Breakfast Casserole is one of the easiest breakfast items to make, and since its loaded with quality high-protein ingredients, its filling enough to fuel the entire morning.
A few months ago I shared my favorite breakfast casserole recipe. Since the crock pot season came into full swing, I thought it would be a great idea to try to adapt some of my favorite recipes for slow cooking. While not all recipes adapt easily, this one was a cinch!
Nothing is as welcoming in a quiet and still kitchen in the morning as the savory aroma of breakfast wafting through the air. Put this one on Sunday evening, and you’ll be on your way to kicking the Monday morning blues to the curb.
Since I first share the recipe for my breakfast casserole, I also shared my recipe for the Basic 5. That makes this crock pot version even easier. You can literally have this put together and in the crock pot in about 5 minutes. Turn on the heat, and all you have to do then is show up for breakfast!
The last time I made it, I used some diced honey ham – delicious! It’s so easy to adapt to your preferences. You can add ham, sausage, bacon, or a combination of all three. And, if you have veggie lovers, go ahead and toss in some chopped green onions, mushrooms, and sweet peppers.
Experiment, switch things up, and find your favorite variations.
Here’s the updated recipe, adapted for the crock pot:
- 12 eggs, beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon Basic 5 seasoning
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 1/2 cup cooked bacon, sausage, or ham
- In a large mixing bowl, blend eggs, milk, and seasoning mix.
- Stir in cheese, breadcrumbs, and meat.
- Pour into a well-greased crock pot and cook on low for 6 hours.
- Serve warm.
This is a wonderful no-fuss breakfast, and I’m planning to serve it for Christmas morning, when the last thing I’ll want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
If you have a crock pot with a warming feature, and you won’t be quite ready to eat in six hours, you’ll be all set when you are ready. Or, you can whip it up while preparing lunch and have it for dinner, served with homemade biscuits or toast, and fresh fruit.