You can cook your Smithfield sausage, scramble your eggs, even assemble your crescent rolls ahead of time. Can you make this dish ahead of time? Just bake in the morning! Regular, hot, or sage sausage is perfect for this dish. Make sure to use ground sausage or breakfast patties, not the links. You can even freeze them after cooking and microwave for … If you like it hot, this breakfast bake is great with a little hot sauce on it. Sausage Crescent Rolls also gives you the flexibility to make them the night before. You can use crescent sheets instead of crescent rolls if you prefer. Yes, you can!