Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

"This is an easy one dish casserole that is great for a breakfast, brunch, holiday or for overnight guests as a special breakfast. I make this Christmas morning before I wake everyone up to open presents and the smell of it cooking makes us hurry to open the presents so we can dig in! Very versitile recipe. I have added various ingredients such as sauteed mushrooms, green chilis, olives, sausage and onions to make a rich omelet-like dish. I sometimes serve with a NW favorite to top...Tiger Sauce. This recipe came from my friend Kyle and was an immediate hit with all."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 13x9 pan




  • Place cooked bacon in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan.
  • Cover with tater tots.
  • Beat eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over tater tots.
  • Top with cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Questions & Replies

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  2. Are the tator tots frozen to when the cook puts them into the baking dish or pre-cooked?
  3. Can this be made the night before and frozen?
  4. Do you pre cook the vegetables or just put them in raw?
  5. If I'm doing this in muffin tins... What's the cook time


  1. I made this using half the recipe amounts & cooked it in a 12 count muffin pan. I love the versatility of adding your own extras to make it even better! I serve it with some country gravy & my family eats it up! My kids like the muffin size portions & can add what they want individually.. this is a keeper!
  2. Tasty, simple and versatile! I used maple-flavored sausage patties instead of bacon and I've also used ham. Delicious! Also love the idea by Mari-jane to use muffin cups to customize add-ins according to taste!
  3. Very tasty. I cut in 1/2 but used 8 eggs-- all the same quantity of other ingredients. Cooked in a square 9 X 9 pan. My husband wanted to know if it should have syrup on it. I suggested queso, which is what we'll do next time.
  4. I made this vegetarian by leaving the meat out. I added 1/2 cup sour cream and two tbsp Chipotle Tabasco sauce, and then topped with snipped green onions.
  5. Great recipe. I follwed Mari-jane's idea and used muffin pans. Also, as I always looking for ways to speed up time on my feet, I used precooked bacon crumbles. They also carry less fat. I think I'll add jalepeno slices on my breakfast muffins next time. Mz Karen


  1. Once I changed this up a little to make it for a Mexican brunch. I substituted 2 cups of chihuahua cheese, added 1/2 cup sour cream, and one fresh jalapeño, seeded and finely minced. After baking I snipped two green onions on top, and halved several cherry tomatoes and put those on top. I served it with sour cream and salsa on the side. A huge hit with everyone!
  2. Added Ham, green pepper and onion!
  3. Next time I will cover the casserole for the first 1/2 hour as I like the cheese gooey and for us it turned out baked. Also considering waiting to add the cheese until 20-30 minutes in.
  4. I added a red and green pepper, topped with sliced tomatoes and served with salsa. Absolutely amazing, everyone loved it.
  5. Changed out the cheese.


Life long resident of the Pacific Northwest. I have been married 30 years and happily for 14....lol...get it? Long time cook with a lovely wife and two great (now that they have moved out) girls. Raised in a cooking and farming family. I do most of the cooking at home. My passion is cooking and my dream is to someday own a greasy spoon diner that people line up around the block to get into. My wife and I own a part-time Kettle Corn business that is highly popular in our area. I love to cook and have catered events ranging from 50 to 250. Here is a sample of the menu (served buffet style) at my daughter's wedding reception in August of 2007 attended by 250 guests. Appetizers -- Chilled Salmon topped with a Spicy Glaze served with crackers, Pimento Cheese Spread with sliced baguettes, Vegetable Platters, Meat and Cheese Platters, Antipasto Platters, Mini Quiches -- Carmelized Onion with Roasted Peppers and Savory Sausage, and my addictive Spiced Mini Pretzels. Salads -- Broccoli Salad Pasta Salad My always requested Caesar Salad Sides -- Rice Pilaf Baby Red Potatoes Baby Carrots with Glaze Entrees -- Meatballs in BBQ sauce (bbq sauce and grape jelly) Steamer Clams with Lemon/Garlic Butter (My secret) Marinated Chicken Legs and Wings Roasted Pork Loin with Raspberry Chipotle Glaze. It was my shining moment, not only because my beautiful daughter was getting married, but seeing the satisfied looks on everyone's face after the meal was over was fantastic. Even better was that I did it on an extremely limited budget!
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