My friend and colleague Nona Nelson gave me this recipe (below) for a slow cooker sausage breakfast casserole, which she and her husband already tested and gave two thumbs up. Eight hours seems like a long time to cook a casserole in the slow cooker, but Nona said after six hours it was good, after seven hours it was better and after eight hours it’d probably be perfect.
All this requires is a layering of ingredients in the greased crockery part of the slow cooker. Then, a dozen eggs are scrambled and poured over the whole thing. Add some biscuits, toast, fruit salad, coffee cake, cinnamon rolls or what-have-you and you’ve got a darn good breakfast going!
Slow cooker breakfast recipes are not new, so if you’re looking for some other ideas, check out these links:
* Better Homes & Gardens (includes creme brulee French toast, loaded hash browns, and sherried fruit)
* CDKitchen (this one includes oatmeal, quiche and other dishes)
Here are a couple of regular breakfast casserole recipes from the Fridge Magnet archives.
Finally, don’t forget one of my favorite breakfast recipe sources, BB Online (Bed & Breakfasts).
And now, here is Nona’s recipe:
Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Makes 12 (1-cup) servings
You could use a different kind of onion or add in some other vegetables, such as mushrooms or artichokes. You could also use any color of bell pepper (red and green would be nice for Christmas).
1 pkg. (26 ounces) frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 lb. of sausage (cooked until brown)
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup bell peppers
6 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup milk (I will try sour cream next time)
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1. Spray a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Layer 1/2 of the potatoes on the bottom of slow cooker.
2. Top with half of the sausage, cheese, veggies and onions. Repeat layering.
3. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper in large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.
4. Pour evenly over potato-sausage mixture.
5. Cook on low setting for 6-8 hours or on high setting for 3-4 hours or until eggs are set.