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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is packed with bacon and sausage. It’s easy, delicious, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is a tasty go-to breakfast casserole that is so cheesy and flavorful! It’s just as good and simple as our Biscuit Egg Casserole and Breakfast Potato Casserole.

Close up of a spoon filled with Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole.

Tater Tot Egg Bake

We have been long-time fans of Breakfast Casseroles, and wanted to share a new one today for a Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with bacon and breakfast sausage that is incredible!

We’ve had our Biscuit and Egg Casserole and Breakfast Potato Casserole as favorites, but will be adding this one to our go-to list because it is simple and so delicious. Oh yeah – and packed with flavor!

Our classic Tater Tot Casserole has been one of our best-loved side dishes for a long tine, and we knew a breakfast version would be delicious – and it was.

Tater tots on the bottom of a casserole dish.

How to Make IT

From start to finish, this easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole recipe can be made in about 10 minutes using some shortcuts. Use pre-cooked bacon and pre-cooked sausage crumbles to make it even easier.

PREP. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in a skillet and then crumble it.

TATER TOTS. Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer in a greased 9×13 dish.

EGG MIXTURE. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in sausage and half the bacon crumbles. Stir in 1 cup of the Monterey Jack Cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese and mix well. Pour over tater tots.

BAKE. Sprinkle with additional tots and bake for 40-45 minutes.

CHEESE. Take out of oven and top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 5-7 minutes.

SERVE. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and top with remaining bacon and green onions, if desired. Serve warm.

Egg mixture in bowl for tater tot breakfast casserole.

Tips + Variations

Crispy tots. The tater tots on the bottom will not have the classic crispness of tater tots, but the ones on the top can get nice and crisp. Just be sure that they are not covered in sauce. Add extra tots to the top layer to ensure a crisp top.

Variations. Change up this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole:

  • Cheese. pepper jack cheese, Swiss cheese, Colby cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, or mozzarella
  • Meat. add in or replace with turkey sausage or ground beef
  • Veggies. onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, or broccoli florets
  • Toppings. fresh chives, sliced avocado, ketchup, Salsa, Guacamole, or sour cream

Or mix and match to create different versions. For example, a Mexican version could include chopped onions, jalapenos, and Colby Jack cheese instead of cheddar cheese. Top with salsa or hot sauce.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe in baking dish ready to bake.

Making Ahead and Storing

Make ahead of time. This dish already comes together very easily and quickly, but it can also be made ahead of time. Prepare as instructed, but store the different ingredients in separate containers before adding them to the baking dish.

STORE leftover Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Divide it up into individual servings making it an easy grab-and-go.

FREEZE in a freezer-safe dish covered tightly with plastic wrap and aluminum foil for up to 3 months.

Reheat it. Thaw overnight in the fridge and microwave. Freeze single servings and reheat for a quick breakfast.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole baked in a baking dish.

Recipe FAQ

How do I make the tater tots crispy?

The tater tots on the bottom of the casserole will not be very crisp since they will be covered in liquid ingredients. However, the ones on the top can get nice and crispy. Add extra tots to the top layer to ensure a crisp top.

Do I need to cook the tater tots before adding them to the casserole?

No! Take them out of the freezer and add them straight to the casserole dish. So easy!

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5 from 103 votes

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is packed with bacon and sausage. It's easy, delicious, and sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 45 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 10 oz sausage crumbles
  • 1 pound bacon
  • 1 32 oz. package Tater Tots
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack Cheese shredded
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • green onions

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook bacon in a skillet and then crumble it.
  • Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer in a greased 9×13 dish.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Stir in sausage and half the bacon crumbles.
  • Stir in 1 cup of the Monterey Jack Cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese and mix well. Pour over tater tots.
  • Sprinkle with additional tots and bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 5-7 minutes.
  • Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting and top with remaining bacon and green onions, if desired. Serve warm.

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Nutrition

Calories: 427kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 282mg, Sodium: 750mg, Potassium: 251mg, Vitamin A: 615IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 253mg, Iron: 1.6mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this recipe but made 1/2 added two eggs, cheddar and a Mexican blend. Looks delicious! 😊

    For only four people (3 male appreciate) l’m going to cut down to a quarter next time. Very filling and delicious. Wish I could send photos. 📸

      1. Great question! We use the pre-cooked sausage crumbles (Jimmy Dean has some good options). But if you want to use raw sausage, yes, you’ll want to cook that up before putting in the casserole.