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Crock Pot Egg Scramble

This crock pot egg scramble makes busy mornings easy! With little effort, you’ll be eating light and fluffy eggs loaded with cheese and your favorite breakfast additions! There is even an easy way to prep the night before  so you can set it and forget it the next morning! 

Be sure to try my Overnight Everything Bagel Breakfast Casserole recipe next!A white bowl filled with soft scrambled eggs topped with diced chives.

Ahhh… gone are the days of casually making breakfast on weekends and holidays as I casually sip coffee and plan my day. These days I find myself with a crazy toddler reaching up for her high chair as she repeats “Dinner! Dinner!” 65 times in a row.

“No Taylor, it’s Breakfast time.” 😙



Anyway, once in awhile I prefer to prep the scrambled eggs the night before, dump them in the crock pot as soon as I wake up, and let the crock pot cook them slowly while I do other things. I refuse to cook scrambled eggs any other way than low and slow because they come out twenty times better than if I rush through them. My two year old will eat three eggs because they come out so amazing when done right.

Best cheese for scrambled eggs:

Cheeses such as Monterey Jack or low-moisture mozzarella do well in egg scrambles because they melt well. Hand grating cheeses tends to produce better results than packaged grated cheese does.

How to prep scrambled eggs the night before:

To cut down on prep time, whisk the eggs the night before and cover them with plastic wrap. You can also grate the cheese to cut down on time. Then you can set it and forget it the next morning.

How to get extra fluffy scrambled eggs:

-Whisk the eggs immediately before they begin to cook, and ensure that they are whisked until they are completely uniform in color. This adds more air into the eggs which makes them fluffier and ensures that they cook evenly.

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Crock Pot Egg Scramble

5 from 2 ratings
This crock pot egg scramble makes busy mornings easy! With little effort, you'll be eating light, fluffy eggs loaded with cheese and your favorite breakfast additions!


  • 12 eggs
  • 1 28 oz. bag frozen potatoes O’Brien, I prefer Ore Ida brand
  • 16 oz. Cheddar-Monterey Jack cheese blend, shredded
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt/Pepper, to taste
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tbsp chives, diced


  • Coat the bottom of the crock pot with cooking spray and add the frozen potatoes.
  • Add 1/4 of the grated cheese to the top of the potatoes. 
  • Whisk the eggs together in a large bowl until they are completely uniform in color. Whisk in the heavy cream and add it to the crock pot.
  • Top with remaining cheese, keeping the cheese about ½ inch away from the sides to prevent them from browning too much.
  • Cook on low for 5-8 hours.* 
  • It’s ready once the top begins to brown slightly. Top with freshly diced chives and serve! 


  • Crock pots vary in terms of temperature, so bare this in mind when trying this recipe for the first time and adjust cooking time as needed. 
  • Additional breakfast additions such as diced bell peppers, onions, and diced/cooked sausage can also be added to the egg mixture prior to pouring it into the Crock Pot. 


Calories: 849kcal, Carbohydrates: 48g, Protein: 34g, Fat: 57g, Saturated Fat: 25g, Cholesterol: 433mg, Sodium: 1054mg, Potassium: 972mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1525IU, Vitamin C: 17.2mg, Calcium: 626mg, Iron: 2.8mg
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16 comments on “Crock Pot Egg Scramble”

  1. If I want to half your recipe would the cook time remain the same? I’m looking forward to trying this recipe because it looks so delicious and easy. Thank you. 

    • Hi Ryan, I haven’t halved this recipe so I can’t say for sure, I don’t think it would come out the same if they’re cooked with the same surface area and half the amount of eggs.

  2. I’m going to try this to bring to breakfast office meeting Wed morning, this looks great! I would 1.5X or maybe 2X the recipe, how much longer should I plan for cooking time? 🙂

  3. Is it possible to cook this on high?

  4. We did not have a cooktop this Christmas and had to figure out how to do our traditional eggs for Cowboy Breakfast (breakfast burritos). I tried this recipe and it was perfect!!! We even added all of the colors of bell peppers and red onions. The final product was the best fluffy mix of eggs, hash browns, cheese, and peppers. Better than any I’ve made on the stove! Only thing I changed…we used shredded potatoes and I cooked in the crockpot on high for 4 hours! Great recipe!!! Thanks for saving our Christmas breakfast without a stove this year! 😋😋

    • I am sooooo happy to hear that Janet!!! Sounds like a big win and I really appreciate you sharing how it came out and taking the time to leave a review! You’re the best! Have a very happy New Year!!

  5. Do you cook with the lid on or off?

  6. What happens if you don’t use the heavy cream?

  7. Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try. I am going to try take x2-3 in a crockpot for a family gathering of 50 with other things served. Love that I found a crockpot recipe!

    • Hi Cheryl! I’m so happy that you are excited about this Crock Pot egg scramble! I’m so sorry it took me FOREVER to respond to this, I missed it somehow and am just seeing it now! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend! -Stephanie

  8. I can’t help but think that your recipe was actually *lifted* from somewhere else, because one of the tags for the recipe was VEGETARIAN and the ingredients do not call for SAUSAGE, but INSTRUCTION 2 calls for SAUSAGE.  🙁

    • Blanche- I modified this post a few months ago based on some tweaks that I prefer to make with this recipe. Shortly afterward I heard from a reader who was looking for the original version. I restored the original version of the recipe for them, but forgot to remove some of the sausage verbiage from the post after doing so. This recipe wasn’t “lifted” from anywhere. Big accusation there.

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