Ham'n Taters Breakfast Casserole
The emphasis of this Ham'n Taters Breakfast Casserole is on the taters. In fact, it felt a little more like a hash brown side dish than a main course. I'd consider increasing the eggs to 10 and nearly doubling the cheese next time. This recipe is ripe for experimentation. I'd be great with half Pepper Jack cheese and a couple Tablespoons of dice jalapenos to create a Spicy Ham'n Taters Breakfast Casserole. It would also be interesting to replace the ham with cooked and crumbled sausage. As written, this a decent, satisfying dish that's incredibly easy to make. I give it a B+. (This recipe was submitted in 2002. It was tested and photographed in February 2016.)
- 1 pound frozen tater tots - thawed
1/2 pound diced ham
1/2 cup onion - chopped
1/2 cup red or green bell pepper - chopped
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
8 large eggs
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon chili powder - optional
How To Make A Ham'n Taters Breakfast Casserole
In a Crockpot, layer the ingredients in this order: tater tots, ham, onions, green pepper and cheese. Repeat two more times, ending with cheese.
In a bowl, beat eggs and milk. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Pour mixture over layers in the Crockpot.
Cover and cook on LOW for 9 to 11 hours (but please check after 8 hours just in case your Crockpot cooks faster than mine - cooking times tend to vary.)
Serves 6 to 8.
Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast:
You'll get the best results from this recipe if you adjust the amount of ingredients to suit the size of your particular slow cooker. I'd suggest placing just enough tater tots to make a single layer each time. Same with the cheese. The egg mixture should just peek through the top. Beat a couple more eggs if the eggs aren't visible after being poured over the other ingredients.
Slow cooker cooking times are tricky. I used a large Cuisinart slow cooker. I cooked it on low for 2 hours, then switched it to warm when I went to bed. Mine was done in 8 hours. Generally speaking, slow cookers with a large bottom surface area cook hotter and quicker than smaller units. Definitely make sure to check the status of this dish after 6 hours.
If you're a hater of taters, stay away from this one. Otherwise, dig in! It's a Crockpot breakfast casserole with layers of taters, ham, veggies and cheese.
Mr Breakfast would like to thank baseball27 for this recipe.
Recipe number 462. Submitted 9/13/2002.