Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole Recipe
Overnight Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole – buttery croissants, sausage, eggs, heavy cream and gruyere cheese – make and refrigerate overnight. SO delicious!! Great casserole recipe for Christmas morning!
I can’t get enough of this delicious Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole. It has all of our favorite things in it – buttery croissants, sausage and cheese. Lots of amazing Gruyere cheese! The Gruyere tasted amazing and melted beautifully on top of the casserole. If you don’t want the expense of Gruyere cheese, you can definitely substitute swiss. Heck, use whatever cheese if your favorite! Gouda, cheddar, Monterey jack. They will all taste great! The best part about this casserole is that it can be made ahead of time and refrigerated overnight. Perfect for Christmas morning!!
*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.*
Yield: serves 8 to 10
Cheesy Sausage and Croissant Casserole
prep time: 8 hourcook time: 45 MINStotal time: 8 hours and 45 mins
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 9×13-inch pan.
Whisk together milk, heavy cream and eggs. Pour over sausage mixture. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Uncover casserole and top with shredded Gruyere cheese. Bake 45 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.