Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole

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This Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole is sure to please a crowd! Ready in 4 hours, this breakfast dish makes an excellent brunch option or perfect for your Intermittent Fasting schedule! Can be suitable for WW, Low Carb, and Gluten Free diets.

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I love breakfast, but lately I don’t even eat until about 11am. While not strictly intermittent fasting, it’s just my natural way of eating.

This Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole is perfect for my lifestyle. I love crockpot recipes that do not require much effort and it’s ready in just 4 hours. Perfect for getting the kids ready for their day and ready in time for when I am finally starting to feel hungry.

Ready to get cooking? Here’s what you’ll need.

Ingredients for Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole

Here are the ingredients I use in Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole:

  • Non-stick cooking spray (or melted butter or coconut oil)
  • 16 oz. turkey sausage
  • 1 20-oz. bag hash browns, shredded
  • ½ t. ground cumin
  • 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ c. water
  • ¼ t. chipotle powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 c. fat free sharp cheddar cheese, finely shredded
Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole slow cooked in the crockpot

What else can I use in Slow Cooker Southwest Breakfast Casserole?

The fun thing about a recipe like this slow cooker breakfast casserole are the different changes you can make to it. You can substitute cheese for a full fat cheese, or leave it out all together. You can add mushrooms or spice it up with a different pepper, like jalapeño. Another option is to dial back on certain spices, like cumin or chipotle, or add garlic powder to your own taste.

For a keto or low carb breakfast casserole, remove the hashbrowns.

If you would prefer a breakfast sausage in place of turkey sausage, remove the sausage casings before adding to your recipe.

Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole crockpot and plate
Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole up close

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Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole

This Crockpot Southwest Breakfast Casserole is sure to please a crowd! Ready in 4 hours, this breakfast dish makes an excellent brunch option! Can be suitable for WW, Low Carb, and Gluten Free diets.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time4 hours 20 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, crockpot, easy, gluten free, slow cooker, southwest, ww
Calories: 333kcal


  • Crockpot/Slow Cooker
  • Large Skillet


  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray can also use butter or preferred oil
  • 16 oz Turkey Sausage can substitute for meat of choice, see above notes
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 med red pepper finely chopped
  • 8 lg eggs
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1/4 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 2 cups fat free shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Spray a 6-quart or larger slow cooker crock with non-stick cooking spray (or grease with melted butter or coconut oil).
  • Cook sausage in a large skillet until nicely browned, approximately 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and carefully drain excess grease from the skillet. Set aside.
  • Spread hash browns in an even layer across the bottom of the slow cooker crock. Add the browned sausage and sprinkle the ground cumin and garlic powder on top.
  • Add the chopped red pepper and season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • Whisk the eggs and water together in a large bowl and pour evenly across the top of the other ingredients before topping with the shredded cheese.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Serve immediately topped with green onion, red pepper, fresh cilantro, and/or additional shredded cheese, if desired. Enjoy!


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