Skinny Tator Tot Breakfast Bake

Introduction: Skinny Tator Tot Breakfast Bake

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First off, I think tator tots are pretty amazing little bundles, so when I found a recipe on Pinterest  for a Tator Tot Breakfast Bake and I thought, I’m In!  And that recipe, which is from is really good, but with way too much fat and cholesterol, so I came to the rescue and lightened it up with great results! Mine calls for egg  substitute, turkey sausage and veggies to you won’t blow your diet right away in the morning.

Here is what you will need to put it together:
1/2 bag of Tator Tots
2 1/2 cups Egg Substitute
5 Pre-Cooked Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Patties, or 1 1/4 cup crumbled turkey sausage
1/2 Onion, chopped
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1 cup sliced Mushrooms
1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tsp. Dry Mustard
Salt and Pepper
First, preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Spray a 8×8 casserole dish with non stick spray.  Arrange the Tator Tots in the bottom of the dish and season with salt and pepper.  Bake for about 15 minutes until they are golden brown.

While the Tots are browning soften the onions, peppers in a saute pan, about 5 minutes, add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes more.

If you are super lazy like me, microwave 5 frozen turkey sausage patties according to package directions, and ground them up with a fork.  Alternatively, you can cook some turkey sausage into crumbles.

When you take the Tator Tots out of the oven lower the heat to 350 degrees.

Then just assemble the dish as follows:  Layer the turkey sausage veggies over the Tator Tots.  then Mix the egg substitute and dry mustard together and pour over the dish.

Add the cheese on top.

Cover with foil, and bake for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake for another 30 minutes.  Delicious!

Ok, bonus recipe time:  If you have leftovers the next day, heat up a slice, crumble it up a little bit with a fork and put an over easy egg on top!  The runny yoke soaks into the dish and it is seriously, over the top amazing…

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    7 years ago on Introduction

    Last one was good, except that it was a bit tough. My wife says that we may have needed to let the bread/potatoes soak for a while. Any way, another batch is going back in in a little while - this time we have more Tator Tots.

    Thanks again, this is a great breakfast.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Another batch going in the oven as soon as it gets to 350.

    This time, I did not have any Tator Tots, so I just took some potatoes, and shredded them using my wife's grater (hand :-( ) I used five, rather smallish (about 3" diameter) potatoes, and then about five slices of a nice heavy rye bread, diced. I mixed them together really well, and then put the meat, veggies and cheese on top and covered it all with a dozen scrambled eggs.

    I'll let you know how they turn out tomorrow - they are for our Sunday breakfast.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Yep, yep, yep - delicious.

    I can hardly wait to surprise the girls of the bible study group.


    7 years ago on Introduction

    Our second batch (?) of Tator Tot breakfast casserole is in the oven right now - we should be eating in just over an hour. ;-) I can't believe that I did not mention it last time, sorry, but it was great.

    I used regular pork sausage, as that's what I had on hand, and forgot the mushrooms (second time for that :-( ) After I put the Tator Tots into the pan to bake them, I noticed that we did not have the second bag that I thought we had - Superwife came to the rescue and told me to just use bread crumbs ("what? bread is not Tator Tots - but it seems to have worked.)

    My wife's bible study group meets in mornings, and I like to make breakfasts and snacks for them (hey, us guys study better when we have munchies - maybe girls do too.) I hope to make one of these for the girls soon - shh, don't tell them.