Breakfast Casserole Seasoned With Country Gravy

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a lovely breakfast that I adapted from a recipe on the back of a gravy mix packet.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (2 3/4 ounce) package country gravy mix
  • 3 cups tater tots, thawed
  • 12 lb sausage, casings removed
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. In a skillet, cook the sausage for 2 minutes, breaking it up with the spatula as it cooks.
  3. Add the tater tots and cook, stirring, for a further 5 minutes until the sausage is cooked through and the tater tots are golden brown. (If you use low fat sausage you may need to add a little oil or cooking spray so the tater tots do not stick).
  4. In a separate container, gradually whisk the gravy mix into the water. Then beat the eggs into the gravy.
  5. Lay out the tater tot and sausage mixture evenly over the base of a tall 8x8 or 10x6 baking tray.
  6. Pour the gravy and egg mixture over the top.
  7. Put in the oven to cook for 20-25 minutes until the filling is set in the center.
  8. When fully cooked, remove from the oven, sprinkle the cheese over the top and bake for another 3 minutes until the cheese has melted.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve warm!


Most Helpful

Quick to assemble, easy and delish--I love it! I made it for a brunch for 12 so I tripled the recipe using one 13 x 9 pan and one 8 x 8. It was a great hearty meal served with toast and fresh fruit, and everyone from the toddlers to the adults gobbled it up. I used turkey sausage and about 1 1/2 c total 2% cheddar cheese. The only complaint I have is that the recipe took longer to bake than stated here, which I expected from the larger pan but not from the 8 x 8. They were both in the oven for about an hour. I can see adding all sorts of goodies to this, like mushrooms or onions or peppers...and I know I will make it again to give that a try! Thanks, Shuzbud, for giving us a great recipe for DD's christening brunch! Made for PRMR.

smellyvegetarian November 29, 2010

This is my new favorite breakfast casserole and I can't wait to make it for my family during the holidays! I already had some sausage cooked up (about 10 oz.) so I baked the tater tots according to package directions and then assembled the casserole. I used a sausage flavored country gravy mix and substituted milk for the water. I'm sure I was a little heavy-handed with the cheese but I love it. ;) This is a fantastic casserole! Thanks for sharing, Shuzbud. ***Made for PRMR***

rickoholic83 November 07, 2010

Well I will gladly add another 5 star review!!! I used the mini tater tots and scaled it back to half the recipe and I did add some minced onion, but otherwise followed as written. I thought I would need to add salt and pepper once it was cooked, but glad to report that I didn't need to do so!! I took two small pieces, but one was all I needed, it is a great filling breakfast and so full of flavor!! Thanks for sharing a recipe I think my family will really enjoy!!! Made for PRMR Tag Game.

diner524 October 20, 2010

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