This easy crockpot breakfast casserole recipe is a hit with everyone, especially during the holidays. Perfect slow cooker breakfast that’s layered with cheese, bacon and hashbrowns that makes for a hearty brunch and is a great Christmas morning breakfast too.
We love breakfast…sometimes we even have it for dinner! I’ve made this easy crockpot breakfast casserole recipe to bring to potlucks, for brunch, and have cooked it overnight and served it Christmas morning too! Here’s how you make one of our favorite crockpot recipes. 😉 (originally published 9/15, affiliate links present) Sponsored by Simply Potatoes for IZEA.
- It’s simple to do, tastes great, and cooks by itself in your handy dandy slow cooker. Iove that thing!
If you’re looking for an easy breakfast casserole, you will love this hearty and flavorful crockpot meal.
Let’s talk a little bit about slow cooking shall we?? First off I have a few different varieties and I love them all. Each one has an occasion to be used like….
- This is my favorite 6 quart programmable one with a locking lid so it’s great for bringing to a potluck too.
- If you just want to serve a few appetizers you should get this one that sit side by side one another.
- I prefer not to use liners, but rather just spray olive oil inside before adding my food for easier cleanups.
Let me give you a peek of my pretty thang I bought recently. It goes with my kitchen so I can just leave it out on the countertop all the time. 😉
You need all the typical breakfast items like eggs, bacon, cheese and hash browns you would normally cook up.
The best thing is though that it cooks all day by itself (love that). I like things that are EASY, and this recipe is definitely that.
Crockpot breakfast casserole
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray so it is non stick and easier to clean later.
- In a large skillet cook about 6 strips of bacon until they are somewhat crispy. You could cook sausage instead if you’d rather. You want it to be a bit soft but definitely cooked before putting them in your slow cooker. Don’t drain the grease!
- Dice up 1/4 of an onion and sauté them together in the warm bacon grease. I know….your mouth is watering already right??!!
- When the diced onions are done, dice the cooled bacon and shred about 1.5 cups of cheddar cheese. We like sharp but medium would be fine too.
- In a large bowl whisk your eggs and milk together.
- Now you’re ready and start layering.
Think of it as a breakfast lasagna of sorts.
- Start with a layer of hash browns on the bottom of your Crock pot.
- On top of that sprinkle in your cooked diced bacon
- Then 1/3 of your shredded cheese, you can add some green onions or diced bell peppers along the way if you want.
- Spoon in some of the onions that have been sauteed.
- Seasonings are added to the top of that layer
- dill, garlic salt and pepper are usually what I use
- Then use just 1/3 of the liquid and pour the egg mixture on top of that layer.
- Continue with the next layer just the same until your ingredients are gone.
Close your lid and set to low for about 5 hours or until your eggs are set. Cooking time will vary if you’re making a larger batch. I personally wouldn’t double this or it may not cook evenly.
I would check at about 4.5 hours to see if it’s ready to serve or you need a bit more time. When eggs are firm enough for your preference scoop slow cooker breakfast casserole out and serve topped with cheese.
- Frozen hash browns – we use Simply Potatoes frozen hashbrowns in the frozen section
- Cheese – we like sharp cheddar
- or packaged real bacon bits
- Salt and pepper to taste
This is a really easy overnight breakfast casserole recipe you can put together the night before Christmas Day.
I don’t want to cook Christmas morning. I want to get pictures of the joy. That’s why this recipe is great.
If you are going to a potluck brunch this is fantastic too and you’ll be asked for the recipe…..you can share. 😉
- Hope you try it out and get as many compliments as I’ve received with this yummy egg and hash brown dish.
If you have a pressure cooker you can make this Instant Pot breakfast casserole version too!
If you’re planning a Christmas brunch you’ll want a few other items to include too like:
- Our slow cooker cheesy potatoes are the bomb! A similar idea to this egg dish but with a bit different ingredients and really cheesy!
- This easy monkey bread recipe is simple! Using refrigerated biscuits you can impress your guests not knowing just how simple this is to make semi homemade.
- Sweet cinnamon roll breakfast casserole uses pie filling to add a bit of sweetness. I use refrigerated cinnamon rolls for this to make it even easier.
Use your oven to make this easy cheesy potato breakfast recipe that’s loaded with YUM.
- We have made a Ninja Foodi breakfast dish too.
This is a similar idea but made in a pressure cooker so it’s made in no time at all. I added sliced mushrooms which was a great add in too. I wouldn’t in this particular one because it is cooked for quite a while and I believe they would get too soft.
Can you freeze breakfast casserole?
- I have to admit we have never had leftovers so I haven’t had the opportunity to do this. However I believe if you did I would suggest refrigerating what’s left in airtight containers.
How to reheat a breakfast casserole
- Use a microwave safe dish. Add 1 serving and cook in 30 second increments until it is warm. Adding a bit of shredded cheese to the top during the last warming would make it even better!
Crockpot breakfast casserole recipe
Printable recipe card below. It includes nutritional information with protein, saturated fat and other info. It is calculated by the card itself though so unsure of accuracy. Just enjoy people!
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Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- Cook the bacon and then add diced onions to the bacon grease and sautee those down.
- Shred the cheese and dice the cooked bacon. Whisk together the 10 eggs and 3/4 c. milk. When you layer the ingredients into your crockpot make the first layer your hash browns.
- Top that with 1/3 of your bacon, 1/3 of your cheese, a spoon full of onions, seasonings, and 1/3 of your egg mixture.
- Layer again this same way until you reach almost the top of your crockpot leaving some room at the very top. Put on low and cook for approximately 5 hours, check at about 4 if you want it to be a bit wetter in consistency.