Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

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5 from 7 votes
Tater tot sausage breakfast casserole is the perfect throw-together meal that consists of sausage, eggs, cheese, and the best part, delicious tater tots. This dish will save you so much time and it will be a delight to everyone who tries it.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole is the perfect throw-together meal that consists of sausage, eggs, cheese, and the best part, delicious tater tots. This dish will save you so much time and it will be a delight to everyone who tries it.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole on a plate with a cup of coffee

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal that has it all then tater tot sausage breakfast casserole is your next must-make dish. You can make this dish ahead of time or freeze it for an upcoming breakfast occasion. Plus this dish, AKA cowboy tater tot casserole, is sure to be a favorite among you and your family.

Did you know that tater tots were first introduced to the world at the chi-chi Fontainebleau hotel in Miami, Florida? The sibling potato farmers who founded the Ore-Ida brand brought their iconic snack with them on their way to a potato convention, thus sharing their tots with the world. Learn more about tater tots here as you make your tater tot breakfast casserole with sausage!


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What We Love About This Recipe

What makes this recipe great? Breakfast sausage tater tot casserole is full of all your favorite foods and sure to be a crowd pleaser.

  • 1 Hour Meal: Tater tot casserole without soup takes some time to make, but your oven will be doing most of the work for you!
  • Easy Ingredients: This recipe for sausage tater tot breakfast casserole calls for 8 easy ingredients that are al found in your grocery store.
  • Family Friendly: Kids will beg for more of this sausage tater tot breakfast casserole, which includes many kid-favorite foods.
  • Adaptable: If you don’t like cheddar cheese you can substitute it for your favorite type!
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Sausage egg casserole with tater tots is the perfect dish to be saved for later and will taste just as yummy as when you first make it.
Tater Tot Sausage Casserole on a silver spatula

Ingredient Notes

  • Ground Sausage: All casseroles consist of a type of meat, and tater tot breakfast casserole sausage provide this casserole with a good, hearty filling.
  • Half and Half: This ingredient provides a richer cream than milk without having the added extra fat.
  • Cheddar Cheese: Cheddar Cheese is good for dishes such as sausage tater tot casserole due to the fact that is melts smoothly into a dish and provides a delicious taste.
  • Tater Tots: Tots are a staple in breakfast tater tot casserole with sausage and they provide the dish with its form and iconic taste.
ingredients for making tater tot casserole without soup

Equipment Needed

How to Make Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

These are the basic steps for making tater tot sausage casserole. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

step by step process for making sausage tater tot breakfast casserole

STEP 1: Preheat

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cook the ground sausage over medium heat until there is no pink left.

STEP 2: Remove

Remove from the heat and drain the grease. Grease a baking sheet with cooking oil spray.

STEP 3: Spread

Spread the sausage over the bottom of a baking dish.

STEP 4: Whisk

Whisk the eggs, garlic powder, half and half, salt, and pepper together. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage.

STEP 5: Place

Top the dish with cheese and place the frozen tater tots on tops of the sausage, egg mixture, and cheese.

STEP 6: Bake

Bake the casserole for 50 minutes and left sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Assemble the tater tot sausage breakfast casserole as instructed above and refrigerate (or freeze) until you’re ready to bake it!

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Place the casserole in an airtight container, or the dish you plan on baking it in wrapped in plastic wrap, in the refrigerator for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Bake the sausage tater tot breakfast casserole and then cut in proportionally into airtight containers. Store the dish in the freezer for up to six months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Place the casserole in room temperature and preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the casserole in a covered baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE

This recipe for breakfast tater tot casserole with sausage and its ingredients are all gluten free, making this a gluten-intolerant friendly meal!

CAN I SUBSTITUTE MILK IN PLACE OF HALF AND HALF?

Yes, the recipe won’t be as creamy with the milk but it will come out tasting similar.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED?

Yes, simply double the required ingredients needed to make sausage tater tot casserole and grab another baking sheet. Factor in additional time to bake the extra dish, depending on the size of your oven.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN A BREAKFAST CASSEROLE IS DONE?

Insert a knife into the center of the casserole after is has baked for the allotted time. The casserole is done when the knife comes out clean.

Tater Tot Breakfast casserole with Sausage on a plate with a cup of coffee and a fork

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

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  • Greasiness: To help combat the greasiness of your sausage, you can spoon the sausage on a paper towel and left it absorb some of the grease before transferring it back into your dish.
  • Substitution: Don’t like sausage? Substitute it for ham or another breakfast meat.
  • Add: Looking to add some veggies to you meal? Put in some chopped broccoli for a delicious and healthy addition!
  • Alternate Ingredient: The cheddar cheese in tater tot sausage casserole can be substituted for mozzarella or even a sharp cheddar.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: To defrost this dish after freezing, you can place portions of it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

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5 from 7 votes

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes
Tater tot sausage breakfast casserole is the perfect throw-together meal that consists of sausage, eggs, cheese, and the best part, delicious tater tots. This dish will save you so much time and it will be a delight to everyone who tries it.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 lb frozen tater tots

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 ℉.
  • 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.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the sausage in the baking dish.
  • Top with 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.

Expert Tips

  • Greasiness: To help combat the greasiness of your sausage, you can spoon the sausage on a paper towel and left it absorb some of the grease before transferring it back into your dish.
  • Substitution: Don’t like sausage? Substitute it for ham or another breakfast meat.
  • Add: Looking to add some veggies to you meal? Put in some chopped broccoli for a delicious and healthy addition!
  • Alternate Ingredient: The cheddar cheese in tater tot sausage casserole can be substituted for mozzarella or even a sharp cheddar.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: To defrost this dish after freezing, you can place portions of it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 908mg | Potassium: 403mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 506IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 164mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef sausage, breakfast, breakfast casserole, casserole, sausage casserole, tater tot, tater tot sausage breakfast casserole, tater tots

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3 thoughts on “Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing tater tot sausage breakfast casserole recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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