Cream Cheese Sausage & Egg Breakfast Braid

Cream Cheese Sausage and Egg Breakfast Braid – the ultimate breakfast braid! Only 5 ingredients – sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, and crescent rolls. So simple, yet so delicious! This is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whip up some grits and fresh fruit and you are set! #breakfast #sausage #brunch #eggs

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This Cream Cheese Sausage and Egg Breakfast Braid just might be my all-time favorite breakfast. It combines all of my favorite breakfast foods into one dish. Sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, scrambled eggs, and crescent rolls. YUM! So simple, yet so delicious! This is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whip up some grits and fresh fruit and you are set!

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How to Make Sausage & Cream Cheese Breakfast Braid

This braid is super easy to make. Start with cooking some breakfast sausage. Combine the warm cooked sausage with cream cheese and set aside. Next, scramble some eggs. Roll out a can crescent roll vertically on a baking sheet, do not separate and seal perforations. Cut 10 strips on each side of the dough.

Spread the scrambled eggs down the middle of the crescent rolls. Top with 3/4 of the sausage and cream cheese mixture. Top with shredded cheddar cheese. To braid, lift strips of dough across the filling to meet in the center. Continue alternating strips to form a braid. Bake for about 20 minutes. Remove the braid from the oven. Spread the remaining sausage and cream cheese mixture on top of the braid. Top with cheddar cheese and bake an additional 10 minutes.

  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean sausage. You can use any brand or flavor of sausage that you prefer.
  • Feel free to substitute turkey sausage for the pork sausage if you want to lighten this dish up. You can also use low-fat cream cheese.
  • I prefer to use a can of the crescent sheet dough instead of crescent rolls.
  • I like to save a little of the filling and spread it on top of the braid while it is cooking. Cook the braid first and the extra filling on top during the last 5 to 7 minutes of baking. If you put it on top before baking, the dough won’t cook all the way through.
  • If you want to skip topping the braid with extra sausage and cheese, reduce the sausage to 3/4 of a pound and the cream cheese to 3-oz.
slice of sausage and cream cheese breakfast braid

What to Serve with Sausage Egg & Cheese Breakfast Braid

This is a very hearty dish. You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. We usually serve this with some cheesy grits or roasted potatoes. This is also great with some fresh fruit. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy breakfast:

sausage egg & cheese breakfast braid on a platter

Cream Cheese Sausage & Egg Breakfast Braid

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Cream Cheese Sausage and Egg Breakfast Braid – the ultimate breakfast braid! Only 5 ingredients – sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, and crescent rolls. So simple, yet so delicious! This is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Whip up some grits and fresh fruit and you are set!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls or crescent sheet
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 4 -oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Cook sausage until no longer pink and crumbled. Drain fat. Mix together warm sausage and cream cheese. Set aside.
  • Whisk together eggs, salt, and pepper. Pour eggs into a hot skillet and scramble.
  • Roll out crescent rolls vertically on baking sheet, do not separate and seal perforations.
  • Spread scrambled eggs down the center of crescent rolls. Top the eggs with ¾ of the sausage and cream cheese mixture. Top with ½ cup cheese.
  • Cut 10 strips on each side of the dough. To braid, lift strips of dough across the filling to meet in the center. Continue alternating strips to form a braid.
  • Bake for 20 minutes – until lightly browned.
  • Remove braid from oven and top the braid with remaining sausage mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Bake the braid for an additional 10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the crescent rolls are golden brown.

Notes:

  • I used a roll of Jimmy Dean sausage. You can use any brand or flavor of sausage that you prefer.
  • Feel free to substitute turkey sausage for the pork sausage if you want to lighten this dish up. You can also use low-fat cream cheese.
  • I prefer to use a can of the crescent sheet dough instead of crescent rolls.
  • I like to save a little of the filling and spread it on top of the braid while it is cooking. Cook the braid first and the extra filling on top during the last 10 minutes of baking. If you put it on top before baking, the dough won’t cook all the way through.
  • If you want to skip topping the braid with extra sausage and cheese, reduce the sausage to 3/4 of a pound and the cream cheese to 3-oz.

Steph

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  1. Made this for my husband. Will be lucky if it lasts 2 days. It is so very delicious. He is enjoying 2nd serving at this time. Every recipe from this site has been a winner with family and friends. Thank you so much.

  2. Your recipe sounds incredible! Do you think I could substitute puff pastry for crescent rolls?

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