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Hash Brown Egg Brunch

Slow cookers aren't just for making dinner. I make this often if we're having company overnight. With just a little planning and not much work, I can prep it the night before and have a lovely breakfast waiting in the morning. —Barb Keith, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 4 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (30 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • In a greased 5-qt. slow cooker, layer a third of each of the following: potatoes, bacon, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers twice. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper; pour over layers.
  • Cook, covered, on high 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low; cook, covered, until a thermometer reads160°, 3-1/2 to 4 hours.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 315 calories, 17g fat (8g saturated fat), 289mg cholesterol, 589mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 20g protein.

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  • Angel182009
    Apr 28, 2019

    I added a lot more cheese than directed but my family loves things cheesy so it was perfect.

  • 2GuysAndAGirl
    Apr 30, 2017

    LOVE this recipe! It is quick to make, almost no dishes to clean up (use leftover sausage or bacon), very tasty, and best of all-everyone in my family not only eats it but is excited when I tell them what is for breakfast! (but I do assemble in the morning and cook in the oven)

  • cmoczarski
    May 3, 2014

    Followed the recipe exactly as printed. Cooked overnight - the consistency was perfect! The taste was blah. Covering with salsa improved the flavor immensely. Next time I think I will add a little dried mustard and maybe a pinch of garlic.

  • acookie65
    Apr 22, 2014

    It was really good but I agree it needs more flavor...one recipe I saw that was similar used dill so I may try that next time. I cooked it overnight as well which was about 8-10 hrs and it was perfectly cooked!

  • charp49
    Apr 19, 2014

    This works great if you cook it on low for 8-10 hours. I used crumbled sausage that I pre-cooked and Monterey Jack cheese as well as Cheddar. Everyone loved it and will definately make it again. I turned my crockpot on low at 11:30 before heading to bed and it was still warm when I served breakfast at 10 the next morning.

  • australia91
    Apr 19, 2014

    I m not sure how you make this the night before??? It says it takes 3-4 hours. don't know about everyone else but I like to get at least 7 hours of sleep.

  • australia91
    Apr 19, 2014

    I m not sure how you make this the night before??? It says it takes 4-5 hours. don't know about everyone else but I like to get at least 7 hours of sleep.

  • zeawife
    Apr 18, 2014

    Made a similar recipe found on Pinterest. It was a big gloppy mess! Would never attempt one of these breakfast casseroles in the crock pot again. Just as easy to assemble the night before, and pop in the oven in the morning.

  • dschultz01
    Dec 27, 2013

    Made this for Christmas morning. Thought it was very good, but did need more salt and pepper. I did use half bacon and half diced ham instead of a full pound of bacon. I also cooked it on low overnight (about 8 hours).

  • dupzyk
    Sep 14, 2013

    Easy to make and checks all the breakfast boxes!