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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Overnight Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This week I was asked to bring a breakfast dish to share to a welcome party for my new boss at work and I, of course, agreed.  The challenge was to find a hot dish that could easily be prepared on our busy work/school mornings.  I started doing some research for some overnight dishes and combined a couple recipes to make this delicious one dish breakfast treat.  

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Overnight Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


Free printable recipe here. 



Ingredients:

6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled 
1 pound ground breakfast sausage
3 cups cheddar jack cheese, divided 
2 cups whole milk
3 large eggs
2 pounds frozen tater tots
1 medium onion chopped 
2 bell peppers chopped
salt and pepper to taste


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Directions:

1.  In a skillet, cook breakfast sausage until broken up and brown.  Once cooked through, drain grease from skillet.  I used turkey breakfast sausage for a healthier version.

2.  Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and then layer the breakfast sausage on the bottom of the pan. 

3.  Sprinkle 2 cups cheddar jack cheese evenly over the breakfast sausage.  

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4.  In a medium mixing bowl combine the milk, eggs, peppers, onions, salt, and pepper.  Hand whisk mixture.  Once mixed pour egg mixture over the sausage and cheese in the baking pan.  

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5.  Layer frozen tater tots over the egg mixture, covering it completely. 

6.  Cover with foil and refrigerate until ready to bake.  

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7.  Once ready to bake - preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake casserole for 35-45 minutes.  Eggs should not be runny!  

8.  Sprinkle casserole with remaining cheese and crumbled bacon - bake for another 10-15 minutes.  

9.  Cut into squares and enjoy hot!!    


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This casserole was a hit at work.  It was so tasty and surprisingly easy to prepare the night before and simply put in the oven while we all got ready for the day.  This will be a breakfast dish that will come in handy for the holiday guests for sure!  


What are your favorite breakfast dishes to share?



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10 comments:

  1. An easy way to get anyone up in the AM! ;)

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  2. Love that it is loaded and you can make it beforehand. Perfect for a work dish. Everyone can have just a bit and be full. Do you think it would work with just veggies to?

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  3. This is full of ingredients I love! Cheese and Tater Tots. This would be the perfect breakfast or dinner. We enjoy having breakfast for dinner about once a week.

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  4. Yummy girl! I am definitely saving this

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  5. My favorite breakfast dish is Buttermilk Pancakes. This tater tot casserole would be a great weekend breakfast meal.

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  6. My daughter was just talking about this today. She's going to be excited when I show this to her. She loves tater tots.

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  7. Morning times are so hectic here. I love the idea of preparing breakfast the night before! Can't wait to try this recipe!

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  8. This looks quite tasty and something I know that I would enjoy! I'm sure my family would enjoy it as well but I totally want to make it just so I can try it for myself, lol!

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  9. Looks yummy! I like that you don't have to put any processed stuff in it. Thank you for sharing this.

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