Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole


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When I woke up this morning I was craving eggs and cheese. Then I started thinking about how great hash browns would be too. Once I got to the grocery I started to think that just about everything I saw looked really good. I decided to put together a casserole full of yummy goodness and thats just what I did! This is great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You can easily make this vegetarian by eliminating the turkey sausage. This is very simple to make and tastes so yummy. This is a great dish to throw into your slow cooker and go to bed. In the morning when you wake up you will have breakfast already made and you won’t have to do any work except eat! I paired this with a delicious gluten-free whole wheat bagel by Udi’s.

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 (30-ounce) package of plain frozen hash brown (shredded) potatoes
  • 12 large eggs, whisked
  • 1 1/2 cups 2 percent or fat-free milk
  • 1/2 pound sliced American cheese (not packaged)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 of a small onion, diced
  • 2-4 cooked turkey sausages, diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

Directions: Use a 6 quart slow cooker and spray the inside very well. Place the entire bag of frozen hash browns in the bottom of your slow cooker. In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together very well. Pour everything over the hash browns and into the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours.

Little Debbie’s Tip: Whatever you do, do not use packaged cheese. That’s just wrong and very unhealthy. If you look at what’s in that stuff you would never want to eat it again. I always get my cheese and meat from the deli at Publix. I love Boars Head because it’s certified gluten-free. Ore Ida makes gluten-free hash browns so that’s the brand that I buy. As far as turkey sausage goes, I only buy Applegate because it’s gluten-free as well as casein free. It’s just a great brand that does not add unnecessary “crap” to their products. I am not sure if you can find the Applegate brand at Publix as I buy it at the health food store.

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