Cheesy Sausage-and-Croissant Casserole

This casserole is rich, delicious. 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. Toss together sausage, Parmesan, and next 3 ingredients; arrange in a 13- x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.

2. Whisk together milk and next 2 ingredients; pour over sausage mixture. Cover and chill 8 hours.

3. Preheat oven to 350°. Uncover casserole, and sprinkle with Gruyère. Bake 45 minutes or until golden. Let stand 10 minutes.




Amy said...

I actually love casseroles. I did wonder how the croissants were going to play a part in this casserole. It sounds delicious. Thank you for sharing at Over the Moon,

Joanne said...

I rarely think to cook with sausage but I do love a good casserole and this looks amazing. Pinned.

Carlee said...

What a flavorful and hearty looking casserole. It looks so good!

passion fruit, paws and peonies said...

Ooooo you got me at gruyere... always appreciate a warming cheesy dinner! xx

Anonymous said...

Definitely have to try this!!

Karren Haller said...

Hi Linda, thank you for joining us last week to share your recipe on #OMHGWW. I love using gruyere cheese, except it is so expensive at $8.00 for about 1/4 pound, glad to know you can use swiss, but I do like the flavor that gruyere gives.

I have just pinned and you are being featured this week at our party!! Hope you will join us again this week. Have a great week!

Miz Helen said...

Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and have a wonderful week!
Miz Helen