TATER TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

K

Loved this variation of tater tot casserole, less prep time than my other one with mushroom soup, sour cream and cheese, etc. This is more “breakfasty”. (Not a word!) Also, I didn’t have the tater tots but I did have the potatoe patties, so I lined the whole bottom of the casserole dish and the sides. (I love a good crust!) I partially baked the patties in the oven first to crisp them up a bit, then poured the egg mixture over the whole thing. The cool thing is the potato crust is showing around the edges a little and makes it look like a quiche.

INGREDIENTS


  • 2 (9 Ounce) Packages Breakfast Sausage Links
  • 1 Pound Bacon
  • 1 (32 Ounce) Package Tater Tots
  • 12 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions Thinly Sliced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded
  • 2 Cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded~Divided
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Onions, Thinly Sliced

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9X13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cook the sausage in a skillet until cooked through. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate and drain skillet of all fat. Slice into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Cook bacon in the same, defatted skillet until brown and crispy. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate. Crumble.
  4. Arrange Tater Tots in a single layer in the prepared baking dish. 
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk, 1/4 cup green onions, salt, and pepper. Stir in cooked sausage and half the cooked bacon. 
  6. Fold in 1 cup Monterey jack cheese and 1 cup of cheddar cheese into egg mixture and pour egg mixture over tater tots
  7. Bake in preheated oven until egg mixture is set and, 40-45 minutes. 
  8. Sprinkle top evenly with remaining 1 cheddar cup cheese, pop back in the oven, about 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted. 
  9. Allow to stand 10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with remaining half crumbled bacon and green onions and serve.


Source of TATER TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE Recipe @ gonnawantseconds.com

_________________________________________________________________________________