Bacon & Tot Casserole

A bacon and tater tot casserole.  I mean…how could you not love this?!?!  
I wanted to bring an egg based breakfast casserole to church and as I was reaching for hash browns at the grocery store, I saw the tater tots looking back at me and well…a better idea was born.
Eggs.
Bacon.
Tots.
Cheddar.
Pepper Jack.
Breakfast.
Dinner.
Anytime.
Delicious.
This recipe serves about eight.

Shopping List
1 (32 oz) package of frozen tater tots
8 eggs
10 pieces of thick cut bacon (uncooked), chopped
8 chopped green onions
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
salt and pepper

You do not cook your bacon before assembling this recipe.  Just chop up your raw bacon and stir it in with the rest of your ingredients.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9×13 baking pan (I used Pam).  
Spread your frozen tater tots down across your baking pan.  Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together your eggs.  Stir in the bacon pieces, onions, cheeses and a big pinch of salt and pepper.
Pour mixture down over the tater tots.
Bake uncovered about 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Serve this hearty breakfast on a cool morning and your family will be gobble it up!
Enjoy!
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  • Maryann K. October 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    This looks fabulous, and something that my picky kiddos would like, too! Just to clarify – is the bacon cooked prior to chopping and putting in the casserole? Thanks – I so love your recipes šŸ™‚

  • Tiffany Bagalini October 13, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Gluttony at its finest! My kids would love this šŸ™‚

  • rccalyn October 13, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    Just made this for dinner and all my 4 kids loved it! A very rare occurrence around here. Thanks!

  • Melissa H. October 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    This looks great! Does the bacon come out crispy?

  • Kendra Moore October 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    We had this for dinner last night. Win for my husband!! Thanks for the recipe. ?

  • Kendra Moore October 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Had this for dinner last night. Win for my husband!! Thanks for sharing. ?

  • Mix and Match Mama October 21, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Eeks! Sorry! I just accidentally deleted a comment about preparing this ahead of time (I hit delete instead of reply!). Yes, you can assemble this the day before, cover and pop it in the fridge and then bake it the day of. Easy!

  • Nicole Buerkle October 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Need to try this very soon! Looks so good!

  • Regina Smith November 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    I made this yesterday and the bacon didn't cook up well at all. I even left in the oven and extra ten minutes. If I make this again I will use cooked bacon. Not trying to be negative, just disappointed because it sounded great.

  • Jamie Ferency November 18, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Regina,
    I used turkey bacon (not thick cut) and chopped it very small. The bacon turned out perfectly. I cooked it for 40 min total and it was delicious. You should try again! šŸ™‚

  • Regina Smith November 18, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Thanks Jamie! I really do want to try again.

  • Chelsea November 19, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    The tater tot casserole might just have to make it into the Thanksgiving rotation this year. Looks SO good!

  • Kristina Gisin November 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

    Can this be made ahead of time, frozen, and then reheated? If so, how long and at what temp would you reheat it for? Thanks so much!

    • Mix and Match Mama November 23, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      Freeze prior to baking it. Then bake at the same temp but add about 25 to 30 minutes to the cooking time.

  • Melissa August 31, 2016 at 5:50 am

    This recipe wasn’t very good, which was very disappointing, because it looks fantastic. I followed the recipe exactly, but the bacon did not cook like it did in the picture. It didn’t really cook at all. I’d recommend cooking the bacon separately BEFORE adding it to the rest of the ingredients.

  • Paula November 22, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Do you use ‘Bake’ or ‘Convection’ option? I think that makes a difference since I am seeing some having their casserole not turn out.

    • Mix and Match Mama November 22, 2016 at 8:20 am

      I always use bake and not convection!

  • Michelle November 28, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    I prepped this the night before and stuck it in the oven the next morning. Not sure if that was the problem or not but it was no where close to being done at 35 min. Ended up cooking over an hour but was still delicious.