Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole

This Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole recipe is one of the easiest breakfast bakes. With just 3 ingredients you will love the buttery top with the savory and creamy flavours. Perfect to feed a crowd during the holidays for breakfast or brunch!!

If you enjoy breakfast casseroles try my sausage crescent roll breakfast casserole, brioche French toast casserole, cinnamon roll apple cobbler and Cracker Barrel hashbrown casserole.


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Cream cheese and sausage breakfast casserole

I love the great textures of this breakfast casserole. The soft flaky crescent layers have a slightly crispy topping and the tender sausage filling pairs so well with the cream cheese filling.

We all love easy breakfast recipes and you will also love how easy it is to serve and enjoy.

Try my popular Starbucks cranberry orange scones, the best chocolate chip pancakes and Hawaiian roll breakfast sliders next for breakfast!!

Sausage and cream cheese casserole on a serving spoon.

What you’ll love about this recipe:


  • QUICK AND EASY – easy breakfast sausage bake with just 3 ingredients
  • GREAT FLAVOR & TEXTURES – savory and creamy flavors with flaky crust
  • BREAKFAST FOR A CROWD – with 12 servings great for holiday breakfast

Ingredients

Labelled ingredients for sausage and cream cheese casserole.
  • Pork Sausage – 16 onces
  • Cream Cheese – 8 ounces at room temperature
  • Crescent Rolls – 2 (8-ounce) tubes of refrigerated Pillsbury crescent rolls

Substitutions and additions

You can use your favorite sausage, like a breakfast sausage, Italian sausage or try a hot and spicy sausage.

Mix in some of your favorite shredded cheese like 1 cup of cheddar or mozzarella for more creamy cheesy goodness.

Add in your own spices like sage or red pepper flakes for a little bit of kick.

How to make sausage cream cheese casserole

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STEP ONE – Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is browned. Drain the sausage, then put it back in the skillet. Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted and thoroughly mixed with the sausage. Make sure there are no lumps of cream cheese. Remove from the heat.

STEP TWO – Unroll one of the tubes of crescent rolls and lay it out flat on an ungreased, nonstick 9×13 baking pan. Press and pinch the seams of the rolls together, making sure there are no gaps in the dough.

STEP THREE – Spoon the sausage and cream cheese mixture evenly over the dough, but make sure there is about 1⁄2 an inch of space left around the edges. Unroll the second tube of crescent rolls, and carefully lay it on top of the sausage filling. Again, press and pinch the seams together and press the top and bottom layers of crescent rolls around the edges together to ensure that the filling stays inside.

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STEP FOUR – Bake for 15-16 minutes or until the crescent roll layer on top is golden brown, and allow the casserole to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

Sausage and cream cheese casserole cut into pieces, sitting on a wooden board.

Variations

Switch up the meat by using chicken or turkey sausage.

Sandra’s Top Tips

  • Use cream cheese softened at room temperature
  • You should not have to grease you baking pan, it should lift up when you place a spatula underneath
  • I do not recommend baking this casserole in a baking dish. The bottom layer of the crescent dough will not cook fully and have some spots that has a raw dough. Baking on a baking dish ensures that the whole thing will be well-baked and golden brown
  • This is best served hot from the oven

Storage and reheating instructions

Store any leftovers using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To freeze wrap each piece in a plastic wrap and place the pieces in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 2 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

Reheat in the microwave using 30 second to 1 minute intervals until warmed through.

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Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 36 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings

Description

This Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole recipe is one of the easiest breakfast bakes. With just 3 ingredients you will love the buttery top with the savory and creamy flavours. Perfect to feed a crowd during the holidays for breakfast or brunch!!


Ingredients

1 pound (16 ounces) of pork sausage

8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature

2 (8-ounce) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls


Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until it is browned. Drain the sausage, then put it back in the skillet. Stir in the cream cheese until it is melted and thoroughly mixed with the sausage. Make sure there are no lumps of cream cheese. Remove from the heat.

Unroll one of the tubes of crescent rolls and lay it out flat on an ungreased, nonstick 9×13 baking pan. Press and pinch the seams of the rolls together, making sure there are no gaps in the dough.

Spoon the sausage and cream cheese mixture evenly over the dough, but make sure there is about 1⁄2 an inch of space left around the edges. Unroll the second tube of crescent rolls, and carefully lay it on top of the sausage filling. Again, press and pinch the seams together and press the top and bottom layers of crescent rolls around the edges together to ensure that the filling stays inside.

Bake for 15-16 minutes or until the crescent roll layer on top is golden brown, and allow the casserole to cool for 10 minutes. Slice and serve warm.

Notes

Storage and reheating instructions:

Store any leftovers using an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

To freeze wrap each piece in a plastic wrap and place the pieces in a freezer bag. Freeze for up  to 2 months.

Thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.

Reheat in the microwave using 30 second to 1 minute intervals until warmed through.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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