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Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe that’s simple to make and can be prepared in advance for an easy, delicious breakfast, brunch, or dinner!

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole


I love breakfast casseroles. This one is especially good because I love tater tots. I know. Generally, I eat healthily but there is something about crispy, salty tater tots that gets me. 

And, tater tots combined with all my favorite breakfast foods: sausage, eggs, and cheese ….. yeah, I’ll give it five stars every time!

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe

Here’s what you need to make this breakfast casserole.

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  • Sausage. I use mild breakfast sausage, but you can use any flavor or hot if you like.
  • Tater tots. You can substitute hash browns. 
  • Shallots. You can omit or you can substitute yellow onion or green onions.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Eggs. You can add more or less depending on how ‘eggy’ you want it.
  • Cheese. Feel free to use any melty cheese. Pepper jack or Havarti is good too.
  • Milk. I used whole milk but you can also use 1% or 2% milk. I haven’t tried it with cashew or almond milk.

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe

Tips for your Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  1. First, you can add a little ground red pepper or red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.
  2. Green, red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, hatch chili, or jalapeno are all good additions to this casserole. 
  3. As well, if you want to sneak a vegetable in for the family, grate one zucchini and mix it in. I would add it in step four.
  4. Or, you can add a cup of fresh spinach for more nutrients.
  5. For more flavor, you can also add garlic powder or onion powder. I don’t particularly care for these flavors for breakfast. You may want to start with 1/4 teaspoon and see how you like it.
  6. Finally, you can double or half this recipe depending on how many folks you want to feed.

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How do I serve this tater tot casserole?

  1. I like to serve it with fruit. Typically, I use whatever I have on hand. If I plan ahead, I like to make this Vanilla Pudding Fruit Salad.
  2. As well, I like to serve it with diced avocado and tomato. Frankly, avocado and tomato are good on almost everything.

Last But Not Least…

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Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole


An easy, yummy make-ahead breakfast casserole is good any time of year.
Author: Paula
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 5 cups tater tots
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons shallots minced
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Spray a 9x9-inch or 12-7-inch casserole dish with non-stick spray
  • Cook the sausage until done and drain the excess fat.
  • Place the tater tots (they can be frozen), cooked sausage, and 1 cup cheddar in a large bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Transfer to your baking pan.
  • You can reuse the same bowl, and whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper, shallots, and milk. Pour over the tater tots and sausage. Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until the eggs are set.
  • After putting the casserole together you can cover and store it in the fridge overnight and bake it in the morning.


Calories: 670kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 252mg | Sodium: 1477mg | Potassium: 625mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 363mg | Iron: 2mg
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