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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Sausage

This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is easy to make and comes together in under an hour. The sweet bell peppers, protein-rich eggs, tater tots and savory sausage along with a few more ingredients create a delicious, hearty meal that will be a hit with even the pickiest eaters. 

We love this easy breakfast casserole recipe. It's easy to prepare, satisfying to eat, and so versatile! Enjoy this dish on its own as a breakfast or dinner or serve it with some of your favorite side dishes for Mother’s Day or Sunday brunch.

Slice of breakfast casserole on plate.

When I have a busy day and need a hearty breakfast this breakfast casserole gives me a well-rounded meal filled with protein, fiber, carbs, and fats. It's a favorite at our house along with this Meaty Breakfast Casserole.

It's perfect by itself but if you are feeling a little extra and want to serve this dish with some sides, we recommend pairing it with some fresh fruit, Bacon Cheddar Biscuits or Buttermilk Biscuits and maybe something sweet like these Chocolate Chip Scones or Cinnamon Crescent Rolls.

Slice of baked Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole on plate.

With this breakfast casserole, you can enjoy all of the classic savory breakfast foods in one tasty bite! The salty sausage, sautéed veggies, shredded cheese, tater tots, tangy sour cream, and of course fresh eggs are combined to create a hearty casserole that is perfect for lazy weekends or mornings on the go.

Try topping your breakfast casserole with a few dollops of fresh salsa for an extra boost of flavor!

Ingredients

See printable recipe card below for all ingredients, specific measurements, and complete instructions.

Ingredients for breakfast casserole set out on counter.
  • Ground Sausage - Any kind of pork or chicken sausage.
  • Eggs - Add protein and a soft chew to this casserole.
  • Tater Tots - Cooked frozen tots are easiest and very tasty.
  • Bell Peppers - Green and red, finely diced.
  • Colby Jack Cheese - Shredded.
  • Sour Cream - Adds a creamy richness to this hearty breakfast dish.

How to Make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Sausage

Preheat your oven to 350°F. In a large pan over medium heat, cook the ground sausage until browned and crumbly.

Sausage and bell peppers in skillet.
Eggs, Colby jack cheese and sour cream in mixing bowl.

Add the diced bell peppers and continue cooking until softened then remove from the heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the eggs, Colby jack cheese, and sour cream. Whisk until thoroughly combined.

Cooked sausage and peppers added to wet ingredients in mixing bowl.
Tater Tots added to all other ingredients in mixing bowl

Add the cooked sausage, peppers and cooked tater tots to the egg mixture. Stir to combine, then transfer to a baking dish.

Bake until the eggs have set and the casserole has started to pull away from the sides of the dish. Serve hot and enjoy!

Breakfast casserole ingredients in baking dish ready to bake.
Baked breakfast casserole in baking dish ready to serve.

Recipe Tips

  • This casserole is best served fresh straight from the oven. Use a sharp knife to slice the casserole into squares, or scoop it with a spoon.
  • If you like a little more heat with your eggs, you can add a few drops of tabasco sauce to the egg mixture before adding the sausage and tater tots.
  • I used Colby jack cheese in this recipe. Feel free to swap it out for any other cheese that melts well such as mozzarella, cheddar, gouda, and pepper jack cheese.
  • I like to cook the frozen tater tots in the air fryer. Just follow the directions on the bag.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Store any leftover breakfast casserole in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

How To Reheat: It is best to reheat this casserole in the microwave or in a 350°F oven.

Recipe FAQs

What is the key to making a good breakfast casserole?

First, make sure that you’re using an 8x8” baking dish; you want this casserole to be thick and dense, not thin and dry. Second, make sure your casserole features a wide range of flavors; salty sausage, tangy sour cream, sweet peppers, and hearty eggs help with this! Finally, don’t forget to garnish your breakfast casserole! Guacamole, salsa, extra sour cream, and shredded cheese are great additions to this dish.

Can I make this breakfast casserole ahead of time?

Yes! One of the best things about this sausage breakfast casserole is that it can be made ahead of time! Prep this casserole the night before, pop it in the fridge, and in the morning, you’ll have a warm, hearty meal in just over 30 minutes!

What's the difference between breakfast casserole and frittata?

Frittatas and breakfast casseroles are very similar dishes. Frittatas are made by cooking an egg custard in a skillet, then in the oven. A breakfast casserole is made by baking an egg custard that has been layered over other ingredients such as potatoes, cheese, sausage, and bacon.

One slice of this protein-packed dish is sure to keep you full even on your busiest days. Every bite is loaded with flavor!

A bite of the breakfast casserole on a fork.

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Slice of breakfast casserole on plate.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Author: Judy Wilson
This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is easy to make and comes together in under an hour for a delicious, hearty well-rounded breakfast.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 556 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 32 ounce bag tater tots, cooked
  • 1 pound ground sausage
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups Colby Jack cheese

Instructions
 

  • Begin by cooking your tater tots if you haven’t already. Set them aside.
  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • While the oven preheats, cook the ground pork in a large pan or skillet until it is browned and cooked all the way through.
  • Add the diced bell peppers. Allow the peppers and sausage to cook for 3 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, cheese, and sour cream until the eggs are fully beaten andt he mixture is combined.
  • Add the tater tots and sausage mixture. Mix again until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Add the tater tots and sausage mixture. Mix again until the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 556kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 21gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 188mgSodium: 1003mgPotassium: 548mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 1114IUVitamin C: 35mgCalcium: 264mgIron: 2mg
The nutritional information provided is approximate and should only be used as a general guideline. It is an estimate that will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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