This recipe ensures that breakfast is ready with all the right flavors to get everyone’s day started off right!

This crock pot breakfast casserole combines hash browns, sausage or ham, and lots of cheese with an egg mixture. It all “bakes” to perfection in the slow cooker. Making a CrockPot breakfast casserole recipe has never been easier!

CrockPot breakfast casserole goes from the slow cooker to the table in a matter of hours! Set the Crock Pot at night and get some rest, or whip it up in the morning!

cooked crockpot breakfast casserole

Ingredients in Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

  • HASH BROWNS: Shredded or diced hash browns work in this recipe. If you prefer more ‘potato’ in your casserole, you can certainly use diced hash brown potatoes or homestyle potatoes.
  • MEAT: I most often use sausage or ham. Bacon (or really any breakfast meat) will work perfectly in this recipe!
  • CHEESE & EGGS: I love the flavor sharp cheddar adds but any cheese works. Use whole eggs or even low-fat egg substitutes.
  • TOPPINGS: Feel free to add salsa or Tabasco, and once you’re ready to serve, a nice dollop of sour cream and some chopped green onions!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole ingredients

How To Make Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

  1. Cook sausage or bacon if using, or dice ham per the recipe below.
  2. If desired, soften the onion in bacon fat or a bit of oil.
  3. Layer hashbrowns, meat, peppers, onions, and cheese in a slow cooker.
  4. Whisk eggs, milk, and seasonings and pour over the hashbrown mixture.
  5. Cover and cook per the recipe below.

How Long to Cook a Breakfast Casserole

This slow cooker breakfast casserole recipe will take about 7-8 hours on LOW and 3-4 hours on HIGH in a 6QT slow cooker. If you’re working with a smaller slow cooker or doubling the recipe, the cooking time may need to be adjusted slightly to compensate.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole on a couple plates

Can You Freeze CrockPot Breakfast Casserole?

Like all casseroles, the best way to freeze them is to make sure they are fully cooled before they’re put in the freezer. Once it is fully baked, chill it overnight and then the next day, remove and either slice it into portions and freeze it individually or freeze it in sections in a plastic bag. Just reheat it in the microwave! Easy to make and easy to clean up!

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CrockPot Breakfast Casserole

This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole recipe is an easy and hearty breakfast casserole that cooks while you sleep thanks to the crockpot!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients  

  • 1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes 32 ounces
  • 1 pound bacon, sausage, or ham cooked & cumbled or diced
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded, about 8 oz
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 1 small finely diced white onion about ½ cup
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions 

  • If using bacon or sausage, cook and crumble. Drain fat leaving 1 tablespoon in the pan.
  • If desired, soften the onion in the fat. This is optional but will soften the flavor of the onion.
  • Grease a 6qt slow cooker. Place half the hash browns, meat, onions, peppers, and cheese in the slow cooker. Repeat layers ending with cheese, do not stir.
  • Whisk eggs, milk, and seasonings in a medium bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 7 to 8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Once cooked, uncover and let the casserole rest for 15 minutes.

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Notes

Hashbrowns: You can use shredded or diced hashbrowns in this recipe. Diced hashbrowns have more of a ‘potato’ texture. Use hash browns from frozen, thawed hash browns will cook faster.
Onion: For a milder onion flavor, cook the onion in a bit of bacon fat or olive oil before adding the to the slow cooker.
Cooking Time: Cooking time can vary slightly based on your slow cooker. If the casserole is done cooking early, turn the slow cooker to warm and let it rest for up to 1 hour before serving. If using bacon or sausage, you may see a little bit of fat along the edges of the slow cooker, and there will be a little bit of liquid along the edges and perhaps on top. This is expected and most of the liquid will evaporate as the casserole rests.
Nutrition information accounts for 1/8th of the recipe and uses ham as the protein.
4.91 from 198 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 460 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 310mg | Sodium: 990mg | Potassium: 688mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1004IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 295mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American

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  1. Made for Christmas morning. It took a bit of prep but included everything my family loves. The potato texture was crumbly and it was watery at the bottom. ☹️ Maybe cooked too long? It really smelled great but we ended up not eating it. I was so disappointed. Sad to see bowls uneaten. Any ideas? P.S. I do love your recipes.

    1. Oh no Kim, how disappointing; I’m sorry this didn’t work out for you. There will be a little bit of liquid at the bottom, but I find as it rests it tends to mostly absorb. As for the potatoes, I’m not sure what type you have used, but I have made this with both shredded and diced hashbrowns. The diced tend to hold their shape and give more of a potato texture while the shredded tend to meld a little bit more into the egg mixture.

  2. A fellow board member made this for our non profit staff Christmas brunch! It was a huge hit!! I am now making it for Christmas morning with my son and his family!! Thank you for sharing!5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried halving this recipe so I can’t say for sure. I do think it would need about ¾ of the cooking time. You’ll want to make sure the eggs are cooked through. Let us know how it goes.

  3. I make this every year for Christmas morning breakfast. Family LOVES it! Make it exactly as written. Wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you!