Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes include bacon, sausage or ham. This easy crock pot breakfast potatoes casserole is perfect for a family or crowd!
Crock Pot Potatoes
This easy breakfast potatoes casserole is so easy and the only one I really make anymore. I use those mini or little potatoes that are about the size of golf balls.
They come in bags that are 1 and a half pounds each and I just buy two. Cut them in half, decide exactly what I am going to add to them, and get started.
I have tried this recipe with 3 pounds worth of cut potatoes and unless they are the exactly the same size, or close to it, they tend to cook unevenly.
With these tiny potatoes I don’t have that problem. Ever. That is why I don’t mind paying a little bit extra for them. Truth be told, these Crock Pot Potatoes are so tasty and are worth every penny to me.
I have used yukon gold, white, red potatoes and variety packs of those tiny whole potatoes or little gems too and all worked out beautifully.
I suspect that once you make this breakfast potatoes casserole once you will spend the extra money too!
Breakfast Potato Casserole
These crock pot potatoes are ready to serve with eggs or whatever you want to serve them with!
These potatoes are incredible served with dinner too and I have done that more than once!
I can’t be the only one who loves breakfast for dinner. Can I?
It’s true, I have gotten right up and prepared these Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes on high, stirring occasionally.
However, I make this recipe regularly and frequently cook these tasty potatoes on low.
Usually, I try and have everything prepared the night before so I basically just throw all of the ingredients into the slow cooker and wake up to these fabulous potatoes, cooked and ready to go!
They turn out great being in the slow cooker all night. It’s just sometimes I prefer a slower start to my weekend breakfast or brunch so I am glad I did the preparation the night before! Frequently, I turn my slow cooker on low and head to bed!
If I wake up a little later my slow cooker shuts off after a certain amount of time and when I am getting ready to serve them I give them a stir and turn the slow cooker back on. Depending on how much time I have before serving determines whether I turn them on to high or low to warm them up.
When I made these with my old slow cooker, that didn’t turn off, these potatoes still turned out beautifully. I was more aware of the amount of time they were on and in reality my old slow cooker wasn’t as hot as my new one so it didn’t matter how long I left the potatoes on for.
If you are worried about it, you can always get the potatoes ready the night before and if you are like me, up at night at least once, turn them off and turn them on again when you are up for good!
Crockpot Breakfast Potato Casserole
As I mentioned before, I have made these Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes as a side for dinner, plenty of times as well. Not only when I am having breakfast for dinner, but with any main course.
My husband enjoys these potatoes so much I’m sure he would love nothing more than to just eat a big bowl of these for dinner!
He also loves it when I add sauteed mushrooms and some sweet peppers too! The cooked mushrooms can stay in the slow cooker for the entire cooking time but I always add the peppers about 10 minutes before serving so they don’t end up like mush!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Potatoes Sausage or Ham
Another alternative is to include a different cooked protein or meat. You can use ham or cooked sausage, either ground or sliced links, peameal, back bacon or pancetta. I have used them all and my personal favorite is bacon I have to say.
I have to agree with my husband on this one that bacon just makes everything taste a little bit better!
In this case though sausage and ham taste pretty incredible too! Hopefully you will try them and let me know what you think makes these potatoes taste better!
Breakfast Potato Recipes
These Muffin Egg Cups are AMAZING as well. I love potatoes at any time of the day and those egg cups are an all in one favorite around here! They will be in your home too!
Ingredients in Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes
- small potatoes
- garlic powder
- seasoned salt
How to make Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes
In a small bowl combine the seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Stir until blended and set aside.
Place potatoes and onions into your slow cooker.
Sprinkle with seasonings and drizzle melted butter all over the potatoes.
Stir until potatoes are coated in butter and seasonings are evenly distributed.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
If cooking on high heat for about 2 to 3 hours, stir occasionally so the butter does not burn.
Serve and enjoy!
Crockpot Breakfast Potatoes for a Crowd
This easy crockpot potatoes recipe is perfect to feed a crowd. You can easily double this recipe up and recipes just don’t get easier than this one.
Usually, these small potatoes come in bags that are 1 ½ pounds each and contain around 22 potatoes per bag on average.
Again, I cut them all in half.
In my house I am surrounded by big eaters. My husband has started to slow down but my son, who frequently has his two buddies over, is super active and is a carpenter.
As it is, depending on appetites this recipe will feed 4 big eaters.
The four of them can eat an entire slow cooker full of these potatoes with a pile of scrambled eggs, just like in the photograph. Hopefully you can see the portion there.
That is roughly ¼ of the total potatoes that are made.
I would guess that this amount of potatoes can easily feed 8 people, perhaps a couple more even depending on how much food is there, how many are small children and generally the size of the appetites.
If you decide to make these amazing breakfast potatoes you might just want to serve them with something that is different too!
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Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes Video
Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes
- large slow cooker
- 3 pounds small or mini potatoes
- 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- ⅓ cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- In a small bowl combine the seasoned salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. Stir until blended and set aside.
- Place potatoes and onions into your slow cooker. Sprinkle with seasonings and drizzle melted butter all over the potatoes. Stir until potatoes are coated in butter and seasonings are evenly distributed.
- Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. If cooking on high heat for about 2 to 3 hours, stir occasionally so the butter does not burn. Serve and enjoy!