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Sausage Breakfast Casserole – eggs, sausage, milk, cheese, and seasonings all layered upon a crescent sheet! The perfect way to start off your morning!!

It’s one of our easy go-to breakfast casserole (like our Biscuit Egg Breakfast Casserole and Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole). This sausage filled breakfast recipe is great for holidays and weekends!

Sausage Breakfast Casserole cut and placed on plate.

We love this Breakfast recipe!

We can’t count how many times we’ve mentioned our love for breakfast recipes!

Today’s Sausage breakfast casserole happens to be a favorite, and for so many reasons:

  • Quick + Easy. Very simple to make and is done start to finish in about 20 minutes, making it great for holidays, weekends, brunch and more.
  • Our favorite ingredients. Filled with sausage, eggs, crescent rolls, and cheese – the entire family LOVES this recipe.
  • Can be made ahead of time. You can make this up to 24 hours in advance. Make the casserole, then before baking, cover and store in the fridge until ready to bake.
Cooked sausage in skillet.


  • Sausage – We like to use a mild pork sausage, but bacon can be used too. You can also do a combo of the two meats together, which is what we like best.
  • Crescent Sheet – Crescent rolls laid out with the seams pressed together work as well.
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Spices: Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper
  • Cheddar cheese – This can easily be changed up by preference or can be a mix of your favorite shredded cheeses. We suggest not using pre-bagged cheese since it does not melt as well.
Cooked sausage sprinkled over crescent sheets for casserole recipe.

How to Make

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a baking dish. Set aside.
  2. Start the casserole by preparing your sausage in a large skillet.
  3. While the sausage is browning, unroll the crescent sheet and spread onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 casserole dish or pan. Spread the sausage over the dough and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and seasoning in a bowl and pour the egg mixture over the top of your casserole.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes. When the eggs are set and the crust is golden, the casserole is ready.
Sausage breakfast casserole ingredients in baking dish ready to be baked.

Recipe Tips

  • Which cheese works best for this dish? We like cheddar, but most combos work for this. You can even use a Mexican or Monterrey Jack cheese and add chopped peppers to give it a more Mexican-style taste.
  • Can you use pre-cooked sausage for this recipe? Yes, you can. It makes it even more simple and quick. You can also change up the sausage if you like a more mild or spicy version.
  • Variations: Change this up with the kind of sausage used or do a mix of sausage and bacon. You can also add some of your favorite veggies like: onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and more.
    • You can even add diced potatoes or shredded hash browns. 😉
Sausage Egg Breakfast Casserole close up image.


Make Ahead of Time. You can make this up to 24 hours before cook time. Just cover and place in fridge until ready to cook.

Store. Once cooked, cover with plastic wrap and store the dish (or leftovers) in refrigerator for 4-5 days. Reheat in the microwave.

Freeze. I recommend baking the dish before freezing it. Bake, cool, cover, and store for up to 2 months in the freezer. Note that the crescent roll crust will be much softer after being stored in the freezer.

Breakfast Sausage Casserole Recipe on plate

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Sausage Breakfast Casserole Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This savory sausage breakfast casserole is flaky, filling, and delicious! It's also ready in under 30 minutes!!
Servings: 12
Prep: 7 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 22 minutes


  • 1 pound sausage
  • 1 package crescent sheet
  • 5 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Brown sausage in a skillet over medium heat, breaking it up as it cooks. Unroll crescent sheet and spread onto the bottom of a greased 9×13 baking dish. Evenly spread sausage over the dough.
  • In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Pour over the top of your casserole, and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  • Bake at 400°F for 15-20 minutes until eggs are set and crust is golden.



Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days, then reheat in the microwave or the oven. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 months. 


Calories: 248kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 11g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 105mg, Sodium: 571mg, Potassium: 134mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 230IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 90mg, Iron: 1.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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  1. CJ says:

    5 stars
    This is my go to recipe at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. I prepare the night before and put in the refrigerator and bake the next morning. The smell of the casserole baking wakes everyone up, which is better then an alarm clock. The flavors are delicious.

  2. Tara C says:

    5 stars
    Love how easy this is to throw together. Kids all loved it!!!

  3. Ella Tunstill says:

    5 stars
    My family loves breakfast casseroles. So easy to make and everything in one dish. Makes for easy cleanup too.

  4. Karin Sharp says:

    5 stars
    This is the only way to go for breakfast when you have a large crowd to feed, especially around a holiday. Everyone loved it! So filling and yummy. I have to double it around my house!

  5. Kristina says:

    This recipe is okay, but I prefer adding a block of cream cheese to the wet items and then topping with another crescent sheet.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thanks for sharing what you do! That sounds tasty too!

  6. Mary Smeltzer says:

    5 stars
    I recently made this casserole a few days ago because I had friends drop in for a quick stop over on their way back to Kansas. This recipe is so quick and easy for breakfast or a brunch. I made it the night before and popped it in the oven the next morning and we sat around the table visiting instead of up trying to fix a meal before they had to leave.
    Prep is quick and most of the items I have on hand so can make at any time.
    There are so many variations that you can make with this recipe. I like ham mushrooms and onion with Colby jack cheese. My family likes the original recipe with sausage so we trade off which one to make. So everyone is happy and enjoys breakfast or brunch.

  7. Julie L Cain says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is everything and more. We love to change it up by using regular sausage with mushrooms & onions, or Italian sausage with chopped cherry tomatoes, garlic, onions, and mozzarella cheese. My favorite is ham with green peppers & onions. It goes together like a dream and the flavors are delicious. Whether you make it the night before, in the morning, or for dinner you will definitely want to make this again and again!!

  8. Tara says:

    5 stars
    This is easy but delicious! Perfect for Sunday brunch with the family but we love it for dinner too. Recently used Jimmy Dean turkey sausage crumbles which are precooked so dinner was on the table even faster.

  9. Jer says:

    Can this be halved and would the cook time remain the same?
    Thank you.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yes, you can split the recipe in half. The baking time may reduce a bit. I’d start checking it around 10 minutes and go from there. You’ll know it is done when the eggs are set and the crust is golden.

  10. Sarah R. says:

    Can this be made in a crockpot? If so, what’s the suggested cook time and would you change any steps of the recipe?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yes, I suppose you could! I’d say cook on high for about 3 hours or low for 4-6 hours. I think all of the steps would remain the same, you would just put it in the slow cooker rather than a casserole dish. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you make it in the slow cooker!