Bacon and Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


I am a really lazy cook when it comes to making breakfast. If it needs to be on the table before 10am you can pretty much forget about it. It's a bad habit to be in and I'm trying to break it but man is it hard.


For that reason and because the kids are asking for more than just cardboard flavored cereal in the morning I've been coming up with some easy recipes that take minutes to whip up and often can be made the day before so all I have to do is pop that sucker in the oven and go. This breakfast casserole is one of those recipes and I'm happy to say the kids loved it!



Bacon and Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

1 32 oz bag of Tater Tots
2 lbs bacon cut into lardons 
1 small red onion, chopped 
2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack or your favorite cheese
8 eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp Johnny's Seasoning 
Chives, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut bacon into lardons or small strips and cook. When bacon is mostly cooked throw onions in and cook until bacon is cooked through. Drain grease.

While the bacon is cooking, grease a 9x13 casserole dish. Put the tater tots in the bottom.

Add bacon, onions, and shredded cheese to tater tots and mix thoroughly. 

In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and chives. Add in Johnny's Seasoning (I almost never measure my seasonings so you can add more or less. You could also leave the Johnny's out and add other seasonings if you prefer). Pour egg mixture over tater tots and gently fold the egg mixture in with a spatula.

Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until eggs are set.


Bon Appetit!







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Bacon and Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Ingredients
  • 32 oz frozen Tater Tots
  • 2 lbs cut into lardons Bacon
  • 1 small chopped Red Onion
  • 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Johnny's Seasoning
  • chopped Chives
Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut bacon into lardons or small strips and cook. When bacon is mostly cooked throw onions in and cook until bacon is cooked through. Drain grease. While the bacon is cooking, grease a 9x13 casserole dish. Put the tater tots in the bottom. Add bacon, onions, and shredded cheese to tater tots and mix thoroughly. In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, milk, and chives. Add in Johnny's Seasoning (I almost never measure my seasonings so you can add more or less. You could also leave the Johnny's out and add other seasonings if you prefer). Pour egg mixture over tater tots and gently fold the egg mixture in with a spatula. Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 45-50 minutes, or until eggs are set.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10 servings
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