It's officially the most wonderful time of the year! It's time to start playing Christmas songs on an endless loop while you hang all your favorite decorations and guzzle gallons of hot cocoa. It's also time to start planning out your menu for Christmas if you are hosting this year. Eek!
If you are going to be doing a lot of cooking Christmas Day like I am, then you'll want a quick and easy (but filling!) breakfast to prepare you for the day. I like something with protein, but unfortunately my husband can't eat eggs. That means unless I want to eat an entire breakfast casserole myself, we can't have one!
Luckily, we both love breakfast sausage. I decided to use that as the protein base for my Christmas breakfast this year. Add some carbs, some starch and some cheese, and you have a fantastic and EASY Christmas morning treat. This would also be a great breakfast to make for a large groups!
Sausage Crescents with Hash Browns and Cheese
Serves: 8 Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 12 Minutes
8 Frozen Brown'n Serve Sausages
1 Package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (includes 8 rolls)
1 Cup Frozen Hash Browns
3 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
1 Package Cheddar Jack Cheese
Preheat oven to 375
Heat 3 tablespoons of oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add potatoes in an even layer and cook for 6 minutes.
Turn potatoes over and reduce heat to medium. Continue to cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes.
While potatoes cook, spread Crescent Rolls out on baking sheet. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of cheese at the wide end of each crescent.
When hash browns are done, add 1/2 tbs to each crescent over the cheese layer.
Lay frozen sausage over cheese/hash layer, then sprinkle each with another teaspoon of cheese.
Carefully roll crescent, wide end to narrow end. Tuck in the dough that sticks out on the sides so sausage is fully enclosed.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.
I like to serve these little guys with a simple fruit salad and a nice cup of coffee. These crescents would be great dipped in ketchup, or even maple syrup! The buttery crescent, the gooey cheese and the crunchy hash browns really make for an awesome breakfast experience. I just finished baking a batch of these... time to go eat!