These scrumptious bacon egg tater tot casseroles are the perfect brunch bite for any occasion. Sure you can make a large casserole that has to be cut up and served, but why…when you can make petite tater tot casseroles that are perfectly portioned and look gorgeous on any brunch buffet. Furthermore, Serve each guest one or two with some fresh fruit and perhaps a croissant; so elegant served this way. For example I served this casserole as a larger version for an engagement brunch and it was just as good. Not to mention this recipe is easy to put together and your party guests will be quite impressed with the presentation. Feel free to use any kind of cheese you prefer in this recipe, cheddar or Gruyere would be a great choice, I used pepper jack because that is what I had on hand.
Bacon Egg Tater Tot Casseroles…The Perfect Mini Breakfast Bite
Your kids will love making these tater tot casseroles…they are savory “cupcakes” in a way. Plus they are so versatile you can substitute ham or sausage for the bacon. Furthermore use whatever cheese tickles your fancy for a brunch bite that is sure to please your hungry party guests!
Some variations on these mini tater tot casseroles that are fabulous! Below are other great combinations to go with the tater tots and eggs, further making these brunch bites a morning celebration.
- Gruyere Cheese, Ham and Asparagus
- Artichoke, Sun Dried Tomatoes and Peas
- Chicken Apple Sausage and Gouda Cheese
- Chopped Leftover Steak, Peppers and Blue Cheese
- Spinach, Mushrooms and Swiss
- Chorizo and Pepper Jack topped with Guacamole for that Mexican flavor
Mini Bacon & Egg Tater Tot Casseroles
This easy brunch recipe is an elegant and fun way to present this breakfast casserole and kids love them too!
- 48 tater tots, about 1/2 of 32 oz. pkg.
- 1 cup grated cheddar, jack or Gruyere cheese
- 4 strips of good thick bacon, cooked, drained, chopped
- 1/2 cup cream
- 5 large eggs
- 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp coarse black pepper
- 2 tbsp cut chives, divided
- 1/4 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with cooking spray
Place 4 tater tots into each 12 cup muffin pan cups, place in oven and bake for 10 minutes
Using a small measuring cup, a tamper or a back of a spoon press down on each tater tot and up the sides of the muffin cups creating a potato cup
Evenly sprinkle cheese and bacon on top of each
Scramble eggs with cream, tarragon, kosher salt & pepper, stir in 1 tbsp. chives and pour into each potato cup to almost the top
Place in oven and turn down to 400 and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until puffy and golden
Let rest for 5 minutes, with a knife, score around each casserole to make sure it’s loose and transfer to serving platter and garnish with a small dollop of sour cream & chives
Makes 12 individual cups serves 6
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