Breakfast Casserole with Ham, Egg, Cheese and Tater Tots | The Worktop

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with Tater Tots

This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is tasty, filling and so easy to make. This breakfast casserole uses tater tots, and is loaded with ham, cheese and eggs. I love serving this for large groups and families.
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole, Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
Special Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Author The Worktop


  • 1 medium green bell pepper - diced
  • 1/2 medium onion - diced
  • 1 clove garlic - minced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 12 ounces thick cut ham - diced
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese (8 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 4 cups tater tots (about 17 ounces)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F / 176°C. 
  • In a medium skillet, heat a bit of oil. Once hot, add in the bell pepper, onion and garlic. Sauté for about 3 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the eggs together. Beat in the milk, salt, thyme and black pepper. Mix in the ham and cheese, reserving a bit of both to sprinkle on the top. Mix in the sautéd vegetables. 
  • Lightly grease a 9-inch x 13-inch pan with some cooking spray or oil. Add in the tater tots. Gently pour on the egg mixture. Using your hands or a fork, gently arrange it so all the ingredients are evenly distributed. Top with the reserved ham and cheese.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the eggs are cooked through.