So this recipe is very close to my heart and probably one of the easiest and delicious dish I have up my sleeve. I was given this recipe by my host-family while I was representing Colbert County at Alabama Junior Miss (Distinguished Young Women). Ever since then I cannot tell you how many times I have made this casserole or given out the recipe, it’s famous among my friends! Between you and me, I think I won my husband over partially because of the casserole. Anyway, I love this casserole because you can make it your own. I am going to list the recipe I use and substitutions for a “lighter” version.
The Finished Product ↓
2 Pounds Maple Sausage or Regular (Jimmy Dean)
2 Cans Pillsbury Big & Buttery Crescents
16 ounces Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 Cups Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese (Sargento)
2 Pounds Turkey Sausage
2 Cans Pillsbury Reduced Fat Crescents
16 ounces 1/3 Less Fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
2 Cups Reduced Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Start by browning the sausage in a large skillet. After the sausage is browned, drain and transfer it back to the skillet or a large bowl. Combine the cream cheese with the sausage until it is thoroughly mixed. (Note: Take the Cream Cheese out of fridge 30 minutes before starting). Set the sausage/cream cheese mixture aside. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch dish and place the first can of Pillsbury Crescent on the bottom of the dish. Next, add the sausage/cream cheese mixture on top of the crescents. The next layer is the cheese, sprinkle the cheddar cheese over the sausage/cream cheese. (Note: I LOVE cheese, so I just cover the sausage with a lot of cheese~2 1/2 cups). Lastly, place the second can of Pillsbury Crescent on top of the cheese layer. Normally I do not use every crescent, but you can make the bread layer thicker it you want. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
****I took pictures, of each layer as I went along.Scroll down for photos ⇓
THE Casserole in the making
The First Layer
The Second Layer
The Third Layer
The Final Product
I am so happy to share this with y’all! Use the recipe for breakfast or dinner, it will be a family favorite! It’s quick and easy. If you substitute or have any suggestions, please tell me about it!
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