This breakfast Tater Tot casserole with sausage is the perfect morning meal. Whether we have company and need to have plenty of food or want to relax and enjoy a big breakfast, this is what we choose.
Tater Tot Casserole with Eggs, Sausage, and Cheese
Not only is it delicious but also filling. I also love the fact that we always have leftovers that can be reheated for another delicious breakfast.
It’s super easy to make this breakfast casserole recipe, and it can be assembled the night before. All you have to do the next morning is pop it into the oven.
Serve it with a side of fruit and toast or biscuits, and your guests will think you’re the best host ever. Whether you serve toast or biscuits, have some delicious spread, such as this pumpkin butter that is super easy to make.
BEYOND THE BREAKFAST TATER TOT CASSEROLE
Most people remember these little balls of hash brown deliciousness from childhood. But did you ever consider how versatile they could be? Most of us don’t even give them a second thought.
There are so many things you can do with Tater Tots. First of all, you can simply heat them up and use them as a side dish for any meal of the day.
Or you can put them in a casserole, add a few other ingredients, and have a wonderful treat.
One of our favorite dinners is this Hamburger Tater Tot Casserole. I bet you can’t stop at just one serving. It’s that good.
We like the dinner casserole served with a salad like this tomato cucumber corn salad.
Benefits of Casserole Recipes
There are so many reasons I love casseroles it’s impossible to list all of them here. But I can say that the biggest benefit is how much time they save. Not only are they made in one dish but also they usually have all the food groups.
Here are more benefits of casseroles:
I’ll reiterate the timesaving factor. You make the casserole in a single dish that can be prepared ahead of time. After you finish it, all you have is one baking dish to clean.
Most casseroles can be made in the oven, your Instant Pot, or your slow cooker. I’ve never made this breakfast casserole in the Instant Pot, but I plan to in the future.
You can experiment with the ingredients. If you’re a cheese lover, simply add more cheese. On the other hand, if you don’t care for cheese but prefer extra veggies, you can adjust according to your personal taste.
Casseroles are the perfect dish to bring someone who needs a little extra help. For example, if you know a new mom, she’ll appreciate having something she can pop into the oven and have dinner less than an hour later.
Are you heading off to a potluck? Make a casserole or two and watch the food disappear.
You don’t typically need more than a fork to eat a casserole. So it’s an easy dish for large gatherings where people have to balance their plate in their lap.
Most people find casseroles comforting because they blend flavors of various ingredients they enjoy.
Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole Ingredients
Of course, you’ll need Tater Tots. Next, I use whatever sausage is on sale, and it’s usually one that hasn’t been put into a casing.
However, you can use link sausage or whatever kind you like. In fact, you can even leave the sausage out if you want.
Eggs are not only nutritious but they also help bind all of the ingredients. For this reason, I blend eggs with some milk.
You’ll also need peppers and onions to add depth of flavor. Finally, you’ll need cheese for the topping.
Other Ingredient Options
First of all, feel free to switch out the cheddar for one you like more. It doesn’t matter, as long as you like it.
If you prefer a meatless breakfast casserole, you can use a meat substitute. Or you can leave out that pat of the casserole altogether.
You can also add mushrooms, olives, or any other diced vegetable in addition to or in place of the onions and peppers.
Remember that this is your casserole, so make it your own. Or if you like it the way I have it, stick to the recipe. That’s one of the beautiful things about casseroles.
How to Make a Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole
Line up the Tater Tots in the bottom of a greased casserole dish. You can place them as close together or as far apart as you want. I like them packed in tightly.
Brown the sausage. Next, add the onions and peppers and sauté them until the onions are translucent. Spread this mixture evenly over the Tater Tots.
Sprinkle half the cheese over everything.
Whisk the eggs and milk in a bowl until they are well blended. If you want the eggs fluffy, start with the egg whites and slowly add the yolks and milk.
Pour the egg mixture over the cheese, sausage, and Tater Tots, making sure it’s evenly distributed. Bake this until the eggs are set.
Finally, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and return it to the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Remove it from the oven. Let it rest for about 5 minutes before serving. This is a good time to set the table, make the toast, and put out some fruit cups.
More Breakfast Food
Most mornings, I have a lot to do, so I typically eat oatmeal with nuts and fruit. If you like doing things the easy way, try this rice cooker oatmeal recipe. It’s good, and it frees you up to do something else while it’s cooking.
Another side I enjoy is a bowl of grits because I find them so comforting.
- 1 bag of frozen Tater Tots
- 1 pound of premium sausage
- 1 cup of chopped onions
- 1 cup of diced green peppers
- 12 large eggs
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon of seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray medium casserole dish (9” by 13”) with nonstick cooking spray.
- Brown the sausage on medium-high heat.
- Add the onions and green peppers and sauté for about 5 minutes, until the onions are translucent.
- Line the casserole dish with one layer of the tater tots.
- Add the sausage, onions, and peppers to the top of the tater tots. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the mixture.
- Beat the eggs and milk together. Add the seasoned salt and onion powder and whisk them for another minute.
- Pour the egg mixture over the sausage, onions, peppers, tater tots, and chest.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Remove the casserole dish from the oven and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Put it back in the oven for another 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve.
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 300Total Fat 23gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 229mgSodium 614mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 16g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.