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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

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Tater tot breakfast casserole is perfect for Sunday brunch!

If you enjoyed my chile relleno casserole or bacon egg cups and your family will absolutely love this quick and easy morning recipe. A combination of popular breakfast ingredients all rolled into one, it’s a real crowd pleaser!

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Tater Tot Casserole

ABOUT Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

I’m blessed to have a close family. We all get together at least once a month to celebrate birthdays, holidays and special occasions.

On Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas morning, my sister and I enjoy baking up yummy egg recipes. Our family brunch always includes at least one traditional breakfast bake like this tater tot breakfast casserole!

Easy Tater Tot Casserole

Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

These are the simple ingredients that go into a cheesy tater tot casserole. They’re common refrigerator, freezer and pantry items!

  • Sausage links
  • Thick-sliced bacon
  • Onion (yellow or white)
  • Cloves of garlic
  • Bell peppers
  • Mild cheddar cheese, hand grated from a block*
  • Tater tots
  • Milk
  • Large eggs
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly-ground black pepper
  • Green onions, for garnishing

*WHY YOU SHOULD GRATE YOUR OWN CHEESE: Pre-shredded cheese is covered in a coating to keep it from clumping together. Because it doesn’t melt as smoothly as hand grated, breakfast casseroles can end up oily on the top and sides. Here are 3 great reasons why you should always grate your own cheese!

Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole

RECIPE PREP: Grease one 9 x 13 casserole dish, or two 8 x 8 square bakers. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  • STEP 1: Place a skillet on your stovetop. Press out sausage links from their casings, sliding them directly into the pan. This makes it easier to “chop” the links into pieces with a wooden spatula while cooking.
  • STEP 2: Once the sausages are nicely browned and there’s no more pink, use a slotted spoon to transfer the pieces into a large mixing bowl. Reserve the sausage drippings to sautée the veggies.
  • STEP 3: Add the chopped onion, chopped bell peppers and minced garlic to the hot skillet. Sautée until tender.
  • STEP 4: Transfer veggie mixture to the mixing bowl along with shredded cheddar cheese. Briefly mix ingredients together.
  • STEP 5: In a separate mixing bowl, add milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  • STEP 6: Add egg mixture and frozen tater tots to the large mixing bowl. With a spatula or wooden spoon, fold ingredients together until well combined.
  • STEP 7: Bake the breakfast casserole for 55 to 65 minutes, or until egg mixture has set and the top is beautifully golden.
Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

EXPERT TIPS FOR THIS RECIPE

  • BEST BREAKFAST SAUSAGE: I recommend using sausage links made with maple syrup. This additional breakfast flavor adds even more deliciousness to to this gorgeous breakfast casserole!
  • HOW TO GARNISH THIS DISH: Allow this breakfast bake to cool for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle the top with chopped pieces of cooked crispy bacon and a handful of sliced green onion.
  • HELP FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS: Double this recipe and share half the bounty with an older family member or friend who can no longer cook meals at home. Let’s all take care of one another!
Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

RECIPE FAQ

  • IS TATER TOT CASSEROLE A MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST? Yes it is. It can be assembled and baked in advance. Allow the hot dish to cool and shed heat, thenrefrigerate.
  • HOW LONG DOES TATER TOT CASSEROLE LAST IN THE FRIDGE? Food safety guidelines recommend that with proper handling and refrigeration, cooked egg dishes can last up to 4 days. Refer to this resource for best practices on fridge storage for food safety.
  • CAN TATER TOT CASSEROLE BE FROZEN? Yes it can. If baked in a freezer-safe dish, cover and freeze for up to 3 weeks. Or slice the casserole in half and place it in 2 large zip-top freezer bags. Before rewarming in the oven, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
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Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


  • Author: Denay | Confetti and Bliss
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x

Description

This delicious breakfast casserole is very easy to make! It’s a hearty dish that’s perfect for feeding a hungry family, or sharing with friends at brunch. Made with all of your favorite breakfast ingredients, don’t be surprised if everyone wants a second serving!


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Ingredients

  • 1 7-ounce package sausage links
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 + 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (hand shredded from a block of cheese*)
  • 1 32-ounce bag of frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
  • 8 slices of thick-cut bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

*WHY GRATE YOUR OWN CHEESE FOR THIS RECIPE? Pre-shredded cheese is covered in a coating to keep it from clumping together. Because it doesn’t melt as smoothly as hand-grated cheese, breakfast casseroles can end up oily on the top and sides.  


Instructions

RECIPE PREP: Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9 x 13 casserole dish or two 8 x 8 square bakers.

  1. Slide the sausage links out of their casings and into a large skillet. With a wooden spatula, roughly chopping the links into pieces while cooking. They’re done when the meat is no longer pink. Lift the cooked pieces out of the pan with a slotted spoon. Transfer them to an extra-large mixing bowl. Reserve the drippings for sautéing the veggies.
  2. Add onion, garlic and bell pepper to the pan. Cook until tender. Transfer veggies to the mixing bowl. Add shredded cheese and mix with a spatula until combined. Fold in the frozen tater tots.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, salt and pepper. Pour the wet mixture over the tater tots, cheese and veggies. Fold everything together until well incorporated. With a spatula, transfer the breakfast casserole mixture into your greased baker(s).
  4. Bake for approximately 55-65 minutes, or until the egg mixture is completely set and the top is golden. Remove from the oven and allow it cool for 5 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle crispy bacon pieces and sliced green onions over the top of your tater tot casserole. Serve while toasty warm. Enjoy!

Notes

  • IS TATER TOT CASSEROLE A MAKE-AHEAD BREAKFAST? Yes it is. It can be assembled and baked in advance. Allow the hot dish to cool and shed heat, thenrefrigerate.
  • HOW LONG DOES TATER TOT CASSEROLE LAST IN THE FRIDGE? Food safety guidelines recommend that with proper handling and refrigeration, cooked egg dishes can last up to 4 days. Refer to this resource for best practices on fridge storage for food safety.
  • CAN TATER TOT CASSEROLE BE FROZEN? Yes it can. If baked in a freezer-safe dish, cover and freeze for up to 3 weeks. Or slice the casserole in half and place it in 2 large zip-top freezer bags. Before rewarming in the oven, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: tater tot casserole, make-ahead breakfast casserole, tater tot breakfast casserole

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29 thoughts on “Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole”

  1. Talk about a good breakfast idea! This casserole is something the kids will love and it’s easy to make to! No fuss during mornings! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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