Paleo Breakfast Casserole with Sweet Potatoes in the Slow Cooker

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I put eggs in my crock pot for a breakfast casserole! Yep! I did that!

8 Eggs
2 Sweet Potatoes
2 Red Onions
2 Tablespoons Smoked Paprika
1 lb Meat of your choice
Organic Coconut Oil (To grease the crock pot)

Crack eggs and place in a bowl. I like my eggs to rest after they escape the refrigerator and their shells.


Next I cut my sweet potatoes so they can be fed into the food processor. I love this Cuisinart Food Processor which you can find on Amazon.



Feed two red onions into the food processor and dump the sweet potatoes and onions into the crock pot.



Whisk eggs together and add the paprika. Mix the meat of your choice into the sweet potato and onion mixture, pour the eggs on top and mix all together.


Cook on low heat for 4-6 hours. This is a great dish I have made time after time. Its very easy to portion out your breakfasts for the week in Pyrex or other glass containers, refrigerate or freeze, and take to work all week instead of stopping at a fast food place or purchasing food in the company cafeteria. The best part of this recipe is that you can add more ingredients as your crock pot allows, just add an egg for every cup of veggies or ingredients you add to the volume of the recipe. Lately, when I make this if I want any left over I have to make two crock pots full, it’s that good!

Meat in the Paleo Breakfast Casserole

A word on the choice of meat- you can use raw or cooked, but if you use cooked, it may turn out a little overcooked. If you are worried about your meat not cooking thoroughly, saute it to a half-done state and then throw it in the slow cooker. Drain before hand. This will help the dish not be so “wet” at the bottom of the crock. Choice of meat is up to you- I like using chorizo for a spicy finish, but it is greasy!

A Paprika I REALLY Like

I use A LOT of paprika when I cook. I add it to everything! The link below is for a one pound bag of Certified Organic Paprika. It is so tasty! One of the best I have ever used. AND because I use it so often, I order it a lot. This one is Amazon Prime eligible. Amazon Prime has been a life saver at my house. I order all of my dry goods, toilet paper and other paper goods, diapers, wipes, and anything else I can get for a 20% off subscribe and save plus the free shipping. It has cut down my grocery bill tremendously!

Sorry! I get to gushing about Amazon and can’t stop. Back to the paleo breakfast casserole with sweet potatoes in the slow cooker!

Just note: grease your crock pot REALLY well! Coat every surface inside. I had some egg stuck to the inside and it took some serious scrubbing to get it out of there!

For another Paleo friendly breakfast recipe check out this Paleo Breakfast Smoothie.

Enjoy your breakfast crock pot bake!

Bon appetite!

***This recipe was featured in the October Paleo Menu for Once a Month Meals. We are a HUGE fan of their meal plans. If you haven’t joined their site yet hop over and check them out!****

*This recipe was shared at Raia’s Recipes: Savoring Saturdays Link Party.

Additional Products I Used Making this Dish

All of these items are Prime eligible.

My el cheapo food processor. I love this food processor/blender combo. I have had so many issues zapping my motors because I use them SO much. This one has lasted over a year. It might be pretty low end on the price, but it lasts!

My favorite crock pot:



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Comments: 47

  1. Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} August 12, 2013 at 7:33 AM Reply

    INTERESTING! Eggs in the crockpot? I wanna try that!

  2. April at Two Chics Blog August 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM Reply

    Make sure you grease liberally!!! I use coconut oil because of its molecular stability at high temperatures. You want to grease every inch of your crock pot!

  3. Leanne October 1, 2013 at 12:16 PM Reply

    I don’t own a food processor. Should I just slice the potatoes thinly and dice the onion? Thanks!

    • April
      A October 1, 2013 at 6:54 PM Reply

      Yes, that is what I would do. Slice the potatoes with a very sharp knife one to two millimeters thick. You can also shread the potatoes with a grater or mandolin. I’ve made them both ways, and also using just a knife. Turns out delicious any way you do it!

      You can also get creative with the recipe and add a dash of cayenne pepper to give it a little kick, or some jalapeños or whatever pepper you like. It’s a really diverse recipe.

  4. Bethany October 5, 2013 at 4:36 PM Reply

    Can you explain the meat part more, please? Did you use ground meat? Do you add it in raw… or did you cook it in a skillet first? Do you mix it all in the crockpot, or a separate bowl w/ the onions/potato first? Thanks!

    • April
      A October 11, 2013 at 12:01 PM Reply

      I just throw it all in the crock pot raw! I might start the meat an hour before sometimes, but a time or two when I’ve done that, it has come out too done.

  5. Charlotte October 29, 2013 at 4:33 PM Reply

    What meat did you use? Did you use ground meat? Did you cut it up in pieces or put it in whole? It sounds like a delicious way to enjoy eggs instead of scrambling or frying them!

    • April
      A November 5, 2013 at 7:02 AM Reply

      I have used ground sausage, sausage links, bacon that has been partially cooked in a frying pan (just so it doesn’t cook up soggy in the crock pot,) there are so many variations! One note for the raw meat: place it in the bottom of the crock pot initially so it will cook more quickly.

  6. deb November 8, 2013 at 12:28 PM Reply

    Can i use canned sweet potoatoes?

    • April
      A November 9, 2013 at 6:57 AM Reply

      Sure! Make it your own!

  7. Valerie November 10, 2013 at 10:35 PM Reply

    Can I bake this instead of using the slow cooker? What temp would you suggest?

  8. Christina November 26, 2013 at 8:58 PM Reply

    I was looking for something different to do with all these sweet potatoes that I have… thanks!

  9. Tanya December 14, 2013 at 1:03 AM Reply

    Is the meat precooked or does it cook with other ingredients? Suggestions about what meat would be good?

    • April
      A December 14, 2013 at 2:06 PM Reply

      I let the meat cook with all the other ingredients. I’ve used all types of sausage. I wouldn’t recommend using bacon. It gets soggy mixed in with everything else.

  10. Robin (Masshole Mommy) January 24, 2014 at 8:02 AM Reply

    This sounds amazingly delicious. What a good idea. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and this is a great way to start!
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  11. Kita January 24, 2014 at 8:33 AM Reply

    Sweet potatoes in the mornings I will take it. And I get to cook it in the crockpot my poor crockpot needs to be replaced I cook in that thing so much.
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  12. Virginia @thatbaldchick January 24, 2014 at 8:53 AM Reply

    This sounds delicious. I wouldn’t have thought of sweet potato for breakfast!
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  13. Lindsey @ Redhead Baby Mama January 24, 2014 at 9:52 AM Reply

    What a fabulous breakfast bake – way less carb-y than other alternatives. I would like to try this!
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    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:12 AM Reply

      It’s my favorite! I’ve never calculated out the carbs per serving but if comparing it to using a white potato has to be a bit less!

  14. Melanie January 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM Reply

    I never heard of putting eggs in a crockpot before!
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  15. Tammy January 24, 2014 at 12:16 PM Reply

    Oh that’s an interesting dish – I’d enjoy the flavors so much – it would be great for when one has overnight guests.
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    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:14 AM Reply

      It’s a different mix of flavors. I love mixing it up and using chorizo for the sausage, or sometimes using regular sausage and throwing in some hot sauce or some cayenne pepper!

  16. Cassie @ Southeast by Midwest January 24, 2014 at 1:33 PM Reply

    I have been LOVING sweet potatoes lately however, I only really ever eat them as baked sweet potatoes. Thanks for reminding me that there are other ways to enjoy this delicious food :)
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    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:15 AM Reply

      Oh yes! So many ways to enjoy this superfood ! Enjoy!

  17. brett January 24, 2014 at 2:07 PM Reply

    this looks like a really great breakfast idea. my husband is out on the road going to some of his test sites outdoors and i like to send him off with a really nice warm breakfast in winter
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    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:16 AM Reply

      You can throw it together in no time too! It freezes really well for future breakfasts.

  18. Mina Slater January 24, 2014 at 7:12 PM Reply

    I love sweet potatoes, love eggs and love cooking with coconut oil! I don’t have a slow cooker though so perhaps I could bake it? I would have never thought of anything like this for breakfast but I’m excited to try it!
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    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:17 AM Reply

      You could bake it. Try at 375 for 30 minutes, or until it looks done all across the top.

  19. Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom) January 24, 2014 at 8:17 PM Reply

    This recipe looks delicious and so healthy! I’ve pinned for later use. I love finding recipes with coconut oil. It’s my goal to switch over from olive oil.
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  20. Jaime January 24, 2014 at 9:00 PM Reply

    I’m not huge on eggs, but my brother has been eating the paleo way for a while now and really has enjoyed the results. I’ll definitely pass this along to him!
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  21. Jenn @TheRebelChick January 24, 2014 at 10:37 PM Reply

    I love me a big breakfast casserole but I am not a fan of sweet potatoes. I bet this would also taste awesome with regular potatoes, right?
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    • Crystal
      ~C~ January 25, 2014 at 1:18 PM Reply

      I’m like you. I am not a fan of sweet potatoes. I’ve tried to like them but just not a fan. I have made breakfast casserole’s similar to this one and used potatoes rather than sweet potatoes and it tasted great.
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  22. Jessica January 24, 2014 at 11:07 PM Reply

    Well this looks delicious! I love sweet potatoes and have been cooking with coconut oil for well over a year now. I am going to have to try this recipe out for my family. I think we would all enjoy this.
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    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:17 AM Reply

      Everyone who’s tried it has had rave reviews. It’s my most popular dish. Let us know if you do!

  23. Jamie January 24, 2014 at 11:39 PM Reply

    This makes me want to seriously get down to business and start my weight loss…thanks for this neat recipe!

  24. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell January 25, 2014 at 3:35 AM Reply

    You had me first with sweet potatoes. Then you added slow cooker and I was hooked!

    • April
      A January 25, 2014 at 7:18 AM Reply

      It’s so easy and such a savory dish. I’m making it this weekend in fact!

  25. Onica Cupido January 25, 2014 at 7:20 AM Reply

    I never thought about using Sweet Potatoes in a breakfast. I bet that made a very yummy morning
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  26. Joanna Sormunen January 25, 2014 at 12:23 PM Reply

    Great idea! I think I need to get myself a slow cooker. I had one before but the surface got too worn and I threw it out. And haven’t bought one since then.
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  27. Melanie S. January 25, 2014 at 4:28 PM Reply

    What an interesting idea. I don’t think I’ve ever done breakfast in the crockpot before!
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  28. Melissa January 25, 2014 at 8:47 PM Reply

    Yum! This sounds really good. I’ve been wanting to try Paleo.
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  29. Janel January 25, 2014 at 10:34 PM Reply

    This looks delicious. Now you should post a guide on how to get your husband to cook this for you!

  30. Ashley M January 26, 2014 at 10:03 PM Reply

    That looks really good. I’m always looking for ways to use sweet potatoes in a new way.

  31. Piera January 27, 2014 at 3:24 PM Reply

    I’ve been wanting to eat more PALEO style. Your recipe looks great! Love that it uses the slow cooker!
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  32. Liza @ Views From the 'Ville January 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM Reply

    I make breakfast casserole fairly regularly, but I’ve never tried one with sweet potatoes. It’s not my favorite veggie, but combined with those other flavors it might be pretty good!
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  33. Raia February 22, 2014 at 3:55 PM Reply

    Mmm! This sounds good! Thank you for sharing it at Savoring Saturdays!
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