Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Make your crockpot slave all night. 

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Make your crockpot slave all night and wake up to this delicious Crockpot Breakfast Casserole recipe. Perfect for Christmas morning breakfast!

What can I say, I’m on a roll with my crockpot! This breakfast recipe is the BEST! You wanna know why?

 

Well, you put all the ingredients in before you go to bed, set your crockpot and wake up to a kitchen bursting with heavenly smells, and a warm, hardy meal. No fuss, just scoop onto a plate with a side of fresh fruit, and you have yourself a beautiful breakfast.

 

Here are my suggestions. When the casserole was done, I wish I had added a bit more salt and pepper. So my suggestion is to add salt and pepper to taste on each hash brown layer. Nothing crazy… just a pinch of each to season each layer. Go light, because you can always add more when you serve it.

 

Also, feel free to play around with the meats. Use bacon, sausage, ham…or heck.. ALL THREE! hehe. The vegetarian bacon I used was great and I can’t wait to try a sausage one next.

 

Hope you enjoy!

XO Corey

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients 

 

Serve 8

 

– 1 dozen eggs

– 1 cup milk

– 2 lbs of hash brown potatoes. (you can use frozen hash browns, just cook for 8-9 hours, instead of the 7-8)

– 1 lb of bacon or veggie Morning Star bacon- cooked, drained and cut into pieces. (feel free to substitute with your favorite breakfast meat..sausage, ham, etc)

– 1/2 cup onions – diced

– 3 cups cheddar cheese – shredded

– 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

– 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

– 1 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp of pepper (I am recommending an additional pinch of salt and pepper for each layer of hash browns)

  Directions: 

 

1. Beat 12 eggs until well blended.

 

2. Next, beat in milk and garlic powder, mustard, 1 tsp salt & 1/2 tsp pepper. Set aside.

 

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole - Steps

3. Layer potatoes (I suggest to season each potato layer to taste…..a small pinch of salt and pepper) and sprinkle 1/3 of the onions.

 

4. Next sprinkle 1/3 of the bacon.

 

5. Last but not least, top with 1 cup of cheese.

 

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole - Steps -

 

 

 

6. Repeat this layering 2 more times to have a total of 3 layers….ending with cheese.

 

7. Take your egg mixture and pour over layers. For refrigerated hash browns, cook for 6-7 hours on low. For frozen hash browns, cook for 7-8 hours on low or until eggs are set.

 

 

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How wonderful it was to come downstairs Saturday morning and not have to worry about cooking breakfast. Mommy loves that!
We all really loved this one and hope you do too!
XO Corey

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Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 lbs of hash brown potatoes. (you can use frozen hash browns, just cook for 8-9 hours, instead of the 7-8)
  • 1 lb of bacon or veggie Morning Star bacon- cooked, drained and cut into pieces. (feel free to substitute with your favorite breakfast meat..sausage, ham, etc)
  • ½ cup onions - diced
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese - shredded
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt & ½ tsp of pepper (I am recommending an additional pinch of salt and pepper for each layer of hash browns)
Instructions
  1. Beat 12 eggs until well blended.
  2. Next, beat in milk and garlic powder, mustard, 1 tsp salt & ½ tsp pepper. Set aside.
  3. Layer potatoes (I suggest to season each potato layer to taste.....a small pinch of salt and pepper) and sprinkle ⅓ of the onions.
  4. Next sprinkle ⅓ of the bacon.
  5. Last but not least, top with 1 cup of cheese.
  6. Repeat this layering 2 more times to have a total of 3 layers....ending with cheese.
  7. Take your egg mixture and pour over layers. For refrigerated hash browns, cook for 6-7 hours on low. For frozen hash browns, cook for 7-8 hours on low or until eggs are set.
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Comments

  1. Not sure whether it’s the cold temps or the convenience, but I’m totally loving my Crock pot right now. Thanks for a fabulous recipe, I’ll def be trying this next week! :)

    • Let me know how it turns out for you :)

      • Tammy jones says:

        I made this last night, had it on low for 8 hrs (I used frozen hash browns) the house smelled delicious but it was burnt around edges and the whole this is soo dry.

        • Sorry that it was too dry for you Tammy. Next time I would suggest cooking it for less time then. Hope that helps :)

        • I followed exact directions and it was very bland and dry. I think the combination of eggs & hashbrowns just doesn’t work in a crockpot. I am only posting this so someone does not waste money on a lot of ingredients only to have it turn out inedible. I would put this in a casserole dish in the oven for only maybe and hour or two and add spices to give it flavor.

          • Hey Jennifer. Sorry that the casserole wasn’t to your liking. As I have stated before, some crockpots run hotter, which would have dried out your casserole.

  2. This is a great idea! I just pinned it. We have lots of guests at our cabin in the summer and this would be such an easy breakfast to serve!!

  3. I LOVE this idea!!! I use all of those ingredients (except the onion, because i’m allergic and dry mustard, well because I don’t like it LOL) when I make breakfast burritos!!! SO trying this!

  4. wow this idea is awesome…I would to try it =)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Have been making this for years in a cast iron dutch oven on camping trips. never thought to try it in a crock pot

  6. Hi Chef Cory,
    Your little girl is just precious! I love the idea of putting this in the Crock Pot and getting up in the morning and it is ready to go. This is a great recipe! Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. Yum Yum Yum!!!

  8. can you make this with out the eggs? my son is allergic to eggs
    what could substitute the eggs?
    shannon

    • Shannon, a reader down below suggested cream of mushroom soup. Would that work for you?

      • BELINDA BARFIELD says:

        I MAKE THIS WITHOUT THE EGGS AND I USE THE CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP BUT ALSO ADD A LITTLE SOUR CREAM. IT IS OH MY GOODNESS SO GOOD. NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT USING MEATS WITH IT AND ALSO USING THE CROCK POT. MY RECIPE IS JUST THE POTATOES ONIONS AND CHEESE AS A SIDE DISH FOR DINNER. I AM GONNA TRY THIS FOR SURE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR RECIPE. LOOKS GREAT

  9. this looks fabulous! love a good crock pot recipe!

  10. Can I halve the recipe if so how long do I put it on for. It just seems a lot for two people.

  11. This sounds yummy! I cannot wait to try it with some bell peppers and mushrooms! I have made a similar casserole in the oven using hash browns, ham and cream of mushroom soup. The soup could work in place of the eggs I’m guessing?!

  12. Hi. I live in Denmark, and can not get frozen hash browns (and oh how I miss them) Has anybody tried this with fresh grated potatoes…and if so, what would I need to adjust the cooking time too? Longer/not as long/etc…Many thanks, Jennifer

    • Jennifer, I did do these with refrigerated ones, which would be like fresh grated. So do the 6-7 hour cooking time. The 7-8 hour cooking time is for frozen hashbrowns. Hope you love it!

    • Just a tip: if using ffresh shredded potatoes, they have a lot of water in them so press them against a colander or strainer before you use them (just like when making fresh hashbrowns) to get all the water out.

    • Just a tip: if using ffresh shredded potatoes, they have a lot of water in them so press them against a colander or strainer before you use them (just like when making fresh hashbrowns) to get all the water out.

    • Just a tip: if using ffresh shredded potatoes, they have a lot of water in them so press them against a colander or strainer before you use them (just like when making fresh hashbrowns) to get all the water out.

    • Just bake some potatoes earlier that day. Remove the peels after they cool and grate..Voila..it is like the refrigerated hash browns in the bags at the supermarket. I also do this and cube the potatoes and fry in a skillet with onions and peppers to make O’brian potatoes or home fries. :)

  13. can this be make with no cheese

  14. I have made ths recipe in my oven for years and EVRYONE loves it. Now I am anxious to try it in my crockpot. I have company coming in here in about one hour and now know what I will make them for breakfast tomorrow. I would think you could substitute mushroom soup in lieu of cheese, if you so desire. Let us know how it works out!

  15. Can you prep it ahead of time and then turn it on just before bed? Or will it get weird?

  16. Anonymous says:

    Can you use one of the big 22 qt roaster pans with this just like double or triple the recipe? I’m looking at doing a breakfast for 30 to 40 people. Would the cook time be different too? Thank you for the great recipe

  17. Anonymous says:

    I would love to make this for our church Easter breakfast……..do you think it would dry out if it was on low for 10 hours???

  18. I did make this for Easter breakfast. I have a crockpot with 3 settings, warm, low and high. I prepped it at 11:00pm, put it on low and at 2:30am the smell woke me up. :) For fear of burning it, since it was my first time, I turned it down to the warm setting until my hubby got up at 6:30am, which I had him turn it back up to low. We did go to Church at 9:00am and returned to have this at 10:30am. WONDERFUL BREAKFAST!It DID NOT dry out. I have a VERY picky eater and he devoured this. I will be trying this with spinach and tomato on half for my hubby and I. Kids don’t care for veggies in their eggs. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR POSTING THIS RECIPE!!!!!!

    • I am so glad it turned out for you! It is one of our favorites! Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and let me know :) Made my day!

    • I did this recipe again this past weekend, with sausage instead of bacon. Just as good!! I also added the spinach and tomatoes for mu hubby and I, it was WONDERFUL! I had a few leftovers and they warmed very well in the microwave the next morning. Thank you again for this recipe. My mom is also going to use it!

    • Anonymous says:

      Out of curiosity Barbara, did you keep your crock pot at low for the entire 8-9 hours the second time around?

  19. Anonymous says:

    hearty not hardy

  20. Anonymous says:

    With the recipe written as is, how many does this recipe feed – approximately?

    Thanks!!

  21. I just put everything in the crock pot, but I used fresh potatoes, (1 inch cubes so they won’t get too mushy), added a bell pepper, used a whole onion, and italian sausage. Fingers crossed!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Did you use a 3 qt. or 5 qt. crock pot? I have both and am thinking about increasing the recipe by at least half for an Olympic brunch gathering this Sunday.

  23. I love this idea I’m trying to figure out different breakfast ideas! I can’t wait to do this in my crockpot!

    Shanika “Tinky”
    Bermuda

  24. Trying it now the egg didn’t come up as high as I thought it would though. I guess everything will “melt”

  25. I’m thinking this would be a great breakfast for fall camping, when it’s chilly outside, and all I want to do is cuddle up with my coffee and a blanket in front of the campfire. Plus, it would feed the family for not only Saturday morning, but also Sunday morning as well. A must try in a few weeks!!

  26. Was looking for something I could take to a group get together that would still be warm to eat for breakfast. This will probably do the trick. Will have to test it out at home first right?! Thank you for this recipe.

  27. I am going to put this tug ether in the morning and put it on during the day do it will be ready for dinner. If anyone has done this can I prepare the meat tonight and put it together in the morning?

  28. I’m getting reayd to make this for my other half and his cousin tonight so they have it when they get up to go hunting and was wondering what size crockpot you used ? i think mine is only a 4 maybe nothing larger and i dont want it to burn if i cook it for 8 hrs

    • Yeah, my smaller crockpot usually runs hotter, so I think 8 hrs might be too long in your case. I would lean more towards the 6/7 hour mark. Do you have an auto turn off?

    • no i dont just off low and high , i was going to put sausage and bacon in it too just wanted to make sure i wasnt going to burn it and abotu waht time i should turn it on if they are goin to be up around 4-430 to go out into the woods

  29. How many people will this recipe serve? Im cooking for about 20, do you think this would be enough?

  30. Nevermind, I just read at the very top that it serves 8 to 10 people. Would you suggest doubling the recipe and keeping the cooking time the same? I had a bad experience making french toast in the crock pot overnight and it turned out terrible. Im hoping this will be better!

  31. How big is your crockpot? I don’t think a double batch would fit in my 6 quart. If you think it would fit, I would go for it, and keep the same cooking time…maybe 1/2 hour longer. Hope it works out :)

  32. I have a 6 quart. I will probably only add a few more of each ingredient instead of doubling it. Thanks for your help!

  33. Anonymous says:

    Participating in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness 5k tomorrow. This will be the perfect start for our team!!
    Thanks so much.

  34. Great recipe!! We went on our Family Fall Campout this weekend and I took my crockpot along :D In the morning when we woke it up breakfast was hot and ready to eat. I didn’t make any changes to the recipe, just when serving I added homemade salsa. My family loved it!!

    • Claudia, that is so awesome that you do a Family Fall Campout!!! How fun is that?! It makes me even more happy to hear that my crockpot recipe was a part of your trip :) I am so very happy you and your family loved it! I LOVE salsa! If you get a chance and would like to share, shoot me an email (familyfreshmeals@gmail.com) with your recipe. I would love to give it a try! XO

  35. This looks fabulous, I can’t wait to try it! Just wanted to let you know that I featured this great recipe over on my blog, and linked to this page. I also used your photo. I did not tamper with the photo or remove your blog name, but if you wish for me to remove it, please let me know and I will do so.
    http://jennsnotsoglamorouslife.blogspot.com/2012/10/getting-over-hump-with-what-i-love.html

  36. Anonymous says:

    Well it was not good for me…. I used the cubes hashbrowns.. I am wondering if that was why. I cooked it for 8 hrs and it tasted burnt and dry.. I am thinking the cubes frozen hashbrowns may had something to do with that and I used a round crockpot not oval. I don’t know but we are very disappointed…..

  37. Anonymous says:

    I tried this last night, and it is indeed delicious, but mine turned out a bit dry. That could be due to the high altitude where I live (in Colorado). Next time I will try adding more milk!

  38. Anonymous says:

    Has anyone tried making this using egg substitute (such as Egg Beaters)?

  39. I am dying to try this recipe but I have read horror stories on others sites about theirs burning. Any suggestions or tips that would prevent this? I have a 5 quart cooker with only low and high settings. Any info would be appreciated – thanks!!!!!!

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  41. This is a fantastic meal to wake up to .The only bad thing was smelling that great smell all night.

  42. I haven’t made this yet but plan to. But I was wondering has anyone tried reheating leftovers? I am a college student and I’d love to know if I could make this Sunday night and could reheat the rest of the week. Or did you find this is better to eat same day?

    • Leftovers reheated well for us :) I hope you love it as much as we do!

    • Tried this last weeekend and it was FABULOUS! My crockpot runs hot so cooked for 6 1/2 hours and it turned out perfect! We froze the left overs in individual servings and it reheated beautifully!

  43. Are you supposed to cook the bacon or sausage before you put it in the crock pot?

  44. What size crock pot did you use for this recipe? My crock pot is smaller, not sure if the whole recipe would fit. However, I want to try it out! It looks so delicious!!

  45. Can you use spinach and mushrooms, if so do you cook it first.

  46. I have never used a crockpot so I saw this and had to borrow my moms to try it out :) it’s in it now to eat for dinner (yes we eat breakfast for dinner a lot! and I was too scared to do it overnight w/going to bed early!)
    So I modified a little– no onion cause hubby HATES onion… used veggie sausage… used daiya vegan cheese and used 6 full eggs and 6 egg whites. Hopefully it’ll be delish. 4 hours left and it smells SOOOO good!!! :)

  47. Last night I put it together for the second time! It’s delicious and I can’t wait for breakfast this morning!

    My husband and I portion it in tupperware and freeze it for easy weekday breakfasts. It works really great to just reheat!

    • That is a GREAT idea Sheena! I never thought to freeze portions for later in the week. I always wait to make this for when we have overnight company. I am totally going to do this now. Thanks Sheena! XO

  48. This looks like a wonderful breakfast recipe! and so easy too!
    I pinned to save, thanks!

  49. I’m making this tonight for our staff breakfast tomorrow morning. Do you think it’d be okay to double this recipe? Or will it be too much for the crock pot?
    Thanks!

    • I guess that all depends on the size of your crockpot :) Mine is a 6QT. And you can see how full it got from the pictures. How big is your crockpot?

  50. Devon Mercer says:

    Made this for a work meeting and used pork chorizo. Turned out amazing, thanks so much for sharing!

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