If you love hearty brunch recipes, this Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is for you! Made with eggs, sausage, bacon, and eggs it is a breakfast fit for a king! Perfect for a weekend brunch or brinner (breakfast for dinner) idea.
Tater tots, lots of sharp cheddar cheese, bacon, and sausage–is this anything more tantalizing than these delicious comfort foods? When paired with eggs, milk, onion, and spices these breakfast must-haves turn into one of the most satisfying, and addicting casseroles ever!
Make it for breakfast
I started our by pan frying the sausage and onion in a large skillet.
Since I never made a casserole, let alone a breakfast one, it was a bit of trial and error. I knew I wanted to use both my delicious al fresco chicken sausage links, and some tater tots I recently purchased.
We are not too big on eggy type foods so I only used 4 eggs, and milk. This combination worked out so well, and made what I like to call the perfect Cheesy Tater Tot Sausage & Bacon Casserole.
Mix the egg, milk, and hot sauce. Add it to the casserole dish by pouring it over the sausage and onion.
Add precooked tater tots to the top of the casserole over the egg mixture.
Add the shredded cheese and cooked, crispy bacon.
Once it is done, slice and serve it up. It goes so good with maple syrup, ketchup, or hot sauce. I also love to serve mine with some sour cream or nonfat Greek yogurt.
Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- 9 x 13 deep-walled casserole dish
- 32 ounce tater tots cooked
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 8 slices bacon cooked until crisp
- 6 ounces breakfast sausage
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 tbsp hot sauce
- 1 tbsp chives
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- Spray a deep-walled 9 x 13 casserole dish with nonstick spray.
- Cook tater tots according to the package instructions.
- Cook bacon until crisp and set aside.
- Cook sausage and onions until done and add it directly to the casserole dish.
- In a medium bowl, crack your eggs, and add you milk. Add in spices, and hot sauce. Whisk until combined.
- Pour over cooked sausage and onions.
- Add cooked tater tots neatly to the top of the casserole.
- Bake for 30 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Once your casserole has cooked for 30 minutes, add the remaining 8 ounces of cheddar, bacon, and chives. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
- Casserole should feel firm and a toothpick inserted into the top should come out clean.
Virginia @thatbaldchick says
Ohmagoodness, that looks so good!
omg the family would love love love this!! bacon makes things wonderful
Christine Luken says
Wow, that looks great! I just may have to change my meal plan to add this as a Breakfast-for-Dinner option!
megan w says
I am so making this for our weekly big Saturday breakfast!
Oh my goodness, that looks amazing, this would be great for Christmas Morning… thank you
This looks delicious and something that my boys would absolutely love! Ok I would love it too! Looks so good
Jennifer B says
Just the title of this delicious recipe makes my mouth water! It has all of my favorite things in it! Saving this to try soon!
Giveaways 4 Mom says
This looks yummy. I am going to have to give this a try.
Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings says
Bookmarking! Drooling over this recipe :)
Debbie Lamb says
This looks delicious! You have some of the best recipes! Pinned!
Wow, this looks delicious! Will pin it now! Thanks for sharing!
My husband would love this! He has been asking for a tator tot casserole. I will have to surprise him with this recipe!
kathy balman says
wow that looks good, my husband would be in heaven.
Yum this sounds delicious. My family loves tater tots.
Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning says
Yum yum yum this looks great!
Wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas says
I haven’t had tater tots in years, but MAN I love them! If I made this for my husband, I bet he’d marry me all over again.
Dawn Lopez says
Ooh this looks tasty! Need to try this asap. I love to try different breakfast recipes and this one looks like a keeper! Thanks!
Cynthia L says
I just love Tater Tots! We make something similar to this and my family just gobbles it up. This looks fantastic!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
looks delicious, is it greasy? Anything with cheese tastes yummy!
This looks like great soul food for these winter months!
Danielle @ We Have It All says
Yum! That looks so good, I need to get some tater tots, but I am SO making this tomorrow!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I can’t believe you’ve never made a casserole before. I grew up on them and make them so often. You sure started with a good one! Yum!
Bacon makes everything better. ;) Yum!
This looks great! I’ll have to check it out!
Janeane Davis says
This recipe looks quite delicious! I like learning new flavor combinations and profiles.
Stacie @ The Divine Miss Mommy says
OMG tater tots…that makes me drool. This looks delicious!!
This looks so yummy. I am think I might make it this week.
Ok soo I actually made this for a work breakfast we have twice a month. Two trays gone in a flash. Men and woman raved over it. Make it. I made a tray for My family also BIG hit!!!!
That is so awesome!! It really is wayyyy too good huh!?
I’m planning on making this tonight, but the steps make no sense! There is no order to them. Does it matter what goes in the baking dish first?
Not really! It is Eggs, then a layer of tater tots, etc! I wish I could edit this post to fix it, but there is a glitch on it. Sorry about that!
Making this as I am typing…simple and delicious! Can’t wait to taste!
I am trying this tonight. I only have maple breakfast sausages on hand so we shall see what happens when it comes out of the oven. Kids are so excited to try it.