Instant Pot Lumberjack Breakfast—a layered breakfast dish of waffles, sausage, eggs and cheese. A hearty breakfast good enough to fuel a hard working lumberjack (or you!).
Instant Pot Lumberjack Breakfast
This is an interesting take on breakfast! I read a recipe that layered waffles in the bottom and then poured a custard egg mixture over the top. I wondered how that would work in the Instant Pot so I gave it a shot. It’s sort of like those overnight breakfast casseroles that have a layer of stale french bread on the bottom and the egg mixture soaks into it. Same idea. Only with frozen waffles instead of stale bread.
Although it might sound a little weird this Instant Pot lumberjack breakfast really does taste amazing. We ate it happily with no leftovers. If you’d prefer to bake it in the oven you can! Cook for 40 minutes at 375 degrees F. I haven’t tried this in the slow cooker yet but I think it would work perfectly in a smaller 3 quart slow cooker. I’d cook it for 2-3 hours on high in a greased slow cooker.
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Instant Pot Lumberjack Breakfast
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4–6 servings 1x
A layered breakfast dish of waffles, sausage, eggs and cheese. A hearty breakfast!
Equipment needed–pan for pot-in-pot cooking, sling or trivet, 6 or 8 quart Instant Pot
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 4 frozen waffles
- 4 frozen pre-cooked sausage patties
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 diced green onion
- Pour 1 ½ cups water into bottom of Instant Pot.
- In a small mixing bowl beat the eggs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt and pepper together. Set aside.
- Toast the 4 waffles. Cut each waffle into quarters.
- Put the sausage patties on top of a paper towel lined plate and microwave for 90 seconds. Pat off any excess grease. Cut into quarters.
- In a pan that fits inside your Instant Pot (I used Fat daddios 7 inch by 3 inch pan*) layer the waffles, then the sausage patties. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle the cheese and green onions on top.
- Place pan on top of trivet. Lower the pan into the Instant Pot. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 25 minutes.
- When time is up move valve to venting. Remove the lid. Use a paper towel to gently pat off any moisture on top of casserole.
- Scoop onto plates and enjoy with tabasco or salsa or even syrup.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Instant Pot
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Frank A says
Hi Karen I’m confused … when you lower it into the IP do I need to put a metal trivet in the pot or do I sit the pot on top of the water…. I could not tell from the pictures… I really do not want to mess this up… I can’t wait to try as it looks wonderful…. So far doing well with the IP…. Frank
You set it on top of a trivet. The sling I have serves as a sling and the trivet.
Substitute frozen pancakes for waffles? Not a fan of frozen waffles. Thank you and thank you more for posting step by step photos on your recent recipes. It’s a huge help!
You could try that. Or even stale bread would be good.
Thank you, Karen, I’ve been waiting for your answer. I literally went to the grocery store after reading your answer. When I returned home I made it for dinner (who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner!) Frozen pancakes worked deliciously. Thought there would be leftovers but we ate the whole bowl, not even a speck left. I can’t belief how simple and quick this was to make. Thank you for your very fast reply and for being my instant pot guru chef.
good to know it worked with pancakes!!!
JW Davis says
I am going to make this – even if I have to eat it every day for a week!!!!! I’ve shared it with my sister and a couple other “closeted” IP fans!
I live alone and love my Instant Pot. I very often send “extras” home with friends but sometimes just want to cook enough for a couple meals. If I cut recipe in half – how do I adjust cooking time?
Thanks for your help…..
This will help you! https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/how-to-halve-instant-pot-recipes/