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.

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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