I made scrambled eggs in a slow cooker, and it was worth waiting an hour for them to cook

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A smooth layer of bright-yellow, cooked eggs in a slow cooker; Scrambled eggs, with some slight browning, on a white plate
Making pillowy, fluffy eggs in the slow cooker is completely worth the hour-long wait.Paige Bennett
  • After trying a variety of methods, I found the best way to prepare a large batch of scrambled eggs.

  • This go-to method for making eggs for friends and family only takes an hour and uses a slow cooker.

  • The eggs turn out perfectly cheesy and fluffy and the clean-up process is incredibly simple.

There are a few times I break out a slow cooker: to make soup, cook apple butter, and now, to prepare a batch of scrambled eggs.

After trying different ways of preparing scrambled eggs — including making a vortex of boiling water — I've found that this slow-cooker method creates the perfect light, fluffy breakfast for a crowd in only an hour.

With a small tweak, this crock-pot recipe is easy to follow

Raw, whisked eggs in a bowl with shredded mozzarella cheese getting whisked in
I whisk shredded cheese and heavy cream into the eggs.Paige Bennett

Although many slow-cooker recipes take six to eight hours, making eggs in this appliance only takes about 60 minutes.

I follow this crock-pot recipe from the food blog Recipes That Crock but use six eggs instead of 10. I typically whisk 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese and a bit less than 1 cup of heavy cream into the eggs.

Raw eggs in a black slow cooker
I make sure the cheese is evenly distributed among the egg mixture.Paige Bennett

As I whisk, I melt a tablespoon of butter in the heated slow cooker. Then, I pour the egg mixture in and cover with the lid until they start looking fluffy and cooked through, which takes about an hour.

I learned the hard way to avoid cooking the eggs on a high setting

A single layer of bright-yellow eggs in black slow-cooker pot
The eggs fully cook through after about an hour.Paige Bennett

When I originally made this recipe, I was a little worried because I noticed the bottom layer of eggs was slightly browned when I spooned some out.

However, the flavor and texture weren't impacted by this slight overcooking and the eggs were deliciously cheesy and buttery, with an impressively light, pillowy texture.

Fully-cooked eggs in a slow-cooker pot. Eggs are folded over to reveal browned area of eggs that was against the pot
I originally cooked the eggs on a high setting and accidentally browned them on the bottom.Paige Bennett

Still, I recommend turning the slow cooker to a low or medium setting to prevent the bottom of the eggs from browning.

I can prepare other dishes while the eggs cook and quickly clean everything up

Chunks of scrambled eggs, some areas browned, on a white plate
I love the cheesy, light flavor from these eggs.Paige Bennett

I also find that the eggs don't stick to the bottom of the pot, so I'm able to quickly clean the slow cooker after serving.

Most impressively, slow-cooker scrambled eggs are an easy option for cooking breakfast for multiple people. I like that I can let the eggs do their thing in the slow cooker for an hour while I prepare other breakfast items for friends and family.

This isn't my go-to method for making eggs when I'm eating alone, but it's very helpful for feeding several people at once without making a mess.

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