Wake up to a hot breakfast!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
6 hrs 5 mins
total:
6 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray the crock of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Spread hash brown potatoes into the bottom of the crock.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Spread sausage over the hash brown potatoes; top with Cheddar cheese.

  • Beat eggs and milk together in a large bowl; add ground mustard and generously season with salt and pepper. Mix seasonings thoroughly into the egg mixture; pour over the cheese layer in the slow cooker.

  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Cook's Note:

I've used maple sausage, which is very good, too.

If you sleep more than 6 to 8 hours and lack the discipline to get up just to turn off the slow cooker (like myself), feel free to make this the day before and keep it on warm all night.

Nutrition Facts

382 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 13.1g 4% DV; fat 30g 46% DV; cholesterol 248.5mg 83% DV; sodium 680.2mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2014
We thought this was good! The only thing I did different was to use 4 raw potatoes cubed because I didn't have the hash browns. It worked just fine and tasted yummy. Next time I will probably add onions mushrooms and green peppers for more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2015
Great concept but tasted horrid Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2014
We thought this was good! The only thing I did different was to use 4 raw potatoes cubed because I didn't have the hash browns. It worked just fine and tasted yummy. Next time I will probably add onions mushrooms and green peppers for more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2015
Great recipe! Skipped the mustard.. I used the Obrien Hash Browns that had peppers and onions already in it and added pepper jack cheese to the cheddar cheese to add a little spice to this. It was a hit for the office breakfast. I also used the casserole crockpot which is not as deep as a regular crockpot. I cooked it for 5.5 hours and it was perfect. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
we liked this. It is a great basic recipe for breakfast casserole. Perfect for our Christmas potluck where picky kids didn't have to pick anything out of it! we 1/2 it and layered so cheese and meat potatoes were in the middle. yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2014
Loved this recipe and so did my family. I forgot to defrost the hash browns (it was Christmas Eve!) and I used O'brien potatoes with the peppers and onions already in them. Even though the potatoes were still frozen this cooked very well. This recipe is also so versatile that you can add any seasoning to your family's taste I added garlic because that is what my family loves! Thanks for making Christmas morning so nice for my family and so effortless for me. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/04/2016
This was a hit at the office party and I will definitely make it again. I added sautéed onion and red pepper to the thawed hash browns. I also omitted the ground mustard and added several dashes of curry powder to the eggs. To make the eggs a bit fluffier I used a 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water instead of the 1 cup of milk. I reserved a third of the cheese to melt on top when the dish was done. It was very moist and flavorful! This is a great base recipe that can be made to taste with vegetables meat and seasonings of your choosing. This is the first time I made a breakfast casserole in the crock pot and I am very pleased with the result. It took 5 hours on low in my oblong crockpot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2015
I used lbs of sausage and cooked on low for 6 hours with frozen hashrowns. Will try another type of cheese next time. Cheddar didn't melt well. Made it for camping with a group and all agreed that I need to keep this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2015
This recipe was good but a bit dry. I agree that the cheese should be dispersed throughout the layers. I would also use about half of the hash brown potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/23/2016
This was super simple to throw together. I added some garlic as others had suggested. Rated 4 stars only because the dish was still a little bland. But for a group, it works well, especially with kids. Great for camping as so easy to prepare. The adults jazzed it up by topping with salsa. Will add onions & more spices next time. Thanks for sharing- it's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/03/2015
Was my first time making this - I was nervous it would not be finished in time so I started early. It only took 3 hours to cook (so it was finished 3 hours too early). I layered the hash browns cheese and sausage throughout and added cheese at the top when it was finished. Also I used hash browns that had garlic and onion in the bag. Initial taste when it was finished - pretty good. Next time I will put mushrooms and spinach in the mix with it. Today am serving it with warm tortillas Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/08/2015
Great concept but tasted horrid Read More
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