Are you looking for an easy crescent roll breakfast casserole that your whole family will enjoy? This one is so simple with crescent roll dough, an egg mixture, cheddar cheese, and browned breakfast sausage. You can easily store this one in an airtight container to eat the next day or make it for a simple weeknight dinner. Keep reading for this easy breakfast casserole recipe!
What are the ingredients for Easy Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole?
To make this simple sausage breakfast casserole, you just need a few simple ingredients. Gather a can of crescent roll dough, eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, milk, and pork sausage. Of course, you will want to add a little salt and pepper, along with some garlic powder or onion powder.
If you want to add a bit more flavor for a special occasion, you can also saute some red bell pepper, onions, and diced green pepper. I love to add peppers and mushrooms for a special Christmas morning easy breakfast recipe. Who doesn’t love a little red and green in their holiday brunch? It’s the best way to celebrate the season!
If you prefer a little kick, use hot breakfast sausage or add some red pepper flakes to your pork sausage. You can also add a dash of hot sauce if you like for a hot special breakfast!
What are the steps to making easy crescent roll breakfast casserole?
First, grease the bottom of the pan of a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Flatten out the can of crescent rolls onto the bottom of the pan. Pull together the seams or purchase crescent dough sheets to make it even easier! I like to pre-bake the crescent roll crust at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes to get it set. It’s also a great way to prevent the crescent roll casserole from getting too soggy.
Next, brown a case of breakfast pork sausage. Cook sausage over medium high heat in a large skillet and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Use spicy sausage if you want an extra kick.
In a large mixing bowl, combine 9 eggs with 1 1/4 cups of milk. I use low-fat milk, but you can use what your family prefers. Once you have fluffy eggs, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder or onion powder.
Add 1 and 1/2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese to the egg mixture. If your family prefers mozzarella cheese or Monterey Jack cheese for their egg breakfast casserole, feel free to substitute! The best part of this recipe is how easy it is to customize.
If you choose to add onions, peppers, and mushrooms, add the vegetables to your egg mixture.
Cover the crescent roll dough with the cooked sausage that has come to room temperature. Top the cooked sausage with the egg mixture and either cover with plastic wrap and store overnight to cook the next morning or cook immediately. Bake at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes until golden brown.
How do I store the unbaked casserole overnight?
If you are cooking this delicious crescent roll breakfast casserole the next day, be sure to cover the unbaked casserole with plastic wrap or a casserole lid and store it in the refrigerator overnight. This is one of the easiest breakfasts for your family or a large crowd!
How many days is a breakfast casserole good?
In general, this delicious breakfast casserole is good for 3-4 days stored in the fridge. Unless, you have teenage boys. Then, it will only last about 8 hours!
What should I serve with this crescent roll breakfast recipe?
This perfect breakfast casserole is delicious with fresh fruit and a good cup of coffee. My entire family loves it with cinnamon rolls or blueberry muffins on the side.
Easy Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
- 9 eggs
- 1 can crescent roll dough
- 1 lb breakfast pork sausage, browned
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic or onion powder
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- Spray 9 x 13" cassserole dish with non stick cooking spray.
- Brown pork sausage and drain.
- Roll out crescent dough into the bottom of casserole dish and bake at 375 degrees for 5-7 minutes.
- Mix eggs, milk, spices, and cheese.
- Top dough with cooked sausage. Cover the sausage with egg mixture.
- Bake casserole at 375 degrees for 40-45 minutes.
I hope this easy breakfast recipe becomes a family favorite in your household! Be sure to sign up for my free newsletter below and keep reading for more great ideas.