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.

 

Hashbrown Casserole

My husband’s father and step-mother make this recipe whenever we have a family get together.  It is always a hit.  Because there is never any leftovers, I have no idea how well it saves because we have never been in that situation before! lol

Ingredients:

  • 1 package (32 oz.) of frozen hashbrown potatoes (thawed)
  • 3/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 cup of chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can of undiluted cream of chicken soup
  • 1 package (8 oz.) of cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • Real bacon bits

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven at 350°F and use non-stick spray into 9×13 pan
  2. Combine hashbrown potatoes, 1/2 cup of butter, onions, cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, and cheese in a bowl.
  3. Pour into pan.
  4. Add bacon bits on top to form a bacon crust.  My personal opinion when it comes to bacon: the more the merrier.  Add lots for extra delicious-ness.
  5. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of melted butter on top of the bacon.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes and let sit for about 5 mins before serving.
  7. Prepare yourself for one of the most amazing culinary experiences you’ve ever had with a casserole!  Enjoy!

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Yet another casserole courtesy of my mother-in-law.  I love this stuff because 1. it saves so well and we can stretch it for 3 or 4 meals between 2 people,  & 2. IT’S SO DELICIOUS

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of chicken breast strips
  • 2 cans of Veg-All, drained
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth (don’t buy this – it will be made when cooking chicken)
  • 1 stick of melted margarine
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • 1 cup milk

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F and use non-stick spray on a 9×13 pan.
  2. Add water to a large pot and add raw chicken breast strips.  Add enough water to cover the chicken sufficiently.  Boil the chicken until cooked.  (This probably takes about 20 minutes, depending on the size of the pot).
  3. Once the chicken is cooked, cut the chicken into bite sized pieces and cover the bottom of the pan with the chicken.
  4. Drain the cans of Veg-All and then pour the contents of the can over the chicken.
  5. In a separate bowl, add the cream of chicken soup and the chicken broth (obtained from the pan that the chicken was in) and mix together.  Pour mixture over the veggies.
  6. Optional: Add salt and pepper to season.
  7. Mix margarine, bisquick, and milk together in another bowl.  This is the crust of the casserole.  Pour evenly over the casserole.
  8. Bake for 1 hour.  Crust should be golden when finished.

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.

Mexican Chicken Casserole

This delicious dish is one of the recipes that my mother-in-law introduced me to.  It’s super easy to make and is wonderful as leftovers.  Enjoy!!

 

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This picture is the best I have at the moment and does not do this recipe justice! I will update this picture the next time we make this.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package chicken breast strips, cut into about 1/2 inch chunks, raw
  • 1 cup white rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 can tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
  • 1 can black beans (drained)
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F
  2. In 9×13 pan, add the 2 cups of water and dissolve the taco seasoning in the water
  3. Add rice and chicken
  4. Add tomatoes, corn, and beans.  Distribute ingredients evenly throughout the pan
  5. Bake uncovered for 1 hour & 15 mins (Make sure rice is cooked all the way)
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle cheese on top
  7. Optional:  Serve with sour cream