Slow-Cooker Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

Hot and tasty eggs for 12 are possible, when the slow cooker holds them until you’re ready to serve.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

8
slices bacon
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
3
tablespoons margarine or butter
16
eggs
1
cup half-and-half or milk
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (10 3/4 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup
2
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
4
Italian plum tomatoes, quartered, sliced
2
cups shredded Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in skillet. Add mushrooms to drippings; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Remove from skillet; set aside. Wipe skillet clean with paper towel.
  • 2 Melt margarine in same skillet over medium heat. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add half-and-half, salt and pepper; blend well. Add egg mixture to skillet; cook over medium heat until firm but still moist, stirring occasionally. Stir in soup and chives.
  • 3 Place half of egg mixture in 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker. Top with half each of the cooked mushrooms, tomatoes, cheese and crumbled bacon. Repeat layers.
  • 4 Serve immediately, or cover and keep warm on low setting for up to 4 hours.

Expert Tips

To serve the eggs immediately, layer mushrooms, tomato, cheese and bacon over the eggs in the skillet. Cover it and cook over low heat for 4 to 4 minutes or until the tomato is heated and the cheese is melted. Turn to p. 40 for the Lemon Raspberry Streusel Muffins.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 3/4 Cup
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
200),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
315mg
315%;
Sodium
640mg
640%;
Total Carbohydrate
5g
5%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
17g
17%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.