Tater Tot Casserole With Sausage


Fresh potato tots bring a fun and tasty twist to this egg, cheese, and sausage casserole.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
8 servings

This comfort food tater tot casserole is breakfast food deluxe. You've got the usual suspects, like sausage, eggs, cheese, and potatoes. But wait, they aren't just any old potatoes like hashbrowns or home fries. They're fresh tater tots!

For heat lovers, go with spicy sausage, or for something suited for the whole family: a mild breakfast sausage. It's true that this is pretty cheesy, rich, and filling, so if you want to lighten it up, serve it with a side salad. Prep tip: To combine eggs quickly with a whisk, poke each yolk with the whisk so it mixes faster with the whites.


  • 1 pound hot or mild breakfast sausage

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 12 large eggs

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce, such as Cholula

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 32-oz. bag frozen potato tots

  • 8 ounces Colby-Jack cheese blend (about 2 cups), divided

  • 1 jalapeño, sliced

  • Chopped fresh chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat a large skillet over medium-high. Add sausage and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until browned, about 5 minutes.

  2. Add onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, hot sauce, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Arrange tots in an even layer in a lightly greased 3-quart baking dish. Top with 1 cup cheese and the sausage mixture.

  4. Pour egg mixture evenly over tots and top with remaining 1 cup cheese.

  5. Bake until set in the middle, 50 to 55 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with jalapeño and chives.

    Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
    Greg DuPree

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

583 Calories
37g Fat
31g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 583
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 347mg 116%
Sodium 1320mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 27g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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