Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


This easy breakfast casserole is perfect for the holidays when you need to feed a hungry crowd.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Photo: Photography / Jennifer Causey, Stylist / Ali Ramee / Audrey Davis
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Nutrition Profile:

Can I Make Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Vegetarian?

Absolutely! Omit the turkey sausage and use chopped mushrooms, broccoli or asparagus in Step 1. You can also use leftover chopped roasted vegetables or roasted root vegetables as a substitute.

What to Serve with Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Serve this casserole for breakfast or brunch with yogurt and fresh fruit. It also pairs well with Cinnamon-Roll Pancakes, Banana Muffins, Apple Coffee Cake, Blueberry Baked Oatmeal or Strawberry-Banana Bread.

Additional reporting by Jan Valdez


  • 3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 12 ounces bulk turkey sausage

  • 1 ½ cups chopped yellow onion

  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 8 large eggs

  • 1 ½ cups whole milk

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (28 ounce) package frozen potato tots

  • ¾ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage; cook, stirring and breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Do not wipe the skillet clean.

  2. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil to the skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion and bell pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 7 minutes. Add garlic; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the vegetables to the reserved sausage.

  3. Whisk eggs, milk, chili powder, cayenne and pepper in a large bowl. Add the sausage-vegetable mixture; stir until combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top evenly with potato tots, arranging them in a single layer. Sprinkle with cheese.

  4. Bake until the casserole is set and the cheese is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chives before serving.


9-by-13-inch baking dish

To make ahead

Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. When you're ready to bake, uncover and proceed with Step 4.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
21g Fat
25g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 186mg 62%
Vitamin A 1044IU 21%
Sodium 739mg 32%
Potassium 587mg 12%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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