Tater Tot Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Tater Tot Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

This easy, make-ahead ham and cheese breakfast casserole combines crispy tater tots, country ham, veggies and cheese for a delicious and satisfying meal. Serve it for breakfast or dinner!
 CourseBreakfast, Brunch
 Prep Time7minutes 
 Cook Time45minutes 
 Servings people


  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper diced
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 16 ounces country ham, diced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces 8-ounce package shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 32 ounces frozen tater tots


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add the bell peppers and green onions and saute for 5 minutes or until tender.
  • Add the diced ham and cook until the ham is light pink, about 2 minutes more. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Add 1 cup of the shredded cheese and the entire ham mixture. Stir to combine.
  • Arrange the tater tots in a single layer on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 x 2 inch casserole dish.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle with the remaining one cup of cheese.
  • Bake for 45 minutes until the eggs are set.


To make ahead:

Follow the recipe up until it’s time to bake. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and place in the refrigerator. I recommend baking the casserole within 24 hours.

To freeze:

Follow the recipe up until it’s time to bake. Cover the casserole dish with aluminum foil and place on a level surface in the freezer. The casserole will last up to three months in the freezer. 

Breakfast casserole with ham will last up to four days in the refrigerator. I do not recommend freezing the baked casserole. Once thawed, the eggs can become watery and rubbery.


Serving: 8people | Calories: 382kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.2g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.8g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 703mg | Potassium: 319mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 17.5mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Written by carmen waller

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