Savory Tot Breakfast Casserole

You already love the ground beef and tot casserole so familiar on the dinner table, now it's time to twist it for breakfast! An eggy, cheesy, meaty Tater Tot® breakfast casserole will be devoured by everyone in the home.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
50 mins
Stand Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage

  • 8 ounce fresh button or cremini mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped (2 cups)

  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1 cup)

  • 1 32 ounce package frozen shredded potato nuggets

  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar and/or Swiss cheese

  • 2 cup milk

  • 8 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon seasoned salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • Sliced green onions

  • Chopped fresh Italian parsley

  • Bottle hot pepper sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a 12-inch skillet cook sausage, mushrooms, zucchini, bell pepper, and onion over medium heat until sausage is browned. Drain off fat.

  2. Arrange potato nuggets in a 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Spoon sausage mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.

  3. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, seasoned salt, and black pepper. Slowly pour over mixture in dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

  4. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until set and potatoes are tender. Remove and let stand 15 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with green onion and parsley. Pass hot sauce.

    Savory Tot Breakfast Casserole


Prepare as above, except do not bake. Cover and chill for 4 to 24 hours. Uncover. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until set and potatoes are tender. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Top with green onions and parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

373 Calories
22g Fat
24g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 373
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 167mg 56%
Sodium 830mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 19.9mg 100%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 1.5mg 8%
Potassium 585mg 12%
Folate, total 36mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*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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