• 17 Ratings

What makes this hash brown recipe "loaded"? A topping of pork sausage, veggies, and plenty of cheese. If you're in the mood for a dish you can set and forget overnight, turn to this slow cooker loaded hash brown recipe for breakfast.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

15 mins
8 hrs to 9 hrs (low) or 4-4.5 hours (high)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.

Instructions Checklist
  • Line a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker with a plastic slow cooker liner. In prepared slow cooker, combine sausage mixture, hash browns, the 1 cup cheese, sweet pepper, and mushrooms. In a medium bowl, combine soup and the water. Pour over hash brown mixture in cooker; stir to combine.

Instructions Checklist
  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4-1/2 hours. Stir before serving. If desired, top with additional cheese and sliced jalapenos. If desired, serve with salsa and/or sour cream. Makes 8 servings.


* Because hot chile peppers, such as jalapenos, contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with chiles as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the chile peppers, wash your hands well with soap and water.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; total fat 25g; saturated fat 11g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 7g; cholesterol 64mg; sodium 1015mg; potassium 254mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 3g; sugar 2g; protein 16g; vitamin a 826IU; vitamin c 19mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 3mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 151mg; iron 1mg.


17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
I love Crockpot breakfast. It's such a nice feeling to wake up and have a nice meal already made. I typically use turkey sausage or ground turkey instead of pork, to pretend it's a little healthy. My family doesn't like raw jalapenos, but they love the tamed pickled jalapenos for a little bite. We've had this multiple times and it always gets rave reviews.