Sunday, September 13, 2009

Breakfast Casserole

I'm blessed on the weekend not to "have" to cook; Reese and I have made a deal...I do the cooking during the week and he will handle it on the weekends.  That is unless we are taking something 'complicated' to LIFE group on Sunday evenings...and by complicated I mean something he doesn't know how to cook.  There are times when I have issues with giving up control of my kitchen, to anyone, so I do get in there and 'help out'. This afternoon was one of those times.  We had signed up to bring a breakfast casserole to our LIFE group tonight, and Reese was going to do it.  After all, I got the recipe from him in the first's not like he NEEDED my help, you know?  But there are some things I do a little differently when I make breakfast casserole, and I wanted to 'help' him.  We do actually work well in the kitchen together these days, so it all works out in the end...we get to spend "quality" time together, and I don't have to relinquish the control.  :)  Here is the recipe for my Breakfast Casserole, including the 'tweaks' I have added ... 

Breakfast Casserole

1 can of crescent rolls (generic brands works fine)
1 pound of sausage (i prefer using mild sausage)
1 dozen large eggs
shredded cheese
S & P to taste

-preheat oven to 375 degrees
-brown sausage in skillet over MED-HI heat
-remove sausage from pan, to a paper plate to drain
-pour off some of the grease, leaving a little to scramble the eggs in
-remove crescent rolls from package and place them in a single layer in the bottom of your casserole dish.  place in the oven for 5 min.
-while crescent rolls are in the oven, scramble dozen eggs in the same pan you cooked the sausage in over MED heat. S & P to taste.  just before the eggs are fully cooked, add the sausage back to the pan. mix well and finish scrambling the eggs to the consistency you prefer
-remove crescent rolls from oven. place egg/sausage concoction on top of rolls.  place back in oven for 8 min.
-carefully take casserole out of oven. top with cheese as desired. return to oven for another 5 min or until cheese is melted

I have made this for the 6th grade Sunday morning class and they devoured the whole thing.  It also went over well at our small group.  If you try this recipe, please feel free to add your comments about how it went over with your fam and any of your personal 'tweaks' to it.

'til next time, happy cooking!


  1. This looks yummy. All my b'fast casseroles call for preparing the night before. I'll have to give this one a try. Glad you "caved" because I know I will be reading some great recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Tina...I've made this before but never with crescent rolls...I've used shredded hash brown potatoes..."Simply Potatoes" in the refrigerated area of the grocery store...near the bacon, etc. It's really tasty, too. But I'm anxious to try your version with the crescent rolls...I'm sure it will be good!