Cooks while you sleep! Some fun variations of this recipe: before cooking (during prep) you can add chunks of sourdough bread, diced chiles, salsa, and/or diced green onions. You can use sage or regular sausage in place of the maple sausage, if desired.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Spray the crock of a slow cooker with cooking spray. Spread hash browns to cover the bottom of the slow cooker crock.

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  • Whisk eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • 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 hash browns and spread Cheddar cheese over sausage. Pour egg mixture over cheese.

  • Cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

641 calories; 54 g total fat; 376 mg cholesterol; 989 mg sodium. 21.3 g carbohydrates; 35.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2015
I made this but wanted to up the flavor so I did not cook the sausage before and let it cook in the slow cooker this adds flavor to the dish from the fat. Also I added some leftover potatoes and a few other leftovers I mixed in amongst the layers. It added flavor and texture. My guests loved waking up to the smell of breakfast already cooked. The concept is a 5 star idea you need to make it your own. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2015
Sorry but this recipe was not for us. The hash browns were kind of watery and had a different texture. Couldn't really tell that there were a dozen eggs in it. DH said that he would rather have had scrambled eggs and sausage the traditional way. I must say though that the preparation was easy. Will probably not make again. Thanks for posting the recipe Read More
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  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2015
I made this but wanted to up the flavor so I did not cook the sausage before and let it cook in the slow cooker this adds flavor to the dish from the fat. Also I added some leftover potatoes and a few other leftovers I mixed in amongst the layers. It added flavor and texture. My guests loved waking up to the smell of breakfast already cooked. The concept is a 5 star idea you need to make it your own. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2015
I made this but wanted to up the flavor so I did not cook the sausage before and let it cook in the slow cooker this adds flavor to the dish from the fat. Also I added some leftover potatoes and a few other leftovers I mixed in amongst the layers. It added flavor and texture. My guests loved waking up to the smell of breakfast already cooked. The concept is a 5 star idea you need to make it your own. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2015
This is the second slow cooker breakfast casserole I've made and I was concerned about the texture as the first one I made had an off texture. No worries with this one. I chose to use canadian bacon as my protein and added diced onion and yellow red peppers. As I was preparing it I had leftover Russian Cheese Salad (mozz/mayo/garlic) from this site so I added that as well and I'm glad I did. The garlic really made this sing. This is easily customizable and came together in mere minutes. It's not the most visually appealing if you're looking to impress with presentation but it was really nice not having to preheat the oven and wait an hour for a traditional breakfast casserole to cook. This will be one of my staple overnight guest breakfasts. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2015
excellent! Everyone loved it- done just as written with one technique change - instead of whisking the egg mixture I put it in the blender. The air whipped into it made the final result more than 2" high in a standard oval crockpot. This kept in the moisture very well. The sausage moved up to just under the cheese crust and it was yummy. I might try the sausage in uncooked so those oils go into the hash browns. Could try peppers or other veggies mixed in with the hash browns Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2015
This was just ok for us. It had way too many hashbrown potatoes in it. I would definitely cut those in half next time. I loved the ease of preparation and really enjoyed waking up to breakfast already cooked. With some tweaks this would be fantastic! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2015
I changed the original recipe quite a bit. First I started with putting the hash browns in the crockpot on high while I prepared everything else. I then cooked up plain pork sausage. I added fresh garlic while cooking the sausage and some maple syrup. I didn't drain all the grease off for flavor. I topped the hash browns and sausage in the crockpot with leftover Thanksgiving ham. Next added extra cheddar cheese since we are cheese lovers. Last I sprinkled real bacon bits all over before cooking. The family loved it and said it was a keeper recipe! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/04/2015
Sorry but this recipe was not for us. The hash browns were kind of watery and had a different texture. Couldn't really tell that there were a dozen eggs in it. DH said that he would rather have had scrambled eggs and sausage the traditional way. I must say though that the preparation was easy. Will probably not make again. Thanks for posting the recipe Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2015
This was very easy and I enjoyed it. A little bland but I can't wait to play around with this recipe adding different ingredients like mushrooms or onions. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2016
This is a great base recipe. We prepared it first thing in the morning so it would be ready for brunch after church. We've made it a few times and prefer it with the hash browns that have peppers and onions added plus we swap precooked bacon for the sausage. Be creative based on how your family likes their eggs. Cubed ham chopped spinach or mushrooms would be great as well! Add a little hot sauce or siracha at the end and the family will gobble it up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2015
I make my own hash browns with a large potato then drain in a sieve! Then layer in the cooking pot! Read More
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