Even though our tailgates may not be outside a stadium this year, this tailgate breakfast casserole is a crowd-pleaser.
We are at the start of the football season at our house! On both sides of our families, we have generations of Denver Bronco & CU fans. We might have a few Texas fans too. So even if this season we are not in the stands, we can still tailgate in our backyard (or kitchen). For late morning or afternoon kickoffs, this tailgate breakfast casserole recipe is my favorite to feed a crowd.
Tailgate Breakfast Casserole Recipe
This tailgate breakfast casserole cooks overnight (on very low) or in the morning on medium low. This crockpot casserole and can be served on the back end of a truck or in the back of my eight year old “newused” Audi. Just add chairs and mimosas or blood Mary’s! Or a nonalcoholic beverage for those, like myself, that cannot drink before noon!
The best part ofthis tailgate breakfast casserole recipe is the flexibility with the ingredients and the crockpot. Crockpots are the best time management appliance in the kitchen!
For this breakfast casserole, I added bacon and salsa to give it a little Colorado kick. Hashbrowns, cheddar cheese, and chopped bacon round out the ingredients in the casserole. I describe this recipe as a breakfast burrito in a crockpot.
The only tricky part of this recipe is the settings on your crockpot. Despite, the the multiple heat settings, my crockpot tends towards the high heat setting.
Tip: Make sure to generously spray a cooking spray to keep the scorching and cleanup to a minimum.
The first time you make this breakfast casserole just keep an eye on it until you get an idea of how quickly your crockpot heats up the egg, hash browns and cheddar mixture.
Just layer the ingredients starting with the hash browns followed by the eggs. Add as many layers as you want to include. Finish the layers with a cup of milk. Fold the ingredients occasionally to keep them from cooking unevenly. My crockpot usually heats this casserole in about 90 minutes or so.
I serve this casserole in the crockpot, buffet style with the crockpot with a stack of my bowls. I include sides of bacon, salsa, cheese and fresh green onions. A stack of tortillas turns this into a breakfast burrito. In Colorado, we love our burritos!
Enjoy this tailgate breakfast casserole dishes at your next tailgate or tv viewing type of tailgate. What teams are you cheering for this season?
Oh, and here is an easy apple crumble recipe to serve as a side!
TAILGATE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
- 1 DOZEN EGGS
- 3/4 BAG FROZEN HASBROWNS
- 2 CUPS CHEDDAR CHEESE
- 1 CUP MILK
- 1/2 CUP SCALLION CHIPPED
- 1 CUP SALSA
- 1 DASH SALT & PEPPER
- 1 CUP BACON, CHOPPED ADJUST TO LIKING
- CROCKPOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLEAPPLY COOKING SPRAYLAYER INGREDIENTS WITH EGGS, HASHBROWNS, BACON, CHEESE, MILK, SALSA ETC. COOK APPROXIMATELY 75-90 MINUTES ON LOW DEPENDING ON CROCKPOT SETTINGS.