Friday, March 16, 2012

Cajun Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole + Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits

Here's an easy Cajun breakfast casserole that is assembled the night before and cooked to perfection in your crock pot while you sleep. It's especially nice if you want to sleep in and then any early risers in the family can help themselves. Or it also goes perfectly on a brunch buffet, and it can be made with only one type of meat, or any combination of the three that I have used here. And it can also be made without meat, for the vegetarians in your house. When I tell you that it's out of this world, then you know that I mean it, cher! Bon appetit!

Cajun Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole

1 bag frozen hash brown potatoes
1/2 lb. of cooked bacon,  crumbled
1/2 lb. cooked ham, cubed
1/2 lb. cooked Andouille sausage, sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, diced
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1 (1/2) cups of a combo of shredded cheddar and Swiss or Monterey Jack cheese
1 dozen eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Spray a 3 (1/2) to 4 quart crock pot with cooking spray. Begin with a layer of hash browns, then meat, onions, peppers, cheese, and green onions. Repeat, ending with green onions.

Beat the eggs, milk, and seasonings together. Pour over the crock pot mixture, cover and turn on low. Cook for 10-12 hours. Enjoy! Divine!

Serve with these sinfully delicious,  jalapeno cheese biscuits, adapted from the Junior League of Houston. Fab!

Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tbs.'s sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tbs. baking powder
1/2 cup (1 stick cold unsalted butter)
1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/4 cups heavy whipping cream

Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sift the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Cut the butter in 1/2-inch pieces. Using your fingertips, rub the butter and flour mixture together until it resembles a coarse meal; add the jalapenos and cheese. Add the cream and mix with your hands. When barely combined, turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead just enough to bring the dough together. Roll out to a 1-inch thickness. Cut with a floured 1 1/2- to 2-inch cutter. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven, in the center of the oven, for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden. Yum!

I'll be sharing these at ~

Wishing you all a fun and fabulous weekend and a Happy St.Patrick's Day! 
Merci beaucoup for stopping by!


RNSANE said...

This sounds absolutely fabulous. I am ending up a wonderful four month stay visiting Royal Caribbean friends all over India. I am virutally homeless....having finally moved out of my home of 14 years, downsized, with everything I really care about in storage. I'm hoping to come back to India at least six months a year. I'm 87 now...figure, why now!

Will be leaving here in three weeks. home for two months anyway, in the south for a few weeks, including NO, Lafayette, Beuumont and Houston...hope to be back in India by July.

Linda Starr said...

I have a family recipe for cheese cookies and these sound similar to those, wonderful and warming in the palette.

Gypsy Heart said...

Wow, what an easy way to prepare a great dish for breakfast! LOVE those biscuits too. Can't wait to put all this together with some bloody mary's and mimosa's. :-)

Come on over, cher!


the wild magnolia said...

Looks and sound tailor made for us, me and himself, gonna give this a whirl for easter.

Thank you.

Cloudia said...

Hon I can TASTE this post!

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Joanne said...

I'm reading this at 8:30 in the morning and must have a serving, it looks sooo good from my viewpoint!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Marguerite :)

Kat said...

Another wonderful looking meal. You are the best! Happy St Patrick's Day to you too!

Big Dude said...

The casserole and biscuits both sound killer. I'm not much for cooking in the morning which is why my breakfasts often involve leftovers, so I love the idea of it being ready to eat when I get up.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Marguerite,
I would just love waking up to this fabulous Breakfast Casserole in the Crock Pot. This will be a great recipe to serve when we have company this summer here at the lake. Those biscuits will just complete this awesome meal. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miz Helen

kitchen flavours said...

What a delicious meal to start the day! A fuss-free morning to a satisfied breakfast! Love it!

Ben the Crock Pot King said...

Hi Marguerite, All I can say is Dammmm!!!I saw this recipe I almost fell off my chair!!! Other then that the site is awesome. I'm Cuban so I thoroughly understand creole food! And I also worked at a cajun house as well. The chef use to have old Paul Prudhomme cookbooks back from the 1970's, just reading the recipes, would make my mouth water!!! Please keep it comin!!!
I've already book marked your post.

Drick said...

both recipes are out-of-sight... never would have thought of egg breakfast from a crockpot.. love those biscuits

The Harried Cook said...

Oh man! Both those dishes look so awesome - especially those jalapeno biscuits! They're calling my name! Thanks for sharing :)

Michelle said...

I'm all for sleeping in! Love that there's andouille in here. Goes great with eggs (and everything else).
Thanks for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo!

Grace said...

omg - yum. I'm sure this is all delicious and it looks amazing


Eddie Bluelights said...

Delicious Dishes Definitely Desirable. Very Mouthwatering and you've made me feel hungry again LOL

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jessica | Cajunlicious said...

This sounds absolutely fabulous Marguerite!