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


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


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


  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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397 Responses
  1. Amber

    This is so good as is but try adding a block of cream cheese. Just melt the cream cheese with the sausage after it is browned and drained and assemble and bake as directed. It adds a great creaminess!

  2. Jenn

    Absolutely delicious!! I added garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper and slap ya mama seasoning. Yummmmm!! Tonight I’m trying it using bacon instead of sausage. So good with a fresh fruit salad.

  3. C

    Found this while looking for something to do for brinner this week. This sounds really good, though it’s quite frustrating that if I try to print from your link, it’s covered in ads. I understand allowing ads to post on your page – it helps bring you revenue, etc. This is a bit extreme though.

  4. Christina

    Just wondering if the sausage should be pre cooked? Don’t see this in the recipe but would think it ought to be, right? I’m

  5. Libba Gray

    This is my go-to breakfast when we have company. So easy and so good even the leftovers reheat well!!!

  6. Brenda

    Why do your crescent rolls looked cooked before adding the sausage? Didn’t see that in the recipe. I added sausage & eggs on top of raw dough. Hope it comes out right. It’s still in oven.

    1. Patricia Wichael

      You do not need to cook/bake the raw dough. I have done this recipe over and over for Christmas breakfasts and never done anything but put the crescent rolls in the bottom of the casserole dish, add the sausage, egg mixture and sprinkle all of it with the shredded cheese. Comes out perfect every time. Other recipes use slices of bread, 6 or 8 slices and some people toast that bread but others just cube it……don’t worry, it will turn out just fine.

  7. Brenda

    Hi! Just making sure I don’t need to pre-cook the crescent dough a little? Making sure everything will fully cook in the 30 minutes? ;)

  8. 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.

    1. Sarah

      I did this too but with dried mustard, onion powder, white pepper, some parsley and a little salt. Thanks for the tips!!
      This is such a great recipe as is it with added spices, etc. easy to personalize if wanted!!

  9. 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. 

  10. 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. 

    1. Lisa

      This was so good! Made it exactly like the recipe, just added a little bit of milk to the eggs. Came out perfect!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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!

  15. 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!!! 

  16. 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.

  17. 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 ?

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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!

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. 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.

  27. 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!

  28. 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!!


  29. 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!!