Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole Recipe

8 servings
1 hr 5 min

This delicious breakfast tater tot casserole recipe is great for starting the day off right! It's an easy sausage egg casserole that the whole family will devour.

Making tater tots into breakfast casseroles is such an easy option.

They can stay in the freezer for as long as necessary, they're cheap and easy to find, and kids love them. It feels like a special occasion whenever we bring out this recipe.

This recipe will make about eight servings. You can easily double this recipe or cut it in half if you need more or less.

Full pan of the finished casserole ready to eat.

Is this like a breakfast casserole with hash browns?

Absolutely! This recipe is just like our  breakfast casserole with hash browns the major difference is that the tater tots give this recipe a nice crunchy top.

Finished breakfast tater tot casserole recipe ready to eat.

We love making breakfast casseroles for holiday mornings since they are a fulfilling brunch recipe. This one is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas morning, for example.

Finished casserole ready to eat.

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole Recipe
Recipe details
  • 8  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 55 Minutes Total time: 1 hr 5 min
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  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 lb frozen tater tots

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.
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  • Mary Mary on Sep 20, 2022

    The recipe looks great, but please, what are tater tots? Are they a British thing perhaps? I have never seen them in Canada, though we do have hash browns.

    Also, and this is probably controlled by Food Talk, the ads for dementia warning signs showing swollen feet are stomach turning, and extremely off putting when we are concentrating on the recipe.

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    • Nancy Bebber Nancy Bebber on Apr 29, 2024

      Here is a photo of tater tots. You all do not know what you are missing in Canada. Have a Blessed day, Nancy Bebbericon

  • Kay Kay on Oct 29, 2022

    Can this be mixed the night before and then baked the next morning?

    • Kathleen Kathleen on Oct 29, 2022

      My guess would be to save the Tots until morning as they would thaw out in the fridge. The baking may take a little longer because of being refrigerated all night.