Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Refrigerated crescent rolls are the easy shortcut base of this hearty sausage, egg, and cheese breakfast casserole. For a spicier twist, try substituting the breakfast sausage for some chorizo.

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole on white plate
Photo: Katlyn Moncada
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
9 to 13 x casserole

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 red sweet pepper, chopped

  • 1 8 ounce package refrigerated crescent rolls or crescent dough sheet

  • 10 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¾ cup milk

  • 2 ½ cup shredded cheddar jack cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside. In a large skillet cook sausage, onion, and pepper over medium heat until browned. Drain and set aside.

  2. Unroll crescent rolls, but don't separate into triangles. Press the dough rectangle over the bottom and about 1/2 inch up the sides of the prepared baking dish. Press the dough perforations to seal. Bake 7 minutes. Remove and reduce oven temperature to 325°F. Sprinkle dough with sausage mixture. In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, 2 cups cheese, chives, salt, and pepper. Pour into the dish and top with remaining ½ cup cheese.

  3. Bake 40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Before serving, sprinkle top with additional chives.

Chorizo

For a fun flavor twist substitute 1/2 pound of the pork sausage for with 1/2 pound uncooked chorizo. Cook the chorizo with the pork sausage as directed above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

332 Calories
23g Fat
11g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 332
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 671mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 16.5mg 83%
Calcium 213mg 16%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 214mg 5%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 27.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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