Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Found this recipe on Pinterest.  It’s so yummy!

Original recipe found here.

Ingredients:

  • Choose a meat or a combination: pre-cooked cubed ham, cooked bacon, and/or cooked ground sausage. 1 package of any meat should be sufficient.
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 pounds frozen tater tots

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.  Use non-stick spray in a 9×13 pan
  2. Spread the breakfast meat of your choosing onto the bottom of the pan.
  3. Spread cheese evenly over the meat
  4. In a bowl, beat together milk and eggs.  Pour evenly into pan.
  5. Top evenly with frozen tater tots.
  6. Optional:  Add a bacon crust if the above wasn’t enough calories for you.
  7. Bake for about an hour.  You will know the casserole is done when the mixture in between the tater tots has solidified some and is no longer runny.  Cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.

 

Breakfast Casserole

Here is the recipe for our family’s breakfast casserole.  I know there are many variations of this recipe, but this one by far is the best!  It comes from my husband’s family and we make it all of the time!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups grits
  • 2 lbs sausage
  • 1 lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Brown sausage in a medium pan and split into quarter size pieces.
  3. In another pan, bring water to a boil and add grits.  Cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add cooked sausage, cooked grits, cheese, milk, eggs, thyme and garlic into a mixing bowl.  Combine and mix.
  5. Pour mixture into 9×13 pan.  Optional: Add a thin layer of shredded cheese on top of mixture in the pan.
  6. Bake for 1 hour.
  7. Let sit for 5-10 minutes prior to serving.