Tater Tot Casserole

This Sunday is Grandparents Day, so today my daughter’s class hosted a breakfast to honor all their special Grandmas and Grandpas.  It was particularly wonderful for my girl.  She had not 2 or 3, but 5 grandparents present.  A few years ago, my dad and his girlfriend moved here from New York, so in attendance today were my in-laws, my mom, and now my dad and his lady.  It’s been so great having all of them here together, being able to share in my daughter’s life.  She is indeed blessed.  I was so thrilled when all 5 RSVP’d yes to today’s breakfast that I happily whipped up this scrumptious (and easy!) casserole.

Tater Tot Casserole

  • 1 bag of frozen tater tots
  • 1 dozen extra large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1  bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • chives, chopped
  • salt, pepper, onion powder
  • protein of choice, (diced ham, sausage or bacon crumbles, etc.)

Per package instructions, bake your tater tots first, getting them super crispy.  Set aside and let cool down a little.  Keep oven at 350º.  If adding protein to your dish, precook your choice at this time, draining on a paper towel when finished.  This will maintain it’s texture more, plus help eliminate extra grease in the casserole.  Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and milk.  Add seasonings to egg mixture and whisk.  Once everything is ready, spread tater tots across the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.  Pour the egg mixture evenly over the tater tots.  If you opted for a protein, spread it over the mixture at this time.  Sprinkle cheese and chives evenly on top of everything.  Bake for 30-45 minutes, or until center of eggs are cooked all the way through.  If the top is getting browned before center is cooked through, cover with foil and continue cooking.

Tater Tot Casserole

Bella’s class loved this dish, and it was definitely cooked with love in mind!  Happy Grandparents Day!

Grandparents Breakfast

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