Overnight Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole

SERVES 8 | ACTIVE TIME 20 Min | TOTAL TIME 6 Hours 20 Min

12 large eggs
1 cup heavy cream (or half and half)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (20 ounce) bag refrigerated hash browns
1 (5 ounce) package Jones Dairy Farm fully cooked chicken sausage links, sliced into coins
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
4 ounces shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup chopped sun dried tomatoes, divided
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil, divided
cooking spray

Spray a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. I used a 6 quart crockpot. Set aside.

In a medium bowl or 4 cup measuring cup combine eggs and cream. Whisk until well combined. Sprinkle spices (onion powder, salt and both peppers) over egg mixture while whisking. Whisk until completely combined. Set aside.

In slow cooker, combine all of the hash browns and about 1/2 of each of the remaining ingredients (Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, sliced sausage links, sun-dried tomatoes and basil). Using fingers, gently toss hash brown mixture until combined. Pour egg mixture over casserole. If necessary use a spatula to smooth out the top.

Set aside about 1/2 of the mozzarella cheese (approximately 2 ounces). Sprinkle the remaining reserved ingredients over the top of the casserole. Cover the slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on low or until a thermometer inserted into the center of the casserole reads 160°F. Once the center of the casserole is cooked through, it is done.

Sprinkle casserole with remaining cheese, serve and enjoy!
Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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