Bacon Breakfast Casserole in a Crockpot

Hashbrown casserole is a popular breakfast dish made in the Crockpot or slow cooker. It is versatile, making it perfect for entertaining, the holidays, or Christmas morning.

The ingredients include hashbrowns, eggs, onions, cheese, and your protein of choice. The dish is loaded with flavor and is easy and quick to make.

Why We Love Breakfast Casserole

There are many reasons why breakfast casserole is one of our favorite dishes. It is hearty, filling, and oh-so-delicious. But perhaps best of all, it is incredibly easy to make. You can literally just toss all of the ingredients into a baking dish and bake it until it’s nice and hot.

Plus, it’s perfect for feeding a crowd. So if you’re looking for an easy breakfast dish that everyone will love, be sure to give breakfast casserole a try.

Can Breakfast Casserole Be Made the Night Before?

Yes, breakfast casserole can be made the night before. In fact, many people prefer to do so because it allows the flavors to blend together more fully. Additionally, it’s a great option for busy mornings because you can simply reheat it in the oven or microwave.

To prepare a breakfast casserole ahead of time, simply follow the recipe as directed but do not bake it.

Instead, cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate it overnight. When you’re ready to bake it, remove it from the fridge and let it come to room temperature before baking as directed.

If you decide to use the crockpot to cook your breakfast casserole simply throw all the ingredients in the crockpot before bed and turn the crockpot on. The casserole will take around 8 to 9 hours to make so you will make up to a fresh, hot, and delicious breakfast.

Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

  • 1 Bag of Hash Browns
  • 4 Cups of Shredded Cheese
  • Half White Onion
  • 1.5 Pound of Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
  • 15 Eggs
  • 1.5 Cup Half and Half or Heavy Cream
  • 1.5 Tsp Sea Salt
  • 1.5 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Paprika

How to Make Breakfast Casserole

  1. Cook the bacon until it is nice and crispy then crumble it into smaller bits.
  2. Start by spraying oil on the sides of the crockpot to prevent sticking. Then take half of the hash browns and layer them in the crockpot. Add in half the onions, cheese, bacon, and extra toppings you choose. Then simply repeat the layering.
  3. In a separate bowl mix the eggs, cream, and all seasons. Finish off by pouring the egg mixture into the crockpot and setting it on low to cook for 8-9 hours.

How Long Can You Store Breakfast Casseroles?

Most breakfast casseroles can be stored in the fridge for up to four days. However, it’s important to note that the length of time that a casserole can be stored depends on the ingredients that are used.

For example, if a casserole contains meat, it will only last for two or three days in the fridge. On the other hand, a casserole made with eggs and cheese will last for four or five days.

Expert Chef Tips

  • When sprinkling cheese on top of your dish, leave a small border around the edges of the crockpot. This will help to prevent most burning along the edge.
  • When cutting into the casserole, leave a small border so that the burning on the edges doesn’t affect the rest.
  • Before cooking this dish in the crockpot, you must spray it with some cooking oil or it will burn or stick.

Breakfast Casserole Variations

One of the best things about breakfast casseroles is that there are so many variations you can make. You can use different types of meat, cheese, and vegetables to create a unique casserole each time.

Here are a few of our favorite variations:

The first variation is a bacon and cheese casserole. This is simple to make but still packs a lot of flavors. Simply cook the bacon until it is crisp, then mix it with some shredded cheese and spread it on the bottom of the casserole dish.

The next step is to add the eggs, milk, and seasonings and bake until the eggs are firm.

Another popular variation is the ham and cheese casserole. This one is also simple to make, but it is packed with flavor. Start by cooking the ham until it is browned, then mix it with some shredded cheese and spread it on the bottom of the casserole dish.

The next step is to add the eggs, milk, and seasonings and bake until the eggs are firm.

If you are vegetarian, not to worry! Just add your favorite veggies and skip the meat and you’ll have a hot, filling, and delicious breakfast casserole.

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