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Delicious and easy, this homemade breakfast crescent ring is flavorful and loaded with cheese, sausage, eggs, and peppers for a beautiful and yummy brunch favorite.
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  1. Breakfast Crescent Ring Ingredients
  2. How To Make This Breakfast Crescent Ring Recipe
  3. How To Serve
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This hearty, cheesy homemade breakfast crescent ring is loaded with sausage, scrambled eggs, melted cheese, and peppers all baked into flaky crescent rolls. It’s the perfect breakfast for a special morning! 

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Breakfast Crescent Ring Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 9 eggs, divided
  • ½ teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper 
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper (about half of a large pepper)
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper (about half of a large pepper)
  • 2 cans of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 1½ cups shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

GROUND ITALIAN SAUSAGE: I used a mild variety for our ring, but you could use hot sausage for an extra kick of heat.

POTATOES: Add fresh, cubed potatoes or thawed frozen shredded or cubed hash browns.

MEAT LOVERS: Try adding crispy chopped bacon or slices of ham to make this extra hearty.

VEGGIES: You could add other fresh veggies like mushrooms or spinach to your ring.

CHEESE: Use your favorite flavor of cheese like extra sharp cheddar cheese or Mexican for even more taste.

MEXICAN: You could use hot sausage plus Mexican-blend cheese and serve with salsa, sour cream, and sliced avocados for a Tex-Mex twist.

How To Make This Breakfast Crescent Ring Recipe

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Keep the crescent rolls in the refrigerator while cooking the eggs and sausage until you are ready to make the ring. It keeps the dough firmer and easier to work with.

STEP ONE: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray and place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking pan. 

PRO TIP:

Spraying the baking pan before applying the parchment paper helps the paper to not move.

STEP TWO: Take one egg and separate the yolk into a small bowl and the egg white into a large mixing bowl.

egg yolk in a cup

STEP THREE: Add ½ teaspoon water to the egg yolk and mix. Set aside to be used to brush on the breakfast ring later.

water added to the egg yolk and mix in a cup

STEP FOUR: In the bowl with the one egg white, add the remaining eight eggs. Add milk, salt, and pepper. Mix with a fork until smooth.

milk, salt, pepper mixed in a bowl with a fork

STEP FIVE: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage along with the chopped peppers until the meat is no longer pink, about 5-8 minutes. As you cook the sausage, break it up into small pieces. You can use a potato masher for this! Remove from the skillet into a bowl and set aside.

sausage and diced pepper mixed together in a skillet

STEP SIX: In the same skillet as you prepared the sausage, lower the heat to medium and cook the eggs, stirring them and pushing them from the sides to the center until they are set but still moist. Break into bite-size pieces.

eggs being cooked in a skillet

STEP SEVEN: Turn off the heat to the skillet and then add the sausage mixture to the eggs and stir just until combined. Set aside.

sausage mixture added to the egg in a skillet

STEP EIGHT: On the prepared baking sheet, arrange the crescent roll dough triangles into a ring with the short end forming a 6-inch circle in the center. The dough will overlap. Gently press down on the dough closest to the inner circle to gently bind the edges together.

PRO TIP:

A 6-inch glass bowl placed in the center of the crescent triangles helps give you a visual idea of how wide to make the circle inside of the dough ring while you are assembling it.

crescent dough arranged in triangles in a sheet pan

STEP NINE: Next, take ½ cup of shredded cheese and sprinkle the cheese onto the dough around the circle.

cheese sprinkled onto the dough in a sheet pan

STEP TEN: Now spoon the egg/sausage/pepper mixture on top of the cheese in a circle. 

PRO TIP:

Use your hand as a block for the inner circle as you spoon the meat and egg mixture onto the crescent rolls to keep the mixture from falling into the center.

egg, sausage, pepper mixture spooned on top of the cheese in a sheet pan

STEP ELEVEN: Take the remaining one cup of cheese and sprinkle it on top of the eggs, sausage, and peppers. 

cheese sprinkled on top of the crescent in a sheet pan

STEP TWELVE: Now bring each of the pointed ends of the crescent dough triangles up toward the center hole and gently tuck under the inner edge of the ring. Do this all the way around the ring.

triangle point tucked under the inner edge in a sheet pan

STEP THIRTEEN: Brush the egg wash over the top of the crescent ring.

egg wash brushed over the crescent ring in a sheet pan

STEP FOURTEEN: Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and the crescent rolls are baked. Cool 5 minutes before slicing.

PRO TIP:

Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your crescent ring at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Breakfast Crescent Ring baked in a sheet pan

How To Serve

Serve this crescent roll breakfast ring for a special breakfast or brunch. Add fresh fruit and a few sweet treats to your table such as our cherry danish and a homemade pumpkin spice latte and you have a delicious meal to greet the day!

For a few more breakfast recipes, check out our sausage breakfast casserole and sheet pan eggs.

Storage

FRIDGE: Wrap leftovers and store in the fridge for up to two days. You can easily reheat this in the oven at 350°F until warmed through or microwave single servings for a fast and easy breakfast.

FREEZER: My favorite way to freeze this delicious recipe is to completely prepare and bake it, then slice it after it cools. Wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and place them inside a freezer-safe bag or container. It’s easy to reheat and serve later! You can leave it in the freezer for up to two months.

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Loaded with flavor, this easy crescent breakfast ring is a delicious and hearty way to start the day. Sausage, peppers, cheese, and eggs are cooked and then wrapped in flaky crescent rolls before being baked. The result is a cheesy, golden brown ring that is delicious with fresh fruit, homemade gravy, or other favorite brunch recipes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I add other ingredients to the crescent ring?

Anything goes for this breakfast treat. Bacon, vegetables, and hash browns are all great options to include in this recipe.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You certainly can! Everything can be assembled a day ahead of time and kept in the fridge until you are ready to bake it.

Can I freeze this ring and bake it later?

I’m not sure I would recommend freezing it before baking as some of the ingredients may not thaw well. It is best to make this either the day before or the day you wish to enjoy it.

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Breakfast Crescent Ring

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Delicious and easy, this homemade breakfast crescent ring is flavorful and loaded with cheese, sausage, eggs, and peppers for a beautiful and yummy brunch favorite.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • 9 eggs, divided
  • ½ teaspoon water
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • ½ cup diced red bell pepper, about half of a large pepper
  • ½ cup diced green bell pepper, about half of a large pepper
  • 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
  • cups shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray the baking pan with nonstick spray and place a sheet of parchment paper on the baking pan.
  • Take one egg and separate the yolk into a small bowl and the egg white into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add ½ teaspoon of water to the egg yolk and mix. Set aside to be used to brush on the breakfast ring later.
  • In the bowl with the one egg white, add the remaining eight eggs. Add milk, salt, and pepper. Mix with a fork until smooth.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage along with the diced peppers until the meat is no longer pink, about 5 to 8 minutes. As you cook the sausage, break it up into small pieces. You can use a potato masher for this! Remove from the skillet into a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet as you prepared the sausage, lower the heat to medium and cook the eggs, stirring them and pushing from the sides to the center until they are set but still moist. Break into bite-size pieces.
  • Turn off the heat to the skillet and then add the sausage mixture to the eggs and stir just until combined. Set aside.
  • On the prepared baking sheet, arrange the crescent roll dough triangles into a ring with the short end forming a 6-inch circle in the center. The dough will overlap. Gently press down on the dough closest to the inner circle to gently bind the edges together.
  • Next, take ½ cup of shredded cheese and sprinkle the cheese onto the dough around the circle.
  • Now spoon the egg/sausage/pepper mixture on top of the cheese in a circle.
  • Take the remaining one cup of cheese and sprinkle on top.
  • Now bring each triangle point of the crescent roll up toward the center hole and gently tuck under the inner edge of the ring. Do this all the way around the ring.
  • Brush the egg wash over the top of the crescent ring.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and crescent rolls are baked.
  • Cool 5 minutes before slicing.

Notes

  • Keep the crescent rolls in the refrigerator while cooking the eggs and sausage until you are ready to make the ring. It keeps the dough firmer and easier to work with.
  • Spraying the baking pan before applying the parchment paper helps the paper to not move.
  • A 6-inch glass bowl placed in the center of the crescent triangles helps give you a visual idea of how wide to make the circle inside of the dough ring while you are assembling it.
  • Use your hand as a block for the inner circle as you spoon the meat/egg mixture onto the crescent rolls to keep the mixture from falling into the center.
  • Oven temperatures vary and may need to be recalibrated periodically to ensure they are accurate. Make sure to check your crescent ring at the lower end of the recommended baking time.

Nutrition

Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 167mg | Sodium: 509mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 560IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 141mg | Iron: 1mg
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