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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Start off right with this tasty make ahead, or the day of, Tots and Sausage Casserole! Loaded with tater tots, ground sausage, eggs, and cheese, it’s the perfect breakfast casserole.
You know how some smells will jog a memory? Well my memory is jogged every time I smell sausage or bacon cooking. I woke up every weekend to the smell of sizzling sausage and bacon.
I could always count on a full breakfast Saturday, or Sunday mornings growing up. It was one of the highlights of my week. I love a fluffy homemade biscuit with jelly and sausage! Yum, yum!
When Zack and I first got married, I always made a full breakfast like I grew up with. I wanted my little family to grow up with the same memories that I had.
It lasted years, and then it fell by the way side for the longest time. I was doing more breakfasts during the week for dinner, than on weekend mornings.
Then something changed…I decided that weekend mornings were meant for breakfast when the time permitted.
Holidays though, always get a special breakfast! For Christmas I do a French toast casserole, like this one, but Easter gets my Tots and Sausage Casserole.
It’s the perfect brunch dish! It’s loaded with tater tots (who doesn’t love tater tots!?), sausage, eggs, and cheese.
Can this be made ahead of time?
Yes! It can be whipped together the night before and placed in the fridge all night, until ready to bake, or if you decide at the last minute that’s what you want, you can do that too.
Can I add anything like onion to this?
Yep! Deiced bell peppers – onion – scallions – sliced zucchini – cherry tomatoes – all of those would make it even better!
I like spicy, what about spicy sausage?
Totally! Hot sausage would be delicious. Or if you wanted to just add hot sauce to the egg mixture, that would work too.
This is not hard to make!
Tots and Sausage Casserole only requires 5 main ingredients, plus your seasonings.
It’s easy to make, although it does take an hour to bake. Not that bad for Easter morning.
Make it the night before, wake up toss it in the oven, and it will be ready in time to eat before you head to church. Or if you went to service on Saturday night, get up, get it in the oven, go hide your kids Easter eggs in the yard, come inside and eat before heading out for the big hunt. (it’s what we do!)
So how does this simple Tots and Sausage Casserole go? Well you’re going to need your ingredients first. I grabbed everything that I needed on my recent Walmart shopping trip. I don’t know about you, but we love Odom’s Tennessee Pride® Country Sausage. No corn syrup!!
So now that you earned some money buying your sausage, grab your other ingredients and start making this Tots and Sausage Casserole!
Start by whisking together the eggs.
Stir in the whipping cream and milk. Set aside.
Cook your sausage until it’s no longer pink, drain the grease, and stir in the seasonings.
Toss together the tater tots, seasoned/cooked sausage, and cheese.
Pour into a greased 8X11 inch baking dish.
Pour the milk and egg mixture over the top. At this point, you have two choices. You can cover and place in the fridge until ready to bake. Or you can place into a preheated 350 degree oven, and bake for one hour.
Looking for even more ways to make a savory breakfast?
- Egg Topped Hashbrown Cups
- Fluffy No Knead Buttermilk Biscuits
- Ham and Cheese Biscuits
- Fully Loaded Hash Brown Casserole
- 1 pound grounds sausage
- 28 ounces tater tots Yes, you can cook this recipe with the frozen tots.
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup whipping cream I used regular whipping cream, heavy whipping cream would also work.
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Whisk together the eggs, and stir in the milk and whipping cream. Set aside.
- Cook the sausage, drain the grease, and stir in the seasonings.
- Toss together the tater tots, cheese, and sausage. Pour into a greased 8X11 inch baking dish.
- Pour the egg mixture over the top.
- You can cover this and place in the fridge until ready to bake, or you can place in a 350 degree oven for an hour.
- Allow to cool 5 minutes before serving
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 615 Total Fat: 44g Saturated Fat: 18g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 24g Cholesterol: 193mg Sodium: 1445mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 23g