If you need an easy breakfast idea for New Year’s Day—or any other day—this Easy Breakfast Casserole is just what you need! With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll have a delicious breakfast ready for your friends, family, or yourself in under an hour!
This Breakfast Casserole is perfect for New Year’s Day breakfast (or brunch)!
Whether you’re hosting friends or family, or enjoying New Year’s Day on your own, this casserole is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s easy to assemble and bakes in the oven, similar to how you make a quiche. This is a little bigger and easier to serve than a quiche, I think – no crumbly pie crusts here!
You can make this breakfast casserole with any of your favorite breakfasts meats or toppings, but my favorite combination will always be sausage and cheese. Bacon or ham would work really well in this, too. You could even do turkey sausage or turkey bacon if that fits your diet better. You could also add spinach or your favorite vegetables: peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms. I’m not a big fan of veggies in my breakfast, but if that’s your thing, go for it!
One thing you won’t find in this casserole is potatoes. Now don’t get me wrong, I love potatoes in most forms. But I kept hash browns or diced potatoes out of this casserole because I think it would be too heavy and too much of the same textures. Plus, hash brown casserole is too good on its own.
For my casserole, I tend to stick with a good sharp cheddar cheese. It goes with just about everything and is easy to find. Depending on what fillings you use (meats, veggies, etc.) you could use Swiss, gruyere, Monterrey or colby jack, provolone, or even gouda or fontina.
Now, I mentioned above there’s no crumbly pie crust here. Instead, the “crust” is made with crescent rolls! You just unroll the rolls from the can and press them into the bottom of your baking dish. Boom – easiest crust ever!
How to make this Easy Breakfast Casserole
You’ll need just a few ingredients:
- Milk (or half & half)
- Grated cheese
- Sausage, ham, or bacon
- Crescent roll dough
- Salt, pepper, and other spices to taste
First, prep the oven and baking dish. Preheat the oven to 375ºF and lightly grease a 9×13″ casserole or baking dish.
Cook the sausage. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage until it’s browned and no pink is showing. Drain it and set it aside to cool.
Make the crust. While the sausage cools, unwrap and unroll the crescent rolls. Press them flat into the bottom of the baking dish, sealing all the seams so there are no holes or gaps.
Make the egg mixture. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs together with the milk and seasonings.
Assemble the casserole. Spread half of the grated cheese over the crescent roll crust. Then add the sausage. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage, then sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
Bake and serve! Bake the casserole for 30-40 minutes, until it’s lightly browned on top and the egg is set. It should be firm but not too firm. Slice into 6-8 pieces and serve warm!
This breakfast casserole will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for three days after it’s baked. You can wrap and freeze it for longer storage, but it’s definitely better within a few days of being made.
Did you enjoy this recipe? You might also like:
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Easy Breakfast Casserole
- 1 can crescent rolls
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup grated cheese
- 1 1/2 cups cooked sausage (or preferred breakfast meat)
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven to 375ºF. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9x13" casserole or baking dish.
- Open and unroll the pack of crescent rolls. Press the dough into the bottom of the prepared casserole dish, making sure all seams are sealed and it covers as much of the bottom as possible.
- Cook the sausage in a skillet until browned. Drain off the fat and cool briefly.
- Whisk the eggs, milk, and salt and pepper until combined.
- Sprinkle half the grated cheese over the flattened crescent rolls. Then cover the cheese with the cooked sausage. If you're adding vegetables, add them in this step.
- Pour the egg mixture over the fillings, making sure it covers all the fillings. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the center is firm and not jiggly.
- Let cool for 5 minutes, then slice into 6-8 pieces and serve.