Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

What do you do when you promised to make a casserole for a brunch at church, and only remember that when you wake up at 6 am? You run to the nearest grocery store and purchase yourself some Tater Tots.

And then you make this super-fast, very easy and very satisfying breakfast casserole, suitable for a crowd. The recipe is from Southern Living. I added the ham.

Tater Tot Breakfast Bake

12 large eggs

4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

1/2 cup whole milk

1/2 teaspoon table salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 (32-oz.) package frozen Tater Tots

1/2 pound ham, cubed

4 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

6 thick-cut smoked bacon slices, cooked and crumbled

Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together eggs, Monterey Jack cheese, milk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Arrange Tater Tots in an even layer in a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Distribute ham cubes evenly throughout. Pour egg mixture evenly over Tater Tots. Top evenly with Cheddar cheese.

Bake in preheated oven until set and cheese is golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon.

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