This Easy Egg Casserole recipe has sausage, tator tots and plenty of cheese! It’s an easy egg bake for weekend brunch. 

What does the perfect breakfast casserole have in it? Well, for me, it has some variety of breakfast meat, some veggies, fluffy eggs and tons of cheese! This easy breakfast casserole recipe does not use bread!

a photo of an egg casserole without bread in a white casserole dish

Instead, I use frozen tator tots to provide some filter and some delicious flavor! The tator tots line the bottom of the casserole dish and form a bit of a crust while it bakes. 

For this easy recipe, I chose to use breakfast sausage. But, you can choose to use other proteins instead! I have a few suggestions for substitutions, below.

an overhead photo of a sausage egg casserole made with tator tots

Substitutions and Additions:  

For this recipe, I chose shredded Italian cheese. I think you could also use sharp  cheddar cheese, Monterrey jack cheese, pepper jack cheese, mozzarella cheese or even feta cheese!

To add festive Christmas colors, add diced green peppers and red bell peppers or some chopped, fresh spinach. 

Use cubed, leftover ham in place of the sausage. 

Use cooked, crumbled bacon in place of the sausage. 

You can make this into individual egg muffins using a muffin tin! Start by halving the baking time and check on them frequently. 

a photo of a tator tot breakfast casserole

Serving Suggestions: 

Serve this breakfast egg casserole on Christmas morning or any special Sunday morning. I like to serve this healthy breakfast casserole alongside something sweet, like this Cinnamon Roll Casserole, Baked Brioche French Toast, Date Nut Bread, Cinnamon Roll Muffins and some fresh fruit.

Add some protein with this Easy Air Fryer Candied Bacon recipe, or double up on the delicious sausage goodness with some yummy Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

This sausage casserole can be made ahead of time and reheated (with foil) before serving.

an overhead photo of a sausage egg casserole recipe without bread

Storing Leftover Egg Casserole: 

Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap, or store pieces in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

an overhead photo of a sausage egg casserole made with tator tots

Sausage Egg Casserole with Tator Tots (No Bread)

Yield: Serves 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This easy breakfast casserole layers tator tots, sausage crumbles, eggs and cheese! It's so good!

Ingredients

  • About 40-50 tator tots, frozen
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (hot or mild)
  • 12 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 3 green onions, finely minced, roots and white pieces discarded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 2 quarter casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Add hash brown rounds to bottom of dish, arranging into a single layer.
  4. In a large skillet, cook the breakfast sausage, breaking into crumbles, about 5 minutes. When finished, drain the cooked sausage mixture on a paper towel lined plate, then add to the casserole dish.
  5. In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, spices, and cheese. Mix well with a whisk until well combined.
  6. Pour egg mixture over the tator tots and sausage.
  7. Sprinkle diced green onion over the top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the egg mixture is completely cooked through in the center. If the top is browning too much, you can top the casserole pan with aluminum foil.  
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 399Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 304mgSodium 885mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 22g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

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an overhead photo of a sausage egg casserole made with tator tots

Sausage Egg Casserole with Tator Tots (No Bread)

Yield: Serves 9
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This easy breakfast casserole layers tator tots, sausage crumbles, eggs and cheese! It's so good!

Ingredients

  • About 40-50 tator tots, frozen
  • 1 pound breakfast sausage (hot or mild)
  • 12 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 3 green onions, finely minced, roots and white pieces discarded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Grease a 2 quarter casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Add hash brown rounds to bottom of dish, arranging into a single layer.
  4. In a large skillet, cook the breakfast sausage, breaking into crumbles, about 5 minutes. When finished, drain the cooked sausage mixture on a paper towel lined plate, then add to the casserole dish.
  5. In a large bowl, add the eggs, milk, spices, and cheese. Mix well with a whisk until well combined.
  6. Pour egg mixture over the tator tots and sausage.
  7. Sprinkle diced green onion over the top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for about 30 minutes, or until the egg mixture is completely cooked through in the center. If the top is browning too much, you can top the casserole pan with aluminum foil.  
  9. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Information
Yield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 399Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 10gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 304mgSodium 885mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 22g

The nutrition for this recipe is calculated by an app and may be incorrect.

Did you make this recipe?

Please leave a comment on the blog or share a photo on Instagram

Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole
Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole
Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole
Tator Tot Breakfast Casserole

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