Friday, April 16, 2010

Recipe: Slow Cooker Breakfast

Slow Cooker Breakfast

1 (28 ounce) package O'Brien potatoes, frozen
1 pound breakfast sausage, browned, drained, crumbled
16 eggs
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In slow cooker, layer potatoes in bottom.  Sprinkle sausage over potatoes.  In medium bowl, combine eggs, evaporated milk and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.  Mix well.  Pour egg mixture over sausage. Cover with lid. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours. During last 10 minutes of cooking, sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese over top.  Cover with lid.

The edges on the egg mixture become dark brown when you let it cook for 7 1/2 to 8 hours, but the eggs were light and fluffy.  It doesn't effect the taste. 

This recipe will be featured in a future cookbook.

I cook breakfast almost every Sunday for the youth group at our church.  The kids love being my guinea pigs, I mean taste testers.  You may be shocked to hear this but, I am occasionally late for church.  On one such Sunday, when I knew I was going to be late (instead of accidentally being late), I created this recipe for the slow cooker in a effort to be a little late instead of embarrassingly late.  The guinea pigs, aka kids, loved it!    They left the class talking about the Slow Cooker Breakfast.  After church several of their parents and other church members asked for the recipe.  And now you have it too!  








21 comments:

  1. i'll try this without sausage.. just potatoes..

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  2. I have made this several times since I created it to feed the youth group. I have used bacon, diced cooked chicken, and one with diced green and red peppers and onions in it. You can be as creative as you like with the recipe. That is one of the things I love about cooking!

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  3. This really sounds great! It looks easy and has a great combo of ingredients!

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  4. I love potatoes and eggs together. Toss in some protein and your in business.

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  5. Mmmm I remember this one! It was so delicious and filling, perfect breakfast!

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  6. For the most part, I'm an oatmeal for breakfast kind of gal - but one or two times per year I make a breakfast casserole. Yours looks great!

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  7. Thank you for looking at my blog since I am a newbie- I love your blog and will be checking in often! :) Great easy recipes!

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  8. Sounds great, but take a lot of time but seems the end result was fabulous so definitely worth a try

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  9. It only take a few minutes to assemble this dish. The joy of slow cooking to me is (with this recipe) you put it together before you go to sleep and while you are sleeping it is cooking. You wake up to a delicious aroma in your kitchen and all you have to do is serve breakfast and maybe toast some bread.

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  10. Linda, this is a wonderful recipe to have on hand for the holidays or when you have a gang to feed on Sunday morning. I certainly will give it a try. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  11. Mary, You are such a source of encouragement for me! Not only do your comments brighten my day but your blog is full of wonderful stories and incredible recipes!

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  12. This sounds like a wonderful breakfast!

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  13. I've never thought to use the slow cooker for breakfast but this is brillant!

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  14. Hey, any type of breakfast that I can prep or even cook the night before is my kind of cooking. Oh wait, that's you're tagline;)

    But seriously, I love things like overnight french toast, Pennsylvania Dutch, etc. so this one would work great for me.

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  15. This would be perfect recipe for my Sunday brunch instead of the usual eggs.

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  16. Yum that looks really good.

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  17. This sounds delicious! I'll have to try it the next time I have the family over for Sunday brunch!

    -Jenniffer
    http://cupadeecakes.blogspot.com

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  18. This sounds great, breakfast all ready and waiting in the morning! I am not going to find frozen potatoes here, but I presume peeled fresh potatoes will do the job just as easily. Diane

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  19. Fresh potatoes would work great! O'Brien potatoes also have a small amount of bell pepper and onion in it. You could also add them fresh.

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