This croissant breakfast egg casserole is super tasty and so easy to prepare. It is the perfect meal to toss in the oven for breakfast if you’re feeding over-night guests, but it is also a simple dinner that feeds a crowd without breaking the bank!
This breakfast casserole is one of my favorite things to make for breakfast because it’s always a hit with my family. Some of my other no-fail breakfast recipes are my grandma’s famous Homemade Pancakes, Belgian Waffles or these easy Breakfast Sandwiches.
Easy Breakfast Egg Casserole
Are you ready to make an easy breakfast egg casserole that will replace all other recipes you may have tried over the years? THIS.IS THE.BEST.
My grandma used to make a very similar breakfast casserole loaded with eggs and cheese, and it was delicious. But I took her simple recipe and made it even better by adding breakfast meats and a delicious crescent roll crust. This recipe went from tasty to spectacular! (Sorry grandma!)
This is our go-to recipe and I make it probably once a month. My husband requests it, and my kids always devour the entire dish! And did I mention how easy it is to make?
I figured since it was that time of year when plenty of people will be hosting house guests for the holidays, this recipe might make your life easier as well as give your friends and family something delicious to talk about. You’re welcome.
Croissant Breakfast Casserole Ingredients
The great thing about this recipe is that you can mix and match the ingredients to customize it however you like. Think of this recipe like an omelet and throw in everything you would normally put in one of those. Aside from the first couple of ingredients, the rest are optional. Here’s what you need with some other suggestions of what to include.
- Refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
- Your favorite cheese
- Green onions
- White onions
- Bell peppers
How to Make A Breakfast Egg Casserole
You’ll start by spraying a casserole dish with cooking spray, then roll out your crescent dough across the bottom and press the seams together to make one giant piece of dough. Sprinkle your choice of meat on top of the dough. I always have lunch meat on-hand, so I use sliced ham often. We also like cooked crumbled sausage that you buy in a bag in the freezer section or even precooked bacon.
Next, pour a mixture of eggs and milk with a little pepper on top.
And then top with shredded cheese. We use a mixture of cheddar and mozzarella, but you can use whatever you’d prefer!
Bake for 25 minutes or until the egg is set, then sprinkle with fresh parsley. I also LOVE adding sliced green onions to this breakfast egg casserole, but my 4 year old is not a fan!
Slice and serve and you’re good to go! If you would like to see the video we made of the entire process, it’s down below in the recipe card.
How To Store This Recipe
If you have any leftover breakfast casserole, be sure to put it in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for about 5 days. I always make an extra batch so that my kids can have more for breakfast throughout the week and it will typically last all week assuming they don’t forget to put in back in the fridge when they’re done eating it.
You can also make this ahead of time and freeze it to be used down the road. It will stay good for about 2 months if you first cover it in plastic wrap and then put a layer of aluminum foil around it. I’ll transfer the egg breakfast casserole to a disposable casserole pan before freezing it so I’m not down a pan in the kitchen.
When you’re ready to eat it, let it thaw overnight in the fridge and then you can reheat it in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes or until it has been heated throughout.
More Breakfast Recipes That Use Eggs
- Breakfast Enchiladas
- Poached Eggs Recipe
- Easy Eggs Benedict
- Sausage Breakfast Biscuit Casserole
- Best Breakfast Burritos
Croissant Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Now that you know how to make this croissant breakfast casserole, it’s your turn to give it a try. Leave us a comment below and let us know how much you and your family enjoyed this simple recipe! We also love seeing you make one of our recipes, so tag us on social media when you make it so we can see what you’re up to in the kitchen!
Croissant Omelet Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 1 can crescent dinner rolls , 8 oz. refrigerated
- 1 1/2 cups ham, thinly sliced or chopped
- 1 1/2 cups cooked sausage crumbles , *optional (if you use both meats cut to 3/4 cup of each)
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
- 1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
- green onions, or parsley for garnish, optional
- Heat oven to 350ºF.
- Unroll dough in 13x9-inch baking dish; press to cover bottom of dish, firmly pressing perforations and seams together to seal.
- Top with meat.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, milk and pepper until blended. Pour over meat.
- Top with cheeses.
- Bake for 25 min. or until center is set.
- Sprinkle with parsley & serve!
This recipe originally published on Somewhat Simple in October 2013
I made 1/2 batch in 8×8 pan and cooked for 20 minutes. Both of us loved it and wished I had made the full batch!
I’m so glad you guys liked it! Thanks for the nice comment!
Sounds so yummy!
Can you make this the night before?
Also, is it ok to increase the eggs/milk to make thicker pieces…as long as I increase the baking time?
What do you usually serve with it?
Yes! Assemble everything, then cover the dish with plastic wrap and leave it in the fridge overnight. When you’re ready to cook it, remove the plastic wrap and let the dish come to room temperature as the oven is preheating. You may need to cook it an additional 5-10 minutes to make sure it’s cooked through.
Can you use egg whites with this instead of eggs?
I’ve never done it, but I think it would work just fine! If you try it, let me know how you like it!
This was so easy and delicious. We are retired and I’m always looking for new breakfast ideas and this was perfect. I halved the recipe so have just enough left over for a snack later. Might try a dab of yellow mustard in the egg mixture next time. Thanks for the recipe!
You’re so welcome! I always make a little extra too so I can have a second round the next day.
Can you make this using raw biscuits?
I’ve never tried it, so I am not sure! If you decide to give this a try, let me know if it works out! Now I’m curious! 🙂
Oh my goodness! This looks so good! I wish I was eating it for lunch today!
LOL, I could eat this all day too!
What a great way to start the day! This looks fantastic! Wish I had one with my morning coffee. 😊
I love making this on the weekend because everyone always loves that and it’s so easy! Thanks for the great recipe!
I’m so glad to hear everyone loved it!
The best way to start the day is this Omelet Breakfast!
This is a great recipe for leftover ham after Easter! I am looking forward to making this; looks delicious!
It definitely is! Let me know how you like it.
I can’t wait to try this!! it looks incredibly delicious!
Love how easy this is. I can see this being a weekend morning staple in my home!
Thanks Brandy, you’re right, it really is super easy!
If I wanted to double the recipe, how long should I keep it in the oven?
When I make an additional pan I always bake them separately. If you want to cook them together, I would start by adding an additional 50% to the cook time and then just monitoring the dishes to make sure the egg has been fully cooked.
Can this be made in a crockpot?
Do you spray the pan before putting in the croissant dough or is it not needed? Looks delish can’t wait to try it!
I prefer spraying the pan before putting in the dough but I’ve also done it without and it still turns out good.
You call this yummy looking breakfast casserole Croissant Omelet Breakfast Casserole, which is what really made me want to try it, but you used crescent rolls in the recipe. Have you tried it with croissants?
This sounds wonderful. I have bookmarked this to my recipes file and shared it on G+!
The only thing that could make a breakfast casserole better is adding a croissant. Love it!
Thanks, Michelle! And thanks for stopping by!
We had our Easter dinner on Saturday night. This morning I used the leftover ham in your recipe I found on pinterest. My family loved it and it was so easy to put together and cook. Thanks ! HAPPY EASTER!
I am so glad you like it! Happy Easter to you too!!!
I have made this a few times now. Delicious! It is my 12 year old son’s favorite! I like to make it on Sunday and then have left overs for a quick weekday breakfast for him. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I am so glad you like it Deena! 🙂
Does this freeze well? Would you freeze it before baking or after it’s already cooked?
I’ve never tried freezing this recipe- but let me know if you do it and how it turns out!
How many will this recipe feed?
It makes one 13×9 casserole pan…. so it depends on how big of pieces you cut it into or how hungry your family is!
Is this able to be prepared at night and then baked the next day?
I’ve never tried that with this recipe- but let me know if you do it and how it turns out! 🙂
Did you make this the night before? I would like to do the same thing since I am making two.
How did it work out?
LOL well i never would of done this, but it is a ver nice combination as I enjoy eating both. Now you got me interested and I will have to try this tomorrow morning. Great idea, im very hungry now 😀
I hope you like it! 🙂
This looks and sound so yummy. I’m going to make this for my soon to be 7 year olds birthday breakfast! Thanks for sharing
P.S. I love your blog. <3
Thanks Clorissa, I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂
I have found breakfast for Christmas Eve! We always have a breakfast casserole of some kind and I love the variation of this one. Can’t wait to try it.
You’ll love it Cheryl! My grandma always made a similar recipe that was delish, but without the croissant on the bottom. Don’t tell her I said this, but the croissant makes this even better!!!