Italian Crescent Casserole


  • 1 lb ground Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers (red and green)
  • 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 can (8 oz) crescent roll dough
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh basil, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Cook Sausage Mixture:
  • In a skillet, cook the ground Italian sausage over medium heat. Add diced onion and bell peppers. Cook until the sausage is browned and the vegetables are softened.
  1. Add Tomatoes and Sauce:
  • Stir in the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Simmer for a few minutes to let the flavors meld.
  1. Prepare Crescent Dough:
  • Roll out the crescent roll dough and press it into the bottom of a greased baking dish to form the crust.
  1. Layer and Bake:
  • Spread the sausage mixture over the crescent dough. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella and grated Parmesan cheese on top.
  1. Bake in the Oven:
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until the crescent crust is golden brown, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  1. Garnish and Serve:
  • Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped fresh basil if desired.
  1. Slice and Enjoy:
  • Slice the Italian Crescent Casserole into squares and serve. This flavorful casserole is a satisfying and easy-to-make dish that captures the essence of Italian flavors.

Feel free to customize with your favorite Italian herbs or additional vegetables for added flavor and variety.

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