Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

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I love sleeping in and taking my time getting out of bed. This is how my mornings have gone lately: wake up to alarm, snooze, snooze, check Facebook, snooze, check Instagram, check email, think about breakfast, finally get up so I can make it to spin class at the gym. I am taking advantage of the fact that I can do this everyday right now since I haven’t started my new job yet. My boyfriend, on the other hand, gets up around 5:30 for work most days. The least I could do is get up and make breakfast since I don’t have much to do throughout the day, but let’s be real, I’m not going to get up much earlier than nine. Then an idea hit me: crock pot! While he was sleeping the other night and I wasn’t tired enough to go to bed, I decided to make a crock pot meal that would be ready by the time he was up. I’d say it’s a win, win: I get to sleep in while also making him happy! He loved it :)

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Here is the recipe for the simple and tasty casserole that I made. It makes a lot, so we have been reheating it in the microwave for breakfast this week and it still tastes great! I used a 4 quart crock pot, so you can adjust the amounts accordingly for different sizes.

Ingredients:

  • 10 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. maple sausage, cooked and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheese
  • 25 oz. frozen hash browns

How to:

  1. Beat the eggs until well blended. Then stir in the milk and salt. Set aside.
  2. Spray crock pot with cooking spray.
  3. Layer 1/3 of the hash browns at the bottom of the crock pot.
  4. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the sausage
  5. Sprinkle on 1/3 of the red bell pepper
  6. Top with 1/3 of cheese
  7. Repeat this layering process two more times, ending with the cheese on top of the third layer.
  8. Pour the egg mixture over the layers
  9. Cook on low for 7-8 hours

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