Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole recipe – super simple overnight breakfast recipe that tastes great. Make the casserole before going to bed and breakfast is ready when you wake up. You can’t beat that! Shredded hash browns, sausage, cheese, eggs, milk, dry mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. This is a great recipe for overnight guests, holiday mornings, hectic weekday mornings, potlucks, or even dinner. Whip up some biscuits, grits, or fresh fruit, and enjoy!

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Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole has quickly become a family favorite. It is so easy to make and tastes delicious! Sausage, hash browns, cheese, and fluffy eggs. I layered everything in the crockpot before I went to bed and when I woke up I had breakfast ready. You can’t beat that! This is a great recipe for overnight guests, Christmas morning, hectic weekday mornings, lazy weekend breakfasts, potlucks, or even dinner. We love breakfast for dinner at our house. Run, don’t walk, to get the ingredients to make this casserole!

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How to Make Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

This casserole is effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook breakfast sausage until crumbled and no longer pink. Set aside. Drain excess grease. Spread half of the shredded hash browns in the bottom of a slow cooker sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Top the hash browns with half of the sausage and half the shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat the layers. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. Pour egg mixture over the hash browns. Cover and cook on LOW heat until set.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used Jimmy Dean hot sausage breakfast meat. You can substitute turkey sausage if you prefer.
  • Don’t like sausage? You can substitute bacon, turkey bacon, or ham.
  • You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, gouda, gruyere, Monterey jack, pepper jack, and colby jack all work great.
  • This is a great base recipe. Perfect for your picky eater! Feel free to jazz it up with your favorite fresh veggies:
    • green bell peppers
    • cherry tomatoes
    • green onions
    • olives
    • green chiles
    • red pepper flakes
  • There is no need to thaw the hash browns before adding them to the slow cooker.
  • Use a slow cooker liner for easy cleanup.
  • Can I cook Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the casserole on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Crockpot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This is a hearty breakfast. You don’t need a lot of side dishes to go with it. We like to serve this with some biscuits and fresh fruit. It is equally delicious with some grits and cinnamon rolls. YUM! Try topping your slice of the casserole with some sour cream and fresh salsa for a little southwestern flair! Give this a try ASAP! I promise the whole family will enjoy this easy breakfast recipe!

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Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 10 mins
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole – easy overnight breakfast recipe that tastes great. Make the casserole before going to bed and breakfast is ready when you wake up. You can't beat that! Hash browns, sausage, cheese, eggs, milk, dry mustard, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. This is a great recipe for overnight guests, holiday mornings, hectic weekday mornings, potlucks, or even dinner. Whip up some biscuits, grits, or fruit, and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (32-oz) bag frozen shredded hashbrowns
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  • In a 6-quart slow cooker, spread half of the frozen hashbrowns in the bottom.  Top with half the sausage and half the cheese.  Repeat layers.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, dry mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Pour over the hashbrown mixture.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours, or until set.

Notes:

  • I used Jimmy Dean sausage. You can substitute turkey sausage if you prefer.
  • Don’t like sausage? You can substitute bacon or ham.
  • This is a very versatile recipe. You can add peppers, tomatoes, green onions, olives – whatever tickles your fancy. Feel free to mix up the cheeses too. The possibilities are endless!
  • There is no need to thaw the hash browns before adding them to the slow cooker.
  • Can I cook Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole on HIGH? Yes! You can cook the casserole on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours.

Steph

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  1. i don’t use frozen hash browns ,i use the simply hash browns.It comes out great.but is do put it on lesser time than the eight hours about 6 hrs on low.

  2. I like this recipe and have seen it on pinterest too, but I wonder would it be a problem to use a slow cooker liner so that I don't have to deal with the mess of cleaning afterward?

      1. Sure, mix it up the night before, put in 9 x 13 pan, cover and put in fridge. In the morning uncover and put in 350 deg oven for 1 hour.

  3. Hi steph, I have been wanting to try this too, a nice hot breakfast ready on these cold mornings. Everything I have made on your recommendation has turned out great so I 'll be trying this soon!
    Jenna

  4. Perfect for a Sunday morning or when having guests which I will all next week. Am definitely going to make it. It sounds and looks so delicious and easy.

  5. I really like this idea Steph as I don't like to do a lot of cooking in the AM – hence the use of leftovers. Being able to put this on at bedtime makes it a real winner in my book.

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