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Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

A recipe that truly plays the starring role/roll/'role at breakfast time. Don't wait to make this Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole!

Crescent roll breakfast casserole

If you've been around Jordo's World for any amount of time, you know casseroles are absolutely one of my favorite things. Simple ingredients, quick cooking time, and perfect for the whole family! You can dress them up, or dress them down. They're perfect for any occasion, and this crescent roll breakfast casserole is no different. 

Crescent rolls are a versatile and quick way to bulk up a casserole. They are buttery, soft, and undeniably delicious. This recipe combines turkey sausage, egg whites, cheese, and cottage cheese to create a high-protein, tasty casserole that will make breakfast so easy all week.

Crescent roll breakfast casserole ingredients

Just a few ingredients and you're ready to roll.....get it?

  • crescent rolls 
  • turkey sausage 
  • egg whites 
  • nonfat cottage cheese 
  • monterey jack cheese shredded
  • bacon 
  • salt
  • pepper

How to make crescent roll breakfast casserole

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking grease and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown turkey sausage and drain excess grease from skillet. Set aside.
  • Open crescent rolls, unroll, and lay evenly on bottom of baking dish, covering completely. 5.Evenly distribute sausage crumbles on top of the crescent rolls.
  • In a blender, add egg whites, cottage cheese, and seasonings. Blend until creamy.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle shredded cheese and the chopped bacon evenly on the top of the casserole.
  • Bake in the oven at 375°F for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool. Enjoy!

Crescent roll breakfast casserole substitution ideas

  • To make DF: Use dairy-free cottage & shredded cheese.
  • To make GF: Use gluten-free crescent rolls.
  • To make vegetarian: Use a plant-based breakfast sausage & plant-based bacon.
  • To make more balanced: Serve alongside berries for more fiber & carbohydrates
  • For a lower fat option: Use turkey bacon & reduced fat cheese.
  • Use any kind of meat: Pork, turkey, beef, etc.

How long does this last in the fridge?

After you're done enjoying this amazing dish, you're going to want to store your leftovers in an airtight container and then place in the fridge. It will last up to 5 days stored this way. This makes it an excellent choice for meal prep!

How to reheat

Add the desired amount of leftover casserole to a microwaveable dish. Next, place the dish of cheesy goodness in the microwave and heat for 1 minute increments until you've reached the perfect temperature for you!

Alternatively, you can heat this in a skillet on the stove. Just place a serving in a skillet over medium heat and stir until it has reached peak warmness.

How to meal prep this for breakfast

This recipe is super easy to meal prep. Simply make according to instructions. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can split into 8 containers (one serving each) or store in a big container and serve as needed.

This recipe is a great option for families, too. Kids love the buttery crescent rolls and it is packed with protein to keep their bellies full all morning!

Other delicious breakfast ideas

Try out these other tried and true Jordo's World breakfast recipes:

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5 from 2 votes

Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole

A recipe that truly plays the starring role/roll/'role at breakfast time.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole, crescent rolls, healthy breakfast
Servings: 8
Calories: 283kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • 9x13 casserole dish
  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 can crescent rolls (8 oz)
  • 1 lb turkey sausage (16 oz)
  • 1.5 cup egg whites (368 g)
  • 1.5 cup nonfat cottage cheese (342 g)
  • ½ cup monterey jack cheese shredded (56 g)
  • 4 pieces bacon cooked & chopped (40 g)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Spray a 9x13 casserole dish with cooking grease and set aside.
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Brown turkey sausage and drain excess grease from skillet. Set aside.
  • Open crescent rolls, unroll, and lay evenly on bottom of baking dish, covering completely. 5.Evenly distribute sausage crumbles on top of the crescent rolls.
  • In a blender, add egg whites, cottage cheese, and seasonings. Blend until creamy.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.
  • Evenly sprinkle shredded cheese and the chopped bacon evenly on the top of the casserole.
  • Bake in the oven at 375°F for 35-40 minutes.
  • Let cool. Enjoy!

Notes

  • To meal prep: Make according to instructions. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. You can split into 8 containers (one serving each) or store in a big container and serve as needed. 1 serving is 152 grams or ⅛ of the recipe.
  • To make DF: Use dairy-free cottage & shredded cheese.
  • To make GF: Use gluten-free crescent rolls.
  • To make vegetarian: Use a plant-based breakfast sausage & plant-based bacon.
  • To make more balanced: Serve alongside berries for more fiber & carbohydrates
  • For a lower fat option, use turkey bacon & reduced fat cheese.
  • Use any kind of meat: pork, turkey, beef, etc.
  • To track on MyFitnessPal and MacrosFirst: Search "Jordo’s World Crescent Roll Breakfast Casserole”

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 907mg | Potassium: 232mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 12mg
Recipe Rating




Lindsay

Tuesday 16th of January 2024

I made this for the first time this week for meal prep and it was delicious!! I used mostly whole eggs instead of all egg whites and will 100% have this on repeat!

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 16th of January 2024

Lindsay, I'm so glad you enjoyed this recipe! Thanks for sharing your modifications as well & happy to hear they worked well for you. Enjoy!

Gabby Nielsen

Sunday 10th of December 2023

Delicious! I loved this and so did my 2 year old daughter. Definitely will be making again!

Jordan Smith

Monday 11th of December 2023

So happy to hear you and your daughter get to enjoy this recipe together!