Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

My Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole cooks overnight so you have a delicious breakfast ready and waiting for you when you wake up in the morning. 
   

Breakfast is a meal I often overlook. This is partly because I like to have a lie in at the weekends and then walk the dogs so by the time we get back it is sometimes almost lunch time. So why not have brunch I hear you say; well Mr Curly doesn’t like to miss meals. Brunch means two meals a day instead of three which is a big no in my house. 

Instead I thought of coming up with a breakfast recipe that is really quick so we could actually eat it at breakfast time instead of having to faff around cooking. Even a bacon sandwich takes longer than I want on some weekends! 

So that is how I came up with the idea of creating a slow cooker breakfast dish. I wanted to include some of my favourite breakfast flavours into an easy dish. After I had the idea for the dish in my head, I had a quick look on Pinterest to see if anyone else had any similar dishes.

Unsurprisingly I wasn’t the first person to come up with a slow cooker breakfast dish! However the recipes I did find seemed to be American and used frozen hash brown potatoes which are strands of frozen potato. These aren’t something I have seen here in the UK, but regardless I preferred my idea and was pleased I had a new twist.  

I assembled the dish at night before going to bed, not really knowing exactly how it would turn out! I woke up in the morning and was very pleasantly surprised. It looked exactly how I wanted it to. All you have to do is add some grated cheese and let it melt before serving – could breakfast get any easier than that?!

This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole definitely got the thumbs up from Mr Curly. He loved having  hearty breakfast that he hadn’t had to one make himself (he’s the bacon sandwich maker in our house) and two, was ready quickly.  

If you like to sleep longer than 8 hours, you might find that your potatoes start to get slightly darker round the outside so do watch out for this! This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole serves 6 people, so if like Mr Curly and I there are only two of you, you can keep it in the fridge for a couple of days and reheat it in the microwave.

This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole might not be a glamorous looking dish but it is very tasty!

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Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

My Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole cooks overnight so you have a delicious breakfast ready and waiting for you when you wake up in the morning. 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Slow Cooker, Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 374 kcal
Author Curly

Ingredients

  • 400 g pork sausages (6 sausages)
  • 500 g waxy potatoes I used Charlotte potatoes
  • 1 red pepper (bell pepper)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 30 ml semi skimmed milk
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • spinkle black pepper
  • 50 g cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Remove the skins from the sausages and tear into chunks. Brown the sausages in your slow cooker on the hob or in a pan

  2. Add the diced potatoes and pepper to the slow cooker along with the sausages 

  3. Whisk the eggs together with the milk, salt and pepper in a jug. Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the slow cooker

  4. Cook for 8 hours on low before adding the grated cheese and allowing to melt before serving

Recipe Notes

If you leave this cooking for longer than 8 hours, you may notice the edges start to get a bit darker and potentially start to burn. 

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 243mg 81%
Sodium 758mg 32%
Potassium 670mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 2g
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 20.5%
Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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