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Slow Cooker Full English Breakfast

It might sound completely crazy, but it really is possible to make a slow cooker full english breakfast. Rather than having to slave over a hot pan in the morning, simply prep before you go to bed and wake up to a beautiful cooked breakfast ready to eat!

The slow cooker full english breakfast was apparently created by a lady called Sonia Cheetham. She came up with the idea to save time when cooking breakfast for her two teenage daughters.

It was then posted to a Facebook group, went viral, and subsequently picked up by the BBC, The Sun, and various other British news sites.

How to make breakfast in a Slow Cooker

Making breakfast in a slow cooker is easy, however, every ingredient has its own method for perfection:

  • Bacon – Roll the bacon rashers into sausage shapes. You’ll find if you press them slightly against the slow cooker they’ll stay in place. They’ll turn out a little like pigs in blankets, except without the pig in the middle!
  • Sausages – Place the sausages around the edge of the slow cooker. Ensure that they prop each other up and won’t fall over once the cooker is on.
  • Eggs – Crack your eggs into a mug with butter and plenty of seasoning. Mix them well!
  • Beans – Empty your beans into a mug. That’s it.

We didn’t cook these when we shot the photos, but you can use the following methods for additional ingredients:

  • Tomatoes – Simply empty them into a mug and season well.
  • Mushrooms – If you have a large enough slow cooker, place them into a mug with seasoning and butter, or simply wrap them in foil and squeeze them in where you can.
  • Hash Browns – They’ll need to touch the edge of the slow cooker if you want them crispy.
Slow Cooker Full English Breakfast, tea, orange juice and sauces

What should I serve with a Slow Cooker Fry-Up?

No slow cooker full english breakfast is complete without fresh toast, ketchup, brown sauce (yes, both) and a fresh mug of tea. Ringtons tea, if you’re curious. You can take my wife out of the North, but she’s bringing her tea with her!

If you’re not a fan of scrambled eggs, then simply make fresh fried or poached eggs in the morning to go with your fry-up.

If you’re really hungry, then serve up a small bowl of slow cooker porridge as a starter!

Slow Cooked Full English Breakfast

Slow Cooker Full English Breakfast

A different way to make a full English breakfast!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British


  • 8 sausages
  • 8 bacon rashers
  • 4 eggs
  • 400 g (14 oz) baked beans
  • 400 g (14 oz) tinned tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • salt and pepper
  • 100 g (1 cups) mushrooms chopped
  • 4 slices bread


  • If your slow cooker doesn't have a non-stick pot, then grease the inside of the pot with butter.
  • Crack the eggs into a mug, add a splash of milk, knob of butter, salt and pepper to season and mix well. Place into the middle of the slow cooker.
  • Empty the can of baked beans into a mug and place into the middle of the slow cooker.
  • Empty the can of tomatoes into a mug, season well and place into the middle of the slow cooker.
  • Add the chopped mushrooms to a mug, add a knob of butter, season with salt and pepper and place into the middle of the slow cooker.
  • Roll the bacon rashers up and place them around the outside of the of the slow cooker.
  • Place the sausages around the outside of the slow cooker.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours. We get it set up, get ready for bed then turn the slow cooker on just before going to sleep!
  • Serve with slices of fresh toast.



Use whatever sausages you like, but not chipolatas as they’ll cook too quickly and burn.


Use good quality bacon that’s cut to a reasonable thickness. As above, it’ll burn if it’s too thin.

Slow Cooker

The bigger the slow cooker you have, the better! We recommend the Morphy Richards 6.5L Sear and Stew slow cooker for this recipe. A slow cooker with a non-stick works best as it’ll prevent the sausages and bacon sticking. Butter will suffice otherwise.


Calories: 935kcalCarbohydrates: 33gProtein: 44gFat: 69gSaturated Fat: 23gCholesterol: 322mgSodium: 1972mgPotassium: 907mgFiber: 6gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 381IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 5mg
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