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Loaded Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Loaded Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole is the perfect spin on the traditional Tater Tot Hotdish, with farm fresh eggs, breakfast sausage, and piles of crispy tater tots! 

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Breakfast Casserole, Loaded Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole, Tater Tot
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 556 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 bag (32 ounces) tater tots
  • 20 ounces ground Italian sausage, (if frozen, should be thawed)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 9 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 medium jalapeno, finely diced and divided, reserving some for garnish
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place tater tots on a sheet pan and bake for 10 minutes, flip, and cook an additional 10 minutes.

  3. In a skillet or non-stick frying pan, cook Italian sausage and onion.

  4. After the sausage has browned, add the garlic and cook for about a minute.

  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.

  6. Add the diced jalapeño (reserving a few for garnish), and diced bell pepper. Stir to combine.

  7. Add browned sausage mixture and half of the cheese. Stir to combine.

  8. Pour egg mixture into greased 9x13 baking pan.
  9. Spread pre-cooked tater tots on top, ensuring that you cover the entire mixture.
  10. Place in oven and bake for 45-50 minutes.

  11. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top and bake for 5 more minutes, or until the cheese is bubbly.

  12. Garnish with diced jalapenos and chopped tomato (optional).