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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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)
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