Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole


When visiting new parents it is always nice to bring food or make food while you are there.  This past weekend Jeff and I visited some of our best friends in NJ.  The family of now four just welcomed their newest child, a son named Ben in December.   The last thing we wanted to do when visiting over night is making your visit more work on the already busy family.  My way of saying thanks for having us is by making food.  I feel like an Italian mother.

The morning after we got there,  I woke up when the house was still quiet and made this simple breakfast casserole.  It didn’t take much time and didn’t require using anything that might wake up a sleeping almost three year old and newborn (and husband).  I am a huge fan of tater tots so this recipe was right up my ally.

The recipe is adapted from its original, but can be done according to your taste.  I used turkey sausage as my meat, but regular sausage, bacon, even veggie sausage can be used.  If I were at home I would have tried to make it lower in fat using skim milk and 2% grated cheese or even egg substitutes.  I might have even bought sweet potato tater tots that could work as an alternative.

Tater Tot Casserole

Adapted from Lilac City Momma


6 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 cups grated chedder
1 package of turkey sausage
16 oz package of tater tots
salt and pepper
cooking spray

  •   Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  •   Cut sausage out of casing and in a large sautee pan cook the sausage until no longer pink
  •    In mixing bowl combine the milk, eggs, and some salt/pepper.  Wisk until eggs are broken up.
  •   Grease 9” x 13” pan with cooking spray
  •   Layer the cooked sausage, egg mixture, and half of the grated cheese
  •   Layer the tater tots on top
  •     Bake for 30 minutes, put remaining cheese on top and bake for another 10 minutes
-       Enjoy!

 <3 mk

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