Saturday, January 11, 2014

Mama's Easy Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Not the prettiest of photos but it taste so good!

Mama's Texas cousins came in town to see snow!
They drove all day and most of the night to get here.
I wanted to have a nice warm breakfast
to fill up them up before they headed
to the mountains to play.
I decided to try my usual breakfast casserole
in the crockpot instead of the oven.
But guess what? 
It worked like magic!
I fooled my cousins to thinking I was
up all morning cooking up a storm.
They awoke to the smell
of eggs and sausage.
The crockpot did all the work!
So needless to say it was a big hit and I will
most definitely be making it again!

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with an Italian Twist
8 -10 beaten eggs
10-12 slices of bread (cubed) any kind of bread may be used. (I like to use french bread)
3 Cups of whole milk
2 1/2 C mozzarella cheese (really any kind of cheese is fine)
1 lb. Italian sausage crumbled, cooked and drained
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper (more or less to taste)
fresh spinach and or sliced mushrooms can be added if desired. (no more than 1/2 C each)

Optional add-ins 
1/2 Cup Chopped onions
1/4 Cup JalapeƱos
1/2 Cup Bacon
1/2 Cup Chopped Cilantro

Grease the sides of the crock with butter. Make layers in the crockpot of bread, followed by sausage, followed by cheese, ending with a cheese layer. Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper together. Pour over crockpot mixture, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-12 hours. Put it on before you go to bed and wake up to the smell of an amazing breakfast. Serve with fresh fruit and you are done!

Here is another amazing breakfast idea for you! This can also be made ahead, frozen and reheated
when you need them! Everybody will ask you of this recipe!

Go HERE for the recipe!