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Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
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Tater tot casserole recipes are an essential part of an cook's recipe box. This recipe for Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole offers a break from traditional tater tot casserole recipes for dinner and instead offers a fun twist on egg casserole recipes. To make this breakfast casserole recipe, sausage and onions are combined with cheese and eggs, and the casserole is then topped with tater tots. Bacon and even more cheese gets added on top of the casserole before it bakes in the oven. 
The best thing about this cheesy tater tot casserole recipe is that it can be prepared up to 24 hours ahead of time. That makes this tater tot breakfast casserole perfect for Christmas morning breakfast or for any other special occasion morning. Once you make this Cheesy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, you'll never make a boring-old egg casserole recipe again.

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Serves12

Cooking Vessel Size9 x 13-inch baking dish

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 pounds thawed tater tots
  • fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium-heat, stirring frequently until beginning to crisp. Remove the bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel and set aside. In the same pan, over medium high-heat, brown the sausage for 5 minutes, breaking up any clumps with a spoon. Add the onion and continue to cook and stir for another 5 minutes.

  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the sausage and onion mixture to the bottom of the baking dish. Top with 2 cups of the shredded cheese.

  4. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs until well beaten. Add the milk, salt, pepper. Pour over the sausage and cheese and then add the tater tots in a single layer on top.

  5. To bake immediately: Bake for 35 minutes, then top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese and reserved bacon. Bake for another 10 minutes.

  6. To bake later: Cover the prepared dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Bring to room temperature (about 20 minutes) and then bake as directed above.

  7. To serve: Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot.

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Mmm, this is just the sort of breakfast food I've been craving lately.

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