Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Spread the sausage, bacon, or ham evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Spread cheese over meat. I use 4 cups of cheese, but you can use less if you prefer to reduce the calories.
  • In large bowl, beat together milk and eggs. Pour over cheese. (May be refrigerated overnight at this point).
  • Top with frozen tater tots.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes. Some ovens may take more or less time. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

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  • aliCeunKnown 1 month ago
    So as a non experienced cook here this question may seem silly but I'm learning. It states "May be refrigerated" but would that be recommended to help the eggs bond with the meat or does it work just as well just throwing everything together and tossing it into the oven?
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    " It was excellent "
    hhoogland ate it and said...
    I want to at least defend the inexperienced cooks out there. I don't feel that you lack "common-sense". That is something you gain with experience and if you don't cook often or are just learning, you should be able to go to a website and copy/print a recipe and be able to make something perfectly. All specific step-by-step directions and ingredients should be provided ON THE RECIPE. You should not have to read someone's description to get any important information. In fact, Jennanetz, when I found your recipe the picture did it justice. I immediately copied and printed this recipe. I am an experienced cook, so I had the "common-sense" to know I would have to cook my raw bacon/sausage first. I never read your description, because I honestly read the first line about your husband and immediately didn't care and went straight to the recipe. You should care more about respecting those who follow your recipes and want to learn from you instead of making them feel stupid. By not having your recipe written perfectly, you only set them up to fail.
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  • jennanetz 9 months ago
    Original poster here - it is clearly stated in the description that I use a PRE-COOKED option. I am not changing anything due to lack of common sense. As far as nutritional value....this is a basic recipe. Use your own creativity and add veggies or use lower-cal. meat/cheese/milk options if you would like. Also, if yours is "watery" when done, you didn't cook it long enough...2 C. of milk is correct. I have had some ovens take 45 min. and others take over an hour. If you have to cook it longer your tator tots will just continue to get more crispy, which is a good thing!
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    " It was excellent "
    MommyOf4 ate it and said...
    I have made this many time now. It has become my go to dish when I need to take food somewhere. Everyone loves it! I do usually cook for more than 45 minutes, however I also generally make ahead (leaving the tots off until time to cook) and refrigerate it until I'm ready to cook.
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    " It was excellent "
    ninjakitty ate it and said...
    Delicious!! I just finished making this for our big breakfast today, and it is wonderful. I cut the recipe in half because it's just the two of us, and the proportions are just fine as listed. I used the one cup milk to two eggs, and the egg mixture is SUPPOSED to run all over the cheese and meat because it is the binding ingredient in the casserole. It won't make the tater tots soggy if you keep them frozen and put them on last as the recipe states. If you feel the egg is still runny after 45 minutes, just cook it for a few more. I cooked mine for 50 minutes because I am pregnant and paranoid about undercooked anything, and it came out absolutely perfect. This is definitely going to become a regular on our menu. Yum! Thanks for posting your recipe!
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    " It was just okay "
    shepperd2 ate it and said...
    not so hot ....
    I only added 1 cup milk because 2 seemed WAY too much, antd if I made again, -- i'd add more than just 1 lb sausage; half scramble the eggs on the stove first because they just spread all over the place otherwise, and keep the tater tots from getting crispy, - too much moisture. just turns into a tater tot mess w/ a lil bit of egg. -
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  • kandyk57 1 year ago
    Please be kind to those who might be just starting out cooking and do NOT know to precook their meat for this casserole. Pre-cooked was mentioned only for HAM and snarky comments are not required (airheaded, no brainer, remedial cooking class). Having cooked for over 40 years I have had a few airheaded moments and if you haven't then you are darned lucky. As far as the comments about this not being healthy or real food, you can certainly add vegetables, grate your own cheese, change the recipe to suit YOU. There are those of us who just love a simple, tasty casserole once in a while without thinking of HEALTH each time we eat.
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  • LPierson 1 year ago
    It's kinda a no brainer that you should "cook" your meat before putting this meal together when it specifically states that they used "precooked" meat.....now why would you NOT cook your meat when it says they used precooked meat....so don't be mad at the recipe poster cause you were too air headed to think that you had to cook it and any one who is in the kitchen enough knows when you do something like this you ALWAYS cook your meat first!! silly ladies.....Recipe didn't state healthy it just looks YUMMY some of us aren't afraid of a little fat.....if your that worried...EXERCISE.....lol. To the recipe poster this looks delish and I can't wait to try it! so simple and quick for those days your just in a rush to get other things done!! Thankx.
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  • Davep 1 year ago
    I made this for my wife for Mother's Day this morning and she loved it! Thanks for sharing!
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    " It was excellent "
    shutterbug77 ate it and said...
    First of all I thought this was wonderful! The whole family loved it! Second - those of you complaining that the directions didn't state to cook your bacon or sausage before putting it into the dish really should look into a remedial cooking class. Maybe your local high school will let you sit in on a Home Ec class. It might be just me but I consider it common sense to cook my pork products BEFORE putting them into a dish like this. It is not the poster's fault that you lack common sense. There is nothing wrong with the recipe, it was operator error that your dish was ruined.
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  • carlynishere 1 year ago
    I found this recipe and within 10 minutes I was in the kitchen frying up the sausage! I can't wait for breakfast in the morning!!! Thanks!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    vransom98 ate it and said...
    This is one of my husband's favorites. Found the recipe on Pinterest a few months ago and have made it 3-4 times. I've mixed it up a bit by combining different meats and adding veggies and combinations of cheeses. This morning's version features bacon, ham, mushroom, onion, spinach with sharp cheddar and monterey jack. For a special treat - try substituting half and half for the milk - it makes it so rich - great for a holiday occasion or special brunch.
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  • foreverforgiven 2 years ago
    Her description says she uses precooked meat.
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  • mrslittle 2 years ago
    Yes!!! Definitely cook the sausage first. I learned the hard way..it was disastrous. I'm so glad I'm not the only one who didn't know that..recipe poster, please add that step to the recipe!
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  • trwilson22 2 years ago
    do you cook the sausage first?
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  • handy 2 years ago
    Do you cook the sausage first?
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    " It was excellent "
    manielynn ate it and said...
    We're having this for dinner tonight. Delish!!!
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  • whatelse60 6 years ago
    oh my word..my husband is sitting next to me drooling...he loves tater tots...and of course, he's wondering why we can't have all the meats..i'm sure the food police won't come if we do...thank you so much...can't wait....p.s..and him being from england, they haven't aged enough cheddar for him..so 4 cups it will be....
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  • possumqueen 6 years ago
    Oh my!
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