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Slow-Cooker Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole

Slow-Cooker Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 5 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 8
For a delicious egg bake that serves a hungry crowd, this slow-cooker casserole fits the bill. Thick-cut bacon, creamy eggs and melty cheese make this brunch-friendly dish both flavorful and filling. Serve with a side of fresh fruit and dig in!
Updated June 15, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (11 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original French Bread, 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

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.

  • 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.
  • The key to cooking eggs in the slow cooker is to create a foil ring, which helps prevent the edges from burning.
  • Swap green bell pepper for red, orange or yellow bell pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
300
Total Fat
33g
51%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
350mg
116%
Sodium
1010mg
42%
Potassium
320mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
5g
Protein
30g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
20%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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