Potato and Cheese Breakfast Casserole


Quick and easy kid favorite!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole dish


  • 1 (32 ounce) package frozen bite-sized potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®)

  • cooking spray

  • 1 pound ground sausage

  • ½ large onion, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 12 eggs

  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).

  2. Arrange Tater Tots® in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until potato nuggets are partially cooked, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

  4. Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

  5. While the potatoes bake, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir sausage, onion, chili powder, basil, and garlic in the hot skillet until sausage is browned and crumbly and onion is soft, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease.

  6. Whisk eggs and cream together in a bowl until evenly blended; season with pepper.

  7. Arrange partially-cooked potato nuggets in the prepared casserole dish; sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Spread sausage mixture over cheese layer. Pour egg mixture over sausage layer.

  8. Bake in the preheated oven until set in the middle and lightly browned, 30 to 40 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
34g Fat
22g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 252mg 84%
Sodium 872mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 225mg 17%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 442mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.