Slow Cooker Mediterranean Brunch Bake Recipe

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Brunch Bake Recipe
Looking for a great brunch dish to serve guests? How about a Mediterranean-inspired casserole that cooks in the slow cooker, leaving the cook free to do other important things? Slow Cooker Mediterranean Brunch Bake features a crust of frozen hash browns, topped with bacon (you can leave out for a vegetarian version and add a layer of spinach), eggs, onions, red and green peppers, olives, and feta. It’s different than the standard brunch casseroles, but is really yummy.
This dish is fairly quick to put together; the vegetables take only a few minutes to slice, and the bacon can even be cooked in the slow cooker; it takes 2-3 hours, but nobody has to watch it, and it can be cooked a couple of days ahead if it’s more convenient (directions are at the bottom of the recipe).

18 Servings

32 ounces frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 pound bacon, chopped, cooked until crisp, and drained
1 large onion, quartered and sliced
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced into 2" strips
1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and sliced into 2" strips

12 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon dried baby dill

1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  1. Spray a large slow cooker, preferably one that is oval or rectangular rather than round.
  2. Press the hash browns over the bottom and up the sides of the slow cooker.
  3. Sprinkle the bacon, onions, garlic, and peppers evenly over the hash browns.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, milk, and dill; pour over the casserole.
  5. Sprinkle the olives and feta over the top.
  6. Cover, set the slow cooker to low, and let cook 4-6 hours or until the eggs are set.

To cook bacon in the slow cooker: Chop the bacon coarsely; place it in the slow cooker, making sure that it is in the middle and not touching the sides. Cover the slow cooker, and let cook until the bacon is crisp – high 2 1/2 – 3 hours; low – 4-6 hours. If you are around, you can stir it once or twice during cooking, but as long as it isn’t touching the sides, it will cook nicely without stirring.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 100
Percent Total Calories From:
Fat 53% Protein 20% Carb. 27%

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 156 mg
Sodium 394 mg
Total Carbohydrate 13 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 10 g

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 33% Calcium 0% Iron 8%

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