This easy crescent roll breakfast casserole has a soft, puffy crescent roll crust, topped with a layer of cheesy eggs and sausage. Customize it with your favorite add-ins and toppings for a perfect brunch recipe!
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This crescent roll breakfast casserole is a delicious way to feed a crowd. It’s also as incredibly easy as my top-rated Easy Breakfast Casserole! Simply layer crescent rolls, sausage, cheese, and eggs in a baking dish, and bake until golden brown.
Easy Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole Recipe
The crescent rolls provide a fluffy, buttery base, while the eggs, cheese, and sausage make this breakfast casserole hearty, satisfying, and full of flavor. It only takes a few minutes to whip up, so the hardest part is waiting for it to finish baking!
The best thing about this recipe is that it can be customized to your liking. Feel free to add in sautéed or steamed veggies. Or, switch up the sausage for a different meat. It is delicious with some crumbled bacon! No matter what you choose, this Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole is sure to please!
(If you love breakfast casseroles, be sure to try my Sausage Croissant Breakfast Casserole or Farmer’s Breakfast Casserole too! You’ll also love my Spinach & Cheese Quiche and Egg and Cheese Sandwich!)
Ingredients for Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.
- Bulk pork sausage – If you prefer, you can use turkey sausage or chicken sausage.
- Refrigerated crescent roll dough – The kind that comes in a tube! Pillsbury crescent rolls are my favorite, but any brand will work.
- Shredded cheddar cheese – You can switch things up by using a different variety of shredded cheese. Try smoked mozzarella cheese or gouda cheese!
- Eggs – Here’s the best way to crack eggs.
- Whole milk – Whole milk is best, although reduced fat (2%) milk will work in a pinch.
- Black pepper
- Use crumbled bacon instead of breakfast sausage for the protein.
- Leftover ham from my Crock Pot Ham recipe can also be used instead of sausage.
- Add sliced green onions or garnish with minced chives.
- Make it vegetarian by adding steamed broccoli, sautéed mushrooms, or cooked asparagus.
How to Make Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
- Prepare: Preheat your oven to 375°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with butter or cooking spray.
- Cook the sausage: Cook the sausage in a large skillet set over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes or until it’s no longer pink. As it cooks, use a wooden spoon to break the sausage into crumbles. Drain off any excess fat.
- Assemble: Unroll the crescent roll dough into the prepared baking dish, pressing the seams together to create a seal. Sprinkle the sausage and cheese over the dough. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Then, pour the mixture over the top of the casserole.
- Bake: Place the pan in the oven and bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the casserole stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
After the sausage has cooked, toss some chopped veggies into the hot, greased skillet. Zucchini, tomatoes, and sliced peppers are all delicious and can be quickly sautéed and sprinkled into the casserole dish with the sausage.
How to Store Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
To store leftovers, warp the casserole dish with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Or, transfer the casserole to an airtight container. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
To freeze your casserole, cover it with plastic wrap followed by aluminum foil. Or, transfer it to a freezer-safe container. It can be frozen for up to 2 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before warming.
To serve, reheat leftovers in the oven at 350ºF until warmed through. If the top of the casserole begins to brown, cover the dish with foil, and continue to bake until your desired temperature is reached.
Egg casserole always falls a little bit as it cools. It puffs up in the oven and then deflates slightly. This is fine and not a sign that the recipe didn’t work or that you did anything wrong!
The answer is yes, but there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure the casserole is thoroughly cooked before storing or freezing. Otherwise, it may not reheat evenly. Second, if you’re reheating from frozen, thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight before reheating. Finally, when reheating, be sure to cover the dish with foil or a lid to prevent it from drying out or burning.
Yes, you can freeze crescent roll breakfast casserole for up to 2 months. Just be sure to wrap it well!
Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole
- 9×13 casserole dish
- Mixing bowls
- Cast iron skillet
- measuring spoons
- Wooden spoon
- 1 pound bulk pork sausage
- 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls 8 oz
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 large eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 375°.
- In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.1 pound bulk pork sausage
- Unroll crescent roll dough into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Seal seams1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
- Add sausage and top with cheese.2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over sausage and cheese.8 large eggs, 2 cups whole milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.