Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Southside Market Sausage

We are back-to-school in our house. I have been trying to come up with not only breakfast recipes that I can make easily on weekend mornings, but also meal prep breakfast ideas as well as breakfast for dinner. Yes, I have been looking for all the breakfast ideas. And that is when I saw Breakfast Casserole and Tater Tot Casserole. Then I thought I could make a mash up of this. So here we have Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole with Sausage and of course I used our Southside Market Original Fresh Rope Sausage because it has great spicy flavor, and it is so easy to work with.





Makes about 12 servings:

What You Need:
1 medium onion diced
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese
12-16 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 tbsp EACH salt, garlic powder, pepper
Tater Tots

What You Do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13" pan with cooking spray.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage (without casing), onions and bell pepper and cook while crumbling the sausage until the sausage is cooked through. 
3. Drain grease then transfer mixture into 9x13" pan. Set aside.
4. Scramble 12 eggs in separate bowl. Add cheeses and seasonings. Pour egg mixture into sausage mixture and stir until evenly combined. Sprinkle evenly with tater tots until top is covered.
5. Place pan in oven and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until knife comes out clean when poked in center. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Season individual servings with additional salt and pepper to taste.

You could change up the onions and bell pepper to bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, etc. The possibilities are endless. Basically, anything that you would put in an omelet.




Freezer Friendly!


To freeze breakfast casserole before baking:
Prepare breakfast casserole according to recipe directions through adding the mixture to the prepared 9×13" pan. Cover the casserole with two layers of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. Freeze for up to 2 months. Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature on the counter for about 30-60 minutes. Bake according to recipe directions.

To freeze breakfast casserole after baking:
Let casserole cool completely. It is best to let it chill overnight in the refrigerator. Freeze the entire baking dish by covering the casserole with two layers of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil OR portion the casserole into small servings and transfer slices to sealable plastic bags or small airtight containers. Freeze for up to 2 months. You can reheat individual servings straight from frozen on a microwave safe plate. To reheat the entire casserole, allow it to thaw completely overnight. Cover and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until heated through, approximately 20 minutes.

Let me know in the comments what your favorite thing to eat for breakfast is or if you try this recipe how did it turn out.



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