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Skinny Slow-Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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Skinny Slow-Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 50 min
  • Servings 8
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The all-American breakfast bake gets Healthified and made in the slow cooker! This savory sausage and egg casserole is perfect for brunch or as breakfast for dinner!

Ingredients

12
eggs
3/4
cup canned evaporated low-fat 2% milk
1/2
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1
cup shredded reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese (4 oz)
1/2
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
1
cup shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
1
bag (20 oz) refrigerated cooked shredded hash brown potatoes
1
package (9.6 oz) refrigerated cooked turkey sausage crumbles
1/2
cup chopped roasted red bell peppers (from a jar)

Directions

  • 1 Line sides of 5-quart oval slow cooker with foil that has been folded into thirds; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, pepper flakes, salt and pepper with whisk. Reserve 3/4 cup Cheddar cheese and 2 tablespoons green onions; refrigerate while casserole cooks. In small bowl, stir together remaining cheeses.
  • 3 Layer half each of the potatoes, sausage, roasted peppers, remaining green onions and cheese in slow cooker. Repeat layers. Pour egg mixture over layers.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 4 1/2 hours or until temperature reaches 160°F in center and egg mixture is set.
  • 5 Turn slow cooker off. Sprinkle reserved cheese and green onions over top of casserole. Cover 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove foil before serving by loosening edges with table knife and pulling out.
Tips  

One pound of bulk turkey breakfast sausage, cooked and drained, can be substituted for the package of cooked crumbles.

Slow cookers vary. Keep an eye on your casserole so it doesn't become overdone. The foil will help keep it from browning too quickly.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
(
Calories from Fat
170
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
(
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
330mg
111%
Sodium
710mg
30%
Potassium
720mg
21%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
11%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
28g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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