Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Tater toy breakfast casserole recipe with bacon and sausage

Easy & Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage and Bacon

This is like an ultimate breakfast casserole – there’s sausage, bacon, eggs, cheese, and hash browns (basically).

If you served it over pancakes or waffles, you would have nearly every delicious breakfast element. 😉 I shouldn’t even give you ideas like that though – this breakfast dish is filling enough as it is!

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How to Prepare Your Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Preparing this tater tot bake is super easy:

  1. Brown the breakfast sausage in a skillet
  2. Drain it
  3. Layer it on the bottom of your 9×13 baking dish
  4. layer on a bunch of cheesy goodness and
  5. Whisk up a seasoned egg and milk mixture to pour on top

Cheesy tater tot breakfast casserole recipe

Add Your Tater Tots

Place the frozen tots in a single layer over the top of the casserole. It’s now ready to hang out in the fridge or go into the oven at this point. That’s right, you can make this breakfast bake up to a day in advance if you want to! Love that.

As if this tater tot casserole isn’t already delicious enough, top it off with cooked bacon pieces for the last 5 or 10 minutes of baking. I usually just cook the bacon in the microwave, which you can do pretty easily like so:

  1. Layer paper towels on a large plate
  2. Layout bacon in a single layer
  3. Cover with a paper towel
  4. Microwave for about 5 minutes.

To add some color and fresh flavor to your breakfast casserole, throw on some chopped green onion or fresh parsley before serving.

Your Tater Tot Casserole is Done!

Crispy, golden tots, melty cheese, and a little bacon and sausage in every bite! This cheesy tater tot breakfast casserole is easy and delicious. We all wanted to go back for more! Perfect for a filling breakfast, holiday mornings, brunch, dinner, and feeding a crowd. Also a great freezer meal!

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Tater tot breakfast casserole recipe

Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

5 / 5 (1 review)
Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 9x13 pan | Serves: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground breakfast sausage
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds frozen tater tots
  • 3-4 green onions, sliced
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, brown the sausage on medium high heat, breaking up the meat as it cooks. Drain and layer into a 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle 2 cups of the cheese evenly over sausage.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, pepper, onion powder, and salt until combined. Pour evenly over the cheese and sausage in baking dish. Layer frozen tater tots over the top.
  3. If not baking right away, cover tightly with foil and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake, uncovered for about 35 minutes. Then top with additional ½ cup cheese, crumbled bacon, and bake another 5-10 minutes, or until bubbling and golden brown.
  4. Garnish with green onion, let rest at room temp 10 minutes, then serve.

Recipe Adapted From: Chew Out Loud

Ingredients: Bacon, Cheese, Egg, Milk, Onion, Pepper, Pork, Potatoes, Salt, Sausage, Tater Tots
Meal Type: Breakfast, Main Dish, Back to School, Christmas
Categories: Casserole, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal, Oven

Comments & Reviews

  • J

    I reduced the calories in this dish by using skim milk and ground turkey. Use one pound of ground turkey and add spices typically used in sausage such as 1/2 t. sage and 1/2 t. thyme as you brown it. I liked this dish very much.

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