The first time I made this casserole for dinner not breakfast. I knew it was going to be good. I didn’t realize everyone would be going for seconds and there would be none leftover. Yes, it’s that good.
This recipe has been a reader favorite since it was posted. Conveniently, you could also make this ahead, just heat ans serve. You could also prepare the ingredients and bake the next day. You’ll have a meal that the entire family will love.
I’ve decided to update this posts a bit, mostly with new photos. It had been a while since we had this delicious easy casserole so I made it for dinner the other night and took new photos.
Tasty Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Here’s what you’ll need to make this casserole:
Cheddar Cheese, grated
Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste
Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots and Sausage
Start by browning the sausage in a skillet. Preheat your oven while the sausage cooks.
Spray a square baking dish with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
Layer the cooked sausage to the bottom of the casserole dish then add the chopped onions on top of sausage layer.
In a mixing bowl or large measuring cup, beat the eggs and heavy cream together. Season with salt and pepper the pour over the sausage and onion.
Top the egg layer with grated cheese. I held back a some of the grated cheese to sprinkle on top of the casserole near the end of cooking. That is completely optional.
Finally, top the casserole with frozen tater tots. Because I’ve gotten the question a few times over the years I just want to point out that you don’t need to cook the tater tots first.
Place the casserole into your preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook an additional 15-20 minutes or until the eggs are set.
If you choose to add a bit of cheese on top during the final cooking time, do so when you adjust the temperature.
Let stand 5 minutes before serving. It will be piping hot.
More Breakfast Recipes You Might Like
Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
The photo above is one of the original photos in this post. I hope that you like my new photos better.
Cook’s Note: Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole can made made with or without meat depending on taste preference.
You can also see this photo at Meal Plan Monday and Weekend Potluck.
Let’s make this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole!
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is so easy to put together and delicious. This comfort food breakfast casserole will become a family favorite!
- 1 lb Breakfast Sausage
- 6 Eggs, beaten
- 3/4 c Heavy Cream
- 8 oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
- 1 small Onion, chopped (use half a medium onion if that's all you have)
- Tater Tots
- Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste
- Start by browning the breakfast sausage in a skillet.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C).
- Lightly spray a square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Add the cooked sausage to the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Next, add the chopped onions on top of sausage layer.
- Whisk together the eggs and heavy cream then pour over the sausage layer. Season with salt and black pepper.
- Next add a layer of grated cheese.
- Finally, add a top layer of frozen tater tots.
- Bake for 35 minutes at 350°F then increase oven the temperature to 375°F (190°C) and cook an additional 15-20 minutes until the eggs are set. If you're choosing to top your casserole with a small bit of cheese, do so when you increase the temperature.
- Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
- Best Pork N Bean Salad Recipe
- Easy Strawberry Pretzel Salad Recipe
- Best Memorial Day Finger Foods
- Cranberry Bean and Sausage Soup Recipe
- Air Fryer Fish Sandwich Deluxe Recipe
- Southern Easter Desserts and Sweets Recipes
Thank you so much for stopping by! I know that you’re gonna love this delicious tater tot breakfast casserole just as much as we do.
Until next time, love and happy cooking by friend!
Author of Julia's Simply Southern
Hey Y'all! I'm Julia, the cook and writer behind the recipes here at Julia's Simply Southern. I began my website so that I could share easy to follow recipes that anyone can use to put a home cooked meal on the dinner table. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Follow me on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | YouTube
Sunday 18th of September 2022
Hi, you said you’ve made this casserole the night before and then you just reheat it the next day. How long and at what temperature did you reheat it? Thanks! This sounds delicious!
Monday 19th of September 2022
Hi Carol, When re-heating, I cover the casserole with aluminum foil and place into a pre-heated 350 F oven until it is warmed through. That usually takes about 20 or so minutes but depends on how much leftovers you're re-heating. ~Julia
Monday 27th of December 2021
Can you mix this up the night before and cook it in the a.m.?
Tuesday 28th of December 2021
You could but I would wait to layer the tater tots on top just before baking.
Friday 9th of July 2021
I noticed trans fat 1g in the nutritional information listed. What ingredient has trans fat in it? Trans fat is the very worst that a person could be eating. That's why it can no longer be in food/ingredient items.
Saturday 10th of July 2021
Lynda, You're right! The nutritional info in the recipes are automatically calculated. There used to be a small amount in oil used in making tater tots. I looked it up to double check and that is no longer the case so I've updated the recipe card to reflect that. Thank you for asking about it so I could check into it. ~Julia
Friday 20th of November 2020
I made some changes, living in the southwest, I used Mexican Chorizo, cream cheese, and jalapeno. I never used milk or cream. So good and creamy and spicy.
Friday 20th of November 2020
Tony, That sounds like the perfect Southwestern twist and so delicious! I'm glad that you enjoyed the recipe.
Sunday 9th of February 2020
Can't wait to try this casserole. What size pan do you use. It needs to feed at least five people.
Sunday 9th of February 2020
Barbara, It will easily feed 5. It's a hearty meal. I use a square baking dish around 9 x 9 size. I hope that you enjoy the recipe.