Napoleon Dynamite may have made them famous, but these tots are serving a tot-ally new purpose… in a dope breakfast bake.

Tots, cheese, bacon, sausage, onion, more cheese and chives? Prepare to have a lot of people want to be your friend for the entire 10 minutes of this breakfast’s existence until it’s devoured.

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:60 minutes
  • Servings:5-6
  • Medium


  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 2 cup cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cup milk
  • 2 lbs tater tots
  • Chives
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  • Step 2

    Place bacon in the skillet and turn to low heat, cook both sides until it reaches your preferred crispiness.

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  • Step 3

    In the same skillet with bacon fat, turn skillet to medium heat and cook chopped onions and ground sausage.

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  • Step 4

    Drain and place onions and sausage in the bottom of a 9×13 pan, followed by 1 ½ cups of cheese. 

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  • Step 5

    In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Then pour the mixture over the cheese so that it is evenly distributed.

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  • Step 6

    Layer the top with tater tots and place the pan on the lower middle rack in the oven. Bake for 35 minutes.

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  • Step 7

    Take out breakfast bake and sprinkle additional ½ cup of cheese on top. Then place the tray back in the oven for 5-10 minutes until the tots are golden brown and the sides are bubbling.

  • Step 8

    Add bacon bits and chives to garnish.

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