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Italian Breakfast Casserole

This Italian Breakfast Casserole has layers of salami, ham, eggs and cheese for the perfect breakfast, lunch, or even dinner! This recipe is a family favorite waiting to be discovered.An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Easy Italian Breakfast Casserole

So excited to share this easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole with you today. You can even make it the night before and bake it the next morning. We love this one!

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Here’s all you need to make this quick and easy meal — ham, salami, crescent rolls, eggs, shredded cheese, bell peppers and onions.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

I keep this frozen bell pepper and onion blend in my freezer at all times! It makes recipes so so easy — much faster than chopping and dicing my own. Plus since they’re frozen I can always have them on hand.

How to Make This Hearty Breakfast Casserole

This particular brand of peppers and onions are a little big. They come in long slices, but I like them diced a little smaller.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

So I just gave them a quick chop while they were still frozen.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Then, add one tablespoon of olive oil to a large skillet over high heat.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

When it just starts to smoke, carefully add the peppers and onions.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies are softened and slightly blackened around the edges. Remove to a plate and set aside.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Next, grab a 9×13 baking dish and coat generously with nonstick cooking spray.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Unroll the crescent rolls into the bottom of the dish…

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

And top with two layers of ham. I found this delicious Rosemary and Sun Dried Tomato ham in the deli section of my grocery store, but you could use any kind of ham here. Check out your deli section and see what fun flavors you can find!

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Then top with a layer of salami.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Next, beat eight eggs with salt and pepper to taste. I used about 1/2 teaspoon each.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Then pour over the salami.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Top with the bell peppers and onions…

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

And cheese.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

And serve! :)

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

You guys, this is so, so good! We love this for “Breakfast for Dinner” nights! It’s so easy to make ahead and bake the next morning too, so it makes the perfect fancy morning brunch. Hope you enjoy!!

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

An easy, cheesy, Italian Breakfast Casserole. Layer crescent rolls, ham, salami, eggs, bell peppers and cheese, then bake for 30 mins. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or breakfast for dinner!

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Italian Breakfast Casserole

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This Italian Breakfast Casserole has layers of salami, ham, eggs and cheese for the perfect breakfast, lunch, or even dinner! This recipe is a family favorite waiting to be discovered.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups diced bell peppers and onions
  • 1 (8 oz) tube Crescent Rolls
  • 8 slices ham
  • 15 slices salami
  • 8 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (mozzarella, provolone or Italian blend)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Add olive oil to a large skillet over high heat. When it just starts to smoke, carefully add bell peppers and onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are soft and slightly blackened around the edges. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  3. In the prepared dish, layer crescent rolls, ham, and salami. Beat the eggs with the salt and pepper and pour on top. Top with peppers and onions and cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

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44 Responses
  1. Karen Becker

    I made this casserole yesterday for lunch and it was delicious! I wouldn’t change a thing and will be making it again in the future. Thank you for sharing this recipe. :-p

  2. Teresa

    Can this dish be layered in a 9″x 9″x 2″ baking dish?  Half the crescent rolls, half meat, half peppers and cheese then repeat with rest of ingredients.

  3. Badoralouise

    I served this for Mother’s Day and it was a big hit!  I used fresh onions and mixed red and yellow peppers instead of  frozen.  I sautéed them the day before and easily assembled it that morning.  Could this be assembled the day before??  Thank you!!

  4. Ariel

    I make this recipe all the time, but I add a little vinegar to my pepper mix as I cook them. To me this added an italitan kick! Awesome recipe! Thank you!

  5. Marija

    I have seen in a lot of recipes off pinterest that you use a tube of crescent rolls! Would that pastry be like puff pastry as I have not come across it here in Australia?

  6. Dawn

    Found this on Pinterest. Made this Christmas morning using slices of leftover ham (about 1/4″) and no salami. I added additional peppers & onions. Also, only made a half recipe in an 8×8 glass pan as there are only 2 of us. Delicious!!! Hubby LOVED it! Thanks.

  7. LoveToCook

    Loved this recipe! It was delicious and almost delicate to eat. We had it for breakfast and my Italian grandmother was thrilled with how it came out! I made a few modifications, I asked the butcher to slice the salami paper thin, substituted havarti with dill cheese on top of the dish and used up my Pico de Gallo (diced tomatoes, cilantro, diced onions) with the peppers in the pan. Thank you for this recipe!!

  8. Vicki

    I was wondering if this could be made in an electric skillet, need to bring a dish to work and need it to cook there and the electric skillet says you can bake in it by placing a rack and a pan in it.

  9. Rene

    Just took this out of the oven. It seems really wet yet. I put it back in for a few more minutes. Did anybody else have this problem?

  10. Debi

    This was delicious! I only changed the crust to GF. Made foccacia and cooked it a little before I added the rest of the ingredients. It was a hit at a brunch we had today! Thanks for the recipe!

  11. Mayra

    when you bake it, do you cover it with foil or bake it uncovered? I can’t wait to make it for. Mother’s day!!! Thank you for this recipe!!

  12. Mechele

    My son will love this! We call breakfast for dinner “brinner” in our house. The guys ask for it at least once a week.

  13. Karen

    how do you think this would do in the crock pot? I have the casserole crock that would be perfect for this if doable.

  14. Debbie

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe ~ it’s FABULOUS! I made two tonight, and my family loved them. They asked if I’d make it again – soon! I used 2 cups of Italian Blend shredded cheese instead of 1 cup. I made one exactly as the recipe says, and another with spinach in place of the meat. mmmm
    I’m thinking next time I’ll add sliced tomatoes.
    Thank you! xo

  15. TiffanyK

    I have my version in the oven now… I used puff pastry instead of the crescent roll because that’s what I had on hand. I also subbed the peppers for roasted mushrooms. I’m excited!

  16. Amanda Finks

    I love the different layers in this recipe. Most of the breakfast casseroles that I make have everything tossed together. Separate layers of all the goodies is a nice touch.

  17. Carole

    This looks scrumptious! I love breakfast casseroles and not just for large family gatherings. They’re great to make for a small family, too – leftovers ready for the next day! Cut into squares, I’m sure your recipe reheats beautifully, too. Pinning…

  18. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    How yummy! I wish I had a big slice of this for breakfast right now. And it looks so easy to put together, too. Perfect!

  19. ShaNae

    Sounds yummy! This will be perfect for my church’s Easter social after the egg hunt! I like different varieties of egg bakes and I normally do a sausage mixture, but I like the idea of mixing it up. Thanks!

  20. Madeline | My Fitter Life

    What a fun idea! This looks tasty :) I’ll try it soon, and perhaps light it up a bit by leaving out the salami and choosing chicken breast

  21. Laura ~Raise Your Garden

    Maybe I’m not Italian, but I certainly want to cook like one! This looks splendid. And everyone says I look Italian so I wish I was able to cook more like them. This look likes something my Italian neighbor would make and we would all devour!

  22. Emily @ Life on Food

    What a great idea! I can see this for an easy but delicious sit down breakfast on the weekends as well as dinner! Everyone would enjoy it!

  23. Sandy

    Amanda, this looks delicious. But the real question is…….have you gone to Italy yet so you can blog for us about the delicious Italian food there? If not, I know you will:))

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