But it didn’t occur to me for the longest time to use my crockpot for that other time when I am out of the kitchen – night time! Yep, breakfast cooking while I sleep seems like a serious mama win!
I like to use this Egg Casserole recipe for mornings when we have to get up and out really early. Everyone gets a solid breakfast and I have one less thing to do in the mad rush to get us all ready to go.
As I created this recipe, I made sure to keep it low carb and gluten free so that everyone in the family could enjoy it! Crockpot Egg Casserole is very flavorful thanks to the sausage and multiple cheeses. Be aware that eggs do cook a little differently in the crockpot, more smooth and almost custard-like.
I think you will like waking up to a hot breakfast just as much as I do!
THM-FRIENDLY: For those who are following the Trim Healthy Mama plan, this recipe would be classified as an “S”
- 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 green or red bell pepper, chopped
- 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
- 1¼ cups cottage cheese
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
- 12 eggs
- ¼ cup cream
- ¼ cup water
- ¼ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- 1 c mozzarella
- Sautee sausage with onion, pepper and garlic until the meat is browned.
- Combine meat/peppers with all other ingredients except mozzarella.
- Lightly grease crockpot insert.
- Pour egg mixture into crockpot.
- Sprinkle mozzarella over top.
- Cook on low for 6 hours (may take longer in older crockpots)
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This looks good, but I have two questions:
First, what size crockpot is this made in?
Second, how do you cook this overnight? If I wanted it ready for, say, 8 am, I would have to turn it on at 2 am? I imagine that even if you used a timer,you wouldn’t want this sitting for too long due to the egg?
Patti Brown says
Great questions Julia! I made it in 6 quart crockpot. You could make it in a smaller sized crockpot, but it would come out thicker. Mine was about 2″ high. You might find you’d need to cook it for a little bit longer if you use a smaller crockpot.
You have a good point about timing in the morning. Our Sundays get started very early, so if I put it on at midnight before going to bed it is perfectly timed for breakfast. Personally, I am comfortable with it sitting in the crockpot for up to two hours once the timer has gone off, because the machine does retain heat. Definitely only go with what you feel comfortable with though. http://www.foodsafety.gov recommends you refrigerate leftover egg dishes within two hours. So you do have some wiggle room time-wise.
Thanks for the questions, and I’d love to hear what you think if you try it!