Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole is full of sausage, eggs, hash browns, and cheese and has a spicy kick to it.
How To Serve Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole
Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole would be perfect for Easter or a weekend Brunch. It feeds a crowd and can be kept warm in the crock pot if not everyone is eating at the same time. A holiday doesn’t go by without me making at least 1 dish in my crock pot. It helps free up oven space for other things. Plus nothing is better than waking up to an already made hot breakfast.
This Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole is full of sausage, eggs, hash browns, and cheese and it is super filling.
Make It Spicy
Gotta make it spicy!
I used hot sausage and a few shakes of Tabasco sauce to spice it up, plus some Pepper Jack cheese. Crock pot brunch casseroles can be a little bland if you’re not careful, so I say go heavy on the spice. 🙂
- Large Nonstick Skillet
- 6-Quart Slow Cooker- I love this Hamilton Beach 6qt Slow Cooker.
You can use bacon instead of sausage if you like, or you could use leftover Easter ham to make a breakfast casserole the day after Easter.
Hash Browns taste infinitely better if they are seasoned well so be sure to give them a sprinkling of salt and pepper as you spread them out in the crock pot.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
- Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole
- Crockpot Grits
- Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole
- Slow Cooker Monkey Bread
- Crock Pot Creamy Hash Brown Potatoes
Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole
- 1 pound hot ground sausage
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
- 1 (26 to 32-ounce) frozen hash browns
- salt and pepper
- 12 large eggs
- 3/4 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 3 to 4 shakes hot sauce, I like Tabasco sauce
- 2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 4 green onions, sliced
- In a large nonstick pan, cook sausage onion, and red pepper until sausage is no longer pink, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain fat.
- Spray a slow cooker with cooking spray or use a crock pot liner. Layer half the hash browns in the bottom of the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Top with half the sausage mixture.
- Sprinkle half the cheese and half the green onions on top of the sausage.
- Spread remaining hash browns on top of cheese and season with salt and pepper. Spread the remaining sausage mixture on top of hash browns.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, garlic salt, salt, and pepper.
- Pour over casserole. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on LOW for 6 1/2 to 8 hours or until eggs are set.
- Top with remaining cheese and green onion. Let sit until cheese melts.
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14 thoughts on “Spicy Crock Pot Brunch Casserole”
Can the leftovers be frozen?
Can this be adapted for instant pot?
Hi Christin! Big fan of your recipes! This one didn’t quite set for me after 2.5 hours on High, and I wonder if it has to do with crockpot size (maybe a oval/wider crockpot would allow for a faster set than a tall/round one). It looks like you were using an 8 quart – I might try that next time. The recipe was delicious after a little extra cook time!
This looks wonderful. I want to try it with ham.
We don’t care for spicy foods. Now my kids would add hot peppers and tabasco.
This recipe is so good for a holiday brunch. Love all the flavors.
Suggestion for the best type of frozen hash browns to use? Diced, shredded, other?
I’m planning on taking these to our neighborhood Crockpot/One Pot Recipe Exchange next month.
I use shredded Cindy. 🙂
Looks and sound delicious! Have you cooked this in the oven? If so, for how long and at what temperature? Thanks.
I love that this casserole was made in a crock pot, and my family would love this sausage, hash brown, and cheesy goodness! This looks delicious, Christin!
I love using the slow cooker on holidays – oven space is precious!! haha This casserole sounds delicious!
This definitely looks like the perfect dish to feed a crowd! I love that you made this in the crock pot. Sounds so good and I bet your house smelled amazing when this was cooking!
This brunch casserole looks incredible! All those eggy, cheesy parts of brunch combined into one yummy dish 🙂
I really can imagine this at an Easter brunch. It looks so good. This would go over so well!