Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Slow Cooker: Tofu-Hashbrown-Bacon Breakfast (or Anytime!!)

Absolutely delicious!  Creamy & crispy all in one!
Everything in besides the tofu mixture....
Look at how nice it crisps up!
This dish is amazing!  I'm addicted to it!  This time I put vegan bacon in the sauce and the dish itself.  Next time I may put in some vegan sausage and some sauteed mushrooms.  Soo many different combinations you can do with this one.  I think you'll really enjoy this!

You'll need:
16 oz. shredded hashbrown potatoes (frozen) (this time I also added in some frozen, diced potatoes as well for a mixed texture)
1-12.3 container silken tofu, drained
1 small onion, diced (if your hashbrowns don't have them already added in)
vegan cheddar cheese, grated (as much as you'd like) (Daiya worked the best)
vegan bacon, 3 slices for the sauce and as much as you'd like for the dish itself
1/2 cup plain non-dairy creamer (I used soy)
1 vegan bouillon cube (I used Rapunzel brand, no-salt added)
1 tsp. turmeric
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Spray the slow cooker with a non-stick spray and add the potatoes, onions and bacon in first.  In a blender add in the silken tofu, bouillon, spices, salt, 3 slices of bacon and creamer; process until creamy and everything is liquefied.  Pour over the potatoes, etc. and gently move some potatoes around to get some sauce distributed to the bottom. (just a little bit - you want most of the sauce on top).   I cooked this on high for 1 1/2 hours.  It's done when the cream sauce gets a custard-like consistency and the sides get all crispy and delicious looking! :)  


  1. That is great looking Marci....I'll try it soon:)

  2. I hope you love it as much as I do, Fi! :)

  3. Can you estimate how I'd do this in the oven? temp? time? thanks:D

  4. Fi, I would do it at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour and see how it looks. That's what I would do if I was making it in the oven.

  5. Thanks Marci!! I'm going to add the ingredients to my shopping list Sunday Brunch:)

  6. oh wait..what is non fat dairy creamer? just like cream?

  7. Yep, just like cream... like you would put in your coffee - I got mine at Trader Joe's; they sell a soy creamer in a small container. You can also buy plain coconut creamer too. :)

  8. Marci,

    New to your site! Looks yummy and great! I somehow not crazy about vegan becon so I am going to make it without it! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Hi Pam! You can certainly leave out the bacon and it will still be delicious! I hope you try it! Also - welcome to my site! :)

  10. Hi Marci. What is a slow cooker? Is it the same as a crick pot? If not, how else can I make this (bake it?)? Can I use a crockpot? Thanks my friend. I can't wait to try this recipe as well. I'll be eating all of your recipes for the next few weeks - lol. **HUGS**