Slow Cooker Farmers Breakfast Casserole


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This Slow Cooker Farmers Breakfast Casserole is full of meaty and cheesy goodness!

meaty egg casserole with tomatoes on top.

I haven’t talked about my chickens in a while. We have 4 chickens now and they are laying way more eggs than I can keep up on. I need recipes with LOTS of eggs, and this one is perfect. I don’t know if you can tell but one of the eggs below is a greenish color, the hen who laid is Henrietta and she is over 9 years old!

eggs, cheese, ham, bacon, ricotta, seasonings on wooden table
ham, bacon and cheese cubes in slow cooker.

My inspiration for this was a mix between a recipe I saw for herbed scrambled eggs and a hearty Easter pie recipe I saw on Facebook. I think you will love the added herbs in this casserole!

raw eggs and ham in a slow cooker
slice of farmer\'s breakfast egg casserole on plate
close up of breakfast casserole on a plate
breakfast casserole in slow cooker with sliced tomatoes on top

You can customize this recipe! Use sausage instead of ham and bacon and add whatever seasoning sounds good to you. Have a great week!

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Slow Cooker Farmers Breakfast Casserole

4.88 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 8
This hearty breakfast casserole has ham, bacon, and ricotta.

Ingredients 
 

  • 9 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried dill
  • 5 slices bacon, sliced and cooked
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 16 oz. Colby-Jack cheese, divided
  • 2 tomatoes,, sliced

Instructions 

  • Divide the cheese out by cubing 2/3 of it and grating the rest. Save the grated cheese for the end of cooking time.
  • In a large bowl add the eggs, ricotta, salt, pepper, dill  and thyme. Whisk until you can get it smooth, though some chunks of ricotta is fine.
  • Spray the slow cooker with non-stick spray. Add the cubed cheese, bacon and ham. Whisk the egg mixture one more time to get it combined again, then pour over the ham, bacon and cheese.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2.5 hours. If there is any liquid on top of the casserole, blot it with a paper towel. Add remaining cheese and cover for 5-10 minutes more.
  • Serve with sliced tomato on top and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 261mg | Sodium: 825mg | Potassium: 297mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1220IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 478mg | Iron: 2.2mg

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35 Comments

  1. Tay Henson says:

    5 stars
    I made this and everyone loved it so i tried adding sautéed onions and red and yellow peppers and hash browns to the recipe!! I want to know if I can double this recipe because I cook for 9 people or if I need to use two crockpots??

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I have not tested this recipe as doubled. I find that it’s hard to get the middle to set when there is too much liquid.

  2. Connie says:

    5 stars
    Didn’t make yet, but wondered if you could make me the recipe cut in half. This is Connie and as I told you we are empty nesters, lol. We would like to make enough for leftovers, if that is possible. Thank You
    PS. It sounds amazing as all of your recipes that you post!!

  3. Kathy says:

    I want to make this recipe (Farmers Breakfast Casserole) for just 2 of us. I’m a caretaker for my elderly mom and she doesn’t eat a lot.
    Anyway I printed out the recipe for two and how do I measure 2.25 eggs (I get fresh eggs from friends, not the store so the eggs sometimes are different sizes).
    Also what is 0.19 cup-how do I measure it. Guess I’m having difficulty in the measuring of the ingredients for two.
    Any suggestions.
    I’m not a expert cook
    Thanks and I think your website is great and just bought your Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Families.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      For the eggs, you would usually whisk them, then measure out a portion. You don’t have to do exact measuremnets, it should work fine.

  4. Carol says:

    This is cooking now!!! Had to adjust only because I have a 1.5 quart crockpot.
    The smell is driving me crazy!!! Can’t wait!!
    I love all the recipes that I have tried from your emails!!!!

    1. Elizabeth says:

      5 stars
      My husband gave this a thumbs up. Easy to throw together the night before and voila! breakfast is on the table in the morning with no effort (except getting up early to start the crock pot depending on when you eat breakfast LOL)! We don’t eat breakfast till 11 AM as we’re following the intermittent fasting plan, so the cooking time for this recipe is perfect for us. Just add toast and fresh fruit and you have an outstanding meal! I might try a few adjustments next time though – cut out the salt as there is plenty in the ham/bacon/ cheese mixture, and use half the Colby Jack and half Velveeta cubes in the bottom mixture, as the Velveeta makes it smoother I think. Thanks for sharing Sarah! Oh, and another thing – EVERYBODY try Sarah’s Easy Slow Cooker Clam Chowder NOW!! Then you can all thank me later!

  5. Susan says:

    I haven’t tried it yet, but looking forward to it. The tomatoes are a nice touch. I have a casserole recipe that includes hash browns. Have you ever tried this with hash browns as an ingredient? I would think it could do well, with some adjustments to the egg count maybe…

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      You can add them, cut down on a few eggs.

      1. joanni says:

        This sounds like it’s right up my alley, but I also would like to add frozen hash browns. Do you have any guidelines? ty

      2. Sarah Olson says:

        You can add about 1/3 of a bag of hashbrowns. And it will do great.

  6. Mick says:

    Looks like green onions in picture but not listed in ingredients. Add on top at end?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, as a garnish. Or add half of the bunch before you cook it.

  7. thomas rosser [tomo] says:

    5 stars
    sounds great
    will be giving this a go with chips [frys]
    many thanks top girl

  8. Lisa says:

    I need to this recipe. I can do two crock pots, but I’d prefer to o my use one. If I only use one crock, how much longer do I cook it? Do I just double the cooking time?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I’m unsure if it would set in the middle before the edges burnt if you were to double it.

      1. Anonymous says:

        Thank you. I guess I’ll make it in two pots.

  9. Renee Hierholzer says:

    5 stars
    This was a huge hit at my house! Yummy combination of meat, egg and cheese that’s super easy to make, and the spices add just the right flavor without being overpowering. Great recipe!