Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: Breakfast Style

My whole family loves my breakfast Tater Tot Casserole recipe. It’s super easy, fast to throw together and can be made ahead of time. I also like to make a double batch and freeze half before I cook it. Then the next time I need breakfast in a hurry, I have it ready to cook!

This breakfast style tater tot casserole recipe is my go-to recipe for brunch potlucks because everybody likes eggs, bacon and/or sausage, and eggs for breakfast. I’m sharing with you because I know you’ll probably like this tater tot casserole recipe just as much as we do! It also happens to be one of my Top 10 most viewed recipes on my blog. Enjoy!

If you like tater tots, you'll love this tater tot casserole recipe with bacon, eggs, and cheese. Also includes a link to my dinner tater tot casserole recipe!

 Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: Breakfast Style

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe: Breakfast Style
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  • 1 pound bacon cut into pieces, andouille sausage, or ground pork breakfast sausage
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pounds tater tots (frozen)...I use either the extra crispy or onion ones
  • Chopped green onions, if desired


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the bacon or sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and spread evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Spread 1/2 of the cheese over the meat.
  3. In large bowl, beat together milk and eggs. Pour over cheese. At this point, if you are making this recipe ahead, it can be refrigerated overnight. Top with tater tots and salt, pepper, or other seasonings before baking.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Add the rest of the cheese and cook another 10 minutes. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.


You can also make this in a crock pot! Follow Steps 1 & 2. Instead of putting the bacon and cheese in a pan, put it in your crock pot. Then complete Step 3. When you are ready to cook it, set the crock pot to cook on Low for about 4 hours. It comes out perfectly!


If you want to save yourself some time, use my recipe to oven fry the bacon and sausage while you are doing the other prep work.

If you like tater tots, you'll love this tater tot casserole recipe with bacon, eggs, and cheese. Also includes a link to my dinner tater tot casserole recipe!

I also have a tater tot casserole recipe for dinner that’s also a big hit!

If you like tater tots, you'll love this tater tot casserole recipe with bacon, eggs, and cheese. Also includes a link to my dinner tater tot casserole recipe!

If you’re looking for other hearty, comfort food type casseroles, check out all of my Casserole Recipes.

Follow Natalie Hoage – Mommy of a Monster’s board Casseroles on Pinterest.


  1. I really hate it when people start posting recipes. I am already rotund in the extreme and you continue to tease and tempt me? You are sooooooo wicked ... .... damn it! Where are my whites? Symdaddy recently posted..Black & White MagicMy Profile
  2. I have a similar dinner tator tot recipe. The difference is that I add a small bag of frozen mixed vegetables to the beef/soup mix. I loved it growing up and now my kids like it. I will have to try the breakfast version. You made me hungry just reading the recipe :) Katie recently posted..Finger paintMy Profile
  3. I so wish we had tater-tots in France. It is something that I'm totally missing from back home. Barbara recently posted..Pretty as a pictureMy Profile
  4. Can you send me some via the TFDS? John recently posted..Where I detail a failed smoothieMy Profile
  5. I so love tater tot casserole.... my kids, lacking any good taste at all, do not like it. Maybe the breakfast one will be more to their liking!
  6. Both of these look awesome! I love to eat breakfast for dinner so, they would both work for me. JDaniel4's Mom recently posted..White Chicken ChiliMy Profile
  7. Pinned. That is all :)
  8. annnd...pinned. I think you are the main supplier of recipes for my family. mmmm!!! Katie recently posted..from tots to teensMy Profile
  9. This would have been so perfect for my NY morning buffet. Thanks for sharing on Momtrends and we hope you become a regular on Friday Food. Nicole Feliciano recently posted..Baby Gourmet: Baby Food Made by MomsMy Profile
  10. no human can resist the cheesy tater tot casserole. upping the ante for tomorrow's potluck w/ the addition of soy chorizo. Cynthia Sadler recently posted..Steak Knife SetMy Profile
  11. Feelin' the need for some good ole Southern comfort food. I think I'm going to make Tater-Tot casserole for dinner! Easy to make, and easy on my teeth. Ramona Dumas recently posted..Wusthof KnivesMy Profile
  12. Making this today for breakfast. I added chorizo sausage and pepper jack cheese. We shall see how it comes out!
  13. Sounds Yummy - were going to try it this weekend!!
  14. Do you cook the tater tots first before adding them to the dish?
  15. Only 2 eggs to 2 cups of milk and a lb of bacon?!
  16. My boys don't like regular tater tot casserole but love Mexican style! I used tomato sauce instead of cream soup, add nacho cheese, and some mexi style veggies(corn, peppers, onions, maybe black beans, etc). Then the same top with tater tots, they love it!
  17. Can you add more eggs or would I need to make them on the side?
  18. love Tater Tot Casserole, but w/o the milk. Just spread the canned soup over the meat and place tots on top, (Or, I add a thin layer of Velveeta on top of the soup, then the tots,) Very creamy!
  19. I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious!! HUGE hit with my kids and husband and so incredibly simple to make. The only thing different I did was add 2 more eggs. This is definitely a make again!
  20. W.Lavinder says:
    We made this today @ home for Christmas brunch...it is TO DIE FOR! Thank you for posting!! I've shared this recipe with all the women in my family!
  21. Anyone else have this come out runny after 45 minutes on 350?


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