Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Makes

6 servings

Updated: Aug. 31, 2023
I keep frozen spuds on hand for meals like this Tater Tot breakfast casserole. It’s a super brunch, breakfast or side dish for kids of all ages. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 6 ounces Canadian bacon, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 4 cups frozen Tater Tots, thawed
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 2-3 minutes. Add Canadian bacon; cook until lightly browned, 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  2. Line bottom of a greased 11x7-in. baking dish with Tater Tots; top with Canadian bacon mixture. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, sour cream, cream and seasonings until blended. Stir in cheese; pour over top. Bake, uncovered, until golden brown, 35-40 minutes.
Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Tips

How can you make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole your own?

There are tons of creative ways to put your own unique spin on this loaded Tater Tot casserole. Feel free to swap out the Canadian bacon for bacon, ham, chorizo or bulk breakfast sausage. Toss a few of your favorite diced veggies, such as bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, jalapenos, asparagus or broccoli, into the egg mixture. Take the cheese flavor up a notch by using a Mexican cheese blend, Gouda, Colby Jack or Monterey Jack. Then, garnish the casserole with chopped green onions or scallions, cooked crumbled bacon, salsa, or a dollop of sour cream.

Can you make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole ahead of time?

Definitely! Assemble this loaded Tater Tot casserole up to 24 hours in advance, then refrigerate until it’s time to bake. And make future morning meals a little easier with these make-ahead marvels!

How should you store Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole?

Store the casserole, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Or pop in the freezer to save for a future meal. See our guide to freezing casseroles!

Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 443 calories, 29g fat (12g saturated fat), 243mg cholesterol, 917mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.