This very simple casserole is made with sausage, cream cheese, and crescent roll dough. If you have hectic mornings, you can bake it at night and just cut and reheat portions the next morning in the microwave.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the bottom of a 9x11 inch baking dish.

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  • Cook the sausage in a skillet over medium heat until crumbly and beginning to brown; drain. Stir the cream cheese into the cooked sausage.

  • Roll the dough from one can of crescent rolls into the bottom of the prepared baking dish without separating. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. Spread the sausage mixture over the baked crescent rolls; top the sausage mixture with the remaining can of rolls. Return to oven and bake until the top layer is golden brown, about 8 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

618 calories; protein 18.4g 37% DV; carbohydrates 30.9g 10% DV; fat 45.4g 70% DV; cholesterol 84.9mg 28% DV; sodium 1373.6mg 55% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
Excellent recipe! It was a big hit with my family. I did tweak it a littl though, I added half of a sweet onion, minced, some chopped mushrooms, and some garlic powder to the spread. Then when it was done I brushed the top with margerine and sprinkled on some parmessan cheeze. As my fiancee said, "It tastes like more!" Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
It was quick and simple. I made a side dish of stir fryed asparagus. I also had a plate of fresh fruit nuts cheese and olives. It was cool to have a bite of olive or a bit of fruit to nibble with the cassarole. Read More
(5)
142 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 98
  • 4 star values: 31
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
Excellent recipe! It was a big hit with my family. I did tweak it a littl though, I added half of a sweet onion, minced, some chopped mushrooms, and some garlic powder to the spread. Then when it was done I brushed the top with margerine and sprinkled on some parmessan cheeze. As my fiancee said, "It tastes like more!" Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
The PTA Mom for my daughter's class introduced this to us as "Sausage Squares" and now I make it for every breakfast event at the office and it is everyone's favorite! I even put it all together the night before and then bake the next morning while getting ready for work and I think it turns out even better. Also try it with the spicy pork sausage and the butter flavored crescent rolls for a little more 'umph' even! The best! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2009
This is VERY GOOD!!!! I made this when my in-laws came in. They loved it. But I stuff the rolls with the mixture rater than put it in a cassarole. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2010
This was a good base recipe, but with just the sausage and cream cheese, kinda bland, so here is what I did. I sauted red onion and garlic in olive oil before adding to sausage. I added 1/4 lb. of ground beef to the sausage mixture. To the meat/cream cheese (I also used whipped cream cheese w/chives) I added about a half of pkg. of frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed free of water. 1 can of rotel tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic pepper, celery seed. Also added a handful of shredded coby/jack cheese. Mix well and add to pre-baked crescent pan. After adding the mix to the pan, I topped with more co/jack cheese, and covered with the remaining dough. Before baking in oven for about 20-30 minutes, I spread the dough with butter and added a sprinkling of parmesan cheese. Turned out great... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/28/2017
Update 2-28-2017 I made 2 of these for Bible Study this morning and decided to up the oven temp to 375 degrees, which is what is suggested on the can of crescent sheets. I let the bottom crust cook for 8 minutes. Then I filled it and topped with the second sheet and let it cook for 15 minutes. Definitely better using the higher temperature. Also, much better using hot sausage. 3-8-2012 Easy and very filling. I cooked the bottom crust for at least 10 minutes, and I ended up adding a lot of time to the second cooking as well. I wonder if the oven temp should be raised to at least 375 degrees. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/28/2009
This recipe was actually really good. Note if the cresent roles are not done all the way set your oven to broil for 3 minutes and the roles will be done. It was good and very filling. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2010
I made this with a friend and her family many years ago and I loved it so much. Hot or cold. Though it is still good with normal sausage I really like to make it with spicy. Depending on the pan of course you may have to cook it longer than said. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
Tastes like biscuits and gravy without the hard work. I used spicy Jimmy Dean sausage and whipped garlic herb cream cheese along with the garlic cresecent rolls (we love garlic in our family). YUM! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2012
Great! I had a tub whipped cream cheese, so I used it without any problems. I did add a layer of shredded cheese & some chives before adding the top layer of crescent rolls. Loved it! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/31/2009
It was quick and simple. I made a side dish of stir fryed asparagus. I also had a plate of fresh fruit nuts cheese and olives. It was cool to have a bite of olive or a bit of fruit to nibble with the cassarole. Read More
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