Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole – Barefeet in the Kitchen

Say goodbye to leftovers with this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole. Layered with crispy tater tots, gooey cheese, savory sausage, and fluffy eggs this breakfast casserole has earned thumbs up around the table every time I serve it.

A horizontally aligned photo of a serving of fluffy egg casserole with sausage and tater tots on a circular white plate on a wooden tabletop.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage

I literally cannot believe that I haven’t tried this before. This tater tot breakfast casserole with sausage blew the lid off of my expectations. This is one breakfast that I’m going to be making regularly for years to come.

I adore the simplicity of breakfast casseroles. Just throw everything in a baking dish and wait an hour. It’s divine for a lazy morning. But, I had no idea that a breakfast casserole with tater tots could end up being so good.

As much as we love tater tots (and who doesn’t love crispy bites of hashbrown potatoes??) I don’t know why I never thought to use them this way before now. These pulled pork tater tot nachos are always a win and cheesy bacon tater tots disappear about as quickly as they can be eaten straight off the tray.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Bacon, diced ham, and pork or turkey sausage will all work well in this casserole. You just need about 1 pound (or 2 cups cooked) of whichever meat option you choose to use.

This tater tot sausage breakfast casserole is a great make-ahead breakfast. Cover the assembled casserole with foil and refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, set the cold casserole on the counter while the oven preheats.

Bake for 50 minutes, leaving the top covered with foil, and then uncover to bake an additional 20-25 minutes, until the eggs have set. The top should be golden brown around the edges.

A top down photo of a serving of fluffy egg casserole with sausage and tater tots on a circular white plate on a wooden tabletop.

You can also freeze the cooked casserole for easy breakfasts. Just portion it into individual servings and store it in zip-close bags. Place the individual bags in a larger freezer bag or container and freeze until needed.

I’ve already made this twice more since I photographed it. It’s currently stacked in freezer bags in our freezer and my youngest son has been warming it up for his breakfasts before school. He LOVES it.

To reheat, thaw portions overnight in the fridge and reheat in the microwave OR reheat frozen portions at half power for 2 minutes and then at regular power until warm.

Shredded cheese has been placed atop the tater tots and crumbled sausage.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:

  • breakfast sausage
  • frozen tater tots
  • Mexican or cheddar cheese
  • eggs
  • milk
  • salt and pepper
  • garlic and onion powder
Sausage crumbles are visible in the tater tots and cheese in this clear glass baking dish.

Start by preheating the oven to 350ºF. Then, grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble the sausage.

Place the tater tots in the buttered baking dish. Then, add the cooked sausage and 1½ cups of cheese. Stir the ingredients to combine.

An action shot of pouring the egg mixture over the tater tots and cheese in the baking dish.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Then, pour the egg mixture over the tater tots, cheese, and sausage in the baking dish.

Top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese. Then, bake for 55-60 minutes until the eggs have set and the top is golden brown around the edges. Serve warm.

Tater tots on top of the egg mixture in the baking dish are visible in the corner of the baking dish.

Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots

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The final layer has been added to the tater tot casserole and it is ready to go into the oven in a clear glass baking dish.

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A vertically aligned photo of a serving of fluffy egg casserole with sausage and tater tots on a circular white plate on a wooden tabletop.

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The tater tot breakfast casserole has come out of the oven and is crispy brown on the edge with gooey melted cheese on top.

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Servings: 12

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  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 9×13 baking dish with butter and set aside. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook and crumble the sausage.

  • Place the tater tots in the baking dish, along with the cooked sausage and 1½ cups of cheese. Stir to combine.

  • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder. Pour the egg mixture over the tater tots in the baking dish and top with the remaining ½ cup of cheese.

  • Bake for 55-60 minutes until the eggs have set and the top is golden brown around the edges. Serve warm.

Bacon, diced ham, and pork or turkey sausage all work well in this casserole. You’ll need about 1 pound (or 2 cups cooked) of whichever meat you choose to add.  
This is a great make-ahead breakfast. Cover the assembled casserole with foil and refrigerate overnight. When ready to cook, set the cold casserole on the counter while the oven preheats. Bake for 50 minutes COVERED with foil and then uncover. Bake an additional 20-25 minutes, until the eggs have set and the top is golden brown around the edges.
To freeze the cooked casserole for easy breakfasts, portion it into individual servings and store in zip-close bags. Place the individual bags in a larger freezer bag or container and freeze until needed. To reheat, thaw portions overnight in the fridge and reheat in the microwave OR reheat frozen portions at half power for 2 minutes and then at regular power until warm.

Calories: 369kcal · Carbohydrates: 20g · Protein: 16g · Fat: 25g · Saturated Fat: 9g · Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g · Monounsaturated Fat: 10g · Trans Fat: 0.1g · Cholesterol: 157mg · Sodium: 917mg · Potassium: 367mg · Fiber: 2g · Sugar: 2g · Vitamin A: 346IU · Vitamin C: 5mg · Calcium: 178mg · Iron: 1mg

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