Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

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Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.

 

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole is super easy to throw together for a weekend breakfast. It’s full of cheese, sausage, and eggs making it a one dish meal. The tater tots are placed on top of everything else so that they brown and crisp up nicely without any precooking. In addition to cheese mixed into the casserole, there’s also plenty of gooey, melted cheese on top. This is sure to be a breakfast the whole family will want to dig into.

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Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese

 

What makes this Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole so easy to prepare is Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage. It comes in both patties which I love to use for these Breakfast Sliders and links, which I have sliced up and used for this casserole.

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Johnsonville sausage

 

Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage makes breakfast so easy. Ready in only 30 seconds, these sausage links have that bold Johnsonville flavor that you love. Whether your morning schedule is super hectic and you serve them with some scrambled eggs for a breakfast that is ready in just a few minutes, or you use them to whip up a breakfast casserole on a more leisurely morning, you’ll love the flavor of these Johnsonville sausages.

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.

 

I know I do.  🙂

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.

 

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.

 

Not only is this casserole quick and easy to throw together, it feeds a crowd and leftovers reheat well.

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.

To learn more about Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage visit Johnsonville.com.

4.46 from 11 votes
Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.
Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 
Servings: 8 to 10 servings
Ingredients
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 packages Johnsonville Fully Cooked Breakfast Sausage
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 package frozen mini tater tots
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  3. Slice sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Add to egg mixture.
  4. Stir 1/2 of cheese into egg mixture.
  5. Pour egg mixture into baking pan.
  6. Spread tater tots evenly on top.
  7. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes.

 

27 thoughts on “Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

  1. Hi, my mom left and i’m left to make this by myself so I have a couple questions: can I bake it at 375 and how do I grease the pan?

    Thanks!
    Milanea

  2. This is one of my family favs! Especially the kids, I too tweaked it, I used turkey bacon and for the seasoning, I added Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packet into the eggs and some pepper. All the seasonings I needed . It turned out delicious 😋

  3. I did this, but… made it in 12 large non-stick muffin cups. Baked the tator tots ahead to make them crunchy (20 minutes @ 425). Crumbled ~10 each into each cup. Cooked 1# breakfast sausage separately and smashed into crumbles. Added 1c diced onions, 1c sliced mushrooms, cooked until onions translucent. Spooned that on the crumbled tots. In same (cool) sausage pan, added 2 cups finely shredded cheese to 12 eggs, stirred to get as much of the flavor out of the pan, then spooned on top of tot/sausage/veggie mix. Baked at 350 for 15 minutes until eggs hardened and cheese browned. Ran a fork around the edges of each cup until the “tot muffin” spun in the cup. Flipped the pans upside down on a cutting board and allowed to cool completely. Froze 11 for later.

  4. In the oven (again) while I am typing this. Without thawing the tots, this takes a whole lot longer to cook than 40 minutes, center was cold and runny even after 50 minutes. If this comes out tasty the next time I make it will have to thaw or cook the tots first.

    1. I pre crisp my tots in the air fryer as I cook the sausage. Works out great. Good texture and guaranteed crispy top.

  5. I tweaked it too, for a family gathering. Used bacon instead, added caramelized onions, mixed vegetables and spinach leaves just under the tater tot top. Tried it with a mix of cheese – cheddar, swiss and pepperjack and was yum! Feels like a lot of ingredients but I think it turned out pretty good! Such a versatile recipe that you can add on other ingredients!

  6. AN EARLY SATURDAY MORNING UP BEFORE ANYONE AND CAME ACROSS THIS RECIPE! FED MY 5 LIL ONES AND IS GONNA BE AN ADDED WEEKEND RECIPE…..

  7. This is going to be my new favorite Breakfast Casserole. I used fresh ground sausage and cooked it with onion. I added more spices than original recipe called for as we like lots of flavor. (garlic powder, pepper flakes, dash of hot sauce etc) It was delicious!

  8. I meant ‘ tweaked it’ for my own creation. Followed basic directions, but used Crescent dough on the bottom of a greased glass casserole
    Wish I could leave a photo.

  9. Twined it for my own creation. Following the basic directions and using crescent dough on the bottom of the greased class casserole.
    I’d like to leave a photo, if I may.

  10. This was excellent! I increased the eggs to a full dozen and used regular tater tots. One of the best breakfast casseroles I have ever had.

  11. 1 package of tater tots doesn’t help much when you can buy giant bags of the things. I just put them in first to fill the pan, and poured the mixture second.

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