I had a variation of this at a work potluck a couple of weeks back. By the way, how awesome are potlucks? They’re like a conglomeration of everyone’s favorite foods. Perfection in buffets. Love. It.
Anyway, someone brought this casserole, and of course, I had to change it. Don’t I always?
My parents came down last Saturday for the day. We met for breakfast and then went to one of the town festivals nearby. I love how all the small towns around us have festivals. The fireman and I said that next year we will try to look them all up early and write them in on the calendar. Cause you look them up and some of them are already done! I hate missing a fun time. This one was a pumpkin festival, and always late summer. They have pumpkin pie, bars, ice cream, and even chili and tacos. Sounds like a good time to me.
So, we made up a pound of bacon and maple sausages, then I made this sausage casserole and a cinnamon coffee cake (which I’ll show you guys later this week). My mom brought a Paula Deen’s Pumpkin bundt cake. It was delish, too.
You start with 2 pounds of Jimmy Dean sausage, browned up, then stir in 1 1/2 packages of lowfat cream cheese. It helps if the sausage is still a little warm to soften the cream cheese.
Then, take a package of crescent rolls. If you can find the new garlic butter ones, they are soooo amazing with this. Otherwise, just use original or butter flavor. You could add 1/2 tsp of garlic to the cream cheese if you can’t find the garlic butter crescent rolls. Press it down in a greased 9×13 pan.
Then, just spread your cream cheese-sausage mixture on top of it.
Then, top it with 2 cups of cheddar cheese and bake it!
Check out this oven!
I know, my kitchen stinks. But that’s ok. It’s the only room that we haven’t remodelled. Cause it’s the most expensive and the most important.
We’ll get to that next year.
Sausage Casserole:2 lbs sausage ( I used Jimmy Deans) 1 1/2 pkg of cream cheese (12 oz) 1 pkg crescent rolls ( I used garlic butter flavored) 2 cups (8 oz) sharp cheddar cheese opt. 1/2 tsp garlic powder if you’re using regular crescent rolls Brown sausage, drain grease. Add cream cheese until mixed well. Spread one can of crescent rolls out in a greased 9×13 pan. Spread sausage mixture over the crescent rolls and top with the cheese. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until the cheese turns golden. Enjoy!