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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Bacon

This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Bacon is a crave-worthy breakfast casserole that is loaded with tater tots, bacon, ham, cheese, and eggs.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Cooling Time:5 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, eggs, ham, tatertot casserole
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 386kcal
Cost: $11.12

Equipment

  • 9x13-inch casserole dish
  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • cutting board
  • chef's knife
  • measuring cups
  • Liquid measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons

Ingredients

EGG MIXTURE:

  • 15 large eggs
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Creole Seasoning optional but highly recommend for flavor

FILLING:

  • ½ pound deli or dinner ham sliced or cubed into small pieces
  • 8 oz bag shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

TOP LAYER:

  • 1 32 oz bag of frozen tater tots
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled into pieces

TOPPINGS: (all optional)

  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Diced bell peppers
  • Chopped fresh spinach
  • Chives
  • Salsa
  • Sour cream

Instructions

PREHEAT OVEN AND PREP CASSEROLE DISH:

  • Move the oven rack to the middle position and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

MAKE EGG MIXTURE:

  • Whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, and seasonings in a large mixing bowl. Stir until combined.

ASSEMBLE CASSEROLE:

  • Evenly spread the diced ham on the bottom of the dish. Cover the ham with ¾ of the cheeses.
  • Completely cover the cheese with the tater tots arranged in neat rows.
  • Top the tater tots with the egg mixture and then refrigerate overnight or until ready to bake. If you're baking right away, then you don't need to refrigerate the casserole.

BAKE:

  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the casserole and top with the remaining cheese and crumbled bacon. Bake for another 5-10 minutes.

COOL AND SERVE:

  • Place the casserole on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Serve with toppings (all optional).

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 831mg | Potassium: 372mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 584IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 2mg