Getting out of bed just got SO MUCH EASIER!
This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole has everything you crave: Potatoes, salsa, spring onions, cheese, and green chili for a spicy edge. Plus, you get to wake up to a wonderful aroma wafting from the kitchen! Making this recipe is a great way to create a filling grab-and-go breakfast for busy weekdays. Prepare the casserole the night before and you’ll wake up to an awesomely delicious breakfast. Of course, it also makes a fantastic brunch option (especially if you’re expecting company).
You simply can’t go wrong with this nutritious casserole! Despite its indulgent flavor, one serving of this creamy casserole clocks in at only 198 calories and just 14 grams of carbs. This represents just a fraction of the calories you’d find in conventional casseroles. Meanwhile, with a whopping 13 grams of protein per savory slice, this recipe will help fill you up and curb your cravings. A light, yet satisfying, way to start the day!
How to Make Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
This breakfast casserole only requires 15 minutes of prep time, so you can throw it together with very little effort. After prepping, sit back and allow the slow cooker to take over. How easy is that?
To get started, grease your slow-cooker with a little olive oil. You can rub the oil all over the sides or use an oil spray. Then, add your potatoes, onions, jalapeño, and salsa to the slow cooker. To finish, lightly whisk the eggs in a small bowl before mixing in the mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Pour this egg mixture into the slow cooker, making sure to cover all of the veggies. Cook the casserole on low for four hours, until the potatoes are tender and soft.
Delicious And Guilt-Free
Thanks to its clean-eating ingredients, this breakfast casserole also offers several health benefits. Potatoes are incredibly healthy, especially when they’re cooked in a slow cooker instead of being deep-fried. They’re a rich source of fiber, vitamin B6, potassium, and other nutrients. This delicious starch can protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer, too!
Eggs (another star member featured in this recipe) contain a boatload of nutrients. Known as one of the healthiest foods in existence, eggs contain selenium, folate, choline, and B vitamins. Meanwhile, this tasty superfood packs a protein punch to keep you full and satisfied.
Related: 10 Surprising Ways To Eat Eggs
Spruce Up Your Mornings with this Clean-Eating Casserole
This drool-worthy casserole will undoubtedly make mornings more exciting and delicious! Each decadent, cheesy bite features buttery potatoes and yummy eggs with a jalapeno kick. With simple instructions and a few clean-eating ingredients, this breakfast casserole is a serious no-brainer. This crowd-pleaser will definitely score at the breakfast table or at your next brunch!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 1/2 cups potatoes thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup salsa no sugar added
- 1/4 cup onion diced
- 1 jalapeño seeded and diced
- 5 eggs large
- 1/2 cup mozzarella part-skim, grated
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- Rub olive oil on all sides of the slow cooker. You may also use an oil spray. Distribute the potatoes, onions, jalapeno, and salsa inside the slow cooker.
- In a separate bowl, lightly whisk the eggs. Add the mozzarella, salt, and pepper. Pour this mixture into the slow cooker, being sure to cover the potatoes.
- Set the slow cooker on low for 4 hours, or until potatoes are tender and the eggs set.
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Editor’s Note: This recipe was originally published on October 10, 2015.