Eggs. I think I completely take my access to eggs for granted. Especially since I have chickens right outside my backdoor. And since we get 24 eggs a day on average, we never have a shortage. Making scrambled eggs is a regular occurrence in our house. So of course I needed to come up with a way to make scrambled eggs in a crock pot. This crock pot scrambled eggs casserole is one of our favorite breakfast casserole recipes.
Finding breakfast casseroles that don't have bread or potatoes in them can be hard. But these days there seems to always be people who are eating low-carb or keto. This breakfast casserole does have lower carbs to help meet the diet restrictions or preferences while still being totally yummy for all other people still.
What do you put in scrambled eggs in a crock pot?
The ingredients for this scrambled egg casserole are all low carb and gluten-free making this a versatile recipe.
- Eggs - Large eggs are the standard size for any recipe you will find on Beyer Beware. When we don't raise chickens, you can see by the picture, standard white eggs are my go-to choice for this scrambled egg casserole recipe.
- Butter - Make the breadcrumbs even yummier by mixing them with melted butter. 100% real butter. No substitute for the best thing cream can bring to a recipe.
- Cream cheese - As crazy as it sounds, cream cheese is the best for this creamy scrambled eggs recipe in the crock pot.
- Milk - Fluffy eggs mean added liquid. I use milk in this scrambled egg recipe but you can substitute for water too.
- Corn Starch - I use corn starch to make this cheese sauce, but you can also use butter and flour if you would like.
- Pork Sausage - Ground pork seasoned with breakfast sausage seasoning or adobo seasoning is what you need here. Traditional breakfast sausage can also work for this recipe.
- Green Chilies - The canned green chilies are what I have used in this recipe. These can be left out. Fresh chiles can also be used but you will want to saute them before cooking them.
- Salt and Pepper - Seasoning is a must. No one wants bland eggs. You can also use seasoned salt in this recipe or like I mentioned above, adobo seasoning.
How to Make Crock Pot Scrambled Egg Casserole
This casserole is one of those you can make ahead and throw in the fridge till the next day when you need it. The base of the casserole is the meat. I have a scrambled eggs casserole that uses ham, but I used ground pork sausage for this one. And the other part this makes this recipe a winner for any busy person, the Casserole Crock Pot. Seriously, drop this into the crock pot and go run evening activities and brupper will be waiting for you when you get home.
The most important part is the cheesy white sauce that you fold into the scrambled eggs as well. Since I love my microcooker for cooking ground meat, I made the white sauce and cooked the meat at the same time.
So in this recipe, I used large-sized eggs so all my Hoosier readers would know how to make this casserole with their large eggs.
Scramble them up while you heat up a large skillet and melt a few tablespoons of butter. Add some seasoning salt to the eggs as well as milk or cream. Then pour into the well-buttered skillet. And resist scrambling the eggs. Let them cook over a medium heat for a minute and then push the cooked eggs to the center and tilt the pan around to spread the liquid eggs back around. Essentially, you want to keep the eggs in large pieces as much as you can.
Once the eggs are 80% cooked, turn off heat and fold the sausage and green chilies into the eggs. And then add to the cream cheese sauce. folding in carefully.
Pour into the greased casserole crock pot dish, cover and throw in the fridge.
Then two hours before you want to eat, pull your casserole out and place it in the crock pot base and cook for two hours on high. This could also be made in the oven by cooking on 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
Don't like sausage and chilies? Try ham and onions or bacon and tomatoes or sausage and mushroom. Whatever you like in a omelette would work in this casserole too.
Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole Equipment
A blender, a large Dutch oven, and a casserole crock pot make these eggs so easy to make. While you can use a traditional crock pot, I highly recommend one of the rectangle-shaped ones for quicker cooking. A ton of my breakfast casseroles are made in a casserole crock pot.
Storing Leftover Scrambled Eggs Casserole
These cooked scrambled eggs casserole will keep in the fridge and reheat perfectly for breakfast for several days after you make these eggs. Reheat individual portions in the microwave in 30-second increments until the eggs are hot.
Easy Scrambled Egg Recipes
We love eggs at our house. I am constantly making them for various reasons from a quick before school breakfast to toppings on a breakfast pizza. These scrambled egg recipes are my favorite.
Crock Pot Scrambled Egg Casserole with Sausage and Green Chilies
- 5 tablespoons butter divided
- 2 tablespoons corn starch
- 2 cups milk
- ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper each
- 1 8-ounce bar cream cheese
- 10 large eggs
- 1 pound pork sausage
- 1, 4 ounce can of green chilies
- 1 teaspoon seasoning salt
- Combine milk and corn starch in a sauce pan over medium heat, whisking till smooth. Add two tablespoons of butter and the cream cheese. Continue stirring till boiling for one minute. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper.
- Brown pork sausage, adding the chilies at the end of cooking. I brown my ground meat in the microwave with this handy-dandy device. I microwave frozen sausage for three minutes and then break up before microwaving for another three minutes.
- Break the eggs into a bowl and whisk thoroughly, until the yolks are broken up and the eggs are well combined. Whisk in a teaspoon of seasoning salt. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Pour in the eggs and cook for a minute or two. Gently push eggs off the bottom to allow more liquid to be spread around. Do not “scramble” the eggs too much.
- When the eggs are nearly cooked with a little moisture left, remove the pan from the heat. Combine the sausage and green chilies combination. Either pour the cream sauce over the top or pour the eggs into the white sauce. Fold the sauce into the eggs. Break up any large egg pieces to spread the egg pieces through the sauce. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed.
- Spread the eggs into a well-greased crock pot casserole dish. Let cool, then cover with crock pot lid and refrigerate overnight.
- Cook on high for two hours. Garnish with cilantro if you have it on hand.
- Can be cooked in the oven for 30 minutes on 300.
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Leah, love this recipe, and especially because it's made in the casserole crock! I got one for Christmas and am continually looking for recipes I can make in it. Thanks so much!
I have read this over and over. Where in this recipe is that cream Cheese used?
In the white sauce. Add the cream cheese in step one with the butter to the milk and cornstarch.
I have made this over and over for Easter brunch because the kids have demanded it (6 of them in their 30's)! Need to send them the recipe so they can take over this duty. Needless to say we love it!!!
Oh by the way my eldest is named Leah!
HAHAHAHA! I am so glad they love it.