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Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sausage

If you’re looking for a hearty breakfast recipe, you’ll love this Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sausage. It features everyone’s favorite breakfast flavors: crispy tater tot potatoes, eggs and cheese, crispy bacon and delicious sausage. Sautéed leeks add a mild onion flavor that you’ll love.

This casserole can be made ahead of time, and is perfect for a holiday breakfast or brunch party. Accompany it with our ever-popular Bacon Bloody Marys (made with homemade Bacon Vodka)!

Finished dish of overnight tater tot breakfast casserole with bacon and sausage

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Why This Bacon and Cheese Egg Bake is Worth Making

Everyone loves it! This tasty combination of crispy potatoes, bacon, sausage, cheese, leeks and eggs is always a hit.

Easy to Make – Just cook the bacon, sausage and leeks, brown the tater tots, and put the ingredients together in a baking dish and bake. No special equipment needed!

Make it in advance – You can prepare this tasty sausage and bacon breakfast casserole up to 2 days ahead of time, making it a perfect recipe for a brunch gathering or the holidays.

A meal in itself – With the eggs, potatoes and breakfast meats in one hearty dish, all you need is a beverage to round out the meal.

Gluten free – This recipe is perfect for those trying to avoid gluten.Always check the packaging for prepared ingredients like bacon, sausage and hash browns package to make sure the product is gluten free.

Versatile – You can add or change the ingredients to suit your tastes. See a full list of recipe variations below.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Bowls containing cheddar cheese, tater tots, eggs, seasonings and sausage plus 2 leeks and a pound of raw bacon.

1 pound regular sliced bacon – Feel free to use your favorite brand, and thick sliced will work fine in this recipe, too.

1/2 pound bulk breakfast sausage

2 medium leeks – The leeks add a mild, oniony flavor to the casserole. Feel free to substitute a sweet yellow onion like Vidalia if you prefer.

8 large eggs

1/3 cup milk – whole milk or 2% works best in this recipe

2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese – I like the pronounced cheesy flavor of sharp cheddar, but you can use medium cheddar, Colby, or your favorite cheese blend.

1 32-ounce bag of frozen tater tots (about 40 tots) – I used the flat tater tots for this recipe, but you can use the cylindrical ones, too.

1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon butter – salted or unsalted is fine.

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Equipment Needed

  • Large skillet
  • Cutting board
  • Sharp Knife
  • Heatproof spoon
  • 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Cooking spray
  • Paper towels

Step by Step Instructions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spread the tater tots in a single layer on the baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes. Turn each tater tot over and continue cooking until crispy and brown, about 7 more minutes.

Frozen tater tots spread on a large baking sheet.

While the tater tots are baking, cook the chopped bacon in a skillet over medium heat.

Large pieces of chopped bacon in a gray skillet.

Drain on paper towels. Wipe out the skillet and brown the sausage over medium heat.

Close up photo of cooked bulk sausage.

Drain on paper towels. Wipe out the skillet and add 1 tablespoon butter. Heat until melted over medium heat. Add the chopped leeks and cook until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Reserve.

Chopped leeks cooking in a skillet with a black spoon stirring them.

Remove the tater tots from the oven and lower the temperature to 375 degrees.

Spread the tater tots on paper towels and gently blot to soak up excess grease. Cool the tater tots for about 10 minutes, and arrange them in the prepared baking dish.

Tater tots arranged in a glass baking dish, with plates of cooked sausage and bacon and a measuring cup of eggs in the background.

Tuck the bacon pieces between the tater tots. Crumble the sausage finely and sprinkle on top. Sprinkle the cooked leeks evenly on top. Whisk the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the tots.

Pouring the egg mixture over the breakfast casserole ingredients in a baking dish.

Sprinkle with the cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Cook until eggs are set and top is browned, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and serve.

bacon breakfast casserole in a glass baking dish on a hardwood background

Pro Recipe Tips

To make the casserole ahead of time, assemble the tater tots, bacon, sausage and leeks but don’t add the egg mixture or cheese. Store everything in the refrigerator tightly covered until you’re ready to cook. Pour the egg mixture over the casserole, top with the shredded cheese and bake in a preheated 375 degree oven until the eggs are set, about 35-40 minutes.

Recipe Variations

Healthier Tater Tot Casserole – Use extra virgin olive oil to cook the leeks instead of butter. Substitute 2% cheese and reduce the amount to 1 1/2 cups. Use low-fat milk.

Loaded Tater Tot Casserole – Add 1/2 cup sour cream to the egg mixture and bake according to directions. Garnish the finished casserole with chopped green onions.

Spicy Tater Tot Casserole – Use spicy sausage instead of breakfast sausage, and substitute pepperjack cheese for some or all of the cheddar.

Dairy Free – Simply substitute water for the milk in this recipe, and use olive oil instead of butter to cook the leeks.

Jalapeno Tater Tot Casserole – Seed and dice two large jalapeno peppers, and add them to the leeks in the skillet during the last two minutes of cooking. Add with the leeks and proceed.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Allow the dish to come to room temperature. Cover tightly and store the leftover breakfast casserole bacon potatoes dish in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the casserole with a few drops of water to rehydate. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and cook until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.

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Here’s the full, printable recipe:

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Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sausage

Eliza Cross
This easy casserole features everyone's favorite breakfast flavors: crispy tater tot potatoes, eggs and cheese, crispy bacon and delicious sausage!
4.77 from 39 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Bacon Breakfast Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 656 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 1 32 ounce bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 pound regular sliced bacon cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 small leeks white and pale green parts only, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spread the tater tots in a single layer on the baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes. Turn each tater tot over and continue cooking until crispy and brown, about 7 more minutes.
  • While the tater tots are baking, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium heat until brown and crispy. Drain on paper towels.
  • Drain grease, wipe out the skillet, crumble the sausage and brown it over medium heat. Drain on paper towels.
  • Drain grease, wipe out the skillet, and add 1 tablespoon butter. Heat until melted over medium heat. Add the chopped leeks and cook until tender, about 7 to 8 minutes. Reserve.
  • Remove the tater tots from the oven and lower the temperature to 375 degrees. Spread the tater tots on paper towels and gently blot to soak up excess grease. Cool the tater tots for about 10 minutes, and arrange in the prepared baking dish.
  • Tuck the bacon pieces between the tater tots. Crumble the sausage finely and sprinkle on top. Sprinkle the cooked leeks evenly on top.
  • Whisk the eggs with the milk, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over the tots.
  • Sprinkle evenly with the cheddar cheese and the Parmesan cheese.
  • Cook until eggs are set and top is browned, about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and serve.

Notes

To store, allow the dish to cool to room temperature. Cover tightly and store the leftover breakfast casserole in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To reheat, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle the casserole with a few drops of water to rehydate. Cover with a lid or aluminum foil and cook until heated through, about 15-20 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 656kcalCarbohydrates: 48.8gProtein: 24.1gFat: 38.2gSaturated Fat: 12.6gCholesterol: 181mgSodium: 1798mgPotassium: 686mgFiber: 4.9gSugar: 1.2gCalcium: 193mgIron: 2mg
Keyword bacon brunch, breakfast, casserole
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Got questions? Just ask! I’m happy to help. If you enjoy this easy breakfast casserole with bacon recipe, I’d be thrilled if you clicked the little stars above and gave the recipe a 5-star rating.

For more easy brunch ideas, check out our roundup of 15 best breakfast casseroles with bacon recipes. You might also enjoy the web story for this easy breakfast bake recipe.

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Nutrition Disclaimer: All nutritional information shared on this site is an approximation. I am not a certified nutritionist, and any nutritional information should be used as a general guideline.

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About Eliza & BENSA

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17 thoughts on “Easy Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Sausage”

  1. 5 stars
    These were easier than I thought and so delicious we will make this again the kids gobbled its up great flavors!

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  2. 5 stars
    I was looking for a recipe for our family brunch. The guys hate fussy dishes so I figure I’d make this tater tot breakfast that’s loaded with meat. Well, we all loved the casserole and I thought I’d have to beat off the men so that the girls could get their portion. Excellent recipe with plenty of taste and heartiness.

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  3. 5 stars
    My family is officially addicted to this casserole, especially my little kids. Apparently I must make this every week, or at least every other week from now on. :D

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    • Great question. The calories listed are per serving, if you cut the 9- by 13-inch casserole into 9 hearty servings. If you cut the pan in 12 servings, each serving has 492 calories. While it’s not exactly a low-calorie dish, you do get your meat, potato and eggs all in one serving! Hope this helps.

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  4. This looks absolutely amazing and delicious , I can’t wait to try this out ,my husband was looking over my shoulder at my phone while I was checking it out and his mouth started to water just looking st the picture and ingredients Thanks for sharing!

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  5. 5 stars
    This breakfast casserole was so hearty and delicious!! Made for the perfect Sunday morning breakfast for our family!

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    • Great question! You can substitute a sauteed medium chopped onion (love the sweeter yellow onion like Vidalia), or a couple chopped green onions, or diced green chiles, or a diced bell pepper, or you can just leave the leeks out and it will still be yummy.

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