Weight Watchers Brunch Recipes - Slow Cooker Southwest Breakfast Casserole brown pottery plate
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Slow Cooker Southwest Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Tasty and delicious, this southwest breakfast casserole is hearty, satisfying and packed with fiber. I adapted the recipe from a Best of Bridge Slow Cooker to make it more Weight Watchers friendly.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 268
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 4 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup corn kernels
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 can (12 ounces) fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  • Ideal slow cooker size: 5- to 6-Quart.
  • Grease the inside of your slow cooker insert.
  • In a large bowl, combine the black beans, bell pepper, onion, potatoes, corn, cheese and cilantro. Stir well and then dump in the slow cooker.
  • In the same bowl beat together the eggs, milk, salt and cayenne pepper. Pour mixture over the potato mixture in the slow cooker.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • When you're ready to cook the casserole, transfer the insert to the slow cooker base.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 3 to 5 hours, or until eggs are set and the edges are browned.
  • Uncover, being careful not to let the condensation in the lid drip back into the slow cooker. Turn off the slow cooker and let the casserole sit, uncovered, for 15 minutes before serving.
  • Cut into wedges.

Recipe Notes

To make this casserole a little more Weight Watchers friendly (by reducing the fat and calories a bit), I:
  • substituted fat-free evaporated milk for half-and-half, and
  • used reduced-fat cheese instead of full fat and decreased the amount to 1-1/2 from 2 cups
I prefer whole eggs.
But if you wanted to lighten this slow cooker casserole even further, you could use all egg whites, egg beaters or a combination of whole eggs and egg whites.
This becomes Simply Filling when you use fat-free cheese, something I'm unwilling to do.
8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
6 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
4 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Southwest Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 /8th recipe)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 75
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.3g13%
Carbohydrates 31.3g10%
Fiber 6.2g25%
Protein 17.6g35%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Main Course