Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole (+Video)
This easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is absolutely delicious! Tater tots topped with eggs, bacon, cheese and seasonings!
A DELICIOUS AND FILLING BREAKFAST RECIPE
For those of you who have been hanging out with me here on the blog for a while, you know I’m not really a resolution maker. I like to go into the New Year thinking positive and suggest some positive changes that I should make. Ya know, small changes that will make a good impact on my day-to-day life. My positive change this year is to eat breakfast regularly
THE BEST BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE
So today, I thought I’d share one of my new weekend favorites – this Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole. This casserole needs a moment of silence. It is that good. I need y’all to hear me on this. Your tongue is gonna want to slap your brains out. Seriously. It takes 12 eggs – yes 12. If you show up anywhere with this dish, I promise people will be praising “Hallelujah” all over the place. And it has tater tots and bacon! Come on, let me show you how to do this.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST
- tater tots
- large eggs
- shredded Colby Jack cheese
- onion powder
- garlic powder
- salt and pepper
- sliced green onions (optional)
HOW TO MAKE TATER TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE:
Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Layer tater tots in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs until smooth.
Stir in onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Mix in crumbled bacon.
Then stir in one cup shredded cheese.
Pour egg mixture over tater tots.
Make sure the egg mixture is spread out all on the bottom.
Then add remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese to the top. Bake uncovered for about 35-40 minutes. The egg mixture should be fully cooked and no longer jiggly.
If you’d like, garnish with a little sliced green onion.
Then scoop up a serving and dig in!
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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole (+Video)
- 1/2 bag frozen tater tots
- 12 eggs
- 2 cups Colby Jack shredded cheese
- 1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- sliced green onions, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Layer frozen tater tots in a single layer on the bottom of the baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs until fully combined.
- Stir in onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Mix in crumbled bacon.
- Then stir in 1 cup shredded cheese.
- Pour egg mixture evenly over tater tots.
- Then add remaining cup of shredded cheese to the top.
- Bake uncovered for about 35-40 minutes.
- If you’d like, garnish with a little sliced green onion.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
Can you make this recipe ahead of time, like the night before?
Oh my goodness! You had me at cheese and bacon! This looks fabulous and I will definately be adding hot sauce on my plate. We are jalapeno junkies(we grow fresh every year and can them also) so I may even sprinkle some of those on top with the extra cheese. 😉 YUM! Thanks!
I see the recipe calls for a 1/2 bag of tater tots. These are available in many different bag sizes where I live, What bag size are you referring to please? Thank you!
this is probably a dumb question but do you cook the tater tots before hand or keep them frozen?
This was such a yummy and easy-to-make dish – will be definitely making it again! Thank you!
Mary – This would be gluten free, as long as the tater tots you use are. Ore Ida brand is almost 100% gluten free. To be sure, look at the package – they are good about clearly marking them "gluten free." Usually it's on the side at the bottom.
If you start Super Bowl Sunday off early (we do) this would be a great kick off (no pun intended) to the day.
This looks awesome. It would be a great addition to any Super Bowl party buffet. We are hosting a Snacks for Super Bowl XLIX party. I hope you can run on over and share this.
Wishes for tasty dishes,
Oh Brandie, this does look luscious. I'm a big fan of breakfast. Pinning and will definitely try this soon. Thanks for sharing. Your white lacy plate is just gorgeous too! =)
Oh my goodness! There are very few things I like better for breakfast than a good, easy recipe! This just fits the bill. MMMmmm… You are awesome!
This sounds wonderful. I have four grown grandsons who love me to cook breakfast for them. I usually make a breakfast casserole, then biscuits and gravy. I will have ingredients to make this next time. Can't wait.
Anonymous, I wouldn't recommend refrigerating this ahead of time. I'm sorry! But the good news is, it preps VERY quickly. You could make the bacon ahead of time and have everything ready to go so you just have to throw it together in the morning and pop in the oven!
Anonymous, about the egg beaters and 2% cheese – um, I've never done it that way. I like the full benefits of real eggs and full fat cheese. I just eat less. But if you try it – I'd love to know how it comes out for you! 🙂
Brandie, could you use the prepackaged real bacon pieces?
Mary, that's totally not a dumb question! I honestly do not know. I don't follow a gluten-free diet and I'm not really familiar enough with it to be 100% certain. I can't imagine this has any gluten but if someone has Celiac disease and therefore follows a gluten-free diet then they can actually have a horrible reaction to any little tiny bit of gluten. If they are, I would tell them the ingredients so they can make the decision whether to eat it. My experience with folks with Celiac Disease at a potluck is they only eat the food that they bring to be completely safe!. But gluten-free is also a popular diet choice right now and in that case, most of those folks will just ask what is in something and they are very familiar with what does or doesn't have gluten in it. I'm sorry I'm not more help!
This sounds so good! I need to make a casserole for brunch at church this weekend… and I have a dumb question. Is this gluten free? We have a couple people at church that are gluten free and I'd love it if they could have this
As long as your tater tots are gluten free then yes it is a gluten free dish.
This sounds awesome! I have to watch calorie and sugar intake, do you think it would taste just as good if we used egg beaters and 2% shredded cheese?
Always looking for breakfast dishes that can be put together the night before, refrigerated, then baked in the morning. Can I do it with this recipe?
I bake this ahead of time and use at as a go to breakfast I can microwave.
Oh my goodness Brandie, this looks good!!! Can't wait to make this one for the family!
Melissa, I don't want to keep bragging on it – but I'm gonna anyway 😉 It really was so good. I just know you will love it! I had some for lunch too! Ha! We had a box of fresh Florida oranges and we made some fresh-squeezed orange juice. Best breakfast ever!