Southwestern Breakfast Slow-Cooker Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 2-1/2 hours + standing


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I created this recipe for a breakfast-for-dinner meal one day, and now it’s become a favorite on chilly mornings. Such a wonderful aroma! Using extra-sharp cheddar cheese instead of the milder types allows you to use less, while giving you an extra boost of flavor. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri
Southwestern Breakfast Slow-Cooker Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 large egg whites
  • 1-1/3 cups fat-free milk
  • 3 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (7 ounces) Mexicorn, drained
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, drained
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, lightly toasted and cubed
  • Pico de gallo, optional


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together first 7 ingredients. Stir in beans, corn, ham, cheese and chiles. Stir in bread to moisten. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  2. Cook, covered, on low until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 hours. Let stand, uncovered, 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with pico de gallo.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/4 cups: 270 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 119mg cholesterol, 771mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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