Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It’s also important that it doesn’t take up a lot of your time as a busy mom. This Crockpot Breakfast Casserole is easy to make AND the whole family will love it. The ingredients include sausage, cheese, hash browns, veggies, and tasty seasonings.
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What is a breakfast casserole?
If you’re looking for a breakfast casserole to enjoy with the family, you may be wondering what it is. A breakfast casserole is a mixture of meat, veggies, eggs, and seasonings. When mixed together, you get a tasty one-dish meal that anyone will want to enjoy!
Ingredients in Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
In a hurry to find a breakfast casserole that will fill up the whole family? This recipe is for you. PLUS, this recipe will cook in the crock pot, so all you have to do is prepare it.
- Bulk sausage – You’ll want to cook this up for the casserole.
- Small onion, diced – Go ahead and dice it up to place it in the slow cooker.
- Green bell pepper, seeded and diced – You can buy these frozen and diced if you’d like!
- Shredded cheddar cheese, divided – Cheese is important when you’re making a casserole.
- Frozen shredded hash brown potatoes – If you have shredded hashbrowns on hand, they will be perfect for this casserole dish.
- Eggs – It’s hard to make a breakfast casserole without eggs. If you can’t use regular eggs, feel free to use duck or quail eggs.
- Heavy cream – Another important ingredient in this slow cooked breakfast is heavy cream.
- Bacon – Bacon is always the perfect ingredient for casseroles.
Feel free to add salt and pepper as needed. You can also add other seasonings as you’d like!
How to Make Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
- Go ahead and brown the sausage.
- Also, brown the onion and bell pepper.
- Get the slow cooker ready.
- Start layering the casserole inside of the slow cooker.
- Add the eggs, heavy cream, and seasoning mixture over the top of the casserole.
- Allow the casserole to cook according to the directions location on the recipe card.
- Top the casserole with bacon and green onions!
How can I cook this casserole in the oven?
If you’d rather not cook this recipe in the crockpot, you can easily cook it in the oven. Place all of the ingredients in a prepared casserole dish, instead of the slow cooker. Cook at 350 for 30-40 minutes, until golden brown on top.
Can I freeze this Crockpot Breakfast Casserole?
Yes! Once you prepare this casserole, you can pour all of the ingredients into a freezer-friendly container. When you’d like to cook it, simply unthaw it or place the frozen ingredients into a crock pot and allow it to cook!
Other Recipes to Check Out
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It's also important that it doesn't take up a lot of your time as a busy mom. This Crockpot Breakfast Casserole is easy to make AND the whole family will love it. The ingredients include sausage, cheese, hash browns, veggies, and tasty seasonings.
- 1 pound bulk sausage
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
- 12 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Salt and black pepper as desired
- 1 cup cooked and crumbled bacon, optional
- ½ cup sliced green onion, optional
- In a large (12 inch) skillet, brown the sausage, crumbling as it cooks.
- When the sausage is almost completely browned, stir in the onion and bell pepper. Continue cooking until the sausage is cooked through and the vegetables begin to soften. Drain well.
- Prepare the liner of a slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In the bottom of the slow cooker, place half of the shredded hash browns. Top with half of the sausage mixture and then 1 cup of the cheese. Repeat the layers, topping with the remaining cheese.
- Whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, salt and black pepper until well blended. Pour over the casserole in the slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 2 to 3 hours. Check the casserole by inserting a knife in the middle. If the knife returns with liquid egg, cover and continue cooking until the eggs are completely set.
- Top the casserole with crumbled bacon and sliced green onion, if desired, before serving.