Bacon Breakfast Casserole
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 4 hours. + standing
- 1 pound bacon strips, chopped
- 1 package (28 ounces) frozen O'Brien potatoes, thawed
- 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
- 12 large eggs
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Minced fresh parsley, optional
- In a large skillet, cook bacon in batches over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
- In a greased 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, layer a third of each of the following: potatoes, reserved bacon and cheese. Repeat layers twice. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper; pour over top. Cook, covered, on low until eggs are set, 4-5 hours. Turn off slow cooker. Remove crock insert to a wire rack; let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
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Nutrition Facts1 serving: 306 calories, 19g fat (8g saturated fat), 226mg cholesterol, 606mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 18g protein.
Jan 24, 2020
I cut the recipe in thirds for the two of us and replaced the bacon with Morning Star Veggie Breakfast bacon strips. Thank you, Paula, for sharing this delicious recipe.
Dec 13, 2019
So, I have to get up at 4am to start a crockpot? Why? I'd rather prepare a casserole that bakes in 30-60 minutes for breakfast.
Aug 9, 2019
A basic and decent casserole, but the potatoes, while thawed, just means you have white potato bits with not much flavor. Instead, after you fry and crisp the bacon, add your thawed potatoes to that pan and crisp and brown the potatoes, as well -- and season with salt and pepper while you're at it. Then add the browned potatoes and bacon to the casserole. More flavor and a nice browned color the potato pieces, which remain soft because they are now baked in the casserole custard base.
Jun 23, 2019
Delicious breakfast casserole that combines all the good things to start your day. Simple and easy to put together, let the slow cooker do the work and enjoy! Will add this to our breakfast/brunch rotation!
Jun 18, 2019
Very good recipe
Jun 4, 2019