6 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

by | Aug. 12, 2014

6 Easy Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

These quick and easy recipes slow cooker recipes are sure to satisfy and made for your convenience! Requiring little prep time and calling for ingredients commonly stocked in your cabinet, Slow Cooking Fast by Karen Bellessa Petersen is the perfect addition to your kitchen! Find it at deseretbook.com!

Slow Cooking Fast by Karen Bellessa Petersen

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Breakfast Casserole with Spinach, Peppers, and Mushrooms

Makes 6-8 servings

Ideal slow-cooker size: 4- to 6-quart

Cooking time: 2-4 hoursBreakfast Casserole with Spinach, Peppers, and Mushrooms

4 cups cooked, cubed potatoes (you can use leftover baked potatoes)

1 cup sliced mushroomsSalt and pepper to taste

1-2 cups fresh spinach

1 lb. ground breakfast sausage, cooked and drained (you can substitute cubed ham or bacon)

1 tablespoon dried onion flakes

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

6 eggs

1/4 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Salt and pepper

1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese


1. Spray the inside of a 4- to 6-quart slow-cooker. Use a foil collar* to cover the hot spot** of your slow cooker.

2. Place potatoes on bottom of cooker. Salt and pepper to taste.

3. Sprinkle mushrooms and spinach on top of potatoes.

4. Top with sausage, onion flakes, and red bell peper.

5. In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, garlic powder, and ground mustard. Salt and pepper the egg mixture to taste. Pour egg mixture over the top of the sausage.

6. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the eggs.

7. Cover and cook on HIGH for about 2 hours or on LOW for about 4. Scoop out and serve with salsa.

**Kitchen Tip: The Hot Spot in Your Slow-cooker: Every slow-cooker seems to have a hot spot in it. It is usually on the side opposite of the controls, or somewhere on the back side. Notice where food sticks to the slow-cooker and gets crusty; that's where the hot spot is. Use a foil collar to prevent burning and sticking. I like to use foil collars when I make a casserole-type recipe in the slow cooker; it ensures that the casserole will cook evenly.

**Kitchen Tip: How to Make a Foil Collar: Layer and fold sheets of heavy-duty aluminum foil into a six-layered foil rectangle. Press the collar into the slow-cooker insert wherever the hot spot is; the food will help hold the collar in place during cooking.

This recipe came from Slow Cooking Fast by Karen Bellessa Petersen.

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