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Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

  • Cooking Time:

    7 hours
  • Servings:

    4-6

Ingredients

Meat: 1 lb ham, bacon OR sausage; cooked, degreased and crumbled/diced
1 small onion, diced
1 small bell pepper, diced
16 oz. hash browns, frozen
3/4 cup cheese, shredded (co-jack or cheddar are Crock Pot Girl's favorites)
6 eggs
1/2 cup 2% milk
scallions (Optional)
Salt & Pepper to taste

This recipe for Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole is one of my favorites! The fresh veggies along with hash browns, eggs, cheese and your choice of meat really make it flavorful. For best results, use a Crock-Pot® Casserole Crock or an oval slow cooker. (This may reduce crocking time by 1 hour.)

  1. Grease a large slow cooker or use a slow cooker liner.
  2. Layer ingredients starting with frozen hash browns followed by meat, onions, peppers, and cheese.
  3. Repeat layer twice and top with scallions.
  4. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper together.
  5. Pour over the layered ingredients in the slow cooker (ensure everything gets moistened well)
  6. Cover. Cook on Low for 6-7 hours.

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Alena
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Alena

Can this recipe be doubled for a crock-pot? And if it is, how does that effect the cook time?

Kym Dorko
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Kym Dorko

how many does this recipe serve?

Sharlene
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Sharlene

I have two questions. First – what type of hash browns does this recipe call for (shredded or cubed)? Second – can this recipe be made without the onion and bell pepper?

Melissa
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Melissa

I did not use the onion so I will let you know as soon as I try it. I got in the crock pot now.

Vicki
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Vicki

I think I will try this using the Frozen O’Brien Hash Brown Potatoes that already have the onions and peppers included. Seems like it would save a step with the same desired result. You could also buy the bag of just plain hashbrowns (without the onions and peppers). My preference would be the cubes vs. the shredded kind.

Darcie
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Darcie

I am wondering if you can substiture frozen potatoes O’Brian for the hash browns. This would eliminate the need to add onion and red pepper.

Nicole
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Nicole

could I use the dehydrated hashbrowns instead of frozen?? I would like to try this recipe!

Marci
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Marci

This sounds delicious! However, I have different sizes of crock pots. Do you use a specific size for all of your recipes? I’d hate to start layering and realize I need a different size…

Lindsay
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Lindsay

Hi! I am cooking this overnight for a brunch tomorrow. Do you know if it’s ok if it sits for a few hours after it’s been cooked??

Ashley
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Ashley

Thanks so much for the great recipe! I cannot wait to try it. Quick question, is there a way to use dehydrated hash browns instead of frozen ones? Thanks again!

Nicole
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Nicole

I have a 6 qt crock pot….is that too big for this recipe?? :o)

Karen
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Karen

Can you make this the night before and place in fridge and then place in the crock pot?

yvonne
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yvonne

WOW! Sounded great and I was interested until I saw the calories, sodium and calories from fat. Is there a way to make it less dangerous?

Tina
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Tina

Hi! In my Sunday School class today one of our members, Crystal Baker brought this in for our breakfast…. very good! As a matter of fact, I asked for the recipe and she sent it to me. I am going to be sure to put it in my rotation of breakfast dishes to make and take. I like the different texture and the taste!

Katie
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Katie

Can I add 12 eggs and leave the recipe of everything else the same and it still come out ok??

Lexi
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I tried this and it was a disaster. I cooked it on low for 8 hours and my whole house smelled like burnt eggs and cheese. It was burnt and stuck to the sides. Idk what I did wrong except I did about half the called for ingredients cause its just me and a child in my home. Maybe next time but honestly I am kinda scared to try again. The smell actually made me ill feeling.

Julie
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Julie

If I use bacon as my meat, should I cook it ahead of time or put it in raw? I’m hoping it can be cooked ahead so I can get rid of the grease!

Thanks!

Amber
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Amber

The ingredient list for the meat says to cook it first

Amber
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Amber

Cook it first

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Papa
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Papa

Cook for seven hours? Everyone would be starved by then. What a crock!

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Sounds delicious! Can I use anything else instead of frozen hash browns? Also, does it have to be 2% milk? Can I use full fat non homogenized milk? Or are there any other good alternatives to milk? And last question, I don’t have to use the onion and bell pepper right? I can use my preferred choice of vegetables?

weezy1c
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weezy1c

Instead of hash browns,can I use regular potatoes,diced, and par boil them,before I put them in the crock pot(as for some reason my crock doesn’t cook potatoes all the way done)? Then put the rest of ingredients in,and cook as directed?

monica
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monica

Hi..I’m planning on making this for my hubby (he has to leave for work by 4:30am) & I was wondering if I could use fresh hashbrowns? If yes does it affect the time? Thx!

Francesca
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Francesca

Can I cook this on high for a shorter amount of time?

Tricia
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Tricia

This sounds great! We would probably have some leftovers, do they heat up okay? My thought is that I would let it cool off, put it in the fridge, and either microwave it or use it as a filling for breakfast burrito’s the next day.

Jeff
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Jeff

Sounds good! Any way the recipes can have the recommended crockpot size included in them? Thanks.

Sheryl
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Sheryl

To make this vegetarian, could you replace the meat with dried beans? Would they soften enough overnight? New to crocking! 🙂

Dan
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Dan

Made this for the first time last night for an easy post-Thanksgiving breakfast. Came out pretty good. Used 10 eggs and eye-balled the amounts of the other ingredients and fed 7 adults (with seconds) and 2 children. Only “mistake” was using too many items with a lot of water in them. Had to use paper towels to absorb a lot of liquid. Still turned out tasty.

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