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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No! Take them out of the freezer and add them straight to the casserole dish. So easy!
For more breakfast casseroles, check out:
- Biscuit Egg Casserole
- Cheesy Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
- Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Cheesy Potato Breakfast Casserole
- Ham n Cheese Strata
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 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°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.
Well , I made it , it came out very good , I loved it , my husband on the other is not a fan and he likes all the ingredients. Sooo i probably won’t be making it again. Oh well you win some and you loose some .
It’s true! Some recipes are hits for some and not for others. Thanks so much for trying the recipe!!
Looks so good. Going to make this .
Hope you enjoy it!!
This is a go to recipe for me! It’s a win-win because my family loves it & it’s quick without me being hovered over the stove on long nights. Thank you! 🙂
Great variety on a breakfast casserole that doesn’t use bread. Made this for a brunch when family visited and everyone loved it!
Love casseroles, and this will be another go to for quick and easy cooking!
This looks delicious! I can’t wait to make it!
I sure hope you like it!!
Tater tot casserole is a favorite around here, so I knew that this would be a hit too! My family loved this breakfast casserole! It was quick to put together and tasted great.
Hooray! I’m so happy to hear the casserole was a hit with the family. Thanks for giving the recipe a try!
We had no leftovers with this tater tot breakfast casserole! It was so easy to make yet it was so delicious and flavorful. Must-try!
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