Never thought you’d eat tater tots in the AM? You will when they’re the crispy topping on a make-ahead breakfast casserole that combines all of the morning classics: browned breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, two (count ’em) layers of bubbling melted cheddar cheese — and bacon, for crying out loud.
You know we’ve got a thing for breakfast casseroles: we’ve served up a hearty Amish Breakfast Casserole, a berry-filled Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole for sweet breakfast fans, and a satisfying Sausage, Egg & Cheese Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole. If frozen hash browns work, we thought, why not put our other favorite potato in a breakfast bake?
Does arranging a Tetris of tater tots sound like way too much coordination for the early morning to you? We read you loud and clear — which is why we love that you can totally get away with assembling this casserole the night before, so that all you have to do in the morning is pop it into the oven.
We’d be really surprised if you have any leftovers of this savory tater tot casserole, but we can definitely see this turning into a breakfast-for-dinner situation.
Recipe adapted from Chew Out Loud.