I can't wait for your to try the BEST Sausage Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole recipe!! It takes about 10 minutes to whip up and bakes for 40 minutes.
This is one of the easiest breakfasts that you can make and it's always a huge hit with our family. It's the ultimate comfort food breakfast and you can change up the veggies to your favorites and it's also delicious with ham or bacon!
This is one of those Pillsbury crescent roll recipes that is super easy to make and a great breakfast to serve to company. It takes only a few minutes to make and you can relax while it's cooking in the oven.
The buttery crescent roll crust is rolled out onto the bottom of a baking dish, then topped with a delicious mixture of cooked sausage, peppers and onions.
Finally the egg and cheese mixture if poured on top, followed by a final sprinkle of cheese. The whole family absolutely loves it! It's a filling breakfast and my favorite thing is to make a second one and serve it leftover the next day.
Great for lazy Sundays, and it tastes just as good reheated the next day. This could be a great meal-prep breakfast item to have handy in the fridge before heading out to work in the morning.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
- quick and easy recipe to put together and the best thing is that it reheats well the next day too!
- this crescent roll casserole is versatile and you can easily change up the vegetables and replace the sausage with ham or bacon and switch up the melty cheese to your favorite type.
- great for holidays like Christmas breakfast.
Can I prepare this breakfast casserole the night before and cook it the next day?
Yes, you can prepare the casserole ahead of time. Cover it with plastic wrap, then place it in the fridge, without baking for the night.
The next morning, allow it to sit on the counter while you preheat the oven and bake as directed. It may need an extra few minutes, so be sure to check it with a sharp knife for doneness.
What to serve with Breakfast Casserole
Cheesy Potato Casserole with Cornflake Topping (AKA Funeral Potatoes)
Ingredients & Substitutions for Sausage Breakfast Casserole
This recipe uses basic ingredients that you should always be able to find in the grocery store. I've listed them below, along with recommendations for substitutions.
- Onion - we used sweet Vidalia onions or you could use cooking onions or green onions too.
- Bell peppers - you can use red bell pepper, yellow, green or orange or a combination.
- Crescent dough - we used 1 package of Pillsbury refrigerated crescent rolls. If you can find the full crescent roll sheets, they are a bit easier to roll out, but the pre-cut ones can easily be pressed at the seams in the bottom of the baking dish.
- Bulk breakfast sausage - you should be able to find ground sausage in the area with the bacon in your grocery store. If not, check the freezer section of the grocery store. We sometimes substitute a few cups of diced ham or cooked and crumbled bacon as well for this breakfast casserole. We used Johnsonville brand and it is delicious!
- Eggs - use large eggs for this recipe
- Milk - I use 1% milk but you can also use 2% or whole milk
- Heavy cream - the addition of heavy cream adds flavor and is delicious with the fluffy eggs.
- Salt & Black Pepper
- Garlic powder - if you prefer, you can subsitute with 1 clove of finely chopped minced garlic.
- Cheddar Cheese - we like to use sharp cheddar cheese and you can also substitute with Gruyere cheese or mozzarella cheese.
- Monterey Jack cheese - delicious flavor and melts well.
- Optional garnish: green onions and parsley
Step by Step Instructions - How to make this Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe
You can find a full printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. I've included step-by-step images below to illustrate each step as you make the recipe.
Step 1 - Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. You can also grease it with a small amount of butter if you're out of cooking spray.
Step 2 - Open the refrigerated crescent rolls and spread them out evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. If you're using the individually cut crescent rolls, press the seams together in the bottom of the dish.
Step 3 - Shred both types of cheese and combine them together in a small bowl and set aside.
Step 4 - In large skillet over medium-high heat cook sausage, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks for about five minutes.
Step 5 - To the cooked sausage, add the chopped onion, bell peppers, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Step 6 - Transfer the sausage mixture to the casserole dish.
Step 7 - In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and heavy cream. Next, stir in 2 cups of the shredded cheeses.
Step 8 - Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish, then top with remaining cheese.
Step 9 - Cook in preheated 375°F oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until a sharp knife inserted into the centre comes out clean. The top will be a light golden brown in spots.
Allow this breakfast bake to sit for about five minutes before cutting and serving.
Serve with fresh parsley or chopped green onions and enjoy!
Storage & Reheating Instructions
The best way to store leftover breakfast casserole is in a covered airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, place a serving on a plate and microwave in 30 second intervals until heated through.