If you are like me, you often wake up on a weekend wishing there was breakfast casserole but have no bread, and furthermore, most bread-based breakfast casseroles like to soak up in the refrigerator overnight.
Starting with frozen tater tots, this breakfast casserole is easy to mix and put in the oven. It makes enough for a small army, and one of our favorite things to do with leftovers is to transform it into breakfast burritos that heat quickly from the freezer on a busy weekday morning.
In a medium skillet, saute your veggies for 3-5 minutes, until the onions are translucent, in a small amount of olive oil or butter. In a large mixing bowl, toss together the tots, meat, veggies and cheese. Place the mixture in a greased 9-by-13-inch cake pan or casserole dish with deep sides. Whisk together the eggs and milk, season with salt and pepper to taste. Slowly pour the eggs over the tater tot mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 1 hour. The top of the casserole will look golden. Insert a butter knife in the middle of the casserole to check if the eggs are fully set.