Sausage Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and cheese in a delicious sausage croissant breakfast bake for brunch or meal prep.

Welcome to the no-fuss but still kinda fancy breakfast zone. Today, we’re diving into a game-changer for brunch (or, let’s be honest… any other average breakfast situation): the Sausage Croissant Breakfast Bake. Think of it as the love child of a leisurely brunch and every day breakfast scramble. It’s decadent, it’s packed with flavor, and the best part is… it’s SO easy. Let’s break down how you can make your mornings a little more delicious without anyyyyy extra hassle.

The Lowdown on This Bake

First off, this isn’t your average breakfast casserole. We’re elevating things with buttery, flaky croissants, turning what would have been a standard egg bake into something you’ll be crushing on for the rest of the week. Add in some savory sausage, a couple of veggies for good measure, and a creamy egg mixture, and you’ve got yourself a dish that’s bound to impress.

What You’ll Need

  • Croissants: Grab a few from your local bakery or store. Day-old croissants are perfect for this โ€“ they soak up the egg mixture juuuust right.
  • Breakfast Sausage: Grab some fresh sausage from your local butcher shop or opt for your favorite brand at the supermarket. I like to use something with a bit of spice to jazz things up.
  • Eggs and Milk: The base of this croissant bake is made with fluffy eggs, whole milk, and a touch of heavy cream for richness.
  • Cheese: What would brunch be without cheese? It wouldn’t. I dig white cheddar and gruyere for this dish.

Here’s How To Make This Sausage Breakfast Croissant Bake:

Brown up your sausage and get your egg mixture ready.

Add half of the sausage, half of the cheese, and half of the croissants to the baking dish.

Sausage and cheese in a delicious sausage croissant breakfast bake for brunch or meal prep.

Whisk up the egg mixture. Pour half the egg mixture into the baking dish.

Sausage and cheese in a delicious sausage croissant breakfast bake for brunch or meal prep.

Add the remaining sausage and croissants. Pour over the remaining egg mixture. Top with the rest of the cheese.

Sausage and cheese in a delicious sausage croissant breakfast bake for brunch or meal prep.

Bake for around 1 hour, until the croissants are crispy and the cheese is melted and browned on top. That’s it!

A croissant breakfast casserole with sausage, cheese, and eggs.

Why It’s a Winner

This dish is all about simplicity and flavor. It’s perfect for when you want something special without a ton of work, and it’s versatile. I love straightforward meal prep breakfasts like egg muffin cups most of the time, but this breakfast bake is a nice way to mix things up whenever I’m in a rut.

Make it ahead of time, pop it in the fridge, and just reheat when you’re ready to eat. Plus, it’s customizable. Not a fan of sausage? Swap it out for bacon or veggies. Love spice? Add some heat with jalapeรฑos or your favorite spicy sausage.

Serving It Up

This breakfast bake is pretty much a standalone star, but if you want to round out your meal, think about pairing it with some hash browns or some fresh fruit for something lighter. As for drinks, coffee is a no-brainer, but fresh orange juice is also a good bet.

Sausage and cheese in a delicious sausage croissant breakfast bake for brunch or meal prep.

Serve It Up

This Sausage Croissant Breakfast Bake is here to make your mornings easier and tastier. Whether it’s a fancy holiday brunch, a lazy weekend, or prepped ahead for a week of quick breakfasts. This is proof that with a little creativity, even the busiest of mornings can start with something delicious. Try this recipe out and be sure to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of it!

A croissant breakfast casserole with sausage, cheese, and eggs.

Sausage Croissant Breakfast Bake

This sausage croissant breakfast casserole is so simple to make and it's always a crowd pleaser. Brunch recipe dreams come true! It's great for meal prep or a Christmas brunch.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 6 large croissants preferably day-old
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your baking dish. Preheat your oven to 350ยบ. Grease a (or a 9x13 baking dish) with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
  • Brown your sausage. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once it's hot, add the sausage and cook until no pink remains. Drain off the grease and pour half of the sausage into the prepared baking dish.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of gruyere and 1/2 cup of white cheddar over the sausage. Add half of the ripped croissants.
  • Whisk the egg mixture. In a large bowl, whisk together 8 eggs, 2 cups whole milk, 1 cup heavy cream, 2 teaspoons sea salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes. Pour half of the egg mixture into the baking dish.
  • Add the remaining sausage and croissants. Pour over the remaining whisked eggs. Top with the remaining cheese.
  • Bake 1 hour, checking periodically to make sure that the croissants aren't burning.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Enjoy!
Keyword breakfast, eggs, egg muffins, sausage egg muffins, meal prep, easy recipes

Easy to make sausage croissant breakfast casserole - great recipe for Christmas brunch.

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14 Comments

  1. Amy Liu Dong on April 20, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    I am drooling to taste this dish! It looks super easy to make and it’s tasty!
    I can’t wait to make this for my family for a Sunday breakfast!

  2. Lori | The Kitchen Whisperer on April 20, 2024 at 4:30 pm

    I love dishes like this! Such a great way to clean out the fridge. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or “brinner”. I also added some spicy pepper jack to give the casserole a kick. So good!

    • [email protected] on April 22, 2024 at 12:03 pm

      Yes! Love to make this on the weekend to clear out the fridge and it’s good for breakfast all week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Loreto and Nicoletta on April 21, 2024 at 10:16 am

    This breakfadt idea is brilliant. Quick easy and a full breakfast meal in one bite! A great idea for brunch too. I love that you used croissants, adds a nice luxury to a simple dish! Well done, thanks for sharing! ๐Ÿ‘ โค๏ธ

    • [email protected] on April 22, 2024 at 11:58 am

      Yes! I had leftover croissants after doing a candle product photo shoot (of all things) for my cousin’s business. So I put them to good use!

  4. Carrie Robinson on April 21, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    Oh yum! This would be so perfect to make for a weekend brunch. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love casseroles like this for easy entertaining.

  5. Katie Crenshaw on April 21, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    This breakfast casserole was so easy to put together! The flavor combination ot the sausage, egg, cheese, and croissants is DELICIOUS! My family loved it.

  6. Moop Brown on April 21, 2024 at 8:18 pm

    I don’t think I’ve had many breakfast casseroles before but this one looks really tasty and like a nice dish to start the day off with.

    • [email protected] on April 22, 2024 at 11:36 am

      You must try! They’re such a fun way to mix up breakfast. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Jamie on April 21, 2024 at 9:56 pm

    This has all my favorite ingredients of a breakfast sandwich but in a casserole. We served this with hashbrowns and it was so delicious! Highly recommend!

    • [email protected] on April 22, 2024 at 11:36 am

      Ooooh yum! I love hashbrowns so much. Glad you all enjoyed!

  8. Bernice on April 22, 2024 at 9:25 am

    I am a sucker for breakfast sausage anything and I always make my own. This weekend was sausage making weekend so I kept some separate just so I could make this breakfast casserole. It’s so yummy and decadent, everyone demolished their portions right away. Now I wish I had made a double batch!

    • [email protected] on April 22, 2024 at 11:32 am

      You’re fancy! I’ve never tried making my own sausage but I bet this would make this next level. Thanks for commenting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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