Looking for an easy make-ahead breakfast? This sausage crescent breakfast casserole is sure to be a hit! Loaded with flaky pastry, eggs, cheese, and sausage, it's a great choice for breakfast, brunch, or dinner! This savory dish hits the mark every time!
Sausage Crescent Breakfast Casserole
A good make-ahead breakfast bake is a mom's best friend on busy days. This sausage crescent breakfast casserole is a perfect solution to your busy day needs. Make this ahead of time, and portion for an easy reheat in the morning just before heading out the door.
This version has some heat in it, but you can alter the amount of spice easily to make it a kid-0friendly meal. Serve alongside your favorite yogurt and fresh fruit for a tasty breakfast to keep you satisfied for hours!
You can also bake this as part of a brunch buffet and serve it alongside our cinnamon roll casserole for a sweet addition to the meal.
Ingredients for Sausage Crescent Casserole:
- 1 pound (500g) Italian sausages, casings removed: You can buy sausage links and remove the casings with a sharp knife or buy ground sausage.
- 1 sheet crescent pastry: Crescent dough can be found in the dairy or in the freezer section at the grocery store. You can also make homemade crescent rolls if you prefer.
- 1 cup mozzarella, shredded: Buy a block of mozzarella and shred it yourself or pre-shredded cheese.
- 1 cup cream cheese, softened: Be sure to allow the cream cheese to soften so it cooks evenly.
- 4 eggs: Use large, fresh AA eggs for this dish.
- 1⁄2 cup cream: A little cream make this recipe even creamier.
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce: You can use Tobasco, Sriracha, or your favorite brand.
- salt and pepper: A little seasoning enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.
Kitchen Tools Used
- Nonstick skillet
- Wooden spoon
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Rubber spatula
- 9"x13" baking dish
How to make sausage crescent breakfast casserole:
Before preparing the casserole, you will want to spray your 9"x13" baking dish with non-stick spray to help make cleanup easier.
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C.
2. Cook Italian sausages over medium heat for around 10 minutes or until fully done. Make sure to break them up with a fork while cooking.
3. Combine cooked sausages with cream cheese, eggs, cream, and hot sauce. Add some salt and pepper.
4. Roll out the crescent pastry and cover the bottom and sides of a baking pan. Pour egg and sausage mixture on top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
5. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
What Sausage Should I Use for Breakfast Casserole?
This recipe used Italian sausage, but you can change that to any of your favorite ground sausages. A good breakfast sausage or even a spicy sausage will both work. You could even use a chicken sausage, or turkey sausage, or make your own homemade sausage instead.
How do I make sure the bottom isn’t soggy?
If you’re worried about the bottom being soggy, cook the dough for 10 minutes before adding the sausage mixture and cooking again.
Can I Add Vegetables to a Crescent Roll Breakfast Bake?
Of course, you can add vegetables. For this recipe, I would recommend onions, bell pepper, fresh garlic, and mushrooms. You can also add in tomatoes, spinach, or kale, but make sure they have been cooked down and drained of any excess liquid before adding to the dish.
Tips For Making a Crescent Roll Breakfast Bake
Here are a few tips for success and variations you can try to make this the best sausage breakfast crescent casserole you've ever had.
- You can use other types of cheese besides mozzarella in this dish. Try sharp white cheddar, gruyere, Havarti, parmesan, or a blend of them. For added spice, a good pepper jack or jalapeno cheddar is a fun addition.
- If the crescent dough isn't available, use puff pastry or a basic pie crust instead for this recipe.
- Make this ahead of time and cover it with plastic wrap, then let it come to room temperature for 30-minutes before baking. A great holiday breakfast when prepped ahead of time.
What can I serve with sausage crescent breakfast casserole?
This hearty dish can be a meal on its own or you can pair it with other side dishes. Other classic breakfast fares would go well with it. Some examples include in-season fruit, crispy bacon, hash browns, smoothies, orange juice, or yogurt with granola.
You can even serve this at dinnertime with a side of roasted vegetables or a garden salad for a unique savory meal. This works great, especially when you use Italian sausage in the mixture.
How to store:
Store any leftover casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days. Reheat it in the microwave with 30-second increments until it’s hot all the way through.
To freeze the entire casserole, wrap it in aluminum foil and plastic wrap. Label it with what it is, how to cook, and the date. Labeling will help you remember later.
Remember that if you cook it from frozen, it will take longer to cook in the oven without thawing first. Keep the foil on until the last 30 minutes of cooking so the top can brown.
More Breakfast Casseroles
If you need more variety in your breakfast menu, look no further than our favorites listed below. Here are some delicious savory meals to start your day with. Make sure that you bookmark these, print out the recipes, or pin them to Pinterest to make soon!
- Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
- Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
- Egg and Hashbrown Casserole
- Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
- Potato Ham and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- 1 pound Italian sausage (500g)
- 1 sheet crescent pastry (or 1 8ct can)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella (225g)
- 1 cup cream cheese (113g)
- 4 large eggs
- 1⁄2 cup cream (125ml)
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (5ml)
- 1 teaspoon salt (6g)
- ½ teaspoon black pepper (2g)
- Preheat the oven to 375F/190C.
- Cook Italian sausages over medium heat for around 10 minutes or until fully done. Make sure to break them up with a fork while cooking.
- Combine cooked sausages with cream cheese, eggs, cream, and hot sauce. Add some salt and pepper.
- Roll out the crescent pastry and cover the bottom and sides of a baking pan. Pour egg and sausage mixture on top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes.
Substitute the Italian sausage for a favorite breakfast sausage if desired.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 562Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 24gCholesterol: 227mgSodium: 1255mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 28g