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Waking up to the smell of breakfast cooking makes for the sweetest of mornings. And, with the help of the Crock Pot, this food fantasy can become real!
I have a couple of Crock Pot breakfast recipes on rotation, but this one stands out as a crowd-pleaser. This can also double as a dinner recipe–leave everything in the crock pot all day while you’re at work, and come home to a warm, comforting meal. Breakfast or dinner, it doesn’t really matter when you try it; just try it!
Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole
1/2 lb ground sausage, cooked
1/2 onion, minced
16 oz. frozen hash browns
1 c. shredded cheddar
6 eggs (or 18 T. egg whites)
1/2 c. light sour cream
1/2 c. skim milk
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. garlic powder
Brown the sausage in a skillet and add onions in for a few minutes to soften. (*Tip: I loathe the crunch of an onion! So, I always puree onions before adding them to a recipe.) When they become translucent, drain any grease that has accumulated and set the skillet aside.
In your crock pot, layer half of the hash browns, meat, and cheese. Then repeat the layers.
In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, sour cream, eggs, and seasonings. (*Tip: If you don’t have dry mustard, use Dijon. Mustard in a cheese sauce really helps the flavors pop!) Pour the egg mixture over top of the contents of your crock pot and cook on Low for 5-8 hours.
These Slow Cooker liners are perfect for a no-fuss clean up. With an egg dish like this, the liners will really come in handy.
The Crock Pot on the right is very similar to the one I own. The nice part about this model is that you can clamp the top on for easy travel.
This Crock Pot, pictured left, will be my next purchase whenever my current one decides to bite the dust. It is programmable! Oooh so fancy! I’ve seen it on sale for under $40, too!
These silicone utensils are everything. I love them for Crock Pot recipes because they don’t scratch the pot.
And, last but not least, a liquid measuring cup. I actually just received my first one for Christmas this year and I don’t know how I ever cooked without it! Game changer, for sure. I have used it at least a dozen times and it hasn’t even been a month!
What are your favorite Crock Pot meals? Leave ideas in the comments section below!