Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Filled with bacon, sausage, cheese and more – this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is sure to be your next go-to breakfast dish. It’s easy, delicious and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

A new go-to breakfast casserole that is so cheesy and flavorful! Filled with bacon, sausage, eggs, tater tots, cheese and more – you can’t go wrong with this easy recipe. It’s just as good as simple as our biscuit egg casserole and breakfast potato casserole.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole close up

Tater Tots, bacon, Sausage + EGGS

Breakfast recipes are the best! I think we can all agree that they are great any time of day and are perfect for meals and gatherings – even for holidays.

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 sausage that was incredible!

We’ve had our Biscuit and Egg Casserole and Breakfast Potato Casserole as favorites, but will be adding this one to the list because it was simple and so delicious. Oh yeah – and so flavorful!

We’ve had our classic Tater Tot Casserole as one of our favorite side dishes and knew a breakfast version would be delicious – and it was.

How to Make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage

How to Make IT

From start to finish, this recipe can be made in about 10 minutes using some short cuts. This casserole calls for bacon and sausage, and if you used pre-cooked bacon and pre-cooked sausage crumbles it makes it even easier.

TATER TOTS. Once you have those meats prepared, you will line the tater tots in a single layer in a greased baking sheet.

EGG MIX. Make your egg mixture by mixing egg, milk, salt, pepper, half the bacon, the sausage and all but one cup of the cheddar cheese. This will be poured over the tater tots.

CHEESE. We sprinkled some more tater tots on top and then baked this for about 40-45 minutes. From there, we took it out, added more cheese and popped it back in the oven for 5 minutes.

TOPPINGS. Top it off with the remaining bacon and some green onions and let it set for at least 5-10 minutes before digging in.

Other ingredients to add?

This dish can easily be changed out based on your likings. You can change the cheeses or even meats as well as add any other additional ingredients like onions or peppers. For example, a Mexican version could include some chopped onions, green and red peppers and Colby Jack cheese instead of cheddar cheese.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe in baking dish

making ahead + leftovers

Can you make this ahead of time? This dish already comes together very easily and quickly, but it can also be made ahead of time. Just make it as instructed, but store the egg mixture in an air-tight container for up to 24 hours in advance.

Pour this over the tots right before baking and finish cooking as instructed.

How to store/reheat tater tot breakfast casserole? Place in an air-tight container and keep in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you want to freeze this casserole, place it in a freezer-safe dish, cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months.

You can reheat it by letting it thaw overnight in the fridge and microwaving. You can also freeze single servings and reheat for a quick breakfast.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole in dish

We love this dish and and can’t wait to have it again. It will be great for weekend breakfasts, brunch or even holiday mornings. We hope you love it as much as we do.

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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

5 from 16 votes
Filled with bacon, sausage, cheese and more - this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is sure to be your next go-to breakfast dish. It's easy, delicious and sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 427 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Cook bacon in skillet and then crumble.
  • Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer in a greased 9x13 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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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
    When I’m trying to feed a crowd of people this is the kind of recipe I gravitate to. It has all the things for breakfast in one dish. So much eaSier than individual items and everyone likes it.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for my hubby, since he loves tater tots & he was so pleased!! He loved it & has requested that I make it again. It was super easy to make & had lots of flavor!

  3. 5 stars
    I could eat this casserole all day. check that, i ate this casserole all day…i literally couldn’t stop it was so good!

  4. To be honest anything with “tatEr tot casserole” in the title brings some bad chIkdhood memeories of my moms recIpe. (Sorry mom) but the ingredients in this one caused me to give it a try and i was not dissApointed. It was a Perfect breakfast casserole!

  5. 5 stars
    My kids favorite meal is breakfast. I am so excited to add this one to the list. Easy and can have ready before school. Looks delicious

  6. 5 stars
    I cook a monthly breakfast for a group of senior citizens. they love this casserole. i changed things up a bit last month and didn’t make it. Wow! everyone was asking for it. it feeds quite a few people and is relatively easy to prepare as well as being hearty and delicious. thanks for sharing!

    1. Couldn’t agree more! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe with others. I am so happy it’s a hit!

  7. 5 stars
    GUARANTEED, nobody in my family will be complaining about this recipe for breakfast. It has all of their favorites in one dish.

  8. 5 stars
    Delicious! Will definitely make again!

    One issUe i had was it bEing soUPy in the middle, not getting Done. I left iT in longer hoping it would coOk, but the outside Kept getting more done.
    Any helpful hints?

    1. Glad you liked it! I am sorry about it being soggy. That would be my only suggestion, keeping it in longer. Maybe, you could lower the temp, to keep in longer.

  9. 5 stars
    This is always a hit with my family, but to make it slightly healthier, i cut the saUsage, use bacon bits and 9 eggs with 1 c 1% milk.

  10. 5 stars
    My daughter made this for my husband and I for for christmas brunch last year and had to get the recipe.omg! So good! Didn’t change a thing. Making again, and again, and again!

    1. Yes you sure can! Just make it as instructed, but store the egg mixture in an air-tight container for up to 24 hours in advance. Pour the egg mixture over the tots right before baking and finish cooking as instructed.

  11. Looks wonderful. Do the tater tots come out crispy or sort of soggy? Could you cook them up before to make them crispy? TIA

    1. They aren’t crispy, but they aren’t necessarily soggy. Just soft, more hash brown like. The tots on top have a more crispy texture though! You could certainly try cooking them up before. I haven’t tried that, but if you do, you’ll have to let us know how it turns out!