Crock Pot Egg Bake for Breakfast or Dinner
Right, this crock-pot egg bake recipe will be hit in the family or for your lover…, deliciously cheesy and loaded with flavor. A perfect dish that takes no time to prepare and will be ready either when you get up in the morning or anytime you choose during the day…
Initially when I discovered it was presented as an overnight slow cooker recipe. But to be very honest, due to cooking time you may need to get up in the middle of the night, take the mixture out of the fridge and start the slow cooker. It contains eggs and more ingredients requiring attention, and stay in the fridge once opened.
So if you are like me, it won’t be a problem. Getting older I often get up at 2 or 3 a.m for a visit to the bathroom…
Of course it’s perfect too if you serve it as a lunch appetizer, side dish or for dinner…
So, enough writing, let’s start!
You’ll need eggs, milk, cubed French bread, red bell peppers, onions, cheddar cheese, and sausage (you can substitute bacon, or go crazy and use both).
Lightly spray the bottom of the slow cooker with vegetable oil. Take three pieces of aluminum foil, each one about 3-4 inches larger than the diameter of your slow cooker. Fold two into thirds and place them crisscross on the bottom of your slow cooker and partly up the sides. This is going to provide reinforcement when you lift out the finished egg bake.
Place the third sheet on top and partly up the sides.
Place the eggs in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk in the milk, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
Place half of the bread cubes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
Place half of the following in order: Sausage or bacon (or better yet, both!), red bell pepper, green onions, and cheese.
Repeat with the second half of ingredients, ending with the cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Close the lid and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.
Serve directly from the slow cooker…
Or lift out the strata by the tinfoil and place it on a serving platter, then remove the foil.
Look at this beauty!!! All you had to do was to spend few minutes mixing the ingredient… no need to stay near pot, it will handle it for you and give you a wonderful meal…