I’m always looking for quick, easy, and hearty breakfast options to make for my family. Especially when it comes to the holidays, this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole covers pretty much every breakfast staple item. You’ll find that it’s super quick and easy to make and it also freezes well. With only five ingredients, I’m sure that you’ll enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
With this breakfast casserole, you’ll get all the breakfast essentials, in one delicious recipe! It’s super quick, easy to make and you’ll need only 5 simple ingredients. The inside of the casserole is light and creamy from the eggs, cheddar cheese, and milk and the outside gets perfectly golden brown and crispy on the edges.
It can be even made ahead of time and then just transferred into the oven when you are ready to bake! With these simple breakfast ingredients, you can also make a delicious Sausage Breakfast Bowl and it’s just as easy and convenient!
How can you make the best Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole?
The great thing about this recipe is that you can alter the ingredients, and still come out with a Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole that is fabulous.
- Cook the breakfast sausage in a nonstick pan over medium heat.
- In a large bowl whisk the eggs, then add the shredded cheddar cheese and at the end pour the cooked sausage.
- Mix everything together, and transfer it to the 9×13 inch pan. Add the tater tots on top of the casserole and bake for 55-60 minutes on 350 degrees F.
A few tater tot recipe tips:
This tasty breakfast casserole comes together in no time! Here are some tips and tricks if you want to take this casserole to the next level!
- Add green onions or tomatoes to give your casserole a santa fe vibe.
- For a little more kick, I highly suggest using Pepper Jack Cheese in lieu of cheddar. In the photo above, I also added green onions on top of the tater tots before finishing with more cheese.
- If you want less fat you can switch the sausage with turkey breakfast sausage.
Can you make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Ahead of Time?
Yes, you absolutely can make your Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole ahead of time. To ensure that you don’t have soggy tater tots, I like to make the egg and sausage filling and pour it in the dish that I plan to use when serving. Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to bake it. When that time comes, just place the tater tots on top, and continue with the cooking instructions provided below.
Storage And Reheating:
Storage – The leftovers can be stored in an airtight container or in a regular dish tightly covered with plastic wrap. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to a month! Make sure that the casserole has cooled completely before storing.
Reheating – You can reheat the casserole back into the oven at 350F or into the microwave for 2-3 minutes!
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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is the perfect casserole for Christmas morning, pot lucks, freezable meals and more. Check out my notes below for a different cheese option.
1lb Breakfast Sausage
1 Dozen Eggs
2 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Cup of Milk
32oz Bag of Tater Tots
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cook your breakfast sausage
Whisk your eggs in a large bowl
Add cheese to the whisked eggs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Add drained breakfast sausage
Mix all of the ingredients really well
Place tater tots on top of the mixture neatly. (Do not let tater tots overlap)
Pour mixture into a 9×13 greased baking dish
Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
Original post date 12/24/2018, updated 10/17/2021