Delicious Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole

Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole in white baking dish

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tater tot breakfast casserole is the perfect comfort food for a chilly day! You can also prep it in advance to help make your mornings as smooth as possible (this recipe had me at “make-ahead.”) 🙂



You only need less than 10 ingredients, but this has so much flavor!

  • 1 bag (approx 30 oz) frozen Tater Tots
  • 2 lbs breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Supplies Needed: Large skillet, 9×13 inch baking dish, one large mixing bowl

Substitutions: For a vegetarian option, swap the breakfast sausage for any preferred vegetable such as peppers, sun dried tomatoes, celery, or onions. For a healthier version, you can use turkey sausage and less cheese. 


  1. Preheat ovens to 350 degrees and lightly coat 9×13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook sausage in the large skillet until fully cooked (no longer pink) and drain grease. Tip: Never pour hot grease down the drain, as it can cause costly plumbing issues. Rather, drain into a plastic container with a lid (such as an empty cream-cheese container) and throw away.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the entire bag of tater tots, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and sausage. Pour into the greased 9x 13 cooking pan.
  4. Whisk eggs, milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. (You can use the same bowl as the sausage/tot mixture to save a dish!)
  5. Pour egg mixture over the tot mixture in the baking pan.
  6. Bake (uncovered) for 60-65 minutes, or until eggs are set.
  7. If baking later, cover and refrigerate until ready to bake. This may add a few minutes to the baking time.

Note: If you are heating the tator tot breakfast casserole after freezing, let it thaw completely at room temperature (approximately 3 hours) before baking, then heat as directed above.


Thanks to for the recipe inspo!