakfast casseroles require you to make them ahead and refrigerate them overnight before baking. This one does not. 

How do you fix a dry breakfast casserole? If you find your casserole is dry you can add a little milk to it and make sure to cover it tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap. 

Substitutions

Remember that when it comes to substituting recipes, you don’t need to be afraid to get creative and use ingredients that suit your taste and dietary preferences. Make it your own!

  • Use different meats; try bacon or ham instead of breakfast sausage. Vegetarian meat alternatives will also work.

  • Switch up the type of cheese.

  • Try a different assortment of vegetables. As long as the measurements are the same, you are good to use whatever you like!

Sausage & Crescent Breakfast Bake

Tips & Tricks

  • Save leftover cooked sausage to use in this easy breakfast casserole recipe. 

  • For a creamier casserole add softened cream cheese to the eggs. 

  • Add a pinch of garlic powder to the eggs for more flavor. 

  • Drizzle with a touch of hot sauce for a pop of spice. 

  • Cut leftovers into portioned squares, wrap them in parchment paper, and place them in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave for a minute or two. Breakfast meal prep solved. 
  • Serve this casserole for dinner with a green salad on the side. An easy and protein-rich meal!

close view of sausage egg sliders with cheese

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This favorite breakfast casserole is perfect for busy mornings. With simple ingredients, and a make-ahead option it may just be one of the easiest breakfasts you’ll make. 

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Yield: 12 pieces

Sausage and Crescent Breakfast Casserole Bake

Overhead of Slices of Sausage Crescent Breakfast Bake on a white plate

Buttery crescent roll dough layered with breakfast sausage and vegetables all topped with eggs and cheese makes this Sausage and Crescent Breakfast Casserole Bake a filling morning meal the whole family will love. It’s the absolute best way to feed a large crowd. 

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups of your favorite veggies, diced, I used onions, mushrooms and red and green bell pepper
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups of shredded cheese, I used Three Cheese Cheddar
  • Scallions for garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Brown sausage with the onions. When it's about half done add in the mushrooms and peppers, cook until done.
  2. Spray 9x13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Roll out crescent rolls in the bottom of the pan and seal the edges to make 1 large sheet. Top with cooked sausage mixture.
  3. Beat eggs with salt and pepper and pour eggs over the top of the meat & veggies.
  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese all over and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Top with scallions if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 153mgSodium: 618mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 17g

Nutrition isn't always accurate.

This recipe was originally posted on April 5, 2018. It has been updated to improve user experience and reshared on September 26, 2023. 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. How did I know crescents come in sheets too….. are they in the same place that the rolls are? I love sausage and cheese so this is calling my name! Cant wait to try it!

    1. They were right next to them! One quick step faster! I hope you give it a try and love it like we did!

  2. Crescent rolls are the best invention. I love the convenience and how easy it it to work with…except for popping the rolls open. Freaks me out every time – haha. This sausage breakfast bake is an absolute winner. Aunt Bee has the best recipes!

  3. This casserole looks amazing. I love the idea of using the crescent rolls and these casseroles are perfect for overnight guests! I’ll definitely be checking out the other recipes too!

  4. Breakfast casseroles are a favorite at our house; I love to make them for dinner, too! This one is so easy and we love all of these flavors so I know it will be a huge hit! And YES…. those crescent roll sheets are the bomb!!

  5. I totally love that the crescent roll dough comes in sheets too! I think whoever invented it needs to win a Nobel Prize for ingredient hack genius! Speaking of genius, this breakfast bake is genius too and speaking right to my tastebuds!!

  6. This is a breakfast game-changer! The savory sausage, buttery crescents, and eggs make an unbeatable breakfast combination. It’s a hearty and delicious way to start the day.

  7. We had some family staying with us this week and this was a great, easy breakfast that was perfect for feeding a crowd! Everyone loved it!

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