Cheesy Tater Tot® Breakfast Casserole


This is a recipe for a cheesy Tater Tot® breakfast casserole we whipped together for the family with both our hearts and tummies on Christmas morning. It is amazing! Enjoy!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 9x12-inch casserole


  • cooking spray

  • 1 pound bacon

  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • 3 ½ cups frozen bite-sized potato nuggets (such as Tater Tots®)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted

  • 3 cups grated Colby-Jack cheese, divided

  • 8 large eggs

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ tablespoons prepared yellow mustard

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray a 9x12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and let cool.

  3. Heat the same skillet over medium-high heat and add sausage. Cook and stir until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat. Crumble cooled bacon.

  4. Place potato nuggets in the bottom of the prepared baking dish, distributed evenly. Drizzle evenly with melted butter. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of Colby-Jack cheese.

  5. Mix eggs, milk, onion, 1/2 of the bacon and sausage, mustard, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. Pour into the baking dish. Add remaining Colby-Jack cheese, bacon, and sausage.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until set and cheese is melted, about 1 hour. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Editor's Note:

Please note the omission of butter, as well as a slight difference in adding the milk mixture when using the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

587 Calories
47g Fat
15g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 587
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 47g 60%
Saturated Fat 23g 115%
Cholesterol 259mg 86%
Sodium 1338mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 29g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 441mg 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.

You’ll Also Love