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Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Prepare a quick and delicious breakfast meal that your family will love. The Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole is a savory meal to eat in the morning before you head out the door!

If you want to try something different for breakfast, prepare the Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole. When you typically stick to the same breakfast meals, such as pancakes and waffles, it gets boring. However, you cannot go wrong with this recipe. It contains hash browns, ham, and plenty of cheese. It is a creamy and wholesome breakfast meal that you can get the entire family to eat. You might even want to make it in advance and reheat the leftovers each day for a quick breakfast. If you have the right ingredients and a slow cooker, you make this casserole with ease.

 

tall breakfast casserole on a dish with chunks of ham showing through. Paired with a fresh strawberry garnish. Hint of blue napkin near plate.

Ingredients Needed to Make the Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

The ingredients you will need to have when preparing this recipe include:

  • Eggs. You will need to have plenty of eggs to start putting this breakfast casserole together.
  • Cheddar Cheese Soup. The cheddar cheese soup provides the perfect consistency for the eggs and ham.
  • Hash Brown Potatoes. Use any brand of hash brown potatoes to add a starch to the casserole.
  • Butter. Adding butter to the dish is a great way to give it more flavor.
  • Shredded Cheese. Put plenty of shredded cheese between layers of hash brown potatoes to make this breakfast casserole cheesier.
  • Ham. You can use any brand and style of ham that you would like in your casserole. Cut it into small pieces.

If you have these important ingredients at home, you can start making the Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole.

 

inside view of slow cooker with prepared breakfast casserole inside with chunks of cooked ham and melted cheddar cheese. 

How to Store Your Breakfast Casserole

Store the Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole in food storage bags or containers. Always seal the containers or bags shut to keep the air out. Never leave the breakfast casserole out because it will go bad. Instead, put it in the fridge or freezer to save it. When frozen, the breakfast casserole stays fresh for as long as six months. If you put it in the fridge, you can continue to reheat it and eat it for a maximum of four days.

individual slice of ham and cheddar casserole served on a white plate with a lip.

What to Add to the Ham & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole

The Ham & Cheddar Breakfast Casserole does not need anything extra added to it because it tastes great. However, you can always add what you like and substitute different ingredients if you need to. For example, you can use different types of ham, such as brown sugar or honey ham. Besides using different types of ham, you can add other breakfast meats to the casserole. Both bacon and sausage are great ingredients to put in the casserole.

huge slice of breakfast casserole. Tall slice of egg casserole with ham and cheddar.

If you decide to add bacon or sausage, cook it beforehand and crumble it into pieces before putting it in the slow cooker. Another way to customize the casserole is to add some of your favorite cheese blends. You can use sharp cheddar, mild cheddar, or even mozzarella cheese in this dish.

up close view of tall egg breakfast casserole. Fresh strawberry garnish.  Ham and cheddar breakfast casserole prepared in an oval slow cooker, placed onto a plate for serving.  hearty slice of breakfast casserole sliced into a square portion. Strawberries and coffee mug in background. brunch casserole with ham and cheddar cheese made in the slow cooker. Serving placed on a plate and served next to coffee mug and fresh strawberries. breakfast casserole serving on a plate alongside a fork. Strawberries, sliced green onions and cheddar cheese in individual bowls in the background. 

 

Ham & Cheddar Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours 7 seconds
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes 7 seconds

Ingredients

  • 32 ounces Hash Brown Shredded Potatoes
  • 1 (10.5oz)can Cheddar Cheese Soup
  • ½ cup (1 stick ) unsalted Butter
  • 16 ounces Ham Chunks
  • 2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 18 Eggs
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Chives (for topping)
  • Optional: Crock Pot liner
  • Cooking spray (if desired)

Instructions

    In a mixing bowl, mix the eggs, cheddar cheese soup, few dashes of salt and pepper.

    Line the crock pot with a liner or you can use cooking spray. 

    Layer half of the hash brown potatoes into the crock pot and half of the ham chunks.

    Spread thinly sliced portions of ½ stick of butter. 

    Sprinkle ¾ cup of shredded cheese evenly. 

    Pour ½ of the egg mixture evenly over this layer. Repeat making an additional layer.

    Make holes with a knife allowing the eggs to drain down into the crock pot.

    Set the crock pot on low for 7-8 hours. Top with additional ½ cup shredded cheese and allow to melt prior to serving.

Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 636Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 12gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 25gCholesterol 436mgSodium 1553mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 33g

breakfast casserole with fork bite. Topped with cubed ham, shedded cheese and green onions.

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Wednesday 1st of September 2021

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