Slow-Cooker Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole

The key to cooking eggs in the slow cooker is to create a foil ring, which helps prevent the edges from burning.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 5 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

2
cans (11 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crusty French loaf, baked according to package directions
12
eggs
1
pint (2 cups) half-and-half
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)
1
lb thick-sliced bacon, cooked, coarsely crumbled
1
medium green bell pepper, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Line side of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with foil folded into thirds; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs and half-and-half with whisk. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of the cheese, the bacon and bell pepper. Fold in bread cubes; stir to coat. Spoon mixture into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours (or High heat setting 2 to 3 hours) or until set and temperature in center is 160°F. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup cheese and the parsley over top. Cover; cook about 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Remove foil before serving by loosening edges with table knife.
  • 1 Cut bread into 1/2-inch cubes. Line side of 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with foil folded into thirds; spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat eggs and half-and-half with whisk. Stir in 1 1/4 cups of the cheese, the bacon and bell pepper. Fold in bread cubes; stir to coat. Spoon mixture into slow cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 to 5 hours (or High heat setting 2 to 3 hours) or until set and temperature in center is 160°F. Sprinkle remaining 3/4 cup cheese and the parsley over top. Cover; cook about 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Remove foil before serving by loosening edges with table knife.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Save time by baking, cooling and cubing the bread the day before assembling this casserole. Or substitute any crusty bread, cut into cubes; you will need 10 cups.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
(
Calories from Fat
300),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
33g
33%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
350mg
350%;
Sodium
1010mg
1010%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
30g
30%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
25%;
Iron
20%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.