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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

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This flavorful tater tot breakfast casserole is the perfect way to start the day. Loaded with sausage, vegetables and eggs, it’s easy to make and so delicious!

Here are a few more easy breakfast casserole recipes we love – Croissant Omelet Casserole, Easy Spinach and Egg Casserole,  and Sausage and Biscuit Breakfast Casserole. 

a square of tater tot breakfast casserole with pieces of bell peppers and sausage on a stack on white plates

A Hearty Breakfast

I have to confess, I’m not usually a big breakfast person. I’m so tired and busy in the morning that usually all I can manage is a couple of pieces of toast or a quick smoothie for breakfast. I do love breakfast food, though, so we eat breakfast for dinner at least once a week at my house. My husband and kids absolutely love it and look forward to it all week, and I love that I can enjoy some of my favorite foods when I’m not in such a rush.

This tater tot breakfast casserole is one of my favorites for several reasons: it’s easy to make, it’s kid-friendly, and it’s totally delicious!

How to Make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

a layer of frozen tater tots at the bottom of a casserole pan

It’s All About The Base – To make this tasty casserole, you’ll start by layering frozen tater tots in a single layer in a lightly greased baking dish. I generally prefer to use Ore-Ida brand, but feel free use whatever brand is your favorite.

a casserole pan filled with tater tots and a layer of diced onions, green and red bell peppers over the top

Vegetable Layer – Next, layer on chopped red and green peppers, and red onions. The vegetables add so much flavor to the tater tot breakfast casserole, so don’t leave them out!  If there are other vegetables you enjoy, go ahead and throw some of those in there too.

looking down on a casserole pan filled with sausage vegetables and tater tots

So Meaty – Then, add a layer of cooked sausage over the top. I used a pound of country pork sausage, but you could also use breakfast sausage or even mild Italian sausage.  My husband loves bacon and other meats, so depending on what I have in the fridge, I may throw some of that in too.

a casserole dish filled with sausage and diced bell peppers with an egg mixture poured over the top

Egg Mixture – In a small bowl, mix together eggs and milk, add seasonings, and then pour the egg mixture evenly over the top of the casserole.

an uncooked tater tot casserole topped with shredded cheese

Get Cheezy – Finally, top with a layer of cheddar cheese, then put the tater tot casserole into the oven to bake. If you like things a little spicier, you could easily substitute pepper jack for the cheddar cheese.

looking down on a freshly baked tater tot breakfast casserole topped with chopped green onions

Bring The Heat – Bake the casserole at 350 degrees F for about 45-50 minutes or until the eggs are set and the casserole doesn’t jiggle when shaken lightly. I like to let it cool in the pan for a few minutes so it can continue to set up as it cools.

More Delicious Breakfast Recipes

This tater tot casserole has the most delicious combination of flavors, and I love that it’s so hearty and savory. It also keeps well in the fridge, so it’s easy to reheat for an easy breakfast later in the week. I love the combination of eggs, potatoes, sausages, and peppers. This casserole has so much flavor in every bite!

a square of tater tot breakfast casserole with pieces of bell peppers and sausage on a stack on white plates
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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This flavorful tater tot breakfast casserole is the perfect way to start the day. It's easy to make and so delicious!

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword potatoes, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 420 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 32 ounce package tater tots
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 red pepper chopped
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1 pound mild sausage cooked, crumbled, and drained
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray.

  2. Spread the tater tots in an even layer in the pan.

  3. Sprinkle the chopped peppers and onion over the top of the tater tots, followed by the crumbled sausage.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage. Sprinkle the cheddar cheese on top in an even layer.
  5. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until the eggs are set and don't jiggle when lightly shaken. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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