Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tater tots plus eggs plus sausage makes a one-pan breakfast casserole you can eat all week long. Call it a hot dish or a Tater Tot casserole, either way it’s good!

Give me sausage, eggs, potatoes and cheese for breakfast and I know I’m going to have a great day.

Some of you may know this casserole as “hot dish,” a term that originated in the upper Midwest. A hot dish typically contains starches (like potatoes), meat, and vegetables.

This breakfast tater tot casserole follows the same basic formula. It consists of tater tots, breakfast sausage, cheddar cheese and eggs. I left out the “vegetables” component to keep the recipe lean, but feel free to add some chopped bell peppers or cooked mushrooms if you have any.

This is an easy, one-pan meal with minimal prep that can make breakfast for a crowd. It’s also a great make-ahead dish! Since I tend to only cook for myself, I’ve been reheating slices of this casserole for breakfast (and even a few times for dinner) all week – it was fantastic reheated!

Admittedly, I realize that some readers may want to avoid processed foods. I used Ore Ida brand tater tots in this recipe, but if you’re looking for something organic, Alexia has some great options that would work.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

preparation time
10 mins

cooking time
35 minutes

total time
45 minutes

8 servings


  • 12 ounces floor Pork breakfast sausage

  • 6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) grated cheddar cheeseplus extra to sprinkle on top

  • 8th big eggs

  • 1/2 Cup whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (32 ounces) bag frozen Tater Tots

  • Sliced ​​thin chives, To serve


  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F
  2. cook sausage:

    Heat a 12-inch ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausage. Cook 5 to 7 minutes, breaking apart with a wooden spoon, until browned and cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat.

  3. Assemble casserole:

    Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

    Spread the sausage in an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle with the grated cheese and pour over the egg mixture.

    Arrange the frozen Tater Tots in concentric circles over the egg mixture, starting in a row around the rim of the pan and working your way in or vice versa. (You won’t use the entire bag; reserve the remaining Tater Tots for another use.)

  4. Bake the casserole:

    Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until eggs are fully set and cheese is melted. If desired, sprinkle some additional cheese on top and bake a minute or two longer, until cheese is melted.

  5. Surcharge:

    Let the casserole cool slightly before cutting into wedges. Sprinkle with some chopped chives and serve. Leftovers keep for about 5 days.

nutritional information (per serving)
468 calories
32g Fat
26g carbohydrates
21g protein
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