Two things we love – breakfast and yummy tater tots! That’s why we love this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole! Start a lazy weekend with a homemade breakfast that is sure to be a winner with the whole family.
How to make a delicious Tater Tot Casserole with Sausage for Breakfast.
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage
These golden nuggets of potatoes are delicious in a casserole dish that also includes sausage and shredded cheese. A hearty and yummy breakfast that will make your family want to linger and enjoy a weekend breakfast together.
We love Tater Tots and think they should be enjoyed often. Whether in a casserole or as a side dish with a big bowl of spicey ketchup.
This recipe only takes a handful of ingredients and most you should have on hand. We always use Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage for our breakfast casserole.
Ingredients Need for Easy Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots
Start out with your favorite ground sausage, some fresh eggs, and a few handfuls of shredded cheese. To get the best flavor in your cheese try grating your own fresh cheese. Buy your family the best and healthiest eggs possible. You can read more about that here. How to choose your fresh eggs.
- Tater Tots
- Ground sausage – we love Jimmy Dean ground sausage
- Large eggs – organic is possible
- Half and half
- Shredded cheddar cheese – save money by shredding your own cheese.
- Garlic powder
Instructions on How to Make Breakfast Casserole
STEP 1. Preheat the oven to 350 ℉.
STEP 2. In a medium skillet, cook the ground sausage over medium heat while breaking into small pieces until no longer pink.
STEP 3. Remove skillet from heat, drain grease from sausage and set aside.
STEP 4. Grease a 9′ x 13′ baking dish with cooking oil spray. (Glass works best.)
STEP 5. Spread the crumbled sausage in an even layer over the bottom of the baking dish.
STEP 6. In a medium bowl whisk eggs, half and half, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage in the baking dish and top with the shredded cheese.
STEP 7. Place frozen tater tots evenly over the top of sausage, egg and cheese mixture. Do not submerge tater tots.
STEP 8. Bake for approx. 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
Yummy Family Breakfast of Tater Tot Casserole
- 1 lb frozen tater tots
- 1 lb ground sausage
- 8 large eggs
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
In a medium skillet, cook ground sausage over medium heat while breaking into small pieces until no longer pink.
Remove skillet from heat, drain grease from sausage and set aside.
Grease a 9' x 13' baking dish with cooking oil spray. (Glass works best.)
Spread the crumbled sausage in an even layer over the bottom of the baking dish.
In a medium bowl whisk eggs, half and half, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined.
Pou the egg mixture over the sausage in the baking dish and top with the shredded cheese.
Place frozen tater tots evenly over the top of sausage, egg and cheese mixture. Do not submerge tater tots.
Bake for approx. 50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove the casserole from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.
What We Love About this Tater Tot Casserole Breakfast
We love the combination of sausage, eggs and cheese combined with yummy tater tots! It’s a breakfast that should be made on any special occasion like holidays or birthdays. A delicious treat for breakfast with all of our favorite breakfast ingredients.
Make your favorite brand of coffer and relax with your family for a delicious tater tot casserole breakfast kind of weekend!
What to Serve with This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Orange juice or Mimosa for the adults
Fresh Fruit Cups
What are the best Tater Tots to Buy in the Grocery Store?
Of course, the best brand to purchase at the grocery store is Ore-Ida! Buy the traditional Tater Tots for this recipe.
Why you Will Love this Tater Tot Recipe
Yum, Tater Tots and fresh sausage just make this breakfast casserole dish. Two favorites combined together rand then some added cheese.
Your family will love you for cooking an awesome and tasty breakfast casserole!
Tater Tot Casserole Tips
- Grate your own fresh cheese. We love using cheddar cheese but use your favorite cheese to change it up a bit.
- Find a ground sausage brand that you love. Try different brands of sausage until you find your favorite. Jimmy Dean makes a great ground sausage and is one of our Favorite brands. Check out our delicious Jimmy Dean Sausage Ball Recipe
How to Store Tater Tot Casserole
Just store in an air-tight container for about 4 days. Reheat in your microwave. Leftovers are awesome.
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