I guarantee you are going to *love* this! This makes a perfect brunch or weeknight dinner, to save time brown the sausage a day ahead. To increase to a 13x9-inch casserole you will need 1-1/2 packages of crescent rolls and all other ingredients will need to be increased slightly, I have even made this without the crescent roll crust!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs pork sausage links (casings removed)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 6 large eggs, beaten
- 1⁄2 teaspoon seasoning salt (or to taste, or use white salt to taste)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
- 1 pinch cayenne, pepper (optional)
- 1⁄3 cup grated parmesan cheese (or to taste, or use mozzarella or cheddar cheese)
- Grease an 11x7-inch baking dish.
- In a large skillet over medium heat brown the pork sausage meat with onion until browned; place into a large bowl to cool slightly.
- To the bowl with the sausage mixture add in mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, half and half cream, eggs, seasoned salt, black pepper and cayenne (if using) mix to combine well; set aside.
- Unroll the crescent rolls then pinch all perforations to seal.
- Spread the crescent roll onto the bottom of the baking dish.
- Bake the crescent crust at 350°F for 10 minutes.
- Remove then spread the sausage mixture evenly over the baked crust.
- Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese (or mozzarella or cheddar) then return to oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
My grandson was home from college for a few days (quarter break) and I always try and feed him well!! This casserole helped me accomplish that!!! We're not big sausage fans, so I cubed some ham and used that instead. I read some of the reviews and saw where a few had a problem with the crust browing to much -- I didn't find that at all. In fact, it was perfect with baking it for the 10 minutes. I did find when I returned it to the oven after adding the filling, I had to bake it a bit longer than the 30 minutes -- probably a good 10-12 minutes longer. It was wonderful. This would be a perfect dish to make for an Easter brunch (or any other holiday for that matter). I've had this marked to try for quite sometime and I'm so glad I finally got around to doing it. YUM YUM!!!
Made this this week-end for my family and friends that were coming for the week-end. I made it the week-end before and baked it. I then froze it and it placed it in the fridge the night before I was gping to serve it , warmed it in the oven and it was awesome !! Great make ahead casserole !! Thanks for a great recipe Kitten.
What a wonderful breakfast! I used fat free 1/2 & 1/2, and two boxes of the precooked bacon, crumbled, instead of the sausage the second time we made this. I had to bake it for about 20 minutes more than listed. Love it with bacon or sausage. Thanks for a great casserole!