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This easy Breakfast Casserole recipe is SO cheesy and delicious! And you only need 4 ingredients! It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. It’s so quick and easy to make. You can also prepare everything for this breakfast casserole the night before so all you have to do is bake it the next morning!

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

What Makes this Breakfast Casserole So Easy?

This Breakfast Casserole can certainly feed a crowd, but it is also perfect for a quiet breakfast with your husband or catching up with the girlfriends over brunch. I often make it for dinner too! Most of these ingredients can simply be opened and added to the pan.

This casserole also has the option of being prepared the night before, so all you have to do is bake it in the morning. There’s very little prep work involved and it will be in and out of the oven in 30 minutes!

Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

Breakfast casserole doesn’t take a lot of planning or tons of prep time, which is always nice! You only need four ingredients for this easy recipe:

  • 1 can crescent rolls
  • 1 pound mild breakfast sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

How to Make Breakfast Casserole (Step by Step)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Take a 9×13 pan and generously coat with nonstick cooking spray. Roll out the crescent rolls in the bottom of the pan and press seams together.

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Top with an even layer of browned and drained sausage.

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Then pour in six beaten eggs.

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Top with shredded cheese and bake (uncovered) at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

If you want to save cooking time in the morning, you can brown your sausage the day before and keep it in the refrigerator until the next day. Then all you have to do in the morning is put everything together and bake.

You can also prepare everything the night before, cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake the next morning.

Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Tips for Making the Best Breakfast Casserole

Not only is this Breakfast Casserole incredibly easy, it can also be customized and suited to fit most dietary needs. Here are some ideas to help you make the perfect breakfast casserole:

  • Add some fresh veggies to your casserole to give it some extra flavor.
  • Don’t forget to drain your sausage! You don’t want all the extra grease to mix with the eggs.
  • Substitute turkey sausage instead of your typical breakfast sausage.
  • When the outside edges of your casserole start to become golden brown, and the egg mixture in the middle is firm when you gently nudge the pan, your casserole is ready! You can also use a thermometer to check and see if the center of your breakfast casserole has reached 165 degrees.

What to Serve with Breakfast Casserole

This breakfast casserole can be served alone, but if you are looking for something extra, or if you need to spread this casserole out over a large crowd, here are some sides to help make your meal complete:

And don’t forget the fresh squeezed orange juice!

Can I Make this Casserole Ahead?

If you want to save cooking time in the morning, you can brown your sausage the day before and keep it in the refrigerator until the next day. Then all you have to do in the morning is put everything together and bake.

Or, if you want to save even more time in the morning, you can prepare everything the night before, cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator until ready to bake the next morning. This makes it the ultimate go-to breakfast casserole for both those lazy mornings where you just don’t want to get out of bed, or busy mornings with a house full of guests!

Can I Freeze Breakfast Casserole?

This is the perfect casserole for freezing. Bake the casserole according to directions and allow it to cool completely. After it is completely cooled, you can place it in an airtight container or zip top bag. Lay it flat in your freezer for up to a month. You can also cover your baking dish tightly with aluminum foil, then at least two layers of saran wrap.

When you’re ready to reheat the casserole, take it out of the freezer and transfer to an oven safe dish if you froze it in a ziplock bag. If you froze it in the original baking dish, be sure to remove any plastic wrap. Bake the casserole in your oven for about 25 minutes at 350F, or until the center is warm. No need to thaw. This makes it easy to have on hand for the holidays, too!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat your casserole, simply microwave it covered, or place it in your oven at 350 degrees until the center is warm. Have it around for breakfast the next day, or even breakfast for dinner!

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy Breakfast Casserole recipe is SO cheesy and delicious! And you only need 4 ingredients! It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

Ingredients

  •  1 can crescent rolls
  •  1 pound mild breakfast sausage
  •  6 eggs, beaten
  •  2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Brown sausage in skillet, drain excess grease.
  2. Spread crescent rolls in bottom of 9×13 dish. Top with sausage, then pour eggs over sausage. Generously top with cheese.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

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376 Responses
  1. Caron

    Just made this for brunch with the family today omg YUM!   My daughter sent me this pin to try we added two more eggs, two tablespoons of milk, and used half cheddar half Colby jack cheese and it was amazing.

    I have a gas oven with convection,  I ended up baking mine for 4-5 extra minutes due to more eggs at 350 on convection.  It was nicely brown. around the edges the crust was perfect and the eggs fluffy and baked through.

  2. Vicki

    After reading some comments I modified as follows: added 2 more eggs, about 1 T yellow mustard, I t each salt and pepper. Baked approximately 40 min.  Will absolutely make again, but will decrease salt to 1/2 t. 

  3. Christine

    Love this quick easy delicious option! Big hit with my family of 5. I added 2 extra eggs and used pepper jack cheese for added flavor. 

  4. Susan

    My husband loves this casserole with a pot of grits for a quick and easy dinner! The leftovers make an excellent breakfast the next morning, as well.

  5. Emma

    I just made this for the first time this morning (well, anytime after 12N is MY morning…lol) using flour tortillas, green chile sauce (dipped the tort’s in it), sauteed the sausage in the sauce, then put cheese over the sausage (because you can never have enough cheese!), then I put the leftover sauce in the eggs (scrambled it in), then I baked it then added another layer of cheese right after I took it out the oven.

  6. Ashely

    Instead of cooking it in a 9×13? pan; I make the mixture into muffins. I made it last time with bacon and sausage(I had bacon that was going to go bad so I fried it up and used it in here) And WoW… I should have made more than 12 muffins… They were gone in about 10 minutes! So easy!

  7. Karrie

    My family and I tried this tonight for dinner. It was delicious and very filling. Thank you so much for putting this recipe out there for all!

  8. Sarah

    This is our go to, hands down easiest, delicious, perfectly repeatable breakfast. Make it on Sunday and eat all week. I add cream cheese and sautéed diced bell peppers and onion to the sausage. So good!!! 

  9. Gary Hill

    This basic recipe is very flexible. I make the dish often and many times I make completely the night before and then pop in oven the next morning. Also, I often adjust ingredients to match needs. For example, I had a larger crowd so I used almost two packages of crescent rolls and nine eggs.

  10. Lisa

    Wow!! Love the simplicity of this recipe. I used 9 eggs and added a pinch of dry mustard while beating the eggs. It was a hit at breakfast with the mommies today. Thanks for sharing this recipe. You have a new follower on the blog ?

  11. Cheryl

    Look Look! Thank you.. I was lookin for a simple recipe with not much to use to make a diner for family. I read the other comments and tweeked your recipe for my familys liking. Less eggs,1tbsp.ketchup,hamburger,rolled the crust. And. .. Hid bacon around the edge of pie.

  12. Monica

    How long can the casserole be refrigerated for leftovers? I was thinking about making it and having it as a ‘breakfast meal prep’. Thank you!

  13. Sean K.

    I made this for breakfast but added diced hashbrowns to it. I cooked the hashbrowns first because I wasn’t sure how well they would cook in the egg.

  14. Caitlin

    I use kielbasa sausage instead of ground sausage. I like it better that way. I’ve also considered adding a sprinkle of chopped bacon to the top. I haven’t experimented with that yet. We’ll see how it works. I also use more then 6 eggs for a fluffier end product.

  15. Teresa G.

    Very delicious and easy to make! I added diced frozen potatoes, mushrooms and yellow peppers. I used the already cooked Jimmy Dean sausage crumbles. It took a little longer to bake with all the extras I added but I will make this again for sure!

  16. Jaclyn

    This is a great variation of a similar casserole I make. However, our chickens have blessed us with a surplus of eggs so this is a great way to use some of them up! It’s in the oven now and looks soooooo yummy!! Thanks for the recipe!

  17. Alice

    This was SO yummy for Christmas morning breakfast! I can’t eat carbs so not having the potatoes like so many recipes was great. I just ate the top while the family devoured it all. Thanks for the recipe.

  18. Emily

    Making this for the first time for Christmas morning. It’s so easy to make, perfect for a morning when I’ve got a ton of other things cooking in the kitchen and don’t have time for an elaborate breakfast with lots of cleanup!

  19. Joy Linebarger

    I just made something like this tonight, only after I add the sausage, I add a layer of thawed, shredded hash brown potatoes, then add the egg and cheese. We call it Breakfast Pizza.

  20. Julie

    I’ve made this breakfast bake several times and my family loves it and it’s so easy! I’m trying the crockpot orange rolls now! Thanks for the great recipes!

  21. Meg

    …making this for food day at work. Looked so yummy and simple!! I added peppers and green onions to make it more colorful!! Looking forward to co-workers loving it!!

    Meg-

  22. magen

    Have you ever made this with bacon? I am making this for church Sunday and wanted to do one sausage, one bacon :)
    Thanks for sharing. I can’t wait to try it!!

  23. Cassie @ Feed 'Em and Weep

    We love this! It’s a Saturday morning breakfast staple. Any leftovers freeze well in individual servings too for quick weekday breakfasts.

    We also like to add onion and bell pepper to the sausage. My hubby loves when I use some pepperjack cheese too!

  24. tracy

    I made this and my family loved it. I put it together, but didn’t get to cook it until the next day. I just put it in the refrigerator and it baked it the next day. Turned out great! My son has asked me to make it again. That’s a first since he is a picky eater!

  25. caelin

    I am cooking this right now and im using a gas oven. For some reason the eggs arnt cooking. Its now been 45 minutes in the oven and eggs are still goey. I have upped the temp and im still confident about this recipe

  26. Lesli

    I use bread without the crust as the bottom layer, and refrigerate overnight. I also add ground mustard and chopped green chilies

  27. Tiffany

    Any recommendations if you don’t have that size pan? I only have casserole dishes and tried to cook it this morning. The insides aren’t cooked :-/

  28. Stacy

    Hi Amanda & Kevin!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. By the way, your dogs are adorable. I, too, have a Boston Terrier (Roscoe).

    :)

  29. Kat

    I’ve made this for years. I also add O’Brien Hash Browns on top of the sausage layer. If you aren’t familiar with O’Brien’s they are potatoes with red and green bell peppers and onions mixed in. You can find them in the freezer section.

    Saute the hash browns in a bit of oil for about 5 minutes to thaw them.

  30. Lisa

    I make it on Sunday and my husband and I eat it for breakfast all week long! I added hashbrowns and a couple more eggs! With maple sausage!! Yummy!!

  31. Joan from Canada

    I made this for breakfast guests this morning using maple flavored sausage and it was a huge success, everybody loved it and raved about it. The best part?……it is so easy, no complicated ingredients that you can’t find in the grocery store and only takes 30 minutes to cook, just long enough to pour the mimosa’s. Super Yum.

  32. ShelleyW

    Hi, this looks great and I’m definitely thinking of making it for Father’s Day tomorrow, but the recipe you have listed at the top calls for *crescent rolls* while your recipe book and bottom recipe listing calls for *croissant rolls*. I’ve checked and found that they are not the same, so which should I use?

  33. Emma

    I have made this recipe for some time with a little alteration. I cook the bottom layer of crescent for about 5 min before adding the ingredients and then after all the ingredients are added I top it off with another layer of crescent rolls. An easy way to stretch this is to add more eggs and stick with the same amount of meat.

  34. Linda

    great recipes. Sorry your family dislikes leftovers . Leftovers makes a flavorful and affordable way to eat meals with or without a large family.
    I make a turkey meat loaf with potatoes added, it is delicious leftover as a cold sandwich.
    Enjoyed the pictures. Thank you

  35. Elizabeth K.

    What an amazing accomplishment! My casserole came out wonderful! Your website helped from all the others showing step by step and giving visuals of the steps. I’m a very visual person so it helped a lot in my favor. Thank you!

  36. Lynette

    I just stumble upon this recipe and was so excited to try it! I am a vegetarian so I substituted the sausage for vegetarian crumbles. It turned out amazing! Super easy and cheap recipe for college use.

  37. Samantha

    Thank goodness for websites like yours..I have made several of your recipes and all are amazing. I tried this with hills hire farms turkey kielbasa chopped up and sautéed with a little olive oil and buffalo wing sauce and only used half the cheese on top of the casserole. Just a little spin on it and came out pretty good :)

  38. Catherine

    Your recipe is perfect. Minimal effort for something totally yummy. I can see myself making your breakfast casserole regularly from now on :) Thanks for sharing!

  39. Wes Hunt

    Thanks for your web site. I found this recipe yesterday and made it for my wife and in-laws this weekend. I added onions and green peppers and cooked the whole thing last night and just re-heated it this morning. It was a hit!

  40. Jeannie Tongue

    This is great! So simple. We need something simple for Sunday mornings and this is perfect. I can get up and make it before waking the kids and it will be ready when they are. Thanks!

  41. Kelsey McKinney

    Hi- I’m trying to make this for 150 people for a college retreat! eek! My question is… can I cook it and freeze it overnight and reheat it in the morning? I need to make 25 casseroles and serve them for breakfast the next morning. Advice? Thanks!

  42. Claudia

    I made this for breakfast this morning and it came out really well. I had to make a few changes because I bought 2 bags of the prepackaged sausage crumbles made by Jimmy Dean and it was three ounces over the 16 ounce meat directions, so when I poured the six eggs, it wasn’t enough to cover it all. So I added two additional eggs (a total of 8 eggs) to compensate for the extra sausage crumbles, and it worked out perfectly. Everything else, I did as instructed. Great recipe, and the kids loved it, even my four year old, and she’s an EXTREMELY picky eater!

  43. Annie G.

    Hi! I found this recipe on your blog and was excited to make it! I cooked it and everything was delicious but there is one thing I had a problem with! When I poured the egg mix into the casserole, it all kind of plopped in to one place. It didn’t really “pour evenly”. Thus, we got stuck eating it with some parts egg and some parts not. It was still yummy, but clearly not the way it was intended to be! Any tips or suggestions for how to make it work for me better next time?!

  44. anita

    I love this recipe except there are a few things i do differently. 1) add i can mushroom soup to the 6 eggs. beat well. add 1/4 c milk to egg mixture mix well. 2) 6 slices of bread cubed, instead of the pillsbury dough. 3) once everything is put together i seal and put in refrigerator over night. Bake in the morning YUMMO :)

  45. Daphne

    This was a hit with my boys and husband. I used bread because I try to stay away from premade stuff like crescent rolls. Also, I ended up needing 9 or 10 eggs to totally cover all the sausage but that was fine because we normally eat two eggs a piece anyway! :) Thanks for a great recipe.

  46. Angel

    This is a great recipe that we enjoy, espcially when we have company. It makes so much and you can do so much with it by substituting with different meats or veggies. Thank you so much I truly enjoy cooking and it looks like you guys do as well. I can’t wait to try some more of your recipes.

  47. Jenn

    Just made this tonight and it was fantastic! First recipe I’ve found on your site, but I’ll continue to look after this one! Yum!

  48. Jennifer

    I made this just like the recipe says on Christmas Eve…. my family loved it, we heated up the leftovers Christmas Day. They have been begging for it all week. Went to the store last night, just put one in the oven. They will be very happy when they wake up.

  49. Heather

    Amanda- We also love a variation of this recipe. A friend had given me the recipe, and her’s calls for OreIda Potatoes O’Brien (which has the peppers and onions diced up in it). We add a splash of milk to the eggs, add the cheese, and then sprinkle itwith parmesan cheese. I make it in a large springform pan. It is very thick, this way (more like a quiche) and takes about an hour to bake. We call it breakfast pizza. Thank you for sharing your variation. I recently found, and love your blog. They are family friendly, and I love the calorie counter. There are so many recipes I plan to make.

  50. Tracy

    Kevin & Amanda

    You guys totally rock!! I have made a few different recipes on your website and they were awesome. The breakfast casserole has turned into a tradition in my family. Whenever I visit my parents or relatives I am expected to make this for the couple days that I am there for breakfast. I do not mind because it is so simple and delicious. Keep up the great additions. Look forward to coming back to website. Tracy

  51. Jenny

    Hi, I made this, except I use frozen hash browns or tater tots, because my son is allergic to wheat/gluten. Now it is gluten free :) It is a great recipe

    1. Sarah

      Jenny, thanks for the suggestion. My son is autistic and his diet is very limited. I’ll be using your modifications for dinner tonight :)

  52. Lindsey

    I made this dish for my co-workers since it was my turn to bring in breakfast for the team. Usually we get donuts or bagels and I wanted to spice things up and try something new…..it was a hit!!! My inbox was flooded with emails saying how amazing it was! So thank you very much for the idea. I did change the recipe slightly, I doubled the recipe for the same size of pan so 2 rolls of croissant rolls (I also baked them for 4min to give them a little fluff), a dozen of eggs, 4 cups of cheese packed on top, and I also added bacon pieces in with the sausage. The baking time had to increase a little, but not by much 40min instead of 30min and it was ready to go. Thanks again!

    1. Stephanie

      I would love to double this recipe as you did, in the same size pan. Question though, did you place both crescent roll sheets on the bottom, like one right on top of the other?

  53. Paula

    I made this last night for dinner ~ hubby loved it and we had the leftovers for breakfast today. Found your site via Tumblr post about your mini lasagna cups.

  54. christina

    i love this recipe it is so good i made it for my family and they loved it so every week we have it some time in the day