WELLNESS: Recipe For Crock Pot Tater Tot Egg Casserole With A Twist
I'm just a Crockpot girl, living in an Instapot world. Is this a parity song yet? If not, it definitely should be!
Yes, I still do love my Crockpot even after the unnecessary bad wrap it received from that "This Is Us" heartbreaking episode. I do seem to use it more in the Fall and Winter because it's great for hearty foods, but early this morning I discovered it is also great to make breakfast food, and specifically egg casserole.
I found this recipe online but made my own personal edits to make it a bit more healthier. I posted on Instagram this morning and said if it was delicious and a hit I'd share the recipe here. Well, I'm sharing it, so yes it was delicious and everyone loved it!
So without further ado here is the recipe with my edits.
Crock Pot Tater Tot Egg Casserole
2 - 12 oz bags of Broccoli Tots (original recipe called for 1 30oz pkg of Tater Tots)
1 - 9.6 oz bag of Fully Cooked Jimmy Dean's Turkey Sausage Crumbles (original recipe called for 6 oz diced Canadian bacon)
1 Onion chopped (the original recipe called for 2)
2 Cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (original recipe called for regular cheddar cheese)
1/4 Cup Parmesan Romano cheese (original recipe called for just Parmesan)
12 Organic eggs (original recipe called for regular eggs)
1 Cup skim milk (original recipe called for regular milk)
4 Tbsp unbleached flour (original recipe called for all-purpose flour. However if you are gluten-free you can use corn starch in its place)
Pepper and some Texas spices to taste (original recipe calls for 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper)
1. Spray the crockpot with nonstick cooking spray. I used a Canola Oil spray.
2. Layer 1/3 of the Tots, Crumble Turkey Sausage, Onion and Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Sprinkle pepper and seasoning to taste. Repeat the layers ending with a light layer of shredded cheddar cheese.
3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients (milk, eggs, parmesan cheese, flour).
4. Cover and cook.
The original recipe is geared to be an overnight bake so it calls for a low setting for 6-8 hours.
Because I was making for an 11:30 brunch I decided to make at 7:00 a.m and put on the high 4 hour setting.
This recipe was simple and delicious and the edits I made were extremely delicious and made it a more healthy version. The only thing missing for me with the Crystal Hot Sauce that I left at home unfortunately. But I love hot sauce on my eggs and ever since my trip to New Orleans last year Crystal has been one of my favorites.
I'd highly recommend, so if you give it a try you'll have to let me know what you think.