Crockpot Sausage Breakfast Casserole {recipe}

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole









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The crockpot is my friend. (Note: It failed me a week ago when I tried to make pulled pork for a group of guests, but we’ve since reconciled. And in other news, thank you to whomever created the $5 pizza.)

Today I bring you a recipe that served my family well for supper last night. Variations of this recipe have traveled the interwebs, but my recipe most closely resembles one from Jimmy Dean.


2 lbs. frozen, shredded hash browns
1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Hearty Original Sausage Crumbles
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
6 green onions, sliced
12 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

I did not use any of the following:

(optional: 1/2 cup julienne cut sun dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained)
(optional: 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard)
(optional: 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder)


Breakfast Casserole














1. Spray a 6 quart crockpot with cooking spray. Layer 1/2 of the hashbrowns on the bottom of crockpot.

2. Top with half of the sausage, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and green onion. Repeat layering.

3. Beat eggs, milk, salt, and pepper in large bowl with a wire whisk until well blended.

4. Pour evenly over hashbrown-sausage mixture.

5. Cook on low setting for 8 hours or on high setting for 4 hours or until eggs are set


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Serving with toast and jam makes for an exceptionally happy family.





  1. I love my crockpot, too!! If I make your casserole, I’ll make it with bacon rather than sausage because I don’t like it. I hope it would work that way!

    My big fail was a few weeks ago when I tried to make Oatmeal in my crockpot. It was made with apples and brown sugar and oatmeal and cinnamon and water, and you cooked it overnight on low to be ready in the morning for breakfast. (It was a Pinterest recipe!) Well, the house smelled really great, but the oatmeal and apples were burned to a crisp!! It took me forever to clean my crockpot from the burned on stuff, soaking it with dishsoap, baking soda, vinegar, dishsoap for my dishwasher (which is dead by the way), and nothing worked!! I couldn’t scrape it clean. Finally, Al said, “Why don’t you fill it with water and put the pot back in the burner component, turn it on high, and maybe it will come off that way.” He’s so smart!! Makes me mad when he’s right, but this time I was happy because it worked!! It still took some scraping, but came right off!!

    Glad your breakfast casserole was a hit!!

    • I make oatmeal in my crockpot all the time. Not sure the type of oats you use, but I use the steel cut oats and only cook for about 4 hours. Also I cook this while I’m still awake and stir a couple of times during the cooking process. You could try using the crockpot liners. The best thing I have found for really baked on foods, add very hot water and 2 denture cleaning tablets and let sit overnight. Cleans very easy in the morning.

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