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Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Brunch at its finest and easiest form. A.k.a. Sausage Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole!

This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage combines your favorite breakfast ingredients all in one pan. Crumbly pork sausage, crunchy tater tots, eggs, and cheese baked the oven…making one satisfying meal.

Lifting up tater tot breakfast bake out of the casserole dish

Tater Tot Casserole with Crumbly Sausage…Yum!

I might have a tad bit of an obsession with tater tots. It’s potatoes, but potatoes that are crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and seasoned with lots of flavor. Oh yum!

And you bet they will maintain their gorgeous crunchy texture. It might be a casserole, but those tater tots will be crunchy.

And just when you think it couldn’t get better, we take tater tots, combine them with breakfast sausage and oven bake with eggs and cheese and make it a Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole extravaganza.

So much great flavor and textures….breakfast and brunch just got a whole lot yummier.

And my heart just burst with excitement.

A rectangular dish of tater tots, sausage and egg bake

I typically make this Tater Tots Sausage Breakfast Casserole when I’m entertaining a lot of people, or during the holidays when I have family staying over, or when I have to make something super easy for a potluck.

And every time I make it, it gets devoured so quickly I have no leftovers. It’s always such a big hit!

Sausage Tater Tots Breakfast Casserole is great for so many reasons:

  • Great for potlucks, parties, gatherings and holidays because it feeds a lot of people without a lot of work.
  • One-pan breakfast meal. It has all your favorite breakfast foods in one pan: tater tots, breakfast sausage, eggs, cheese…Now who doesn’t like that!
  • 8 ingredients only! And that includes salt and pepper.
  • 10-minute prep, then bring everything to bake in the oven…and oven does the rest of the work!
  • TATER TOTS!! 🥰 (the obsession is real…)
  • It really is SO yummy


When it is called ‘Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole’, I am aware that I have given away the ingredients in the name of the recipe itself.

But nonetheless, here are the yummy ingredients that make up this (say it again with me) Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole:

A serving of sausage tater tot breakfast casserole
  • Sausage – I use Jimmy Dean’s pre-cooked tube sausage
  • Frozen tater tots – Get a big bag from the frozen aisle, it’s one of those easy potato ingredients that makes everything so much more convenient
  • Eggs – lots of them! 8 to be exact.
  • Milk – I always prefer to bake with 2% or higher, but if you want a lower fat meal, feel free to use 1% or even skim.
  • Cheese – I use mozzarella and cheddar but you can use only one type of cheese, or three type of cheeses, or a totally different type of cheese. Cheese it up however way you want! Monterey jack will make an awesome Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole as well.
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, salt and pepper. We want to make sure there’s plenty of yummy flavors in the egg mixture as well!

A few simple ingredients come together to make one lovely, cozy, satisfying tater tot egg casserole brunch!

Let’s make Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole!

Let’s get to work make this Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Sausage happen!

And by work, I really mean, not a lot of work… (translation: easy peasy!)

Step 1: Sear Breakfast Sausage

First, sear the raw sausage. Crumble it into small pieces and cook until it is no longer pink.

Searing crumble sausage

Step 2: Assemble Casserole

Then add crumble sausage to a large greased 9′ x 13′ casserole dish. Spread it out evenly.

Crumble sausage in casserole dish

Combine egg mixture by whisking together eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and black pepper.

Gently pour whisked egg mixture into the casserole dish.

Eggs and ground sausage in a casserole dish

And then a little (or a lot of) cheese!

Sausage, eggs and cheese in a casserole prior to baking

And last, but not least (drumroll please)… TATER TOTS!

Oh yes those tots are finally making their debut.

But there’s a reason why they are last. These tater tots should only be partially submerged in mixture so that the top can be browned, and yes, crispy.

Because crispy tots are the REAL DEAL.

Sausage, eggs and cheese in a casserole with tater tots on top

Step 3: Bake

Lastly, send it into the oven to bake!

350℉ for 50 minutes, or until eggs are no longer runny. You can test that by piercing the center of the breakfast casserole with a toothpick.

When it’d done, the tops should be slightly golden brown, egg mixture should have solidify (but still soft) and no longer in liquid form, and tops of the tater tots should be golden brown and crispy.

Behold: Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole in all its glory. ❤️

Top down view of a rectangular breakfast casserole

Bite into it, and it should be cheesy, flavorful, crunchy, and SO VERY YUMMY.

Gimme this Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole for breakfast, lunch and dinner please! 😍

Variation and Substitution

Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is supposed to a super easy and versatile dish. Feel free to substitute and make it your own!

  • Instead of sausage – ham, cooked bacon or Canadian bacon work great as well
  • Add veggies – I also love adding bell peppers, spinach, onions, or tomatoes to the egg mixture. Add it right before adding cheese and tater tots.
  • use other cheese – honestly, you should use whatever soft cheeses you have on hand, it’s a great way to clean out the fridge. Cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey jack, Colby jack, swiss, etc works great on Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole.

Ways to serve this

You know I love Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with Sausage for breakfast and brunch, but it also works great as potluck dish or even the holidays, because it serves a lot of people and still taste great in room temperature. It’s also a great candidate as breakfast for dinner.

Here are a few things that you can serve with this Easy Breakfast Sausage Tater Tot Casserole dish:

Breakfast casserole with tater tots on top

Make Ahead and Storage

I like to make ahead certain dishes when I’m entertaining to cut down on the time I am in the kitchen. If you make ahead Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole, you can store it covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

When ready to reheat, cover with aluminum foil and reheat in oven at 350℉ for 30 minutes, or until it is heated through.

Note that if you have leftovers and end up reheating Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole in the microwave, tater tots would no longer be as crispy.

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Lifting up tater tot breakfast bake out of the casserole dish

Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Easy and yummy brunch casserole! Ground breakfast sausage, eggs, tater tot potatoes and cheese oven baked until perfection. Great for the holidays!
4.91 from 30 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 327kcal
Author: MinShien


  • 1 lbs sausage rolls
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup cheese shredded
  • 1 lbs frozen tater tots


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 ℉.
  • Heat skillet yo medium heat. Add sausage and break it into small pieces. Sear until it is no longer pink. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Grease a 9' x 13' baking dish with cooking oil spray. Add crumbled sausage to baking dish and spread it out evenly.
  • Add eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Gently pour egg mixture into baking dish.
  • Add shredded cheese and spread it evenly on the top. Then add tater tots and distribute them evenly all over. Do not submerge tater tots completely so the top will brown in the oven.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until the center is no longer soggy.
  • Remove from oven and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 177mg | Sodium: 847mg | Potassium: 329mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 361IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg
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Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    This breakfast was a nice treat on a cold winter day. Tater tots were crispy as promised! We also heated up leftovers in the toaster oven the next few days and the casserole was always crispy and yummy!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! So glad! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    Super easy to make, we love it! Great way to use up whatever’s left in our fridge too – we add in extra veggies, cheeses, meats.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yum!! Adding more veggies and meats is a GREAT idea! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Lynn Spencer says:

    5 stars
    Just perfect! The perfect breakfast treat for a family that typically avoids breakfast!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      So glad you and your family are enjoying it!

  4. 5 stars
    This was the perfect casserole to serve our overnight guests. I loved how easy it was to make and it’s delicious!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Yay! So glad to hear that it was a success!

  5. susan | the wimpy vegetarian says:

    5 stars
    I love casseroles like this! They’re perfect for when the kids come to visit!! I really want to try this one!!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      I hope you do! 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    We had family visiting this weekend and I added this to our usual spread. It was a hit! No leftovers… Much to my chagrin!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Haha I’m so glad everyone loved it!

  7. 5 stars
    I made this for breakfast and it was gone! My family has requested it again on friday!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Enjoy it Friday! Thanks for sharing your feedback!

  8. 5 stars
    We are going to make this soon for company and I can’t wait to make it again! We loved it the first time.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      That’s great! I hope you enjoy it as much as the first time!

  9. 5 stars
    Made this for Christmas breakfast and everyone was happy!! I made mine with fully cooked Turkey sausage so I didn’t even have to sear it first!

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Such a great idea Jen! Thanks for sharing! And I’m glad to hear everyone enjoyed it for Christmas!

  10. Carmen Michelle says:

    5 stars
    Excellent breakfast dish! My family devoured this casserole… no leftovers. Instead of small tater tots I used the large hashbrown patties and it worked very well. It was easy to scope out and serve. I will definitely make this again.

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Thanks for sharing Carmen! Happy to hear you all enjoyed it.

  11. Do you thaw tater tot’s?

    1. Joyous Apron says:

      Nope, you can use it frozen!