My boys go through phases with breakfast. They only want to eat one thing. These phases can last for weeks, usually months, and even a year in the case of the younger son being obsessed with Toaster Strudels. Don’t judge.
We’ve gone through the pancake phase, the waffle phase and the scrambled egg phase.
Recently, they discovered a yummy frozen breakfast product at a friend’s house. I bought them once, but I’ll be honest, they were a little pricey for my budget. So, I had to come up with an alternative that would mimic the food they loved and be a little easier on my wallet.
This recipe fit the bill perfectly. I’m not sure which I like more: the fact I can make these in bulk and freeze so all I have to do is reheat them later or the fact that Cracker Barrel bacon is on sale this week at Brookshire’s, making this economical and tasty!
Bacon, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Rolls
1 (12 oz) pkg Cracker Barrel bacon, chopped
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
5 large eggs
2 Tbsp cold water
salt and pepper, to taste
2 (8 ct) pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Cook the Bacon:
Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and cook until crispy (about 10-15 minutes), stirring occasionally to avoid burning. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the cooked bacon to a paper towel-lined plate to drain excess grease. Set aside.
Scramble the Eggs:
While the bacon is cooking, scramble the eggs. Melt the butter in a separate large skillet over medium heat. Beat the eggs in a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of cold water, and salt and pepper. Once the butter is melted, swirl the pan so the butter covers the bottom surface. Pour the eggs into the pan and let cook while scrambling with a spatula, for 5-8 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through and golden.
Assemble the Breakfast Rolls:
Preheat oven to 375°F. Working with one crescent roll package at a time and leaving the other in the fridge until ready to assemble, remove the dough from the packaging. Unroll the 8 triangles onto a clean work surface. Pile about 1 tablespoon each of the cooked bacon, scrambled eggs and shredded cheese into the middle of each triangle. Gently roll the triangle up from the wide end to the skinny end, using your thumbs to keep the filling from spilling out. Enclose the sides and pinch shut as you roll.
Place the filled crescent rolls onto the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden. While the first batch is baking, prepare the second batch with the second package of crescent rolls. Remove from the oven and let set for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a serving platter. Bake the remaining 8 rolls. Serve warm.
Refrigerate Leftovers: Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container in the fridge for 1-2 days. Reheat in the microwave or 350°F oven until heated through.
Freeze Leftovers: Once completely cooled, freeze in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet in the freezer for 20 minutes. Transfer to a freezer bag. To reheat, thaw overnight and bake at 350°F until heated through.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 342, Calories from Fat: 239, Fat: 27 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (11 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 165 mg, Sodium: 1057 mg, Potassium: 264 mg, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 21 g.
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