Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

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A cheesy, simple crescent roll breakfast casserole recipe made with sausage, onions, peppers, and cheddar cheese!

I’ll be honest, mornings aren’t the best for me. Usually, I’m groggy and out of sorts for a bit.

However, once I get my coffee and settle in behind my laptop, I’m in pretty good shape.

But, there’s always one hang-up, especially on the weekends. What to make for breakfast?

Some mornings a quick breakfast of fluffy scrambled eggs or hash brown waffles is perfect. Other mornings we have time to make buttermilk pancakes or Cinnamon French Toast.

A serving of the crescent roll breakfast casserole on a plate.

During the week, time is short. So, Kim and I will make some cheesy grits or breakfast muffins.

However, on the weekends, we love to cook a filling breakfast. For today, we’re sharing a weekend favorite.

Kim’s crescent roll breakfast casserole is cheesy, flaky, and loaded with sausage, onions, and peppers.

A piece of the casserole removed from the baking dish.

How to make a crescent roll breakfast casserole with sausage?

First, preheat your oven to 375° F. and grease a 9×13-inch casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

After that, open the can of crescent rolls and unroll them into the dish. Use your fingers to press the dough into the bottom of the pan.

The idea is to make a solid sheet out of the crescent rolls, so the filling and egg mixture doesn’t seep through.

Crescent roll dough pressed into a large baking dish.

Next, heat a large skillet over low-medium heat. Toss in the breakfast sausage, onions, and peppers.

Let the mixture cook for about 10-minutes and use your spoon to break up the meat.

Breakfast sausage and veggies cooked in a skillet.

Once the sausage is cooked, turn off the heat, and drain the excess grease. Now, transfer the mixture to the casserole dish.

Dump it right on top of the dough. Spread it out and sprinkle most of the shredded cheese over the meat.

The sausage mixture and cheese layered into the dish.

Afterward, grab a large mixing bowl. Crack the eggs and use a whisk to combine them with the milk, salt, and pepper.

Your basically prepping scrambled eggs. However, instead of cooking them, pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.

Eggs and milk in a large mixing bowl.

That’s correct, it gets poured right on top of the meat. Also, go ahead and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the egg mixture.

Last, place the casserole dish into your oven (uncovered) and let it bake for 35-40 minutes.

The egg mixture and more cheese layered into the dish.

To check and see if it’s done, press a knife into the casserole, if it comes out clean, then the dish is done.

All that’s left to do is let it cool for a few minutes before serving. That’s it, your crescent roll breakfast casserole is done!

Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

The breakfast casserole has baked and is ready to served.

Recipe Tips:

  • Be mindful of the fat content in your breakfast sausage. Some brands and varieties will have more grease. So, be sure to drain away as much of the extra grease as possible. Otherwise, the casserole will be soggy.
  • Feel free to use any type of cheese you want. Just be sure to shred it or you may end up with chunks of un-melted cheese.
  • I wouldn’t use a flavored crescent roll (like butter flavored), because you could end up with a soggy bottom.
An close-view of the breakfast casserole served on a plate.
A slice of the crescent roll breakfast casserole on a plate.

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

4.5 from 21 votes
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Author: Kimberly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls, 1 can
  • 1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup white onion, diced
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded off the block
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F, and lightly grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Unroll the crescent rolls into one large sheet. Place the sheet into the bottom of the baking dish, and use your hands to seal the seams shut, so the crescent rolls form one large piece of dough. Set aside.
    8 ounces refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Heat a medium skillet over low to medium heat. Cook the sausage, onion, and pepper for 8 to 10 minutes until no pink remains. Drain any excess grease. Place the mixture over the crescent dough and sprinkle with cheese.
    1 pound bulk breakfast sausage
    1 cup white onion
    1 cup green pepper
    2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over into the baking dish over the sausage and cheese.
    8 large eggs
    2 cups milk
    ½ teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of about 1-cup of the crescent roll breakfast casserole. Actual calories will vary.
 
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 667mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 208mg | Iron: 1mg
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5 Comments

    1. Hi Dan! I wouldn’t recommend assembling the casserole ahead of time. The sausage, onions, and peppers could be prepared and stored in a container. The egg mixture could also be beaten and stored in a separate container. That way assembly would only take a few minutes. Hope that helps. Have a wonderful day!

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