Recipe Box, Cinnamon Roll & Sausage Breakfast Pudding

A different twist on traditional breakfast casserole, this one uses cinnamon rolls~

cinnamon roll bread pudding

My kitchen can be a busy place…


There’s usually several things going on


HH was peeling shrimp for our favorite Coconut Fried Shrimp while HHjr was setting up the fryer outside


I was prepping a breakfast casserole for the next morning


and baking cinnamon rolls


CC was getting a little exercise


Now this is not exactly a gourmet recipe, but it can be put together in the midst of chaos


Quarter the iced cinnamon rolls


Put half of them in a greased baking dish and top with cooked crumbled sausage


Top with remaining cinnamon roll quarters


Beat the eggs and milk and pour over cinnamon rolls and sausage in the pan


Push roll pieces down to submerge, cover and refrigerate overnight


Before baking, pour half and half over the top, to give it extra moisture

breakfast pudding

Bake at 350 until eggs are set and casserole is golden, about 40 minutes


Let people serve themselves whenever they’re ready~


It holds well so you can do some chores first


The boys were busy washing the boat and watching the dog on the paddle board go by


But CC dug right in!

Cinnamon Roll and Sausage Breakfast Pudding

This is like a french toast casserole but it is made with cinnamon rolls instead of bread
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 1 can Pillsbury cinnamon rolls [I used reduced fat]
  • 8 oz. maple breakfast sausage
  • 5-6 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • salt


  • Bake cinnamon rolls according to directions. Ice rolls and let cool.
  • Cut rolls into quarters.
  • Brown sausage in skillet and drain.
  • Place 1/2 of cinnamon roll pieces into a greased baking dish. Top with sausage. Top with remaining rolls.
  • Combine eggs with milk and season with salt. Pour over rolls. Push roll pieces down to submerge. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Before baking pour cream over top of casserole. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until eggs are set and dish is golden.


substitute bacon or ham for sausage add pecans use purchased cinnamon rolls from your bakery or deli
Keyword bread pudding, breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, french toast, maple sausage

You’ll be surprised, the sweetness is very subtle.  You can always use bakery or deli cinnamon rolls to make this even easier and faster!


I will be sharing with:

Love Bakes Good Cakes

Will Cook for Smiles

Crafts a la Mode

The Gunny Sack

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

11 Responses to “Recipe Box, Cinnamon Roll & Sausage Breakfast Pudding”
  1. Reminds me of weekends at our lake place.:-) Looks delicious and sounds like something our family would like.

    CC is a sweet helper.

  2. Liz Mackie says:

    Nice recipes. Thank you and have a great day!

  3. fairhopesupplyco says:

    This looks absolutely scrumptious! It will be on my menu the next time I have a house full of teenage boys spending the night. They are always so hungry in the morning!

  4. Emily says:

    Look familiar when all of my family is here. I love this recipe and it would be a hit with this group, I must try this.
    Hope you are enjoying the beach this weekend…………….

  5. When I saw you were using prepackaged ingredients, I knew this was something I could probably do! I wonder if monkey bread (the frozen kind from Wal-Mart) could be used instead of the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls? It would be one less step for me which makes it one step more likely I would make it!

  6. This is something that would be a hit at my house, definitely. I am adding the ingredients to the shopping list!

  7. Christine says:

    Jenna, you are killing me with this….insert drool marks on my keyboard…pinned! Christine from Little Brags

  8. Mary says:

    Jenna, I love the combo of sweet & salty and my hubby loves anything with sausage so I know this would be a hit! We watch the paddle boarders go by here in our cove, but a dog on board would make me do a double take 🙂

  9. Kim says:

    These sound easy and delicious, Jenna. It looks like y’all had a great time – and wonderful food!

  10. Miz Helen says:

    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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