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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

In this post I am sharing how to make a Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole.

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

farm fresh rainbow eggs

Here’s what you’ll need to make this casserole:

 Breakfast Sausage
 Eggs, beaten
 Heavy Cream
 Cheddar Cheese, grated
 Small Onion
Tater Tots
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.

Layering ingredients for casserole into a baking dish

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. 

popular breakfast casserole

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.

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Serving of tater tot sausage egg 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!

Yield: 1 Casserole

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Easy breakfast casserole recipe in a teal baking dish

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is so easy to put together and delicious. This comfort food breakfast casserole will become a family favorite!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 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


  1. Start by browning the breakfast sausage in a skillet.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350°F (176°C).
  3. Lightly spray a square baking dish with cooking spray.
  4. Add the cooked sausage to the bottom of the casserole dish.
  5. Next, add the chopped onions on top of sausage layer.
  6. Whisk together the eggs and heavy cream then pour over the sausage layer. Season with salt and black pepper.
  7. Next add a layer of grated cheese.
  8. Finally, add a top layer of frozen tater tots.
  9. 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.
  10. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 13gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 193mgSodium: 662mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Breakfast Casserole made with tater tots, eggs, cheese and sausage

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!

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Sunday 31st of December 2023

hiis this cooked covered or uncovered and how long ?

Julia Jordan

Monday 1st of January 2024

Uncovered, for an hour or until the eggs are set.


Tuesday 26th of September 2023

I found this recipe a month ago and it instantly became our favourite. We make it once a week. We've now tried it with Maple sausages cut into pieces, chicken, and hamburger and they have all been fantastic! Tonight we're making it as written with the sausage meat. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!!

Julia Jordan

Wednesday 27th of September 2023

I am so happy that you've enjoyed using this recipe to create home cooked meals. All of your variations sound wonderful. Thank you for stopping by to let me know. ~Julia

Carol C

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!

Julia Jordan

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.?

Julia Jordan

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.

Julia Jordan

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

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