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Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

Watch out! This easy and delicious Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole is about to make all your brunch dreams come true…right in the comforts of your own kitchen!

Crescent roll breakfast casserole combines buttery crescent rolls with crumbled sausage, eggs, and cheese, baked to perfection in a casserole. It takes about 10 minutes to prep it all and the oven does all the work. So simple yet so tasty!

Dishing out one of the square pieces of crescent roll breakfast casserole in a casserole dish

Love an easy and yummy breakfast casserole? Don’t forget to also check out my Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake and Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole.

Breakfast Casserole with Crescent Rolls and Sausage

This Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole recipe has quickly become a favorite for us. We love making it for breakfast during the weekends, and heat leftovers in the morning for a quick breakfast during the weekdays. It’s really the perfect scenario.

When crescent roll breakfast casserole bakes, the crescent rolls puff up, and is spongy and fluffy after it soaks up the egg and milk mixture.

The layers of crescent rolls, eggs, sausage and cheese also merge together slightly but is still distinguishable, giving every bite a touch of crumbly, buttery, cheesy and crusty from the golden brown top.

Each bite of this crescent roll breakfast casserole is simply dazzling, and filled with amazing flavors and textures.

Here’s all the deets about crescent roll breakfast casserole and why you need it in your life:

  • easy one-pan breakfast: all your eggs, carbs, and meats in one pan, and the combination is tastier than you can imagine!
  • 10 minutes prep: crescent roll breakfast bake requires little prep time on your part. You can even wake up in the morning and put it together. I call it ‘morning friendly’ – it’s easy to make even for those who are not ‘morning people’! 🙂
  • short list of ingredients: it may look like a complicated casserole, but you are looking at only 8 simple ingredients, all of them pantry-friendly.
  • great for a large crowd: crescent roll breakfast casserole feeds 10-12, depending on how hungry your guests are. Perfect for weekend brunch, potlucks, breakfast get together’s, when you have people over, and holiday brunch (Christmas, Easter, you name it!). It transports easily and can also stay in room temperature for a couple of hours without tasting weird.
  • reheats beautifully: Reheat in the microwave and it tastes just as good as fresh! To reheat a whole casserole, see reheating instructions in the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section.
Top down view of a rectangular casserole of Crescent Roll Sausage Bake


Made with simple and straight forward ingredients, sausage crescent roll breakfast casserole calls for these 8 pantry-friendly ingredients:

  • crescent rolls – comes in a tube and are unbaked but already rolled into a flat dough. I like the Pillsbury brand crescent rolls.
  • breakfast sausage – I use crumbled ground pork breakfast sausage. Sometimes they come in different flavors, and any of them work!
  • eggs
  • milk – I use 1% but you can use whole, 2% or fat free. If you like your egg layer creamier, use 2% or whole milk.
  • shredded cheese – you can use mozzarella, Colby jack, Monterey jack, cheddar, or a combination. Honestly, I typically use whatever soft shredded cheese I have at hand!
  • garlic powder – used to bring an additional dimension of flavor to the egg layer
  • salt
  • black pepper

How to make crescent roll sausage bake

I’m seriously excited to show you how easy crescent roll sausage casserole come together.

Whenever I make a recipe that is so simple yet incredibly tasty, I just get excited because that’s what I’m all about: easy and delicious! And our sausage crescent roll breakfast casserole is just that.

Step 1: Sear crumbled sausage

First, we’ll cook the raw sausage on the skillet, because it does need to be cooked before layering onto our crescent roll breakfast casserole.

Searing crumbled sausage on a non stick skillet

Step 2: Layer casserole

Before layering the casserole, let’s bring together the egg mixture which will make up one of the layers in crescent roll breakfast casserole.

Bring together eggs along with milk, garlic powder salt and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine.

And it’s finally time to layer that crescent roll breakfast casserole!

Using a 9’x13′ rectangular casserole dish, grease the bottom with a cooking spray.

Then pile on the layers!

  • First layer (bottom): crescent rolls
  • Second layer: cooked crumbled sausage
  • Third layer: egg
  • Fourth layer (top) shredded cheese
layer casserole dish with crescent roll, then sausage, then egg mixture, and top with cheese

Step 3: Bake

Bake crescent roll breakfast casserole in the oven for 35 minutes at 375℉.

When breakfast casserole bake is done baking, pierce a toothpick into the center and it should come out clean. If not, bake casserole for a bit longer.

As long as eggs are no longer in liquid form, your breakfast bake should be ready.

At the end, the top of your crescent roll breakfast casserole should be nice and golden brown. And the insides should be soft and juicy.

Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into to give the ingredients time to set nicely.

Freshly baked Crescent roll sausage egg and cheese breakfast casserole

As you cut into your crescent roll breakfast casserole, you’ll see layers of crescent rolls, eggs, crumbled pork sausage and cheese.

Crescent roll layer at the bottom is now fluffy, airy after absorbing some of the moisture from the egg mixture layer.

When you bite into it, the flavors of the eggs, sausage, cheese and buttery crescent rolls would have come together to bring you a mixture of savory, crumbly, gooey and a slightly crusty top.

Ahhh I love this so much!

Ways to Serve This

This makes the most perfect brunch in my opinion. Whenever I am serving this for brunch, I love to make some or all of the below to go with it:

Lifting up a piece of crescent roll breakfast casserole from the dish

Frequently Asked Questions

Instead of sausage, what can I use?

You can use crumbled cooked bacon pieces, Canadian bacon or ham as well. If using Canadian bacon and ham, you do not have to cook those meats first, which will save even more time!

Why is my crescent roll breakfast casserole still gooey in the middle after 35 minutes?

Actual oven temperature can differ from what it is shown on the oven, and my oven is different from your oven, so cook times can vary. Try cooking for longer if needed.

The top of my casserole is browning before the insides are cooked, what do I do?

If the top is browning but the insides are still not cooked, consider covering your casserole dish with aluminum foil or move your oven racks lower.

How do I reheat this breakfast casserole?

If reheating the entire casserole, cover with aluminum foil and reheat in the oven for 20-30 minutes for 350℉ or until insides are warm. If reheating smaller pieces, I typically reheat in the microwave.

Can I freeze this?

Yes, this freeze well! Freeze in an airtight container, and bring to a complete defrost before reheating.

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Lifting up a pieces of breakfast casserole with layers of crescent roll, egg, sausage and cheese

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

This easy and yummy Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole is oven baked along with layers of ground sausage, eggs and cheese. A yummy brunch recipe that is always a hit!
4.88 from 54 votes
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 315kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 8 oz crescent roll one tube
  • 1 lbs ground breakfast sausage
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups cheese shredded mozzarella, Monterey jack, Colby jack, or cheddar
  • cooking oil spray


  • Pre-heat oven to 375°F.
  • Using a skillet, sear ground breakfast on the stovetop. Break sausage into small pieces. Once fully cooked, set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk to combine eggs, milk, salt and black pepper.
  • Grease a 9'x13' casserole dish. Roll out crescent roll and place at the bottom of the dish.
  • Top crescent roll with ground sausage, then pour egg mixture over the sausage. Spread shredded cheese all over the top of the casserole.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and let it cool for 5 minutes. Slice and serve!


Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 409IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 178mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Marie-Pierre Breton says:

    5 stars
    Such a yummy breakfast casserole. It’s easy to make – I prepare everything in the morning and put it in the oven. Doesn’t take up much time or effort.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Glad to hear that it was easy and yummy! That’s why I love this so much! 🙂

  2. Sandhya Ramakrishnan says:

    5 stars
    I struggle to come up with weekend brunch ideas and this casserole is just perfect! So easy to put together and feeds a crowd as well.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you! Happy to hear you enjoyed it!

  3. 5 stars
    What a great breakfast casserole. I made this for the family this weekend and everyone loved it. This one is a keeper!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks so much! I’m so glad!

  4. 5 stars
    I love that this uses crescent rolls, makes it easy to make and still very yummy. Made it for brunch this morning and served with strawberries and blueberries on the side. It was very satisfying and delicious, and there were no leftovers because everyone ate it all.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! Love hearing that it was a satisfying brunch for you all!

  5. 5 stars
    This does make all my brunch dreams come true!! Not only is it delicious, it is so easy and quick to make. My kids loved this as well, even the picky one! 😉

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks for the feedback, Jess! We love a quick yummy brunch around here for sure 😀

  6. Sara Welch says:

    5 stars
    Enjoyed this for breakfast this morning and started my day off right! Easy, hearty and delicious; definitely a new favorite recipe!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! I always LOVE hearing that it has become a new favorite 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    What I like about this breakfast casserole is that you can make it ahead, freeze it up and use during those busy mornings. It was also very delicious. Great recipe.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks so much, Kechi! It’s such an easy, convenient and delicious recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    I made this for our breakfast and it came out excellent. So flavorful with a perfect texture. Everything is delectable about this recipe.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you so much!

  9. 5 stars
    This is such a comforting, warming and easy casserole to make!! I made it for our Easter brunch this past weekend and everyone loved it!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Wonderful! This is so perfect for Easter brunch.

  10. This is going to sound like a silly question but here goes. I recently had this somewhere and loved it so much I came home and looked it up on Pinterest. I remember the crescent roll crust being on top of the casserole though. Is the crust on the bottom instead of the top?

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Not a silly question! I’ve always made it at the bottom but I imagine it would be just fine on top as well!

  11. 5 stars
    This was delicious and easy to make. I used black beans instead of sausage to make it vegetarian. The whole family loved it.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yum! That’s such a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  12. 5 stars
    I’ve got overnight guests coming and love breakfast casseroles for a delicious breakfast. I made this one and it was so good that it will be a regular in our house!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! I love hearing that it will become a regular for you all!

  13. 5 stars
    This savory breakfast bake is always a hit at our house. Easy to make and such a tasty way to start the day!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad!

  14. 5 stars
    A 5-star recipe if I ever tried one! Loved being able to just use one large piece of dough without messing with individual rolls. Will be making this again soon!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks for the rave review! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

  15. 5 stars
    Made this (again), it’s a favorite! This time I didn’t have sausage, so I used crumbled cooked bacon! I love it both ways!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Great idea! I’m so glad it turned out delicious!

  16. 5 stars
    I used hot sausage, and added sauteed mushrooms and spinach. It was amazing! The whole family loved it.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yum! I love that you added spinach and mushrooms! Thank you for sharing your modifications and I’m so glad everyone enjoyed it 🙂

  17. can this be put together the night before, then baked in the morning?

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yes! That should be fine!

  18. Roberta Morgan says:

    5 stars
    this recipe is so simple to make and very delicious.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I’m so glad to hear that! It really so easy and yummy!

  19. Jennie Baker says:

    I have been making A very
    similar version of this recipe for YEARS…My Aunt gave me the recipe and I make 3 batches every X-mas for each family’s household for X-mas morning. Great Family Tradition ❣️

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Love that! Thanks for sharing, Jennie!