Cooking Time:7-8 hours
Ingredients32 oz. frozen hash browns
1 lb. cooked lean ham, cubed
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced (optional)
1 1/2 c. shredded cheese
1 c. skim milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
Slow Cooker Ham and Egg Casserole is an easy meal to prep and put in the crock at night. Then let it cook away while you sleep and wake up to a fresh cooked breakfast in the morning!
- Coat a slow cooker well with non-stick baking spray or cooking oil.
- Make 2-3 layers with each of the ingredients (potatoes, ham, veggies and cheese) in the crock in the following order: hash brown potatoes, ham, onions, peppers (if using) and lastly, the cheese. (Note: I have made just one layer when I didn’t need so many servings! This will reduce cooking time though.)
- Beat the eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour over the layers in the crock pot.
- Cover. Cook on Low for 7-8 hours or overnight.
- Serve warm, topped with scallions or your choice of garnish.
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This turned out really nicely. I made it for a bunch of co-workers. I used cubed hash browns and no onions, put it on overnight. Turned out really nice 🙂
I used frozen diced peppers and onions. It made for quick prep! I also took this for a work breakfast popluck. It made a full crockpot and was delicious. Would probably be good with sausage too!
Can I leave out the potatoes? If so will it change the cooking time?
Irma, it most likely will change the cooking time slightly. You would need to check it 1 – 2 hours prior to the full crocking time to know for sure. I’ve not made it without the potatoes, so I am only estimating. Hope this helps, and please let everyone know if you make it without the potatoes, and if there was a change in time. Thank you Irma! 🙂
Has anyone tried making this with fresh grated potatoes as I can’t get frozen hash browns in the UK?
Ravyn I have researched this for you, as I always use the frozen ones since they are ready available here. You definitely can use your fresh grated potatoes, by baking them, shredding them, and then you can freeze them to have them available for your next recipe… hope this helps some! 🙁 Happy Crocking!
Does it have to be skim milk? Can u use 2% or maybe 1%?
Yes you can use 2% milk, it just changes the nutrition facts slightly. Happy Crocking!
Made this with bacon & sausage it turned out really delicious. Makes for a great fast breakfast for the holidays with relatives in, also great for Christmas morning.
Could this possibly be made without the potatoes? I cannot eat them! thanks!
Hi Lee, you should make this recipe your own. Please eliminate the potatoes, and enjoy! Happy Crocking!
Hi, i am new to Crockpot cooking and my englisch is Not Very Good, so maybe i overread what size of Crockpot this recipe is for. I have a big 6,5 l One. Does the recipy work with it? Thsnk you
Sarah a rule of thumb for a slow cooker to crock properly is for it to be 1/2 – 2/3 full. It may be slightly big for this particular recipe. Hope this helps and Happy Crocking!
Has anyone made it without the cheese? How’d it turn out? Should I change the cooking time?
I have not Amanda, as we are cheese lovers at my house.. Hopefully someone will answer your post. Thanks for the question.
How many people would this serve?
Hi Cee… All of the serving sizes are in the upper right hand corner of the page, but this recipe serves 12! 🙂
If I was to half the recipe, how long will it take to cook on low setting. only need to use half of what the recipe calls for
Lisa you would cook the same time.. The rule of thumb is the slow cooker needs to be 1/2 to 2/3 full to crock properly. Enjoy! Happy Crocking!
Hi Jenn, I made this yesterday.. Replaced the ham with chicken sausage though cause we don’t eat ham. Brought it to the office and everyone loved it! Even my kids and my mum in law (who is so hard to please when it comes to food) loved it! Thanks for sharing this. Definitely making this again.
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Can this recipe be doubled? And then do you crock it for the same amount of time? We have a boatload of people for Christmas and this would be AWESOME to have one morning… Thanks!
Hi Carol if your slow cooker is large enough, you can. A slow cooker should be 1/2 to 2/3 full to crock properly. Also depends on your slow cooker, some cook hotter than others? Hope this helps! 🙂 Happy Crocking!
For the people that are wondering about omitting the potatoes, I am going to give this one a whirl using shredded turnips in place of the potatoes. I’ll let you know how it turns out!
I wonder if you could substitute shredded zucchini for the hashbrowns if you want to keep it low-carb.
I bet you could, Analee! I have not made it this way though. If you do, please post and let everyone know how it turned out. Thanks & Happy Crocking!
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Any recommendations for what type of shredded cheese to use in this recipe???
Hi Liz, I use shredded cheddar on mine most of the time, but you should use what your family enjoys! Happy Crocking! 🙂
This is probably a stupid question, but if you add bacon or sausage would you need to cook it first before you put it in the crockpot? I’m not an experienced cook, that’s why I love using the crockpot so much! Any idea how much bacon or sausage I might put in. I realize it is not in your original recipe.
Hi Dawn, Happy to help you! You can use either bacon or sausage, and as the ham is 1 pound, I would also use 1 pound of bacon or sausage. I like to brown most of my meat first, as I feel it adds flavor. Make this recipe your own, and make it the way you and your family will enjoy it. Happy Crocking! 🙂
I forgot the Pam spray..has this happened to anyone and anyone have any suggestions I
Just finished layering it
Marcella, grease it up with some olive or vegetable oil. If you lack either or, rub it down with butter being sure to get a thick coat. It will also change up the nutritional value some.
Uh oh. I initially misread your post. I hope it turned out ok without the lube on the crock. My guess is, it likely stuck quite a bit and was hard to remove. I’m sure it was still delicious though, even if not so pretty. ^_~.
If I want to have this cook a little faster, how long would I cook it on high instead of low? I only have about 5 hours.
Suzie if you crock it on high I would say 3 1/2 to 4 hours on High, but I would check it in 3 hours, as every slow cooker crocks differently.
One of my daughters is a nurse and has to work a 12 hour shift tonight (Christmas Eve). She works until 7 a.m. so our dinner is now a breakfast. Can I use fresh potatoes instead of frozen?? I’m kind of in a bind. HELP!!!
Tracy will you be shredding the potatoes? If you do it will alter the crocking time q little. The texture also is affected ! I would watch this recipe the first time to make sure. Enjoy
Made this for our Christmas breakfast and it was a huge hit! Instead of cooking overnight (ran out of time to get stuff prepared) I cooked on high for 4 hours. I use the cooking bags for crockpots so the clean up is easier. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Christmas morning fail! Cooked this for 7 hours on low, it was way over cooked. Not to mention the texture with the frozen shredded potatoes was just gross. Don’t waste your time or money on this one. Thank Goodness we had Cookies and junk food to fall back on!
Sorry for your disappointment Karen, others had great success, I wonder if your slow cooker is crocking too hot?
Can you use a crockpot liner with this recipe?
Absolutely Kelly! I use them all the time! 🙂
How long and what temp do you think to cook in the oven in a 9×13 glass dish? I need it for brunch and won’t be up at 3am to put all of the stuff in the crockpot.
I am not sure Kaity, since I always use the slow cooker on this recipe. I prep it the night before, and set my alarm to put it in about 6 hours before I am going to get up. 🙂 Place in the slow cooker, and go back to sleep.
I just prepared this and can’t wait till morning. I had a little difficulty getting the ingredients to stick to the wall of the pot. I used a little egg. It seemed to help. Any suggestions on how to make each layer stick better? Thank-You !
Hi Hal, I have not had this problem, so I am not sure how to answer your question. 🙁
How do you get it out of crock pot?
Judy, I just cut it like a pie, and slowly use a spatula and remove it from the crock. Sometimes others use the slow cooker liner, so that may be an option for you if you like the liners? Happy Crocking!
I don’t know if my crock is too small but I ended up with 3 layers, about 4 inches tall and each layer of hash browns was mushy and gross. My “garbage disposal” kid was the only one in the family who would eat it. I wonder if, instead of doing several layers, just doing one big layer might be better. Probably won’t be trying this one again.
If I double this how long do I need to cook it?