Are you looking for an easy Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole for your next brunch or special occasion? This recipe is simple to throw together and a family and crowd favorite!
I just love a good breakfast casserole, don’t you?! And, if I can throw it in the crock pot, even better! The idea for this particular casserole came from my love for the fresh flavors (and cream cheese 😉 ) in this Zucchini Frittata. But this time I knew I wanted to add some other flavors and make it just a bit more egg-y.
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I actually made this for dinner the other night and the hubs kept carrying on about how fantastic it was. It has all those wonderful summer flavors we are craving zucchini (you could use squash too), grape tomatoes, mushrooms and well… cream cheese ;).
You could substitute any of the veggies for onions, peppers or whatever suits you. The egg mixture helps everything hold together and then it is all topped with sausage (I used the sausage crumbles for convenience) and some shredded cheese.
Everything crocked up nicely in my casserole crock pot in about 2-2 1/2 hours on high. However, as always, it is best to test this recipe in your own slow cooker first and just use the times as a basic guideline, not a set rule.
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
- 1 Small Zucchini Sliced Thinly
- 8 oz Fresh Mushrooms Cleaned and Sliced
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 dozen MEDIUM Eggs or 10 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
- 4 Thick Slices of Bread I used “Texas Toast”- Cubed
- 8 oz Cream Cheese cubed into small pieces
- 1/2 pint Grape Tomatoes washed and halved
- 1/2 Cup Sausage Crumbles or 1lb ground sausage- browned and drained.
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese
- In a skillet over medium heat, cook your zucchini and mushrooms until golden and tender. Set aside.
- Spray crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and place bread and cream cheese cubes evenly on the bottom.
- Top with tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
- Top with zucchini mixture.
- In a bowl, whisk together eggs and milk, seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour egg mixture over casserole.
- Top with sausage and cheese.
- Cover with lid and cook on high for 90 min to 2 1/2 hours– when eggs are set and cheese is melted.
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Medium Eggs vs. Large Eggs
If you are anything like me, I have always bought Large Eggs. It never occurred to me to even think to purchase anything else. So, when HATCH contacted me, my first question was, how are Medium Eggs different from Large Eggs?
Turns out, they really aren’t that different and… they are cheaper! Now occasionally– especially when baking— you may need to use an extra egg here and there. But for the most part, if you are using them for scrambled eggs or egg sandwiches, etc. you can likely get away with using them just like you would large eggs.
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Could this be cooked in low overnight?
Aunt Lou says
For the first time you make a recipe, always do it when can watch it closely so your recipe doesn’t flop. For this recipe, it has such a short cooking time, you won’t want to cook it overnight. I’m afraid you would wake up to a too-done casserole. I haven’t tried it before, but think you could try putting it together the night before and refrigerating overnight. Then pop it in the crock pot in the morning. Hope this helps!
The zucchini and mushrooms are cooked and set aside in step 1, never to be mentioned again. Do they get added with the tomatoes?
Sorry about that Bruce! Yep, add after the tomatoes. We fixed the recipe card. Thanks for the heads up!
This looks good, and will be a dinner one night.