Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole

Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole is filled with a savory sausage and cream cheese center. It’s the perfect breakfast recipe!

I love quick and easy crescent roll recipes like Cinnamon Twists, Breakfast Crescent Ring, and Cinnamon Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls. You will definitely want to add this 3 ingredient Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole to your go-to list!!

Sausage cream cheese casserole sliced and served on a white platter.

Who here loves breakfast dishes?!

We especially love the breakfast recipes that are simple and quick. This Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole is one of those!

It’s one of the easiest “casseroles” you’ll ever make, with literally 3 ingredients!

You can use hot sausage, turkey sausage, maple sausage – practically any sausage you prefer. I ended up using the Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage crumbles since I always have them on hand for breakfast dishes.

That particular sausage is also already cooked, making the recipe even more simple and quick. It’s great, and I love that this Cream Cheese Sausage Breakfast Casserole can be changed so easily with different meats and cheeses!!

Sausage cream cheese casserole ingredients including Jimmy Dean sausage.

Just Layer & Bake!

Sausage Breakfast Casserole with Crescent Rolls is quick, easy, and so good!

PREP. Preheat oven to 375°F.

SAUSAGE. Place sausage crumbles and cream cheese in a medium pot and cook on low heat until combined and warm.

CRESCENTS. Unroll crescent roll dough onto a greased pan and pinch seams together.

LAYER. Pour the sausage and cream cheese mixture over the dough and spread it around. Unroll the second crescent roll dough and place it over the top of the sausage.

BAKE. Pinch the seams together then pinch the top to the bottom crescent roll dough sealing all around the edges. Bake for 14-16 minutes. Serve warm. ENJOY!

I’m telling you – this is too easy and delicious not to love!!

Sausage cream cheese casserole mix on top of spread crescent dough.

Recipe Tips

Uncooked sausage. Use a package of cooked crumbled sausage to make this recipe easy and quick or cook up your own sausage.

  • You need about 1½ lb – 2 lb worth of pork sausage. Heat up a skillet and brown the sausage. Drain excess oil before adding in the cream cheese.

9×13 pan. Follow the same steps but press it in a 9×13 pan. Add about 5 minutes to the bake time.

Soggy bottom. If the bottom is soggy, the oven may be heating the pan unevenly. Next time, tent the casserole with aluminum foil to prevent the top from browning while letting it bake more.

To make it more flavorful

Bacon bits. Mix in some cooked crumbled bacon bits in with the cream cheese and sausage mixture.

Cheese. Add shredded cheddar cheese, Colby jack cheese, or pepper jack cheese. Either mix it in with the mat mixture or sprinkle it over the meat mixture before adding the top layer of crust. 

Vegetables. Saute some veggies like onions, bell pepper, spinach, mushrooms, and jalapenos, then add in the sausage crumbles and cream cheese.

Sausage. Change the type of sausage used to easily adjust the flavor of the dish. Use crumbled maple syrup breakfast sausage, crumbled mild sausage, or crumbled hot Italian sausage.

Adding spices is another simple way to add extra flavor to your Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole Recipe. Use salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. Make sure to put the seasoning into the sausage and cream cheese mixture when it’s on the stove so that it all becomes well incorporated. 

Unbaked sausage cream cheese casserole on a metal sheet pan.

Storing Info

Make ahead of time. Prepare the meat mixture the night before. Add the cooked sausage to the cream cheese. Once combined, allow it to cool before storing it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Take the mixture out about 30 minutes before assembling the Sausage and Cream Cheese Casserole so the meat mixture can come to room temperature.

The sausage mixture can be stored in the freezer for about 4 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

STORE leftover Crescent Roll Sausage Casserole covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave or larger servings in the oven until warmed through.

FREEZE. Either freeze a whole fully baked casserole or in individual pieces for 2-3 months.

  • Small portions. Reheat Breakfast Casserole with Cream Cheese slices in a toaster oven or microwave.
  • Entire casserole. Thaw, then reheat it in the oven at 350°F. Have a piece of tin foil handy to tent over the dish to keep it from burning while the center warms up.
Sliced sausage cream cheese casserole served on a white platter.

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Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole

5 from 69 votes
Sausage Cream Cheese Casserole is filled with a savory sausage and cream cheese center. It's the perfect breakfast recipe!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 424 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • 2 packages Jimmy Dean Pork Sausage Crumbles (9.6 oz each)
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 packages crescent rolls (8 oz each)


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place sausage crumbles and cream cheese in a medium pot and cook on low heat until combined and warm.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough onto a greased pan and pinch seams together.
  • Pour the sausage and cream cheese mixture over the dough and spread it around.
  • Unroll the second crescent roll dough and place it over the top of the sausage. Pinch seams together and pinch two crescent roll doughs together all around the edges.
  • Bake for 14-16 minutes. Serve warm. ENJOY!


Recipe adapted from The Kitchen is my Playground

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    1. 5 stars
      I didn’t have my hopes too high the first time I made this. It just sounded like it would be blah and we would feel it’s missing something, but I had everything on hand so I made a batch. We ate the whole thing!! We all kept going back for more. It’s addictive!! My husband loves everything I cook, but this is the only thing he requests by name over and over. We’ve also found it reheats well the next day on the rare occasion there’s any left! Using crescent sheets makes it even easier. Thanks for sharing this one!!!!

        1. 5 stars
          I have been making this recipe for 45 + years. One of our family favorites. Yes it does reheat well the next day. I have also frozen the mixture, prior to putting in into the crescent rolls, then when needed, just thaw, assemble and bake. Occasionally I have varied the mixture by adding chopped onion, jalapenos, olives, mushrooms etc. Always use the hot sausage. Otherwise , it can be kind of bland. However you cook it, enjoy!

  1. Excellent recipe that yields ample portions for everyone. I had to give the recipe to many others who were there on Christmas Morning.

    1. 5 stars
      I love this recipe. I’ve made it twice. Super easy, quick and TASTY. I half the recipe as were only 3 here but it’s a winner! I do sauté onions and garlic, I add the sausage meat with Italian seasoning and some salt. Cook. When close to done I add diced mushrooms, diced tomatoes & half a package of cream cheese.

      And bake as instructed. I’m so thankful for this recipe and love how versatile it is 🙂

      1. Thanks for sharing what you do. So so glad you enjoy it and yes, it definitely is one that can be customized a bit!

  2. This is a family fav! I am making this for a vacation and want to freeze ahead of time? Advice on best way to freeze?

    1. I’m so glad your family enjoys the recipe. You know, I haven’t frozen this one before and I’m not sure how the texture would be affected by freezing?? I would probably assemble everything and then wrap tightly and freeze. When you are ready to eat, I’d also probably thaw the casserole in the fridge overnight before baking. Then just bake as directed. You’ll have to let us know how it turns out if you do freeze it! Another option is to have all the ingredients ready to go (sausage cooked, etc.) and then do a quick assembly the morning of.

  3. 5 stars
    We love this recipe! I do add a large onion and half of an orange bell pepper cooked and added to the sausage and cream cheese mixture.. Next level flavor. Thank you for the recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    We like things spicy around here to we used a hotter pork sausage to cook up and crumble. The spicy sausage paired with cream cheese was a hit

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