Overnight Breakfast Casserole - Southwest Style

Overnight Breakfast Casserole - Southwest Style Recipe

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Vickie Parks


This is a great breakfast casserole with a distinct Southwest flair. It's makes a great choice for those busy mornings such as holidays or when you have a house full of guests and you don't have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. All the preparation is done the night before, making it much easier for you. And you'll wake up to a wonderful, filling breakfast for you and your crowd.


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6 to 8
20 Min
8 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


  • 24 oz
    pork sausage links
  • 1/2 cup
  • 1 cup
    green onions, sliced
  • 1 large
    red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 large
    orange bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 (4-oz) can(s)
    diced green chilies (don't drain)
  • 1/4 cup
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 (30-oz) pkg
    frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups
    shredded cheddar cheese (6-oz package)
  • 12 large
  • 1 cup
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1 large
    avocado, peeled and cut into 8 wedges (optional)
  • 16-oz jar(s)
    salsa, to serve (optional)

How to Make Overnight Breakfast Casserole - Southwest Style


  1. Spray a 6-quart crock pot with nonstick spray (or add crock pot liner to slow cooker crockery).
  2. Heat water into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausages and cook 6 to 7 minutes or until water has evaporated. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook another 6 to 7 minutes or until pork juice runs clear, turning frequently for even cooking. When sausage is fully cooked, cut into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together the green onions, bell peppers, chilies and cilantro; set aside.
  4. Layer 1/3 of the hash browns, sausage bits, green onion mixture and cheese. Repeat layers two more times.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat eggs with the milk, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over the top of the casserole.
  6. Cover crock pot, set heat level to Low, and cook for 7 to 8 hours (internal temperature should reach 160°F).

    Garnish each serving with a generous spoonful of salsa and a slice of avocado on the side, if desired.

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About Overnight Breakfast Casserole - Southwest Style

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Southwestern

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