Oct 28, 2019

Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins | #MuffinMonday

These Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins are an easy to make portable breakfast. Just crack an egg over crispy tater tots in a muffin tin, add some cheese, bacon, sliced cherry tomatoes, and some spinach, and bake.


Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins



These breakfast casserole muffins take baked eggs to a whole new level.

These Tater Tot mini breakfast casseroles are kind of the holy grail of breakfast casseroles made portable. They include all of the best parts of a breakfast casserole, potatoes, cheese, eggs, and bacon.


Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casseroles



The one specialty item you will need to make these little breakfast casseroles is a jumbo muffin pan (affiliate link). I actually bought these pans just to make this breakfast casserole.

How to make these individual Tater Tot breakfast casserole muffins:


First, you bake the Tater Tots according to the package directions. I actually baked them in the muffin tin. Next, you smash the Tater Tots down into the muffin tin cavities to form a base. 

Next, you crack an egg over the crispy Tater Tots, sprinkle the tops of the eggs with cooked bacon and shredded cheese, and top with sliced tomatoes and spinach. The tomatoes and spinach are optional. In fact, I made one without them for a picky eater. 

Finally, you bake the breakfast casserole muffins in a 400 degree F oven for just 11 minutes, until the whites of the eggs are set. 


Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins with spinach and tomato


Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffin Recipe variations: 


These little breakfast "muffin" casseroles were so good.

What's great about this recipe is that you have lots of flexibility. You can substitute breakfast sausage, diced ham, or cooked chorizo for the bacon.

I used cheddar for the cheese in these mini breakfast casseroles, but you can use Monterey Jack or pepper Jack. Mozzarella cheese would also work.

In fact, there are so many possibilities! I'm imagining a pizza version with pepperoni and pizza sauce.


Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with veggies


What to do with leftover Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins: 


These individual breakfast casseroles are also a great make-ahead and portable breakfast for busy days. You can either microwave or bake leftovers in the toaster oven. They are great for taking to work when you don't have enough time to have breakfast at home.




This month, Muffin Mondays have gone rogue. We are posting recipes that you can make in a muffin tin! Many thanks to Sue of Palatable Pastime for the inspiration. I'm so excited to see everyone's recipes. 

Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins


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Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins


Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins
Yield: 6 servings
Author:
These Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins are an easy to make portable breakfast. Just crack an egg over crispy tater tots in a muffin tin, add some cheese, bacon, sliced cherry tomatoes, and some spinach, and bake.

ingredients:

  • 36 individual Tater Tots
  • 1/8 teaspoon granulated onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry

instructions:

How to cook Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Muffins

  1. Bake the Tater Tots according the package directions (25 minutes at 450 degrees F). Reduce the oven heat to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place 6 Tater Tots each in the bottom of 6 cavities of a jumbo muffin pan. Press them down with a spoon to form a cup. Sprinkle the Tater Tots with granulated onion, salt, and pepper.
  3. Crack an egg over each nest of Tater Tots.
  4. Divide the shredded cheese among the muffin pan cavities, and add the shredded bacon.
  5. Top with the tomato slices and spinach.
  6. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Bake for about 11 minutes, until the egg whites are set.
Calories
265.49
Fat (grams)
16.57
Sat. Fat (grams)
5.57
Carbs (grams)
15.61
Fiber (grams)
1.45
Net carbs
14.16
Sugar (grams)
0.85
Protein (grams)
13.81
Sodium (milligrams)
615.40
Cholesterol (grams)
206.71
Tater Tots, breafast casserole, bacon, cheese, eggs
Breakfast
American
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Individual Tater Tot Breakfast Casseroles baked in a muffin tin

8 comments:

  1. You had me at the combo of tater tots and breakfast! Love the flavors and how easy they are to make, Karen. Perfect for a special brunch!

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  2. I love that you added the spinach and tomatoes. I have seen so many similar that just use the meats, it is nice to see something fresh like this.

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  3. Oh my gosh those are perfection - with that runny yolk still and everything! Love those tomatoes on top. Definitely need to try this one!

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  4. One of our favorite breakfasts especially when feeding a crowd. Love that yolk dripping out over the potatoes Karen.

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