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Crock Pot Hashbrown Casserole

Perfect for both dinner time or breakfast, a family gathering, or a quick meal prep session, this easy crock pot hash brown casserole is the best, cheesiest thing to happen in my kitchen lately. 

Crock Pot Hashbrown Casserole

If you've been around Jordo's World for any amount of time, you know casseroles are absolutely one of my favorite things. Simple ingredients, quick cooking time, and perfect for the whole family! You can dress them up, or dress them down. They're perfect for any occasion, and this crock pot hashbrown casserole is no different. 

This crock pot hashbrown casserole is full of flavor, easy to make, and will quickly become a family favorite. With just four simple ingredients, little prep work, and a high-protein result, you're going to want to make this crockpot recipe on repeat. 

I love using my crock pot to make meals. This is mainly because of the ease of use and the easy cleanup afterwards. No need to clear any oven space, just use your crock pot to make this new, delicious recipe. Give this great recipe a try today and you won't be disappointed with the delicious flavor, cheesy goodness, and the quick, healthy dish you create. 

Crock Pot Hashbrown Casserole Ingredients

To make one of my favorite recipes, gather all of these ingredients before you begin: 

  • shredded hashbrowns 
  • egg whites
  • pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles 
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper and whatever spices you want!
  • optional: hot sauce 

Crock pot hashbrown casserole substitution ideas

This delicious recipe is super tasty as is, but here are a few suggestions I've thought of you might want to consider:

  • Meat: Instead of turkey sausage, use a different type of ground meat. 
  • Cheese: You definitely are going to want cheese for this cheesy hashbrown casserole, but feel free to substitute vegan cheese, or a different shredded cheese blend. 
  • Hash browns: I know it is called a hash brown casserole, but if you're more of a potato casserole person, you can definitely substitute some potatoes for the hash browns! 

How to make crock pot hashbrown casserole

Follow these easy steps to achieve the perfect side dish:

  • Gather ingredients for this recipe.
  • Use cooking spray to grease the inside of the crock pot.
  • Add the egg whites, salt and pepper, hash browns, and turkey sausage to the slow cooker. Stir until mixed well.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Cook on low for about 2.5 hours or until cooked through.
  • Top with hot sauce (optional).
  • Enjoy!

How to store crock pot hashbrown casserole recipe

After cooking, tasting, and relishing in this amazing dish, you're going to want to store your leftovers in an airtight container and then place in the fridge. This recipe can be stored in the fridge for 5 days, keeping all of its delicious flavor, making it a great choice for your meal prep rotation. 

Make it on a Sunday afternoon and you're week will be all set with a delicious breakfast casserole. This recipe would also be great for family dinners, a delicious side dish, or a comfort food craving. 

How to reheat this recipe 

Add the desired amount of leftover casserole to a microwaveable dish. Next, place the dish of cheesy goodness in the microwave and heat for 1 minute increments until you've reached the perfect temperature for you!

Do I have to thaw frozen hashbrowns for a casserole?

The answer is no. You don't have to thaw your hash browns to room temperature before adding them in this crock pot recipe. However, if you'd like to, feel free to thaw them overnight in a large bowl or pop them in the microwave for about 2-3 minutes on 50% power. 

Why is my hashbrown casserole soggy?

Casseroles are king of easy recipes, but even they can sometimes go sideways. If your hash brown casserole is a little on the soggy side, check to make sure you've not added too much liquid, in this case, the egg whites. If there is too much liquid for the hash browns to absorb, it will create a soggy mess. 

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This is a picture of crock pot hashbrown casserole. There is a large black crock pot filled with egg, hashbrown, and sausage. It's topped with melted cheese.
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5 from 2 votes

Crock Pot Hashbrown Casserole

The best, cheesiest thing to happen in my kitchen lately.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole, casserole, crock pot, hash brown, hashbrown
Servings: 6
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • Crock Pot
  • measuring cup

Ingredients

  • 4 cups shredded hash browns I use the Simply Potatoes brand
  • 3 cups egg whites
  • 2.5 cups pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles I use 1 bag of Jimmy Dean brand pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper and whatever spices you want!
  • optional: hot sauce

Instructions

  • Gather ingredients for this recipe.
  • Use cooking spray to grease the inside of the crock pot.
  • Add the egg whites, salt and pepper, hash browns, and turkey sausage to the slow cooker. Stir until mixed well.
  • Top with shredded cheese.
  • Cook on low for about 2.5 hours or until cooked through.
  • Top with hot sauce (optional).
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 2g
Recipe Rating




Kelly

Saturday 27th of April 2024

About how many eggs is it? Just trying to figure out how many I need. I'm planning on using whole eggs.

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 30th of April 2024

Hi Kelly, a quick google search let me know that about 8 eggs is 1 cup of egg whites. The original recipe uses 3 cups of egg whites. You could also do a mix of both if you'd like! Hope this helps.

Samantha

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Can I just use whole eggs instead of just the whites

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Definitely! Several people (myself included) have used that substitution and the recipe turns out great.

Amanda Page

Saturday 9th of December 2023

This easy recipe has saved me on many school mornings! And it’s delicious! I didn’t know about the turkey sausage crumbles, but now that I do we’ve been buying them for breakfast tacos too!

Jordan Smith

Monday 11th of December 2023

You can use any kind of sausage for this recipe and cook it from raw, but the turkey sausage crumbles just skip a step and make the recipe even easier! So glad it works well for you and your schedule!

Tee Cee

Thursday 9th of November 2023

What are your thoughts on adding a tri-pepper mix?

Jordan Smith

Tuesday 14th of November 2023

You could absolutely add peppers to this recipe! Several have tried and it's worked well for them.

Jennifer U

Saturday 30th of September 2023

We loved this recipe! It is so easy to make, and it tastes amazing. It makes several servings, and I thought I might get tired of eating it for several days, but I didn’t! We added salsa and chili pepper sauce to spice it up a little. Next time I think we will also try avocado or guacamole for another topping. We will definitely be making it again.

Jordan Smith

Monday 9th of October 2023

I love that you add salsa and chili pepper sauce to mix it up! Sometimes I put some inside of an engligh muffin and enjoy as a sandwich -- just another idea for you!