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Sausage & Crescent Roll Casserole

I made this tasty breakfast casserole with crescent rolls for a baby shower. It saved me; preparing it ahead gave me more time to finish decorating for the party. —Melody Craft, Conroe, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 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. Unroll crescent roll dough into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Seal seams and perforations. Sprinkle with sausage and cheese.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over sausage and cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.
  • Make-Ahead: Refrigerate unbaked casserole, covered, several hours or overnight. To use, preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Use spicy or mild Italian sausage in the recipe for a flavor twist.
  • It’s usually cheaper to buy cheese in blocks rather than already shredded. So I purchase large quantities of cheddar, Monterey Jack and mozzarella, then use my food processor to shred it myself. I store the shredded cheese in the freezer so I have it when I need it.
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  • Nutrition Facts
    1 piece: 283 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 160mg cholesterol, 662mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.

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    • Elizabeth
      Oct 3, 2020

      I've made this twice, both times it was good. I cook the sausage and then put it on top, since I'm vegetarian-that way the whole family can eat it. I use cheddar cheese and add chives.

    • mrscessna
      Aug 30, 2020

      i think this would have been better with cheddar and maybe some mushrooms or other veggies

    • Scott
      Jun 20, 2020

      So delicious, it's addicting.

    • Lorraine
      May 11, 2020

      I just made this and had to let everyone know that it's really good. I did add a layer of cooked diced red peppers and onions over the sausage before adding the cheese. Also I didn't have mozzarella cheese and substituted Mexican 4 cheese blend. Turned out great.

    • lynne stanley
      May 10, 2020

      I made this the night before. It was very good. I followed the recipe other than adding onions. It did need a kick or a spice to pick up the flavor. Next ti.e I will add sharp cheddar or pepperjack cheese. .

    • Shanna
      Apr 1, 2020

      No comment left

    • amsm
      Jan 30, 2020

      My kids and their friends ate this all up! I love the crescent roll crust. I did substitute Monterrey jack cheese since that is what I had on hand.

    • pattiejean
      Jan 20, 2020

      This was so easy to prepare, and delicious! I used shredded cheddar instead of mozzarella, but otherwise followed recipe as written. I prepared it and baked it right away, but love that it can also be made ahead! Will definitely make again; my family loved it.

    • lollygagtx
      Dec 22, 2019

      Easy as can be, use a different cheese if mozzarella is like candle wax to you, though, seriously! Tha pan empties fast for this one.

    • gunslinger
      Dec 19, 2019

      I made this for a brunch potluck and it was a big hit! I took another reviewers advice and used 1/2 mozzarella and 1/2 cheddar cheese. Very easy and tasty!