Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta is perfect for a breakfast that cooks unattended for a few hours. And using the slow cooker for a breakfast casserole infuses the eggs with flavor in a delightful way.
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Strangely enough, I used to be better at eating breakfast when I had to go off to teach school every morning. In those days I had to be organized, so I made Egg Muffins or Breakfast Casseroles on the weekend to microwave during the week.
My breakfast habits had gotten more and more sporadic since I’d been working at home, and recently I vowed to get back to my healthy breakfast routine. It was that commitment to a healthy breakfast every day that finally inspired me to try eggs in the slow cooker, and I was thrilled with this Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta.
This slow cooker breakfast casserole was a little softer than eggs cooked in the oven or on the stove, and the flavors of the other ingredients were infused into the egg a bit more. The top doesn’t really brown in the slow cooker, so I was glad I used colorful ingredients, but this is definitely something I will make again.
What ingredients do you need?
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- Olive Oil (affiliate link)
- baby kale
- Roasted Red Peppers in a jar (affiliate link)
- green onion
- crumbled Feta
- 8 eggs
- Spike Seasoning (affiliate link), or other all-purpose seasoning blend
- fresh-ground black pepper
What kind of slow cooker can you use?
I used my Ninja Cooker to make this, but this type of recipe is also perfect to make in the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker (affiliate link) and that’s what I’d use now. Or you can use any large oval slow cooker if that’s what you have.
What other ingredients can you use for this Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole?
Use spinach or any other leafy greens if you’re not a fan of kale. Use any crumbled or grated white cheese if you’re not a fan of Feta.
How to make the Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale:
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- I had baby kale that had been in the fridge a while, so I gave it a good soak in the salad spinner to perk it up.
- Chop the Roasted Red Peppers in a jar (affiliate link) into smallish pieces.
- Crumble the Feta cheese so it’s ready to go.
- Green onions are optional, but I love them in egg dishes like this.
- Beat eggs until the whites and yolks are completely combined.
- I made this in my Ninja Cooker (affiliate link), but you can use any large oval-shaped slow cooker. I did love being able to cook the kale in the Ninja, but if you don’t have a Ninja, just cook it briefly in a pan on the stove.
- You just need to cook the kale until it wilts down into a flat layer, not more than a couple of minutes. When the kale is soft, add the red pepper and green onion and pour over the beaten eggs. Stir with a fork so the mixture is well combined, and season with Spike Seasoning and black pepper. (Remember the top won’t brown, so you want to be able to see the colorful ingredients.
- Then sprinkle over the crumbled feta and cook on low for 2 1/2 – 3 hours, or until the frittata is completely set and cheese is melted.
- I’m sorry I got such a poor photo of the finished product, but hopefully you can tell from the other pictures that this was delicious!
- Serve hot, with a little sour cream to add at the table if desired!
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Weekend Food Prep:
This recipe has been added to a category called Weekend Food Prep to help you find recipes you can prep or cook on the weekend and eat during the week!
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta
Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta is perfect for when you want breakfast that cooks without you having to watch it.
- 2 tsp olive oil to saute the kale
- 5 oz. baby kale
- non-stick spray or oil (to spray the slow cooker if you don’t use the Ninja)
- 6 oz. roasted red pepper (from a jar), diced fairly small
- 1/4 cup sliced green onion
- 5 oz. crumbled Feta
- 8 eggs, well beaten
- 1/2 tsp. Spike seasoning (or other all-purpose seasoning blend)
- fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- Wash kale if needed, and spin dry or dry with paper towels.
- Heat the oil, either in the Ninja Cooker on the Stovetop/High setting or in a large frying pan on medium-high.
- When the oil is hot, add the kale and saute until it’s softened into a flat layer, about 3-4 minutes in the Ninja Cooker and slightly less in a pan.
- If you’re using a regular slow cooker, spray it well with non-stick spray or oil and transfer the cooked kale to the slow cooker.
- If you’re using the Ninja Cooker, turn to Slow Cook/Low setting.
- Drain red peppers and chop into fairly small pieces.
- Slice the green onions and crumble the Feta.
- Add the chopped red pepper and sliced green onion to the slow cooker with the kale.
- Beat the eggs well, pour over other ingredients in the slow cooker, and stir so all ingredients are well-combined.
- Season with Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) and black pepper, then sprinkle on the Feta.
- Cook on low for 2 – 3 hours, or until the frittata is well set and cheese is melted. I cooked mine for 2 hours and 45 minutes and it was perfect, but I got distracted with a phone call and it may have been done slightly sooner than that. I think the Ninja cooks a little hotter than other slow cookers, so it may take slightly longer if you don’t use the Ninja Cooker.
- Serve hot, with a dollop of low-fat sour cream if desired.
- This will keep well in the fridge for several days and can be reheated in the microwave. (Don’t microwave too long or it will get rubbery.)
I used my Ninja Cooker, which made it easy to saute the kale right in the slow cooker, but if you don’t have a Ninja this is perfect to make in the Crock-Pot Casserole Crock Slow Cooker. (affiliate links) You can use a 5 or 6 quart oval slow cooker, but the frittata will be a little thicker.
This recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from several cookbooks and food blogs where she saw egg dishes cooked in the slow cooker.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 166Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 202mgSodium: 337mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 10g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta is loaded with low-carb ingredients and should be great for low-carb or Keto diet plans. And as long as you don’t overdo it on the Feta or low-fat sour cream, this would also make a great meatless breakfast, lunch, or dinner for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This slow cooker breakfast recipe was first posted in 2013. It was last updated with more information in 2023.
52 Comments on “Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole with Kale, Red Pepper, and Feta”
Yes, you can certainly make it on the stovetop, just as you would any frittata. There are a number of frittata recipes on the blog; enter "frittata" into the search bar and you can follow the instructions for one of those recipes just using the ingredients from this one.
Is there any way to make this on a stovetop? I've loving the ingredients, but I don't have a slow cooker, or (I don't think) the special pans necessary to make frittatas in an oven…
Deb, I did talk in the instructions about using a different slow cooker. You just need to saute the kale in a pan. You could cook in the oven too, I would cook at 375F for about 35-40 minutes (check it sooner though, that's just a guess.)
Could you cook it in the oven instead or use a regular slow cooker?
Jeanette, me too. I have had this for breakfast three days in a row now and am enjoying it every time!
I'd never think to make a frittata in a slow cooker, so interesting. Would be great for breakfast or brunch. Love getting the kale in early in the day.
Thanks Ann, so glad you like it! In Utah we're nearing a record this summer for the most days over 100F!
As hot as it is, anything in the slow cooker is a great idea. Thanks for posting all your wonderful recipes and ideas.
Pam, hope you enjoy!
I always like to cook something unattended on Sunday afternoons when I do my wine tasting, this would be perfect!
Thanks Steph. I was happy I finally tried eggs in the slow cooker!
Love that this is made in a slow cooker!! Such a great idea!
Thanks Amy, I really enjoyed it.
Joanne, I had seen it in cookbooks and on a few food blogs, so it was time for me to try it.
Thanks Shirley, and that's just what happens with me. I am really making an effort to eat earlier!
Sounds and looks wonderful, Kalyn! I, too, have issues with getting a good breakfast in now that I'm not working outside the home. I tend to get busy doing other things and before I know it, it's lunch time. I feel much better if I eat earlier, at regular breakfast time.
Whoa! I had no idea you could cook eggs in the slow cooker! Learn something new every day.
Your Slow Cooker Frittata with Kale, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta is very inventive. Never thought of cooking eggs in the slow cooker! Can't wait to give this a try. The flavors sound amazing too.
I think it would be great for an evening meal!
Looks yummy!! I'd be more apt to eat this for supper, though. I'm trying vegan before 6 p.m. these days.
Lydia, I was so happy with how it turned out! I do think the colorful ingredients are important though, since the top isn't really browned.
I haven't yet tried eggs in the slow cooker, but I'm getting my Ninja down off the shelf right now to try this tomorrow. Looks divine, and just the type of dish I like for breakfast.