Breakfast/Brunch

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Picture this: a golden, cheesy, and utterly satisfying Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole. If your mornings need a wake-up call, this dish is the answer. From the crispiness of tater tots to the savory embrace of Italian sausage, every bite is a journey into breakfast perfection.

We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but why settle for the mundane? The Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole transforms your morning routine into a culinary celebration. Imagine the rich, comforting blend of Italian sausage, golden tater tots, and a velvety egg-and-cheese medley. It’s a dish that transcends the ordinary, promising a morning filled with warmth, satisfaction, and downright deliciousness.

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Italian Sausage
  • 1 bag Frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1 1⁄2 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1 cup Onion, chopped

Step-by-Step Guide:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned and crumbled. Break it up into bite-sized pieces. Add chopped onions to the skillet and cook until translucent. Drain any excess fat if needed.

In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add milk. Whisk together. Season the egg mixture with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk until well combined.

Pour the cooked sausage and onions in a large bowl. Add the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese and mix. Then, pour tater tot mixture into the baking dish.

Pour the egg mixture over the tater tots, ensuring an even distribution. Optional: Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese on top for extra cheesiness.

Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, uncovered, and bake for approximately 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.

Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley for a fresh touch. Slice and serve the Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole. Enjoy the cheesy, savory goodness!

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • Go for hot Italian sausage if you crave a spicier kick.
  • Customize with your favorite veggies like bell peppers or jalapenos.
  • Experiment with different cheese blends for a unique taste.

Variations:

  • Veggie Delight: Swap sausage with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, and bell peppers.
  • Mexican Twist: Add diced tomatoes, green chilies, and top with salsa.
  • Bacon Bonanza: Mix in crispy bacon bits for an extra layer of flavor.
  • Ham and Cheese Delight: Incorporate diced ham and Swiss cheese for a classic combo.

What to Serve With:

  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Avocado Slices
  • Greek Yogurt with Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Salsa and Guacamole
  • Hot Sauce
  • Crispy Hash Browns
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Fluffy Pancakes
  • Cinnamon Rolls

Storage Tips:

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. Reheat in the oven for best results.

How Much for Family Gatherings?

Adjust the recipe based on the number of guests. A 13×9-inch casserole can typically serve 8-10 people.

Advance Preparation:

Prepare the casserole a day in advance, cover, and refrigerate. Bake it on the day of your gathering for a fresh and delightful experience.

In conclusion, the Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole isn’t just a recipe; it’s a celebration of mornings. From its easy preparation to the mouthwatering blend of flavors, this dish is a surefire way to elevate your breakfast or brunch game. Embrace the joy of cooking

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5 from 4 votes

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 13×9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the Italian sausage until browned and crumbled. Break it up into bite-sized pieces. Add chopped onions to the skillet and cook until translucent. Drain any excess fat if needed.

  3. In a mixing bowl, crack the eggs and add milk. Whisk together. Season the egg mixture with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Whisk until well combined.

  4. Pour the cooked sausage and onions in a large bowl. Add the shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheese and mix. Then, pour tater tot mixture into the baking dish.

  5. Pour the egg mixture over the tater tots, ensuring an even distribution. Optional: Sprinkle additional mozzarella cheese on top for extra cheesiness.

  6. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, uncovered, and bake for approximately 60 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set.

  7. Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Garnish with chopped parsley for a fresh touch. Slice and serve the Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole. Enjoy the cheesy, savory goodness!

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