If you’re looking for a breakfast casserole recipe that the whole family will love, look no further! Tater tots are the star of this Chipotle-Ranch Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole. Loaded with bacon, sausage, and cheese, this is a great flavor-filled make-ahead recipe for any day of the week. #tatertotcasserole #breakfastrecipes #casserole
Tater Tot Casserole for the Win!
Doesn’t everybody love Tater Tots? Especially when combined with bacon, sausage, eggs and cheese? This breakfast casserole recipe is a KEEPER! I love the way the frozen tater tots bring texture and heartiness to this casserole (without having to cook anything). Then you stir in your favorite sausage and bacon, pour the eggs and cheese over the top, bake and… TA-DA! Breakfast is done.
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One thing my family loved was the flavor of the Lutz’s Ranch Chipotle Dressing mix that I added. It gives the casserole a nice kick and adds some extra flavor that you won’t get from eggs and meat alone. This recipe could easily be made healthier or low-carb with chopped bell peppers, turkey sausage or turkey bacon in place of the regular, and you could even try the new cauliflower tots!
Make Now, Bake Later
Here’s what I really love: This recipe is a perfect make-ahead breakfast option. Simply pre-cook all of your meats and store them in airtight containers in the fridge or freezer. When you’re ready for a casserole, combine your cold ingredients, whip up your egg mixture, and bake for 45 minutes.
Don’t love chipotle? Then maybe Jan’s Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is more your speed. Or try the tater tot recipe with just ranch seasoning. Either way, there are no more excuses for eating cereal for breakfast!
Printable Recipe for Chipotle Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole:
Chipotle-Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Doesn’t everybody love Tater Tots?? Especially when combined with bacon, sausage, eggs and cheese?? This breakfast casserole is a KEEPER recipe and my family loved the flavor of the chipotle ranch dressing that I added - such good kick! This is one of my favorite breakfast casseroles to make ahead of time, too.
- 1 lb. center-cut bacon cooked until crispy, chopped
- 12 - 16 oz. sausage links cooked and sliced into fat coins
- 32 oz. bag frozen tater tots
- 2 Tbs. Lutz’s Ranch Chipotle Dressing Mix or substitute a 1 oz. pkg Hidden Valley Original Ranch Salad Dressing & Seasoning Mix and 1-2 tsp. minced chipotles
- 2 cups shredded Call Hall cheddar cheese I like their sharp cheddar, divided use
- 8 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Call Hall 2% milk
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine tater tots, chopped bacon, sausage coins, and 1 3/4 cups cheese; place this mixture into a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
Using the same mixing bowl, beat eggs, dressing mix, and milk together, then pour over the tater tot mixture in the baking dish.
Bake, uncovered, on the center rack for 45-55 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of the casserole comes out clean. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup cheese over casserole and let it melt. Serve at once.
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