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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.

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.

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with sausage and cheddar cheese.

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 45 mins
TOTAL: 50 mins
SERVINGS: 8 to 10 servings


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  • Slice sausage into 1/2-inch slices. Add to egg mixture.
  • Stir 1/2 of cheese into egg mixture.
  • Pour egg mixture into baking pan.
  • Spread tater tots evenly on top.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes.

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64 thoughts on “Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole”

  1. My students were in disbelief about how amazing this casserole tasted. I did deviate just a tad. I used the Farmer John maple links and added a cup of the bacon bits Costco sells. Also, I used the Tillamook shredded sharp cheddar. Adolescent and adults who said they don’t like eggs or casseroles devoured this dish.

  2. I’m confused about this. Do you pre-cook the eggs and sausage? In reading through the comments I’m seeing some people saying yes but if the sausage is pre-cooked why do you need to cook it again? And shouldn’t the eggs cook when you bake the casserole?

  3. I’ve made this several times and love it. The only small change I made was I use the Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Sausage Crumbles to save time.

  4. I sorta added some goodness to it. I used bacon, sausage, and cube some Smithfield ham – probably around 3/4 cup of each and I increased the eggs to 10 – and just about used a 32 oz bag of tater tots. I also added around 2/3 more cup of cheese. It was awesome!!! I took it to our Women’s Ministry breakfast we had. It was a hit. I brought home what was left and my picky husband fell in love with it. He has mentioned this casserole so far every day this week. Will make another one and freeze it – cut into portions for him to take to work. For us, this would be an anytime meal for us. 🙂

  5. Jennifer McGuire

    This takes alot longer then 40 mins. The middle is still runny. Put in for another 15 mins. So hope turns out.

  6. This was delicious! I used 10 eggs, ham instead of sausage, and added green onion. My package of tater tots was about 28 ounces. A little Tabasco on top, fruit on the side, perfect breakfast, only one pan and bowl to clean, we loved it!

  7. Regular tator tots were sold out. All store had was the Ore-Ida Onion Tator Tots. Just made it for Easter breakfast. It was so simple and a big hit!

  8. I made this for Christmas and it was a big hit so just made it again for Easter. I add in extra everything seasoning and put in a bag of frozen mixed peppers and onions.

    1. Did you fry up your Jimmy Dean sausage before adding it in? I am trying to find a simple breakfast casserole to make for my church’s Easter brunch.

      1. Kathleen vonderhofen

        Yes, fry the sausage first and drain a much fat off as possible. I use a paper towel folded over a couple times, just spoon the meat onto the towel. Easy to return meat to the pan.

          1. To cook the raw eggs and melt the cheese so you don’t become sick and die from eating it.

          2. Slice the precooked sausage and put it in the pan with the other casserole ingredients to bake. It will be heated through plenty while the casserole cooks .

            Rich, salty (almost a gram of sodium per serving ) and a Fathers Day favorite.

  9. I made this for breakfast for 13 people and received nothing but compliments. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.
    I did use one pound Jimmy Dean sausage instead of the links.
    This is going to become my “go to” breakfast casserole.

  10. Super easy to make and delicious! This is a brunch staple. Was curious if anyone had the nutrition info?

  11. Has anyone baked this casserole then froze it for later? Wanting to put a few complete meals in the freezer for a friend having bilateral mastectomies so she can just take from freezer to oven.

  12. Bumbershoot

    We have been cutting carbs, so potatoes and milk are not in our kitchen.
    I used Green Giant broccoli and cheddar veggie tots and unsweetened almond milk in this recipe. It was great.
    I plan to use the cauliflower veggie tots and mozzarella next time.

  13. Bailey Hanna

    I make regular tator tot casserole for dinner w lot, and I’ve always baked it on the heat that the back of the tator tot back says, which is usually 425, and I bake it for the recommended time of the tator tots. Then they’ll turn out perfect. Going to try this recipe and do the same and see how it turns out!

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