Sausage & Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Sausage and Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole – great make-ahead recipe!  SO easy! Only 6 ingredients – sausage, cheddar cheese, tater tots, eggs, milk, and ranch dressing. Can freeze for later. Great for potlucks, overnight guests, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Serve with some fruit and biscuits. Everyone loves this easy breakfast casserole!!

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The BEST Sausage Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This Sausage & Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is a new favorite in our house. SO easy and it tastes AMAZING! We both ate way too much of this yummy casserole. It is great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. It is perfect for overnight guests and potlucks too. We served this with some fruit and biscuits. YUM! It is already back on the menu for brunch this weekend. I can not wait!

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How To Make Sausage & Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

This Sausage & Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is very easy to make. Just cook the sausage, mix with Ranch dressing, toss in the cheese and tater tots. Finally, whisk together the eggs and milk and pour over tater tots. That’s it!

I get a lot of questions about what type of sausage to use in my breakfast casseroles. I use two rolls of breakfast sausage such as Jimmy Dean sausage. Either regular or hot sausage is fine.

Another question I get about tater tot casseroles is if you need to thaw the tater tots before adding to the casserole dish. I don’t thaw the tater tots before adding them to the casserole dish. I just toss them in the casserole dish frozen and they turn out perfectly.

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Can You Freeze Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole?

Absolutely! You can make this casserole ahead of time and refrigerate overnight or freeze unbaked for later. You could even split the recipe into two pans and bake one now and freeze one for later. 

If baking after refrigerating overnight, you may need to add a few minutes to the cooking time. If baking after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed below. 

What to Serve with Breakfast Casserole

As I said, we ate this for breakfast and had some fruit and biscuits. This would also be great with some sweet rolls. Here are a few great recipes on the blog that go great with this breakfast casserole:

Quick Orange Rolls

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Sausage and Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Sausage and Ranch Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole – great make-ahead recipe! SO easy! Only 6 ingredients – sausage, cheddar cheese, tater tots, eggs, milk, and ranch dressing. Can freeze for later. Great for potlucks, overnight guests, breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Serve with some fruit and biscuits. Everyone loves this easy breakfast casserole!! #casserole #tatertot #breakfastcasserole #sausage

Ingredients:

  • 2 lb hot breakfast sausage
  • 1 (30-32-oz) bag frozen tater tots
  • cups Ranch dressing
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • In a large bowl, combine cooked sausage and ranch dressing. Add tater tots and cheese. Stir. Pour into a lightly greased 9×13-inch pan.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk. Pour over tater tot mixture.
  • **Cover and refrigerate or freeze at this point if baking later.**
  • Bake uncovered for 60 – 70 minutes, or until eggs are set.

Notes:

May need to add more time to the cooking time if baking after refrigerating.
If baking after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed above.

Steph

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  1. I made this tonight for dinner. I did not have any sausage so I left it out. I made half of the recipe. It was very yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I definitely will make it again soon.

  2. Prepped this for dinner before I left for work. Hubby popped it in the oven when he got home for one hour, then we let it cool for 10 minutes and DUG IN. OMG it was delish!! I am hoping there will be leftovers for my lunch tomorrow…

  3. Today's recipe is great but I'd like to say I'm so sorry about your kitty.i know you'll miss him but he will be happy chasing birds all he wants.

    1. I made this tonight for dinner. I did not have any sausage so I left it out. I made half of the recipe. It was very yummy. Thank you for the recipe. I definitely will make it again soon.

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