Crocktoberfest: Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Happy Crocktoberfest 2013! Wendy from Around My Family Table and I recently asked a bunch of great bloggers to join us in celebration of the trusty crockpot and are bringing you one week of nothing but crockpot recipes! Although I like to use my slow cooker all year long, it just seems even more right using it in the fall. Today, we are all about breakfast recipes!

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My crockpot gets a good workout around my house, but only ever for dinner. I’ve never used it for anything else so I was totally up for the challenge to make a breakfast recipe. As we approach the holiday season, it’s nice to have recipes on hand that you can use to feed a crowd. This breakfast casserole is perfect! It’s loaded with eggs, hash browns, breakfast sausage, cheese, and oh, some spinach, yeah, gotta put something healthy in there right?!

The biggest challenge with this one is the timing and it might depend on the type of crockpot you have. Mine is programmable which makes cooking overnight a little easier. I cooked mine on low for about 7 hours so I set it before bed and let it switch off to warm so it wouldn’t overcook by the time we were ready to eat it. If you’re an early riser, you can also consider cooking the casserole on high for 4 hours.

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

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Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 hours

Ingredients:

  • 30 oz. shredded hash browns
  • 3/4 lb. crumbled sausage, cooked and drained
  • 4-5 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach (optional)
  • For garnish or serving on the side: salsa, diced avocado, hot sauce, etc...

Directions:

  1. Spray the inside of a crockpot with non-stick spray. Layer half of the hash browns in an even layer on the bottom. Sprinkle the cooked sausage (and bacon) in an even layer, then 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Layer the remaining hash browns followed by the spinach and the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, and the salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the casserole in the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for about 7 hours.

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Check out all of the other great Crocktober breakfast dishes the gang has created!

Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Around My Family Table

Slow Cooker Breakfast Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Cook the Story

Pumpkin Oatmeal in a Crockpot from Peanut Butter & Peppers

Apple Monkey Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Crockpot Creamy& Savory Coconut Rice from Curry and Comfort

Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole from Cookie Monster Cooking

Slow Cooker Ham & Swiss Fritata from 365 Days of Crockpot

Sunday Slow Cooker Hashbrown, Ham, & Spinach Casserole from Slender Kitchen

Crockpot Overnight Pumpkin Pecan Steel Cut Oatmeal from Kitchen Treaty

If you love slow cooker dishes then check out the hashtag #crocktoberfest2013 on facebook, twitter, and instagram to follow along with all of our posts this week!

   

19 comments

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  2. This is great! I am going to be remodeling my kitchen and most of my cooking will be done in the crockpot, I am super happy to have new recipes :D

  3. Thanks for including me in this week. :) I totally agree with you too.. I use the crockpot for lunch and dinner dishes.. never breakfast. It was a challenge to come up with breakfast. I amazed by all the great dishes above.. looking forward to visiting everyone’s post :)

    I am totally digging the spinach you put into your version… that’s a winner. :)

  4. Oh Steph! This looks incredible and so filling!!!! What a great idea! I just LOVE it!!! This would be perfect for a Sunday brunch!!

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  7. Bacon AND sausage??? And spinach? Love this!!! Thanks for hosting this wonderful event!

  8. Wow! This looks so easy. I never think to do breakfast-type casseroles (or any casseroles) in the slow cooker. I’ll definitely be trying this out!

  9. Breakfast in the crockpot???? Like I could put it in before bed and wake up to breakfast?? Now THAT is something I can get behind!

  10. “Crocktoberfest” – that totally made me smile :) I’ve never made breakfast in the crockpot or even considered it, what a creative recipe!

  11. Great minds think alike right?? haha I need to make this casserole again but with the sausage, bacon and spinach!

  12. This my favorite type of slow cooker breakfast. I love bacon, egg, and cheese casseroles…pretty much all versions of them and yours looks scrumptious Stephanie! :) Thanks for helping me plan this fun week!

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  14. I’ve been looking for some more crockpot recipes, and am so glad I found yours! I guess I could just put some more veggies in place of the bacon, and sausage to make it more vegetarian friendly. What would you recommend?

  15. Breakfast in the crock pot…. sold!

  16. Totally keeping this in mind for the holidays!!

  17. Hello my dear! Can’t wait to try this! My crockpot has become my best friend since Lucy’s arrival. And a breakfast meal? How cool is that!

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