Crockpot Morning Casserole


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Start this the night before and a unique breakfast will be ready for you in the morning.

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Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • 1 32 oz. bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • lb. ham, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 1/2 C. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper (more or less to taste)

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Place a layer of frozen potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker, followed by a layer of bacon then onions, green pepper and cheese. Repeat the layering process two or three more times, ending with a layer of cheese. Beat the eggs, milk and salt and pepper together. Pour over the Crockpot mixture, cover and turn on low. Cook for 10-12 hours.Click here for more casserole recipes!

Reviews (30)

  • The first time I tried this recipe after 10 hours came out to burnt and very dry.
    The second time I tried I used more eggs, milk (about 2 doz. and 3 c.) Cooked for 6hours low and rest on warm(21/2 hours). It still was burnt around the sides, however, not as burnt and very moist. The type crock pot's heating is the trick you have to experiment to see what you need to do. Everyone liked it , even my picky eaters. Next time I am going to double the bacon may even try sausage.

    Flag as inappropriate mayamatilda  |  April 22, 2012

  • Made this for 16 people and they all said great choice, What i liked about it is that i didn't have to stand over the stove cooking breakfast!! They too also liked the brunet side i also used a crock pot bag which helped with clean up!! I'm making this again for Easter brunch!!

    Flag as inappropriate Reneebentz  |  March 28, 2012

  • i made this for 16 people and they loved it and said good choice!! They too liked the burnt sides! I also liked it because I was not standing over the stove
    cooking! I use a crock pot bag also for easy clean up! Will be making this for Easter Brunch!!!

    Flag as inappropriate Reneebentz  |  March 28, 2012

  • I wonder if cooking on warm might give more sleep time and not be over done? anyone try that?

    Flag as inappropriate carmen_waz  |  February 10, 2012

  • This was really gross. I can't believe it got such great responses! Icky.

    Flag as inappropriate SEGilmore  |  October 4, 2011

  • We make this exact recipe in the Dutch oven for camping all the time! It is my girls absolute favorite camping breakfast. We are all excited to try it in the crock pot for Christmas. I used the smaller crockpot and used more eggs to minimize burning.

    Flag as inappropriate dctann5  |  December 24, 2010

  • I have made this recipe many times and everyone loves it. I used a 6 qt. oval pot. I cut down the amount of potatoes & added more cheese. Mine did not burn but I cooked for about 6 hrs. Now I'm going to try making it for 2 in a 2 qt round pot.

    Flag as inappropriate fancyfree36  |  March 11, 2010

  • I made this and it turned out perfect I cooked it for 10 hours. don't know why others said it was burned around the edges did they cook on low? I used a large oval crock pot.and shredded hash browns. It would be good with diced green chilis instead of bell peppers to.nanabetty1

    Flag as inappropriate nanabetty1  |  January 12, 2010

  • I made this for my family to wake up to Christmas morning. It was really nice. I used a ham steak that I cut into cubes instead of bacon. However, it was dry. I added more milk and cheese before serving. BTW, I'm sure mine didn't cook 10 - 12 hours, maybe 7-8 is more like it and it was slightly burned around the edges but some of my family really liked that part:) I will probably use this recipe again with some adjustments.

    Flag as inappropriate glamadana  |  December 28, 2009

  • omg!! why would it cook that long??? i woke up in the middle of the night and could smell how yummy it was...yet it was burnt on the sides and bottom after 5 hrs...put it in the oven for a few hrs on warm to try to save it since noone would be up for a few hours..dried it out and made the eggs brown and the burn taste all the way through...ended up going to I hop to eat...was a good recipe if i had done it in the oven.

    Flag as inappropriate kinneygirl01  |  July 25, 2009

  • Im going to try this recipe for easter breakfast ill let you know what i think

    Flag as inappropriate blushnlady  |  April 11, 2009

  • Believe YOU should amend basic recipe based on results from comments: less cooking time & reduce amt. of potatoes.

    Flag as inappropriate Marges  |  October 23, 2008

  • I used a med sized oval crock. I also used FRESH potatoes that my son-in-law cubed for me. Awesome meal with some biscuits or coffee cake. YUMMY!!!
    Ps= To be safe...I put a cookie sheet under crock for any over-flow. Good thing I did.

    Flag as inappropriate lorrie_mead  |  October 5, 2008

  • I used my small round one. I don't think it would make a difference round or oval, but the size of the container might. Just my opinion.

    Flag as inappropriate rtcdunn  |  August 3, 2008

  • does this work better in an oval or round crockpot

    Flag as inappropriate charlyene  |  July 27, 2008

  • I cooked this 2 weekends ago for guests coming to town. I found it to be too much potatoes, and I only cooked it for 6.5 hours. I also rolled them up as burritos. Everyone loved them, only I feel more cheese and less potatoes would have been better. I also used the potatoes that had the onion and peppers already in them. Overall, I will make it again, just using less potatoes and more cheese, and less time cooking.

    Flag as inappropriate rtcdunn  |  July 27, 2008

  • Followed the recipe exactly but cooked for only 9 hours not 10-12 as instructed. It was very DRY and BURNT on the bottom. Listen to the posting dated 12-3-0 about cooking times. Wish I did. Next time I will try and cook for only 4-5 hours MAX. We had it with flour tortillas. Other than that it was pretty simple and good.

    Flag as inappropriate Shellymrc  |  July 14, 2008

  • I like to use the hash browns that already have the onions and bell peppers mixed in (potatoes o'brien). This saves me one step in preparation. I hate to chop onions.

    Flag as inappropriate MamaChef  |  July 4, 2008

  • I used sasuage instead of bacon, I only used about 24 oz of the potatoes and only cooked the casserole about 4 hours. The taste was good but it was a little dry.

    Flag as inappropriate sullipamela  |  June 28, 2008

  • I've made this twice, once just for us and the second time for our camping group. Everybody loves it. Thanks for the great recipe.

    Flag as inappropriate Fancyfree  |  May 18, 2008

  • This would be a great holiday breakfast for those of us who have family visiting and staying at our house...

    Flag as inappropriate mandy123  |  April 28, 2008

  • This is a very good recipe.Using flour tortillas is a great idea. The kids loved it.

    Flag as inappropriate joe7  |  April 13, 2008

  • I have a small crock pot. Do you have this recipe for 1-2 people?

    Flag as inappropriate sharplady  |  April 7, 2008

  • I love this recipe..perfect to put together the night before, and wake up to breakfast. We usually wrap it up in tortillas for breakfast burritos..
    I use packages of pre-cooked bacon & sausage, and skip the onions & peppers. also used diced, not shredded potatoes...I've cooked it for as long as 14 hours, and didn't dry out

    Reported BrenK  |  March 10, 2008

  • sorry, that was it does NOT need to cook for 10 to 12 hours

    Flag as inappropriate kimberly1023  |  December 3, 2007

  • I prepared this dish over the weekend. While i thought the meal was ok, good concept, i found that using a full bag of the hashbrown potatoes made it a little dry. Aslo, it does need to cook for 10 to 12 hours on low as stated.... could be why i found it to be dry. i only had the dish cooking on low for 7 hours. i will try it again and cook it for maybe just 4 hours on low.

    Flag as inappropriate kimberly1023  |  December 3, 2007

  • This recipe definitely sounds so good, I am going to try it the next time I go to buy groceries. Have you ever tried using ground sausage instead of bacon or ham? That too sounds good.

    Flag as inappropriate luckyistheone  |  November 29, 2007

  • The cheese does stay in the middle and it serves 8 to 10 people.

    Flag as inappropriate pekingese  |  October 23, 2007

  • How many people does it serve?

    Flag as inappropriate nmch67  |  October 20, 2007

  • Does the cheese stay in the middle and not on top?

    Reported pastafiend  |  September 21, 2007

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