*The casserole uses a package of mini croissants. I found them in the bakery section at my grocery store. Ask for them if you can't find them. I've also seen croissants at Costco. You could always freeze any extra croissants for later.*
adapted from Southern Living
serves 8 to 10
- 1 lb hot sausage (I used Tennessee Pride)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 (10 to 13-oz) package mini croissants, chopped
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 5 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
Cook sausage in skillet over medium-high heat until done. Remove from skillet and drain fat.
Toss together cooked sausage, Parmesan cheese, onion powder and chopped croissants. Pour into a lightly greased 9x13-inch pan.
Whisk together milk, heavy cream and eggs. Pour over sausage mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover casserole and top with shredded Gruyere cheese. Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.