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Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole With Ham

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Tater tot breakfast casserole is a cheesy blend of eggs, ham, and potatoes. It is super quick and easy to put together and bakes up to make a tasty meal.

Piece of egg and ham tater tot breakfast casserole on plate ready to eat.

Breakfast casseroles don’t have to be huge and bready.  This quick to make casserole uses tater tots as a base. From there add eggs, cheese and ham for a delicious savory bake. 

It is perfect for a weekend breakfast or a fabulous breakfast for dinner option. Add your favorite toppings to take it to the next level of tasty.

Piece of ham and tater tot breakfast casserole on plate with fork ready to eat.

We love breakfast in our family.   Make that, we love breakfast food in our family.

I start my day with black coffee most mornings.  I am just not in the mood for a big breakfast.

My husband doesn’t wake up hungry, he needs time to build an appetite.  Little Dude wakes up so hungry that he can’t wait for breakfast to be made.

Ingredients including frozen tater tots, eggs, cheese, ham and seasonings ready to be made into casserole.

He needs a banana or toast as soon as possible.  So, we if we want to enjoy our breakfast food together we eat it for dinner!

Luckily this tasty breakfast casserole also makes a wonderful dinner. We have enjoyed it as that several times.

Though we have also doubled the recipe and made it for brunch with family as well. It is so easy to put together, you will find yourself making it for all kinds of occasions.

So if you are looking for a fun new way to enjoy your eggs, you are in the right place. This casserole is really delicious and can be customized in so many tasty ways.

You can serve it with a green salad if you are having it for lunch or dinner. Or serve it with a nice fruit salad as a tasty breakfast or brunch option.

Easy Substitutions and Additions

We love making this egg casserole with ham because it is easy. All you have to do is chop it up and toss it in.

However cooked and crumbled bacon or some browned breakfast sausage are also good. Use whichever meat you happen to have on hand or your favorite.

The cheese is another place where you can play. We like shredded cheddar, but Swiss, Colby jack, pepper jack or gouda would be delicious.

You can add veggies if you would like. I would cook them down a bit before adding them, but that is up to your personal preference.

Go ahead and assemble the casserole the night before if you want. Just wrap it and refrigerate it until you are ready to bake it off.

Pull the casserole out of the refrigerator when you start preheating the oven to take a little bit of the chill off, then bake as directed. It’s an easy way to have a tasty breakfast in the morning.

Enjoy a piece of this tater tot egg casserole on its own, or add toppings to make it even more flavorful. A little country gravy is great on it.

Or add sliced jalapenos or a little bit of salsa for some spice. Do it up however you like it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can you keep breakfast casserole in the fridge?

Once cooked, this casserole will stay fresh and yummy in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Just let it cool completely and cover it tightly with a wrap or transfer it to an airtight container before sliding it into the fridge.

Can you freeze breakfast casserole?

Yes! Casseroles make great freezer meals and this tater tot egg casserole is no exception.

Once completely cooled, wrap tightly in plastic wrap then aluminum foil to protect against freezer burn. Just thaw overnight in the fridge, then remove the plastic wrap before reheating.

Bite of casserole on fork showing scrambled eggs, melted cheese, chunk of ham and tater tots baked inside.

More Great Breakfast Casserole Recipes

One of our new favorite meals is the sausage gravy breakfast casserole. It has layers of all of our favorites baked in one tasty dish. It takes more time than this tater tot casserole to put together, but is worth the effort when you have the time.

The cornbread and sausage egg casserole is always a hit as well. It’s a great way to use extra cornbread and the sausage can easily be changed out for other breakfast meats.

For something completely different, try the monte cristo casserole. It is like the sandwich, but in a breakfast bake form.

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Piece of egg and ham tater tot breakfast casserole on plate ready to eat.

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Servings: 9 Servings
Author: Carlee
This easy breakfast casserole is made quickly with the help of tater tots. The eggs, cheese and ham or bacon round it out for a delicious and filling start to your day.
4.76 from 29 ratings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 45 frozen tater tots
  • 9 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ pound bacon or ham cooked and crumbled or diced
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Arrange tater tots in a greased 8-inch square baking dish.
    45 frozen tater tots
  • Top with chopped ham and shredded cheese.
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, ¼ pound bacon or ham
  • Beat the eggs. Stir in the seasonings.
    9 eggs, ½ teaspoon onion powder, ¼ teaspoon garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste
  • Pour over the tater tots.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes or until eggs are fully cooked. Check the center as that will be the last place to set.
  • Cover with your favorite toppings and enjoy!


Serving: 1ServingCalories: 283kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 18gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 738mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Tuesday 30th of April 2024

This is great reheated for breakfast for the week.


Tuesday 30th of April 2024

It really is!