Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole
This casserole is rich, delicious, and worthy of Christmas breakfast. Gruyère cheese browns beautifully and adds a nutty flavor to the dish. You can sub Swiss cheese if you prefer.


  • 1 pound hot ground pork sausage (such as Jimmy Dean)
  • 1 1/4 cups (5 oz.) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon table salt
  • 6 green onions, sliced
  • 1 (13.22-oz.) package mini croissants (about 24), torn
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Gruyère cheese


  1. Cook sausage 8 minutes in a skillet over medium-high heat, stirring to crumble.
  2. Toss together sausage, Parmesan, and next 3 ingredients; arrange in a 13- x 9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  3. Whisk together milk and next 2 ingredients; pour over sausage mixture.
  4. Cover and chill 8 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°.
  6. Uncover casserole, and sprinkle with Gruyère.
  7. Bake 45 minutes or until golden.
  8. Let stand 10 minutes.

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