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

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole
Yield: 8 servings

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Total Time 7 hours 15 minutes

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole - Breakfast for a crowd in your crockpot! Hash browns layered with sausage, egg, cheese, and spinach.


  • 30 oz. shredded hash browns
  • 3/4 lb. crumbled sausage, cooked and drained
  • 4 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)


  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.

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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 26gCholesterol: 346mgCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 28g

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

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