This Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole is a southern classic. This casserole is easy to make the night before, just pop it in the oven before brunch, it is delicious!

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  • Course Brunch, Brunch Casserole
  • Cuisine Southern
  • Keyword Baked, Delicious, Fast
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
10 15 minutes 45 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
10 15 minutes 45 minutes
Passive Time Total Time
1 hour
You can easily substitute Jimmy Dean bulk sausage for the Italian sausage
Degree of Difficulty
  • 1 lb mild Italian pork sausage
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 6 green onions (scallions) sliced
  • 1 13 oz package mini croissants
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated Gruyere cheese
Day Before or 2 Hours Before Serving
  1. Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  2. Heat medium skillet over medium high heat, remove sausage from casings and crumble into pan. Cook until sausage turns brown and forms a bit of a crust.
  3. Remove from heat and add parmesan cheese,
  4. Spray the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking dish and pour in crumbled sausage/cheese mixture, spread mixture over bottom of dish
  5. Slice mini croissants in half lengthwise and layer over pork/cheese mixture.
  6. Whisk together milk, cream and eggs and pour over the mixture, season with salt.
  7. Cover and chill up to 8 hours, but at least 2 hours.
Day of Serving
  1. Pre heat oven to 350°
  2. Allow casserole to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
  3. Grate Gruyere cheese and spread over the top of the casserole, sprinkle with sliced green onions
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden.
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes and then serve with a garden salad.

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