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This easy bacon and egg tater tot breakfast casserole will help you start your day right! nothing is better than Bacon, eggs, bell pepper, mushrooms, and tater tot layered into a Breakfast Casserole to feed your family a delicious and healthy meal.

Bacon And Egg Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole  in a white casserole dish with a silver serving spoon next to it

This recipe is perfect for busy mornings or even to make ahead of time to bake later, or serve this for holidays to make your mornings easy and delicious! Just pop it in the oven and enjoy!

There is no doubt that Bacon And Egg Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is a favorite savory breakfast here at Lizasfarmhouse! If you like easy make-ahead breakfast, then you must try my Berry Croissant Bake!

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Bacon And Egg Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with a silver serving spoon in the dish and a serving of the casserole in a small plate with sour cream and hot sauce

As you already know, casseroles are well-loved around here!

As a busy momma, they save me a lot of time when I need a quick and hearty casserole meal to feed my family. Not only is bacon and egg tater-tot breakfast casserole comfort food, but it also hides a few vegetables in it that the kids won’t notice because it is hidden behind tater tots and lots of cheese and bacon! It’s a family favorite that never disappoints!

What veggies can be used in bacon and egg tater-tot breakfast casserole?

There are so many options of vegetables you can use here to please picky eaters you might have, I think we all have that one child 😉  Switch the veggies to your liking. This is a great way to clean out the fridge of any vegetables that need to be used up. I will list some of my favorite options below. Of course, you can keep out the vegetables altogether if that is what you would like. There are no rules in your kitchen! 

  • onion
  • bell pepper
  • mushrooms
  • asparagus
  • spinach
ingredients laid out on a wooden cutting block to make Bacon And Egg Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole 

simple ingredients to make bacon egg and tater-tot breakfast casserole

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon- chopped and cooked
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms- thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper – cubbed (you can use red or yellow)
  • 1 1/14 cup shredded cheese – mozzarella
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder  
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic salt- or regular salt
  • 16 oz frozen tater tots

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How to make bacon and egg tater tot breakfast casserole

Start with baking the potato to get crispy tater tots. You can do this using the oven or an air fryer for easy cleanup! Follow the instructions on the package. I toasted mine in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 7 minutes to get golden brown crispy tots. 

Add the chopped bacon to the skillet and cook on medium heat till the bacon gets crispy. Remove the bacon onto a plate lined with a paper towel. the paper towel absorbs the extra grease. 

a split picture of bacon bits frying in a skillet on the stove and a paper towel wiping the bacon grease out of the skillet

Discard half of the bacon grease

The bottom of the skillet will have some of the yummy brown bits from the bacon left, try not to wipe that with the paper towel when you discard half the fat. This will bring lots of flavors when you add in the vegetables to cook in it

To the skillet add the finely chopped onions and saute for 5 minutes on medium-low heat, Stir on occasion. The onions should be soft and translucent. 

onions sauteing in a skillet on the stove with chopped mushrooms and yellow bell pepper next to it on a butcher block

Add the chopped bell pepper to the skillet and continue to saute with the onions for 5-8 minutes. Then add in the mushrooms then continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the vegetables to a casserole dish. Over the vegetables evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the cooked bacon.

cooked vegetables and bacon on the bottom of a white casserole dish

In a clean bowl add 12 eggs,  11/4 cup milk, 2 tbl chives, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Mic with a fork till everything is combined then add in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish over the vegetables. 

egg mixture with fresh chives in a white mixing bowl and a whisk inside it

Arrange the tater tots

over the egg mixture, however you like. Make sure the tater tots are laid on top, do not mix them in. When they bake in the oven this helps the tater tots to stay crispy. 

Bacon And Egg Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole not baked on a counter top

Evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese and the rest of the bacon on top of the casserole. 

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the center of the bacon and egg tater-tot casserole is set. Bake time may vary for every oven, keep an eye on it. 
If the top is burning, cover it with aluminum foil. 

Bacon And Egg Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole 

Serve warm! add a little bit of sour cream on top and a dash of hot sauce! This makes a great breakfast, but don’t discard the idea of serving this for an easy dinner recipe as well. Serve this as a main dish on busy weeknights, or a side dish on weekends. 

Store the leftover tater tot casserole in an airtight container This is great to serve the next day, heat in the microwave for a minute then serve. 

Easy tater tot casserole recipe that the whole family will love. It is amazing to serve for breakfast or brunch for the girls! You can even make this ahead of time and then bake it when needed. 

Why make Breakfast Casserole?…it’s delicious, that’s why!

best tater tot casserole recipe variations:

  1. Feeds a crowd  – This recipe is easy to make, double the recipe to feed a bigger crowd.
  2. Variations – You can truly make this one your own! Substitute it with other cooked meats like bacon, pork sausage, or ground turkey sausage, or of course you can keep it meatless. 
  3. Make Ahead – You can pre-assemble this tater-tot casserole then cover with foil on top and keep it in the fridge. Bake to the cooking instructions 

BACON AND EGG TATER-TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Bacon, egg, cheese, and tater tots will help you start your day right! Bacon, egg, bell pepper, mushrooms, and tater tot are layered into a Breakfast Casserole with added bell peppers and mushrooms to make this a healthier option!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 1/2 pound bacon- chopped and cooked
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms- thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper – cubbed (you can use red or yellow)
  • 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese – mozzarella
  • 2 tbl fresh chives 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder  
  • 1 1/4 tsp teaspoons garlic salt- or regular salt
  • 16 oz frozen tater tots

Instructions
 

  • Start with baking the potato to get crispy tater tots. You can do this using the oven or an air fryer for easy cleanup! Follow the instructions on the package. I toasted mine in an air fryer at 400 degrees for 7 minutes to get golden brown crispy tots. 
  • Add the chopped bacon to the skillet and cook on medium heat till the bacon gets crispy. Remove the bacon onto a plate lined with a paper towel. the paper towel absorbs the extra grease. 
  • DISCARD HALF OF THE BACON GREASE
    The bottom of the skillet will have some of the yummy brown bits from the bacon left, try not to discard it. This will bring lots of flavors when you add in the vegetables to cook in it
  • To the same skillet add the finely chopped onions and saute for 5 minutes on medium-low heat, Stir on occasion. The onions should be soft and translucent. 
  • Add the chopped bell pepper to the skillet and continue to saute with the onions for 5-8 minutes. Then add in the mushrooms then continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the vegetables to a casserole dish. Over the vegetables evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the cooked bacon.
  • In a clean bowl add 12 eggs,  11/4 cup milk, 2 tbl chives, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp garlic powder. Mic with a fork till everything is combined then add in 1 cup of mozzarella cheese. Pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish over the vegetables. 
  • Arrange the tater tots over the egg mixture. Make sure the tater tots are laid on top, do not mix them in. When they bake in the oven this helps the tater tots to stay crispy. 
  • Evenly sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese and the rest of the bacon on top of the casserole. 
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until the center of the bacon and egg tater-tot casserole is set. Bake time may vary for every oven, keep an eye on it. If the top is burning, cover it with aluminum foil. 
  • Serve warm! add a little bit of sour cream on top and a dash of hot sauce! This makes a great breakfast, but don’t discard the idea of serving this for an easy dinner recipe as well.
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