Quick and easy kid favorite!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

449.1 calories; 19.6 g protein; 21.8 g carbohydrates; 252.2 mg cholesterol; 872.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
This is such an easy recipe to make, and even tastes great the next day. I used Ore Ida Tator Tot and microwaved them for 5 minutes rather than cooking in the oven, to save a little time. I did add plenty of pepper but other than that followed the recipe exact. It was a kit with my kids, sure I will make this again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2013
Everyone thought it was too dry. Read More
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40 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
This is such an easy recipe to make, and even tastes great the next day. I used Ore Ida Tator Tot and microwaved them for 5 minutes rather than cooking in the oven, to save a little time. I did add plenty of pepper but other than that followed the recipe exact. It was a kit with my kids, sure I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2013
This is such an easy recipe to make, and even tastes great the next day. I used Ore Ida Tator Tot and microwaved them for 5 minutes rather than cooking in the oven, to save a little time. I did add plenty of pepper but other than that followed the recipe exact. It was a kit with my kids, sure I will make this again. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2014
Wow this is an awesome recipe! Brought it in for a work potluck and not only was it inhaled 4 people immediately asked for the recipe. I pretty much followed the recipe as written except i used teaspoons of the chili powder and basil vs. tablespoons as I was worried it would be a little too much. Easy to make and even easier to eat! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2013
This is super easy and tastes great! Modifications I made to take to work: omit chili powder and pepper use Turkey Breakfast Sausage reserve 1/2 C cheese for top. Co-workers LOVED it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2013
I tweaked the recipe a bit since I don't care for sausage and for convenience- now this has been the top requested food item at family gatherings the last three times we've gathered! So instead of sausage I used 1lb. ground turkey and 1 lb. crumbled cooked bacon. I bake the bacon in the oven in a shallow cookie pan on foil. I only add the chili powder (no basil onion or garlic) to the ground turkey while I am browning it. VERY tasty and huge crowd pleaser! Put out the salsa for those who want top it off! Serve with melon (cantaloupe) cubes and gluten free Danish! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/14/2013
This gets 5 stars from me since I don't even care for sausage and I went back for me! I prepped it a day ahead of time and kept in the frig. I forgot to include the onion/spices when I browned the sausage so I added the onion over the sausage when assembling and mixed 1/2 the spices in the eggs and sprinkled the other 1/2 over the sausage. I left it on the counter while the oven preheated and then baked for 45 minutes. I was a little apprehensive about 2 T and 1 T of spices but they worked! I couldn't find ground sausage so I decased a package of Johnsonville Mild Sausage and used that. I can see this finding a place in our breakfast casserole rotations. THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
I use sage sausage and omit the basil and chili powder. So amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2014
Well this is the second tune within 6 days that I've made this recipe upon my children and husband's enthusiastic requests so I'd. Say its a keeper. I followed recipe except I added a cup more cheese just because i had it in my fridge and added dry mustard to egg mixture because I like eggs with that little kick. I think the first time I forgot the chili powder but it was awesome anyway. I made this for brinner (what my goofy family calls it when we have breakfast for dinner). We are a 5 crew family and we had enough left over to feed the 3 teenagers breakfast the next morning so yatzee on 2 meals in one!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/16/2013
Everyone thought it was too dry. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2016
I used crispy center-cut bacon crumbles instead of sausage and baked the (coated with my favorite seasoning salt) tater tots almost all the way through before assembling. I really liked this dish and the leftovers were equally enjoyed. The only thing I would change is to either use shredded potato or tear up the tater tots into smaller pieces and add that and cheese to the egg mixture instead of layering potatoes on the bottom and pouring mixture over tots because I felt the tots were too dense and blanded out the cheesy egg part of the dish. Or you could just add more egg and less tots. Read More
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