Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Published August 19, 2019
Kate Sullivan

Written By: Kate Sullivan, MS

Kate holds a MS in Business Psychology and is currently a PHD researcher in Well-Being and Performance Psychology.

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<article itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Recipe"> <section itemprop="description"> <p>Mornings can be rough. The last thing you want to do when you’re trying to get out the door is think about preparing a good breakfast. And yet starting your day with a filling, healthy meal is essential to sticking to your diet and nutrition goals.</p> <p>Let your slow cooker do the work for you with this easy, low-carb breakfast casserole recipe. Loaded with sausage, cheese, and eggs, it’ll have you fueled for your day without stealing precious time.</p> </section> <section> <header>How Long Should You Cook a Breakfast Casserole?</header> <p>Your slow cooker is a versatile kitchen hero! You can adjust how long it takes to prepare many recipes simply by changing the heat setting. </p> <p>Putting together a weekend brunch for friends? Turn the heat up to HIGH and cook this breakfast casserole for 2.5 hours. Don’t want to fuss with preparing anything in the morning? Set it to LOW and let the slow cooker do the work for you for the next 7-8 hours.</p> <p>Your casserole is done when the cauliflower is tender, the eggs are moist but not runny, and the cheese is melted and gooey. Drooling yet?</p> <div class="sub-head">Can I Use a Slow Cooker Overnight?</div> <p>One great thing about slow cookers is that they can prepare a meal for you when you’re not there! You may have often set a slow cooker in the morning to cook while you’re at work…but have you used one overnight?</p> <p>Slow cooker recipes take advantage of the slow, consistent, low heat to safely cook food when you’re not there to supervise. This works just as well when you’re sleeping as when you’re at the office. So go right ahead and layer all your ingredients into the slow cooker before bed. Switch it to LOW and enjoy a fresh, healthy breakfast waiting for you when you wake up!</p> </section> <section> <header>Can You Freeze a Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole?</header> <p>Slow cooker recipes are fantastic for meal prep. Simply make a full batch of our slow cooker breakfast casserole and then allow it to cool completely. Slice into individual portion sizes and freeze in zip-top bags or airtight containers. </p> <p>The next time you need a quick, healthy breakfast, just grab a portion and reheat! You’ll be fueled up and on your way in no time.</p> <p>Whether you just need an easy breakfast option for the work week or you’re feeding a crowd for brunch on Sunday, put your slow cooker to work, making breakfast a breeze.</p> </section> <hr class="divider-15 divider-thick mx-auto"> <section class="recipe"> <header itemprop="name">Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole</header> <div class="prep"> <span> <meta itemprop="prepTime" content="PT15M">Prep Time: 15 minutes</span> <span> <meta itemprop="cookTime" content="PT35M">Cooking Time: 7-8 hours</span> <span> <meta itemprop="recipeYield">Serves: 8</span> </div> <div class="sub-head">Ingredients:</div> <ul class="ingredients no-bullet"> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">10 slices bacon</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 medium cauliflower, cut into florets</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; pound Italian sausage, removed from casing and crumbled</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">3 bell peppers, diced</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 medium red onion, diced</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">12 eggs</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac14; cup sour cream</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; teaspoon salt</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">&frac12; teaspoon black pepper</li> <li itemprop="recipeIngredient">1 cup cheddar cheese, grated</li> </ul> <hr class="divider-50 divider-medium"> <div class="sub-head">Instructions:</div> <ol itemprop="recipeInstructions"> <li>In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat, about 5-10 minutes.</li> <li>Remove from heat and crumble, reserving the bacon fat in the pan.</li> <li>Use a paper towel to wipe the bacon fat onto the inside of the slow cooker bowl to prevent sticking.</li> <li>Layer half the casserole ingredients into the slow cooker as follows: cauliflower florets, bacon, sausage, peppers, onion. Repeat to form two even layers, ending with onion.</li> <li>In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker.</li> <li>Top with cheese.</li> <li>Cover and cook for 2.5 hours on HIGH or 8 hours on LOW.</li> </ol> </section> </article>
Nutrition Facts

Serves 1


Calories

418


Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

30.8 g

Sodium

1114 mg

Carbohydrate

7.1 g

Sugar

3.3 g

Dietary Fiber

2.3 g

Protein

28.1 g


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Serves 1


Calories

418


Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Amount Per Serving

Total Fat

30.8 g

Sodium

1114 mg

Carbohydrate

7.1 g

Sugar

3.3 g

Dietary Fiber

2.3 g

Protein

28.1 g

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