Upside Down Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

In this Upside Down Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, we flipped the crust around and put it on top! It’s incredibly simple and tasty gluten-free casserole perfect for breakfast, brunch or even brinner!

tater tot breakfast casserole

Gluten-Free Tater Tot Casserole

If you love comfort food, this easy homemade breakfast casserole is sure to become a quick favorite. It’s a hearty dish that feeds a hungry crowd.

Perfect to make for a brunch gathering, holiday or a slow Sunday morning with your family. Save leftovers for easy breakfasts throughout the week!

It’s full of savory flavors! Loaded with crispy tater tots, eggs, and your favorite breakfast meat all in one dish. It’s takes only a few minutes to come together and then the oven does the rest of the work!

What Ingredients Do I Need to Make This Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen Tater Tots
  • Breakfast Meat
  • Eggs
  • Milk, unsweetened plant-based milk for dairy-free.
  • Seasonings: garlic powder, salt & pepper.

This casserole is not only very budget friendly, but it’s super kid-friendly too. You can easily make adjustments and customize it based on your dietary needs or preferances. Swap out sausage for bacon, add-in different vegetables, or leave out the cheese and use plant-based milk for dairy allergies or intolerances.

gluten free tater tot casserole

HOW TO MAKE THIS TATER TOT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

This casserole is total comfort food and full of savory flavors. Perfect to make for a brunch gathering, holiday or a slow Sunday morning with your family. Save leftovers for easy breakfasts throughout the week!

  • Crumble your choice of cooked meat in the bottom of an oven safe skillet(I use a cast iron pan) or a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  • If you choose to use cheese(dairy or non-dairy), sprinkle it on top of the meat. We don’t use cheese in this meal and it still tastes great!
  • Next, whisk together your eggs, milk & seasonings and pour evenly over your meat. You can even add in some chopped veggies here if you want.
  • Top the eggs with tater tots in an even layer and it’s ready to bake.

CAN I MAKE THIS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE AHEAD?

Absolutely! You can make the casserole up until the point where you add the eggs. Then store covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. When you’re ready to bake, just top with the frozen tater tots before placing in the oven. You could also bake the full casserole ahead on the weekend and it easily reheats for a ready-to-go breakfast throughout the week. 

Let’s eat!

Upside Down Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

In this Upside Down Tater Tot Casserole, we flipped the crust around and put it on top! It's an easy gluten-free casserole perfect for breakfast, brunch or brinner!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast recipes, casserole, eggs, gluten free, Tater Tots
Author: Thriving Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 32 oz Tater Tots
  • 1 lb Meat of Choice ground sausage, bacon, etc. Cooked & drained.
  • 12 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk Dairy-Free: Unsweetened Plant-Based
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Pepper

Optional

  • ½ Cup Veggies chopped: peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc.
  • 2 Cups Cheese shredded
  • Chives for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Spread cooked meat on the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan or a cast iron skillet. If you cooked the meat in a cast iron pan, continue making the entire recipe in the same pan.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top of the meat, if using.
  • In a separate bowl, beat eggs, milk, seasonings & veggies. Pour on top of meat.
  • Cover top with frozen tater tots in a single layer. *When making ahead, DO NOT add the tater tots until ready to bake*
  • Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes until eggs are set.
  • Garnish with chives.

Notes

We used Ore-Ida Tater Tots, Good Karma Foods Flax milk w/protein and Bob Evans Naturally ground sausage for this recipe. We did not use cheese and it still tastes great without it! Just wanted to give an option for those that are not dairy free.

16 Comments

  1. This was great! Easy to make and very tasty.

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  4. Could you bake it and then freeze it in portions? Made it and it was a hit! Thanks

  5. Cynthia Wolters

    Can the recipe be doubled using a larger pan? If so what would be the adjustments to the recipe and baking instructions?

    • Hi Cynthia! I have never doubled this recipe because it’s already a pretty large batch, but if you decide to try, I would suggest doubling all ingredients and the cooking time will be longer.I can’t give an exact time since I haven’t done it, but you will need to make sure its long enough so that the eggs are set/cooked in the middle.

  6. Anyone know the nutritional info? For us calorie counters? 😅

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  8. If making ahead, how do you suggest going about it? Leaving the meat and veggies to sit in the egg mixture overnight, for example?

    • Hi Tracy! Yes, you can either prepare the meat & eggs then keep in the fridge-top with tater tots when ready to bake. Or, I’ve had many people bake the casserole ahead and just reheat when ready to serve. Hope this helps!

  9. Colleen Gallagher

    Why plant based milk ??? Can you use regular cows milk!?

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