Layers of tater tots, eggs, sausage, and cheese make up this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe. Whip it up for a comforting family breakfast or a crowd-pleasing brunch. Ready in less than an hour and easy to make ahead of time!
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, easy meal, egg, eggs, main course, main dish
Preheat the oven to 375° F. Move the wire rack to the top of the oven.
In an oven-safe heavy bottomed pan (I used my 3.5 qt Le Creuset-12" pan), add the bacon, onion and ½ teaspoon salt. Sauté for 7 mins on medium-high heat.
Add chopped sausage, peppers, and another 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt into the pan. Cook for an additional 3 mins.
In a bowl whisk the eggs and 1 ½ teaspoon of salt. Then add the milk. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
Add one cup of mozzarella cheese on top of the cooked bacon, sausage, onion and peppers.
Layer tater tots in a circular design until the pan is filled.
Add egg and milk mixture. Top with ½ cup of green onions.
Bake uncovered on the top rack of your oven for 20-25 minutes, take out of the oven, add the remaining cup of mozzarella cheese, and top with jalapeños (optional). Bake for an additional 5 mins or until the cheese is melted.
Remove, top with remaining ¼ cup of green onions. Spoon out onto plates, serve with a side salad and your favorite hot sauce. Enjoy it while it's hot.
Make Ahead: Assemble the casserole without the eggs or tater tots the night before serving. Keep the casserole and egg mixture sealed in separate containers in the fridge and the tots in the freezer. The next morning, add a layer of frozen tots and pour the whisked eggs over the casserole. Pop it in the oven and bake according to the recipe instructions.
Storing: Place the cooked casserole in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days.
Freezing: keep the cooked casserole in a covered freezer-safe dish and freeze for up to 3 months. Let it thaw overnight in the fridge before reheating.
Reheating: place the leftovers in a 300ºF oven for 10 minutes or until heated through.