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Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


I first made this casserole for dinner not breakfast. I knew it was going to be good. I didn't realize everyone would be going for seconds and there would be none leftover. Yes, it's that good.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Breakfast Sausage
  • 6 Eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 c Heavy Cream
  • 8 oz Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 1 small Onion, chopped (use half a medium onion if that's all you have)
  • Tater Tots
  • Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste


Start by browning sausage in a skillet.


While the sausage cooks, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Spray an 8x8 casserole dish with cooking spray.

Add the cooked sausage to the bottom of the casserole dish. Add chopped onion on top of sausage layer.


In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and heavy cream together. Season with salt and pepper. Add to casserole dish.

Next add a layer of grated cheese. I held back a little cheese to sprinkle on top of the casserole near the end of cooking.


Layer top with tater tots.


Place into preheated 350 degree oven and bake for 35 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees and cook an additional 15-20 minutes until eggs are set. 

Sprinkle top with cheese and return to oven to melt (optional).

Let stand 5 minutes before serving. It will be piping hot.





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34 comments:

  1. Hi, I have never used the heavy cream. Could you use something other?

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    1. Just use milk.

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    2. Lorelei,
      Yes milk or hald & half would work also. Heavy cream just adds a richness to dishes - try it sometime in mashed potatoes or something. You'll love it :)

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    3. Thank you both for your responses. Lorelei :)

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  2. What a fun breakfast casserole! I have never had one like it before!

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    1. It was delicious Carlee! The family gobbled it up.

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  3. Going to make this tonight for Sunday breakfast.

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    1. Julia's Simply SouthernAugust 15, 2016 at 11:47 AM

      I hope you enjoyed it.

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  4. HI There! I have two teen boys (17 & 18) who are each 6'5" already, plus a 9 year old boy and an adult daughter, my husband and myself to feed. How much of this casserole would you recommend that I make to feed this group? Thanks

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    1. I would double this for that size family.

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    2. Julia's Simply SouthernAugust 15, 2016 at 10:47 AM

      Caroline if your teen boys eat like most, I would definitely double the recipe and make it in a large casserole dish. I would pay attention to cooking time because you will likely need to adjust for the size. I would keep check after 30 minutes until the eggs are set. I know they'll enjoy it.

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    3. Thank you Julia and Rose for your replies. I will try making a double recipe of this. Due to vacations and camps, not everyone has been home until last week, so I haven't tried to do a lot of cooking lately and haven't attempted to make this. Between work, college, high school, and grade school, everyone is on a different schedule weekdays, so it will be a great treat for a coming weekend breakfast. Hugs to all!

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  5. Julia,
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    1. Good Morning. I'm glad you found us and thank you. I am not sure why the subscribe feature doesn't function properly. I have removed it. If you look on the left hand side columns under the "Tweets" there is a 'Follow By Email' and you can enter your email address and enter. You will receive an email with a link to verify. You will receive emails for each new post. You can also follow by Google +. I hope you'll join us on our social media outlets too. If I can be of further assistance, please let me know.
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  6. I would love a big helping of this - super yummy - you can me at tatter tots! :D Stopping by to do some sharing from #FoodieFriDIY

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  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  8. My family would go crazy for this! Thanks for sharing :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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    1. I hope you get a chance to try it soon. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. Man, this looks yummy! I know my kids would be ecstatic to see this being served at dinner. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Thank you. I hope you get to try it soon! I'm sure they'll love it.

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  10. We're gonna try this with sweet potato tots.. 😋

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    1. Let me know how it turns out Lisa! That sounds delicious too :)

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  11. I love everything about this dish!

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  12. Could I cook the onion in with the sausage and just go from there? I'm kinda afraid the onion won't get done all the way if I do it by the recipe.

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    1. Chrystal,
      If you prefer really soft onions, yes you can saute them with the sausage :)

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  13. Are the tater tots frozen or do you cook them first?

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  14. The tater tots are frozen. They cook while the casserole bakes :)

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  15. I am in australia...what is the equivalent of breakfast sausage...?

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    1. Lee,
      I can't find what the equivalent would be. From my reading, it seems that American breakfast sausage is difficult to find in Australia. You can make your own if you like. There are many recipes available - it's basically 1 lb of minced pork combined with seasonings such as sage, salt/pepper, red pepper flakes with variations of other ingredients such as crushed fennel, nutmeg, garlic. If you have a favorite minced meat and seasonings combination that would work fine to suit to your taste :)

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  16. Can I make this the night before and cook in morning?

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    1. Yes you can. I typically go ahead and cook it and just re-heat the next morning. Either way will work :)

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  17. I have made this and its really good

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