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Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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Perfect for lazy weekend brunch or special occasions like Mother’s Day and family gatherings, this Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole is a one-dish wonder that satisfies even the heartiest appetites.

This dish not only simplifies mealtime but also delivers a hearty and satisfying meal. It includes tasty sausage, crunchy tater tots, melted cheese, and fluffy eggs. I loved the delicious combination of flavors and textures in this dish.

brakfast casserole make with sausage eggs and tater tots

While this recipe traditionally calls for tater tots, you can easily customize it to suit your preferences. I prefer swapping out the tater tots for tater rounds. These bite-sized, flat, and round potato pieces offer a different texture that my family and I like better than the standard cylindar shaped tater tots.

The rounds distribute more evenly throughout the casserole, ensuring each bite is packed with deliciousness and texture. Your family will love it!

  • BREAKFAST SAUSAGE
  • FROZEN TATER TOTS (OR TATER ROUNDS)
  • SALT
  • BLACK PEPPER
  • GARLIC POWDER
  • ONION POWDER
  • CHEDDAR CHEESE
  • MOZZARELLA CHEESE
  • LARGE EGGS
  • MILK

Start by cooking the sausage in a skillet until no longer pink. Drain off any excess fat.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, toss the tater tots, cooked sausage, and cheeses together. Next, pour the mixture into the prepared 9×13-inch baking dish.

In the same bowl you mixed the tater tot mixture in, whisk the eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and milk together. Pour the egg mixture over tater tot mixture.

At this point you can bake it, place the casserole in the fridge and bake later, or freeze it for a future time. I’ve included baking instructions in the notes on the recipe card below if you choose to freeze it and bake later. The baking time is decreased because the tater tots will be thawed when you go to bake this at a later time.

To enjoy the casserole right away, bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes until eggs are set. This recipe is also easy to half if needed. Just prepare and divide the mixture between two 8 x 8-inch baking pans. Enjoy one that day and freeze the other for later.

delicious tater tot sausage breakfast casserole for Mother's Day

Can I substitute the sausage for another type of meat?
Yes, you can customize this recipe by using your preferred type of meat. You can substitute the sausage with cooked bacon, diced ham, or even cooked crumbled turkey.

Can I add other ingredients to this tater tot casserole?
Absolutely! Feel free to customize this casserole by adding your favorite ingredients. You can mix in diced vegetables like bell peppers, onions, or mushrooms, or add extra cheese for more flavor. Remember that adding too many extra ingredients can change the baking time and texture of the casserole.

How do I determine when the casserole has finished baking?
The casserole finishes baking when the eggs set and the top turns golden brown and slightly crispy. You can also insert a knife into the center of the casserole, and if it comes out clean, the casserole is ready.

How should I store leftovers of this tater tot breakfast casserole recipe?
Store any leftover casserole in an airtight storage container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual servings in the microwave until heated through before serving.

sausage tater tot brekafast casserole served on white plate with strawberry

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 331 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb breakfast sausage
  • 1 (30-32 oz) bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup mozzarella cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions
 

  • In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl, toss together tater tots, cooked sausage and cheeses. Pour into a lightly greased 9×13-inch pan.
  • In the same bowl you mixed the tater tot mixture in, whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and milk. Pour over tater tot mixture. **see notes for baking instructions if you want to make ahead of time.
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes, or until the eggs are set.

Notes

Once assembled you can cover and refrigerate to bake later. Because the tater tots will be thawed at this point you bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until it heats through and the eggs set.
To reheat casserole after freezing, thaw completely. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and bake it at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes, until it is heated through and the eggs are set.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 serving | Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 795mg | Potassium: 300mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg
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