Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes are one of my favorite weekend foods! Full of potatoes, bacon and onion and ready to serve with eggs or whatever I want to serve them with! They 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?
Jump to Recipe Print RecipeIt’s true, I have gotten right up and prepared these Slow Cooker Bacon Breakfast Potatoes on high, stirring occasionally. 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!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!Another alternative is to include ham or cooked sausage, either ground or sliced links. I have used them all and my personal favorite is bacon I have to say. I agree with my husband 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!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Potatoes
- 3 pounds small potatoes
- 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1/3 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!