Delicious And Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe With Ham

If you are looking for a great breakfast option for the family, consider this tater tot casserole recipe. It is really easy to put together and serves about 8 people once you are done baking. 

tater tot casserole

My full confession is that tater tots are probably one of my favorite side dishes to serve to the kids – EVER. So, the fact that I can now throw them in a tater tot breakfast casserole recipe and not get a side-eye from the neighbors is an absolute WIN in my book. Morning, noon, and night if you ask me! 🙂 

Delicious And Easy Tater Tot Casserole Recipe With Ham

We created this recipe with pieces of diced ham in the mix. If you aren’t a fan, please feel free to omit or substitute with something you’d rather have in the dish. That is the beauty of baking and cooking – we can tweak as we go! 

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Ingredients:

  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 bag, 16 oz, frozen tater tots (you can keep frozen)

Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Directions:

sprinkle ham on casserole base
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2.5 qt casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle ham and onion in the bottom of the dish.

ingredients for casserole

In a mixing bowl, add eggs, milk, and spices and whisk well. Next, you will want to stir in the cheese. Then pour your egg mixture over the ham and onions. The next part of this tater tot breakfast casserole is my favorite. 

top with tater tots

Top with frozen tater tots. Make a pattern. Do you. Make it fun. Go around in a circle. You know how this tater tot casserole recipe is supposed to look – so go at it! 

serving of ham and tater tot casserole

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is set. Let everything set for about five minutes before serving and enjoy!  This recipe serves about 6-8 people. 

Can I Serve This Casserole Beyond Breakfast? 

Absolutely! While most people tend to server tater tot casserole for breakfast due to the eggs, I don’t want you to limit yourself. This would make a great lunch option as well if you are having guests and are planning a spread.

How To Reheat Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

You will need about 15 minutes to properly reheat this casserole dish. Place the remaining amount in a low-temperature oven (think between 325 and 350 degrees) and allow it to heat up for no more than 15 minutes. 

People do use the microwave in a pinch, but just know your tater tots will be soggy if you do that. It’s a choice. 

tater tot breakfast casserole

How To Freeze Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Yes, you can absolutely prepare this dish ahead of time and then freeze it for later use. Follow the instructions as written above and then tightly secure your casserole dish with oven wrap.

When you are ready to serve this dish to your family and friends, allot an additional 10-15 of cooking time on the backend.

Check at the ten-minute mark. If you feel like your dish needs more time, give it another 5. 

Is The Tater Tot Casserole Gluten-Free?

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You could make this dish gluten-free if you purchased tater tots that contained no gluten. It all depends on the ingredients you put into your recipe. Just make sure you read the label to ensure that your ingredients meet up to your dietary restriction needs. 

What Other Veggies Can I Include In This Dish?

It’s all a matter of preference, but you can include green beans, corn, peas, celery, broccoli – you name it! I am not sure if I would include it all together in one sitting. But it’s all about experimenting. 

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Tater Tot Casserole Recipe With Ham

Yield: 6-8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

If you are looking for a great breakfast option for the family, consider this tater tot casserole recipe. It is really easy to put together and serves about 8 people once you are done baking. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 bag, 16 oz, frozen tater tots (you can keep frozen)

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 2.5 qt casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
    2. Sprinkle ham and onion in the bottom of the dish.
    3. In a mixing bowl, add eggs, milk, and spices and whisk well. Stir in cheese.
    4. Pour egg mixture over ham and onions. Top with frozen tater tots.
    5. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until center is set. Let set five minutes before serving.

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