Southwestern casserole in a slow cooker

Slow Cooker Southwestern Breakfast Casserole

  • Author: smileyspoints
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings


Non-stick cooking spray
16 oz. Turkey sausage crumbled
1 20-oz. bag hash browns, shredded
½ t. ground cumin
½ t. garlic powder
1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
8 large eggs
½ c. water
¼ t. chipotle powder
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
2 c. fat-free shredded cheese


Spray a 6-quart or larger slow cooker crock with non-stick cooking spray.
Cook sausage in a large skillet until nicely browned, approximately 8-10 minutes.
Remove from heat and carefully drain excess grease from the skillet.
Set aside.
Spread hash browns in an even layer across the bottom of the slow cooker crock.
Add the browned sausage and sprinkle the ground cumin and garlic powder on top.
Add the chopped red pepper and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
Whisk the eggs and water together in a large bowl and pour evenly across the top of the other ingredients.
Spread shredded cheese on top of all ingredients
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
Serve immediately topped with green onion, red pepper, fresh cilantro, and/or additional shredded cheese, if desired.


Optional Garnish:
Chopped green onions, red pepper, fresh cilantro, and/or additional shredded cheese


  • Serving Size: 1/8 of the pot approx 3/4 cup
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