Today was a rainy day here in Cincinnati so I decided to make some Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole for dinner. I let all of you know how I had received a few crock-pots for Christmas and I really want to give them a try. Breakfast for dinner on a cold and rainy winter day just seems perfect. It has been quite awhile since we have had breakfast for dinner. We use to squeeze one breakfast for dinner meal in our menu once per week. I am not quite sure why it has been so long. I remember growing up it was a weekly tradition. I always enjoyed helping choose which breakfast foods we would be having. I will admit French Toast always seemed to be my breakfast of choice (check out my French Toast Cups, Slow Cooker French Toast and French Toast Roll-Ups ). As an adult there is nothing better than a western omelet. This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole reminds me so much of my favorite omelet.
This slow cooker breakfast recipe is one you will want to give a try. I have been wanting to make one of these for quite some time. I am really upset that I have held off making it this long. The hubby was liking it so much I think he went back for thirds or maybe in fourths, ha ha! I am thinking of trying sausage next time instead of the bacon (he prefers sausage so, I will really make him happy next time I make this). I ran to Kroger and picked up some Orange Juice and Biscuits this morning (I was amazed they were both on sale) to serve up with this yummy dish. I honestly think it was great all by it’s lonesome. Eggs, bacon, veggies and cheese. oh Yum! Just perfect.
If you are needing an easy go to slow cooker meal for breakfast or for dinner, you will want to whip this one up. I like that you can cook it up in just a few hours or toss it in the slow cooker overnight and have it ready for morning. Also, the main process that took most of my time was cooking the bacon and slicing the veggies. I was thinking that we could easily use pre-cooked bacon and pre-sliced veggies if we are rushed with time.
1 bag Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes (32 oz)
1 lb Bacon
1 Small Onion diced
8 oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Red Bell Pepper diced
1/2 Green Bell Pepper diced
1 cup Milk
Cut bacon in to small pieces, cook and drain (You could use precooked bacon to speed up the process).
Add half bag of hash browns to bottom of slow cooker.
Add half your bacon.
Add half your onions.
Add half your green and red peppers.
Add half your cheese.
Add remaining hash browns.
Add remaining bacon.
Add remaining onions.
Add remaining green and red peppers.
Add remaining cheese.
In a medium sized bowl beat eggs and milk together.
Pour egg mixture over your casserole.
Add salt and pepper on top.
Cook on Low for 4 hours or warm for 8 hours.
As you can see, this Crock-Pot Breakfast Casserole is super simple and all the ingredients go so well together. You could add or subtract some ingredients to make it just perfect for you and your family. I honestly am not quite sure how many servings we actually had with this dish. I would say you could easily serve 8-10 with this crock. Great for a big family gathering breakfast, brunch or like us dinner!
Do you and your family enjoy breakfast for dinner too? Winter always gets me in the mood for a warm crock-pot meal. The cold also has a tendancy to crave comfort foods. I think this slow cooker breakfast casserole satisfied those cravings. Be sure to let me know if you give it a try and if you put any additional spins on the recipe.
Looking to try other Slow Cooker Recipes? If so, be sure to check out my Slow Cooker Bean Soup Recipe and other recipes here. Also, be sure to follow my Slow Cooker Pinterest Board to follow all my slow cooker recipe additions I will be sharing in the upcoming weeks.
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