This is my family's favorite breakfast recipe, always served on holiday mornings. It's great when complemented with fruit and resurrection cinnamon rolls. You can assemble this casserole, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it overnight before baking, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 casserole
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage and water in the hot skillet until sausage is browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Spread crescent roll dough out into prepared baking dish to cover the inside of the dish completely. Prick dough all over with a fork.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until slightly set, about 5 minutes.

  • Beat eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • Spray a large skillet with cooking spray and place skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir egg mixture in hot skillet until eggs are set, 3 to 5 minutes. Break up eggs into small pieces using a wooden spoon. Spread eggs evenly over crescent roll dough, spread sausage over eggs, and top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is browned and casserole is hot, about 25 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

488 calories; protein 26.9g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 35.5g; cholesterol 343mg; sodium 1089.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2015
This was an easy breakfast meal for a Sunday morning, with a couple adjustments. Which, I would rather not do so the recipe stays like the cook intended. However, to make it easier, I used crescent rounds from pillsbury, just unroll and lay flat. I changed the baking pan to 9x9 and did not precook the eggs. Precooking I thought, would make the eggs get too hard. And , I only used 6 eggs. With that all said, cook your sausage pour over crescents, pour in 6 eggs and cover with cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Tasted great, served it up with sour cream and salsa verde. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2016
This turned out pretty good. Next time I make it I'm going to try green peppers! Read More
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2015
This was an easy breakfast meal for a Sunday morning, with a couple adjustments. Which, I would rather not do so the recipe stays like the cook intended. However, to make it easier, I used crescent rounds from pillsbury, just unroll and lay flat. I changed the baking pan to 9x9 and did not precook the eggs. Precooking I thought, would make the eggs get too hard. And , I only used 6 eggs. With that all said, cook your sausage pour over crescents, pour in 6 eggs and cover with cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Tasted great, served it up with sour cream and salsa verde. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2015
Delicious! I made this recipe with a few alterations (as others suggested) and it turned out great. We had it on Thanksgiving morning. The only thing I think I'll change in the future is to go back to hashed browns for the base rather than crescent rolls. The pastry is fine but potatoes are nicer in a breakfast casserole I think. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2016
So easy! I used a 9oz bag of frozen sausage crumbs instead and added half a red onion. People ate it up! Original Pillsbury crescent rolls easily roll-out and lay flat. Like most this recipe can be adapted for anyone's choice of "toppings". I will add spinach and sun dried tomatoes next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2015
I was looking for a recipe to use up my boar sausage! My daughter loves breakfast for dinner she asks for it at least once a week. I love to look for ways to change it up. It gets old after a while! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2016
An easy recipe and the family loved it! I did make a few modifications like some other reviewers. I used only 8 eggs heated up some frozen hash browns and added those to the sausage. After baking for 25 minutes I added some lightly cooked fresh spinach leaves along with some of the shredded cheese I left in reserve. Baked it another 10 minutes for a total cooking time of 35 minutes. Served with fruit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2017
I reserved 1/2 of the cheese to sprinkle on top during last 15 minutes of baking. Also I added red bell pepper onion and mushrooms (fine dice) to the mixture. A big hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
Turned out great followed the recipe fairly closely and served a whack of people with it. works well for a group breakfast because it can do it's time in the oven while you're cooktop items. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2017
Came out great I substituted chorizo style sausage and pepper jack cheese for the cheddar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2016
My family loved this casserole. It was easy, good consistency and there was not a bite left. It will be my go to breakfast casserole. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2016
This turned out pretty good. Next time I make it I'm going to try green peppers! Read More
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