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Monday, November 1, 2010

crock pOTT recipe: Egg Brunch Casserole

When I found this recipe I was so amazed and excited at the same time.  Why hadn't I ever thought of this before???  A recipe for a breakfast casserole that you put in your crock pot.  Genius!!  Simply put all the ingredients in your crock pot before you go to bed a wake up to a perfectly cooked breakfast casserole. 
 This is great for when you are hosting house guest or when you just want a lazy morning.  Wake Up, Dish Up and eat.  (It doesn't get much quicker than that.)
Here is a recipe card with all the ingredients.  Just click and print and you too can make this tasty, quick and easy Egg Brunch Casserole.  Now just think of all the other things you can do in the morning since you won't have to worry about baking times.  (Please note I used a 5 quart crock pot for this recipe.)
Additional recipes I have for crock pot breakfasts are:  Oatmeal and Blueberry French Toast Casserole. 
 
 This post was linked to: Hunk of Meat Mondays, Meet Me Monday on Inspiring you to Save, Making Friends Blogger Style on The Ins & Outs,  Tasty Tuesday Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Tuesday at the Table with All the Small Stuff,  Hearth N' Soul with the Girl Chef, Delicious Dish at It's a Blog Party, Anything Related Tuesday at All Thingz Related, Works for Me Wednesday from We are That Family, Penny Pinching Wednesdays at The Thrifty Home, Bargarin Brag Wednesdays at Bargarin Shopping Paradise, Whats Cookin' Wednesday


126 comments:

  1. I will definitely be trying this! It will be great for morning football games! Just eat and then run!! Thanks!

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  2. Great idea! Can't beat a warm breakfast without the preparation in the morning!

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  3. This is right up my alley! Guess what we're having for breakfast this weekend!!

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  4. OOoohh, this looks yummy! So easy too! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. What a great idea, breakfast in the crock pot. I would really like that! Thank you for sharing.
    Miz Helen

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  6. Here from the bloghop.
    I'm a new follower. Please follow back
    Tiffany
    http://tiffspixiedust.blogspot.com

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  7. what a perfect solution for Christmas morning!

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  8. I think I need to get a smaller crock pot...now that I'm cooking for 3 light eaters rather than a family of five, my six quart seems too big for that recipe. I'm excited to try it, though. Thanks for posting it.

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  9. I'm thinking Christmas morning, for those that want more than sweets, thanks!

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  10. I agree, this is brilliant. I've never heard of this. I am not very good when it comes to breakfast, so I like to make something ahead of time. This would be perfect.

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  11. looks yummy! I need to use my crockpot more than I do - I need receipes!

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    NICOLE

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  12. Absolutely brilliant - nothing is worse than oversleeping and the casserole isn't done until almost lunch - not the I have ever done that LOL! I usually make mine with bread, I wonder if that would work? I have visions of Christmas breakfast with this idea! thanks for sharing with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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    1. Croutons work wonders in place of bread!

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    2. I use tater tots.

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    3. Made it last night and my housee smelled YUUUUUMY this morning! This was a HIT!!:) THANKS!

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  13. I love breakfast casserole, but have never tried it in the crockpot. Looks yummy!

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  14. Now this looks fabulous!! I think I'll make a mini version for me and my husband Sunday since the kids will be gone!!!

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  15. I printed your recipe and will try it very soon Just sounds very good

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  16. You are right - this is pure genius! And thank you for the cute card to print. :)

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  17. I don't think we could eat that much...can it be saved in the fridge and reheated or would that be gross?

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  18. OH I love how this goes in the crock pot!!!
    Courtney

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  19. We have company coming this weekend, I will be trying this!

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  20. Hey my friend! :-) This is the perfect idea for when we are signed up for snacks in Sunday School!!! I'm totally going to remember this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. I made this and while I was eating it, I thought it could use some sausage. So next time, there's gonna be sausage in it and it's going to rock! Great recipe.

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  22. Thank you for sharing this! I found it on Pinterest and made it for guests last weekend. It was so nice to have breakfast already made when we got up in the morning.

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  23. I found your blog as a result of pininterest and this recipe has just made my morning!!!!!!!!!!! Will try it for Sunday, mos'def!

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  24. This looks perfect for Christmas morning! Do you think skim milk would work, or does it have to be whole milk?

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  25. What an amazing idea! I am SO lazy, I HAVE to try this sometime!

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  26. I'm going to try this. I usually assemble my casserole the night before and then it goes from the fridge to the oven. By the time toast or biscuits are done, coffee made, fruit, jams, jellies out, casserole is done. On Christmas morning it bakes while we explore the tree.

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  27. Making this right now and I have a question...do you set the crockpot to low or high? I would assume low but I am known to be wrong sometimes ;) Thank you for the great recipe! Smiles~Beth

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  28. Found you on pinterest because of this post! Great idea for when family comes for a visit, and no one wants to cook the next morning.

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    Merry Christmas!

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  29. This will be great for Christmas morning. Yeah! Can't wait to try it. Thanks!

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  30. if you use turkey bacon, you eliminate the "cooking bacon" step...even easier!!

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  31. Christmas Morning figured out!!! Thanks!!!

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  32. Trying this today! If we like it, we'll have it for Christmas morning :) Seriously smells like Ihop in here!

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  33. I made this for work this morning. It was a hit. I'll definitely be making this again in the future. Thanks. :D

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  34. can you make this without the cheese? thanks.

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  35. Oh I am trying this one. Looks great. Gonna try it with veggie sausage.

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  36. I love breakfast for dinner! Will definitely try this soon!

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  37. Hi ! Thank you so much for the recipe - would you consider putting recipes on the page also? (I keep my recipes digitally in Evernote, and the recipe card is almost too small to read) :)

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  38. I am trying this out this week. Thanks for the recipe!

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  39. How many hours i cannot view it on my phone

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  40. Saw this on Pintrest...can't wait to try it on christmas.. was wondering if sausage would work for bacon instead>

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  41. Planning on making this for Christmas morning! Thanks for the recipe!

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  42. This looks SO yummy! Will probably be making it for Christmas morning so we won't have to worry about getting breakfast while we're trying to all get ready to go to our holiday destinations!

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  43. I can't wait to try this. Looks yummy.
    ~Mary

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  44. Next time my kids come into town, I will definitely make this.

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  45. Going to try it Christmas Morning. Things get so busy and never enough time to fix something for breakfast. Thanks for the tip.

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  46. What an awesome idea!!! I can't seem to print the recipe card in a readable size, can you please email it to me at jolenecmom@yahoo.co.uk

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  47. Will this work in a 6qt oval crockpot? I don't have the size that's shown in the picture.

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  48. I'm going to double the recipe in my oval 6 quart. I will let everyone know how it goes. Fingers crossed!!!

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  49. OK. I'm set for Christmas morning. I also will be using the larger crock pot and would love to know if that will be ok. If I double it I'm afraid we'll be eating it for days (not really that bad I guess!)

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  50. I made this for this morning and it was very good. I did use sausage instead of bacon and I agree... it could use a bit more salt, but very easy and yummy!!

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  51. Trying this for us and my parents for Christmas morning, putting it together right now! Thanks for sharing this one!

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  52. just finished putting mine together... hope it's yummy

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  53. I found that after 5 or so hours the edges were very brown. I turned it to the keep warm setting. I hope internally it's done. I just didn't want it to burn. I also used the oval crockpot

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  54. Soo based on the bland comments I seasoned w/ salt and pepper every layer and i might of over seasoned now.. oh well it's still good. I had some salsa i put on it too.

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  55. I made this last night/this morning and felt it was just so-so. I did not have whole milk and I wonder if that made a difference in it being a little dry. Also, the dill was a little over-powering and next time I will use different spices. As far as convenience this recipe is great! Loved waking up to the yummy smell of breakfast waiting on us...even if it was 5:15 am (thanks to eager kids ready to open Christmas presents!).

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  56. Can't wait to try this... I will mix up the spice and ingredients ever so slightly to suite our hungry crew.
    Will make this for our hard working crew at work very soon! Nothing like a hot breakfast on a cold winter day! thank you :-)

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  57. I tried this last night/ this morning. It was good, but I will say that a 6 qt crockpot does not work very well for the amount of ingredients. It was done in less than 7 hours. Maybe it would be ok if I doubled the recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  58. I omitted the dill & added my favorite salsa (or you can add favorite salsa seasonings, ie; cumin, cayenne, etc...). Served it with a dollop of Greek Yogurt (or Sour Cream). This solved the "Bland" comments some had made.

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  59. I featured your recipe on our blog this week!
    http://notesfromthenelsens.blogspot.com/2012/01/cooking-with-mom-four-pinterest.html
    New follower! :) Happy cooking!

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  60. Looks delicious! Is that 4 quart crock you're using?

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  61. Ok, so I need help. I tried this yesterday morning to take to a brunch and it was a fail! It was overcooked and tasteless. I was so sad! :( I just bought a new crock pot so that's not the issue. Is 8-10 hours on low really accurate? I wondered if it was too long before I cooked it. I cooked it for 9 hours. Thoughts?

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  62. This sounds wonderful! Can't wait to try it.

    The recipe card format is too small, though. Could you re-size it?

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  63. I could see this on a camping trip!

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  64. Have this in the crock pot now...Used Jimmy Dean crumbles instead of bacon to save some time and dishes...Can't wait to try it in the morning!!! :D

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  65. Great Idea for the cabin!!!!! Can't wait to try it!!

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  66. Overnight did seem to be a little too long. It was a little tough when I got to it 7 hours after I started it up. I followed the recommendations in the comments and had it with salsa and sour cream and that helped it, but probably not something I'd make again. Thanks for blogging though!! :)

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  67. I love to fix breakfast for dinner so I can't wait to throw this in the crock-pot one morning and have it that evening..... just might make some biscuits and jam to go with it!!!!!!

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  68. Made this for easter Brunch today. Put it in the crock pot when I first got up and cooked on HIGH(instead of low... for about 5 hours), then got ready, went to church, and returned home to host 10 people for brunch (also made a french toast in antoher crock pot) it was delicious, easy, and I'm sharing the recipe with family and raving about it on pinterest (where I first found it!). Thanks!

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  69. Has anyone tried this with egg beaters? How did it work out and what was the cook time?

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  70. I want to try this with real shredded potatoes and soy milk. Any tips? Less milk or more?

    http://www.tanastable.com/

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  71. Delicious! I did make a few small changes based on personal preference and posted on my blog Katie & Matt's Kitchen
    (with a link back here). Thanks for sharing! :)

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  72. I found this recipe and made it for Mother's day! It was not in it for the full 8 hours on low and the one side was burnt making it very dry. Everyone enjoyed it, but do you have any pointers for how to make it more moist for next time?

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  73. I do the same thing with Apples. I use mix the crumble crust in one bowl and set aside. I then peel, core and slice the apples and mix them with cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar. I layer the crust in the bottom, slices of butter, apple mix, then repeat. cook on low for 8-10 hours and you have the perfect Apple surprise to go along with the your recipe.

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  74. We love regular breakfast casserole baked in the oven so I can't wait to try this. Sounds great for company or holidays. I will use a crock pot liner to prevent burning around the edges.

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  75. Wow this sounds great!! Someone said using turkey bacon will eliminate cooking it first, why is that? I will make this and then scoop some into a tortilla for an on the go breakfast for my daughter on the way to School. She rather sleep in than eat.. This way she can do both.

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  76. You can buy turkey bacon already cooked at Costco.... You can also try the real bacon bits you can buy in sealed zip licks off the shelf... I sm going to try this with sausage instead, maybe even with the maple flavor and a few bacon bits too!!!! Yum!

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  77. We had this for dinner. Thank you it was a hit in my house. ;-)

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  78. What size crockpot did you use? I'd like to make this for a group of 20 & am thinking I should double the recipe & use a 6 qt crockpot.

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  79. Hi, this looks delicious, however, the recipe card is too small to read. Do you have this recipe listed somewhere else that I can print or how do I get a bigger recipe card to print? Thanks.

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  80. 8-10 hours is a little too long, the edges were pretty much burnt but the inside was great!! Yes my crock pot was on low. Great recipe but needs a little tweaking.

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  81. Holy cow! I'm noticing you have the same rooster border that I do! http://webpages.charter.net/vaughan379/kitchen%20curtains.jpg

    I'm going to have to make this bkfast casserole sometime soon... we have backyard chickens and way too many eggs... so this is a good way to get rid of a lot in one go!

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  82. Is there anyway to enlarge the recipe for the crock pot breakfast? When I print it out it is the size of a postage stamp and I can't read it.
    Thanks in advance,
    Cindy

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  83. Making this right now! My boyfriend is pretty upset that he has to wait until morning to eat it.. hehe

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  84. I made this over the weekend, yum! I was concerned about all the "bland" comments so added tastefully simple seasoning salt in place of regular salt and seasoned each layer lightly with seasoning salt and pepper. I added a half cup of sour cream to the eggs. I cooked the onion and 3 cloves of garlic in a few tablespoons of the bacon grease. I also used kraft Mexican cheese blend with a touch of cream cheese in place of plain cheddar...Sooooooo good!

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  85. This is the post that keeps on giving! Nearly two years after posting people are still commenting. I saw this on Pintrest and made it last night/this morning. Tasty! Thanks for sharing.

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  86. Can't wait to try this in my small crock pot! Thanks!!!

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  87. This looks easy enough! My maiden name is Ott so it's interesting to see a blog by someone of that name!

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  88. I think I'll use this when my in-laws come for a visit.

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  89. Ok So I tried this today for my MOPS group. But I tweecked it a bit. I have a big crock-pot, so I used 18 eggs, a whole medium size onion, green and red bell pepper, and cooked it for 9 hours, and it was good. Thank for your the recipe.

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  90. Can you double or triple this recipe in a large crockpot? I need to feed about 25-30 people this weekend... wondering if it would still work if you increase the size of the batch? Thanks, Tanya

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  91. Delish made it for sun morning breakfast ,before church ,it was a hit :)

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  92. First of all I did make this and it tasted like, AWESUME! My doubt about how much time it takes to cook was confirmed 8 hours in the morning. Low heat. My gut said no more than 5 hours.my product was over cooked.

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  93. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  94. I tried this with slightly less hash browns and substituted the bacon for mild sausage. Was very good!

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  95. This sounds really good but I think this would be scrumptious add sausage and put it on a biscuit smothered in sausage gravy

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  96. This sounds really good but I think this would be scrumptious add sausage and put it on a biscuit smothered in sausage gravy

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  97. I just made this and it did'nt turn out well at all. I put the slow cooker on low, and honestly it looked like it was done after 2 hours....but I left it alone & went to bed. Woke up this morning to crock pot burned casserole 2 " around the edge and only Okay right in the center. I won't make this again. I'll stick to my 9x13 put it in the oven breakfast casserole.

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  98. Thanks for sharing...this recipe is great for an easy family breakfast! I did want to share that on the medium setting it only took 3 hours to cook through....also I Substituted ground maple sausage. Delish!!

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  99. Do you think this would work with frozen tater tots instead of shredded hash browns?

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  100. PERFECT for Christmas morning!! Will try it this year :D

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  101. I think I'm going to try this for tomorrow's breakfast but think I want to use sausage instead of bacon.We like both meats but think sausage will cook up nicely. Afraid the bacon will become soggy.

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  102. Thanks for posting this! It sounds REALLY GOOD and I can't wait to pop it in the crock pot on Christmas Eve. I have a question though. With it only being me and my husband, would it alter it too much to cut it in half and cook for 3-6 hours instead of 8-10?

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  103. May have to reduce hours cooked if u make a smaller batch. My hubby and I can't eat 12 eggs... we had an issue with top and outsides being burnt. Even in low. It smells really good! Just have to taste test still but I'm affraid. Lol.

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  104. Made these today for supper. Consistency turned out great (about 7 hours on low), but the flavour was kind of bland. Used a crock-pot liner. Added lots of spices, (salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion salt, cayenne, all in moderation). Next time, I think I'll add salsa like other readers have said. All in all, the idea is great, just need to tweak it a bit.

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  105. Found you via pinterest! Didn't think to buy frozen hash browns, bought the refrigerated Simply Potatoes brand instead and hoping they don't turn to mush!

    Looking froward to trying this Christmas morning!

    Isabella
    http://rollingwithmytoddler.blogspot.com/

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  106. Anyway to get the health breakdown..how many calories, etc...? Can u tell.me where to go for the info? Thx

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  107. I used bacon and sausage. And I suggest putting the chesse on last..

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  108. Made this for "breakfast" dinner and it was a hit. I omitted the peppers and garlic/onion, substituting for minced garlic and onion. Even though it still had wonderful flavor, I think doing this way made it dry. My husband had the idea to put over-easy eggs (making sure the yolks are runny) on top of each serving. It was sooo good and we will be doing this way again.

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  109. This may replace my Christmas Quiche for ease and quickness!
    ~ I think I may try to half the recipe (6 vs 12 eggs) since it's just the hubby and I at home now.

    Thanks Fellow Starbucks lover!

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  110. okay I tried this, mine was done after 4 hours on low. I turned it on warm and the longer it stayed in the crock pot the broowner the edges got! so you need to serve it immediately. I used the sausage instead of the bacon an added the salsa to it. it tastes very good!

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  111. Do the hashbrown's get crispy?

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  112. If the recipe is too little, right click and copy image. Then paste it onto a blank word document. You can grab the arrow in the corner of the recipe and drag it diagonally to make the whole image bigger.

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  113. I'd like to make this for Christmas morning. Has anyone had success doubling the recipe and using a 7qt crock pot? Mine is oval, and has warm, low, medium, and high settings. Reading some of the comments, I'm concerned about the edges burning and it over cooking. The liners sound like a good idea, so I'm going to try that. But for anybody who has doubled the recipe, which temp setting was best, and for how long? Thanks!

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  114. Slow cookers are the most used appliance in my kitchen. Never enjoyed cooking more since I purchased my slow cooker. Every weekend I try different recipes and portion after in freezer containers and I have breakfast lunch and dinner for the rest of the week.
    I actually made this similar casserole. Only thing I did different was to substitute the bacon with pork sausage. (Jimmy Deans reduced fat). Just brown the sausage in a pan , much the same process as cooking the bacon. then follow the same directions in this recipe for the ingredients and layering . Wake up the next morning and piping hot and ready to go. Just had the side condiments of choice, ketchup, in my case Pace Picante sauce hot. Now that is one hearty breakfast and freezes and warms back up in the microwave, well.

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  115. Made this recently and it was amazing. I absolutely loved it.

    Next time I'll go a little heavier on the vegetables & eggs to balance out the potatoes.

    Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

    http://cookingwithdoyle.com/index.php/crock-pot-breakfast

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  116. Great idea! Can't beat a warm breakfast without the preparation in the morning!

    Best Regards
    bestelectricmeatgrinder.com

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  117. im trying it now in smaller crockpot about 3 qt im doing veggy cherzo then a layer of mushroom and onion and garlic gravy on top of the chrezo mixed with the hashbrowns which are thawed ones then cheese 3 times layering ending with cheese then took back of wooden spoon to make 5 holes threw the layers so the egg beaters i used would go down to bottem till it just covered it all going to wake up in 5 hours to checked it if its done will get back in morning to let u know how it went =0)

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