Eggs and Sausage Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
This easy eggs and sausage crescent roll breakfast casserole is layers of sausage, cream cheese, and eggs, baked into a buttery crescent roll crust.
This is one of my family’s go-to breakfast casseroles. We have it at all family gatherings. The sausage and eggs are both fully cooked before being added to the casserole, so you can prep the ingredients the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning. It’s the perfect thing when you have family staying over during the holidays!
It’s super easy to make. All you need is just four ingredients: breakfast sausage, cream cheese, eggs, and crescent roll dough. It is sure to wow the family and have them begging for seconds!
Breakfast casseroles are great for every day, not just holidays Try our breakfast burrito casserole, cinnamon roll French toast casserole, ham and cheese English muffin breakfast casserole, and everything bagel breakfast casserole for a quick and easy breakfast!
Love sausage and eggs but don’t want a casserole? These sausage egg and cheese breakfast tots are a great additional to breakfast or brunch.
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Ingredients You’ll Need for Eggs and Sausage Casserole
- Crescent roll dough – Any brand you like.
- Ground Breakfast Sausage – You can use traditional pork sausage or turkey sausage if you prefer.
- Cream cheese
You can add lots of things to this casserole to make it your own. Try adding green onions, mushrooms, peppers, jalapenos, salsa, or spinach to your egg mixture to give your crescent roll breakfast casserole some extra flavor.
You can even add shredded cheese. Mix it in with your eggs or sprinkle it on top for the final few minutes of baking to melt.
How to Make Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole?
Step 1 – Preheat. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2 – Cook sausage. In a large skillet over medium high heat cook the ground breakfast sausage thoroughly. Remove from the heat and drain the grease before returning it to the skillet.
Step 3 – Add cream cheese. Add the cream cheese to the sausage and stir together until it is melted and fully combined with the sausage. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
Step 4 – Prepare the eggs. In a large bowl whisk all the eggs together, adding salt and pepper to taste. In a clean skillet, scramble the eggs until they are fully cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Step 5 – Prepare dish. Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, then place 1 sheet of crescent roll dough on the bottom of the dish. Gently press it up the sides of the dish so that it reaches about halfway up.
Step 6 – Add ingredients to dish. Scoop the ground sausage mixture over the dough to make one layer, then distribute the scrambled eggs over the sausage. Top with the second sheet of crescent roll dough, pressing it down at the edges so it seals to the dough below.
Step 7 – Bake. Bake for 20 minutes or until the crescent roll dough is golden brown and fully cooked.
Prep it Ahead of Time
The best way to prep this recipe ahead of time is to make the individual components ahead of time, then assemble and bake the morning you want to serve it.
Sausage and cheese – Cook the sausage and cream cheese together following the recipe instructions. Let it cool completely and store it in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. This can be done up to 4 days in advance.
Before adding to the casserole, reheat in the microwave so it is warmed through. It does not have to be piping hot since it will continue to warm in the oven as the casserole bakes but heating it helps loosen up the mixture so it can be spread over the crescent roll.
Eggs – Scramble the eggs and store them in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. This can be done up to 2 days in advance.
You do not have to reheat these before adding them to the casserole. They will warm as the casserole bakes.
Is Puff Pastry the Same as Pillsbury Crescent Rolls?
No, it is not the same. There is no yeast, baking soda, or baking powder in puff pastry. Yeast is what makes dough rise and gives the light and fluffy quality.
That being said, you can still use puff pastry as a substitute if you need to. However, where the crescent rolls will be softer and lighter, the puff pastry will be thinner and crispier.
How Long can a Breakfast Casserole be Refrigerated Before Cooking?
This casserole can be stored for 1 day assembled and uncooked. I don’t suggest making and assembling this any earlier than the day before.
Please note, if you refrigerate the casserole before cooking you will need to add 10 minutes to the bake time to ensure that the filling is heated all the way through.
How to Store & Reheat
After the casserole is baked you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
To reheat you, can microwave a slice for 1-2 minutes or you can cover the whole pan with foil and place it in the oven at 350 degrees F. Bake until warmed through which should take approximately 20 minutes.
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Eggs and Sausage Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
- 2 sheets Pillsbury crescent roll dough
- 1 pound Ground Breakfast Sausage
- 4 ounces Cream cheese
- 12 large Eggs
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a skillet over medium high heat cook the ground breakfast sausage until it is cooked through. Remove from the heat and drain the grease before returning it to the skillet.
- Add the cream cheese and stir the sausage and cream cheese together until the cheese is melted and fully combined with the sausage. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk all of the eggs together.
- In a clean skillet scramble the eggs, cooking until they are fully cooked. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Prepare a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with non-stick spray and then place 1 sheet of crescent roll dough on the bottom of the dish. Gently press it up the sides of the dish so that it reaches about halfway up.
- Scoop the ground sausage mixture over the dough to make one layer.
- Next distribute the scrambled eggs over the sausage.
- Top with the second sheet of crescent roll dough pressing it down at the edges so it seals to the dough below.
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the crescent roll dough is golden brown and fully cooked.