Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

This recipe couldn't be easier, folks.  Unroll a rube of crescent roll dough, throw on some breakfast sausage, pour on some eggs that have been whipped with milk and top with lots of cheese. Super easy peasy!  Of course, you can use ham or bacon (or leave it meatless) and you can add in peppers, onions or mushrooms.  Make it your own.  But, this is a recipe that everyone seems to love!  It's great for holiday mornings and weekends.

We had it for dinner tonight with some fresh fruit on the side and some orange juice.  It's nice when we have breakfast for dinner because the hubby is usually gone for work before the rest of us get up.  So, sharing breakfast - even at dinnertime - together is always a real treat!


1 can of crescent rolls (I used the 8 oz. seamless dough sheet, but the triangles work fine - just roll them out unseparated)
1/2 - 1 pound crumbled, cooked breakfast sausage (ham or cooked, crumbled bacon can be substituted)
5 eggs
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper
Shredded Cheese (I used 1 cup of mozzarella and 3/4 cup of cheddar)
Non-Stick Spray


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat a 9 x 13 dish with non-stick spray.

Unroll crescent dough and form into the casserole dish ... you'll want some dough going up the sides of the dish.

Spread out the meat in an even layer onto the dough.

Top with about a cup of shredded cheese.  This is where I used the mozzarella.

Beat 5 eggs with the milk.  Add in a pinch of salt and pepper.

Pour over the meat and cheese layer.

Top with about 1/2 - 1 cup additional cheese.  This is where I used cheddar.

Bake on middle rack for 25 - 35 minutes or until eggs are set and crust is brown and flaky.

Allow to cool on counter for about 5 minutes before slicing.  Top with chopped chives or scallions, if desired.

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  1. This is exactly what I was looking for in an easy breakfast bake. I'm cooking my bacon tonight for quick assembly in the morning. Thank you for sharing!

  2. I hope you enjoy the recipe, Eidilia. :) Happy Holidays!

  3. Could this be made the night before?

    1. I have never tried making it the night before so I cannot tell you exactly what the results would be. Sorry I cannot be of more help but if you do try it I'd love to hear how it turns out for you

  4. I don't see why it can't be made the night before, I think you could cut slices & heat it in the microwave. I am going to try it.