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Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Are you on the lookout for a hearty and satisfying breakfast option that’s vegetarian-friendly? Look no further than this scrumptious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole! Packed with flavor and wholesome ingredients, this dish is sure to become a favorite at your breakfast table. With a crispy tater tot crust, fresh spinach, savory portobello mushrooms, onions, eggs, cream, and gooey fontina cheese, every bite is a delightful combination of textures and tastes. Let’s dive into the recipe with eggs, cheese, and fresh veggies!

Ingredients For Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Ingredients to make Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe.

Here are the simple and flexible ingredients for this tater tot breakfast bake:

  • 1 bag (32 ounces) frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or olive oil for greasing

Instructions Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

  1. Preheat the Oven: Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Tater Tot Crust: Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil. Arrange the frozen tater tots in an even layer on the bottom of the dish, forming a crust. Bake the tater tots in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
Cooked tater tots as the crust for Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe.
  1. Sauté the Vegetables: While the tater tots are baking, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onions and sliced portobello mushrooms to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Add the chopped spinach to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cast iron with sauteed veggies for Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe.
  1. Prepare the Egg Mixture: In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and heavy cream until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Eggs and spices on a bowl with a whisk
  1. Assemble the Casserole: Once the crispy tater tots are ready – use the bottom of a glass to smush it down to compact it a little. Spread the sautéed vegetables evenly over the top. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables, ensuring it covers them evenly. Sprinkle the grated fontina cheese over the top of the casserole.
Uncooked Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe before in a 9x13 glass dish.
  1. Bake the Casserole: Place the assembled casserole back into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Serve and Enjoy: Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.
Baked Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe in a glass pan with a spatula.

Notes:

  • Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables or cheese variations.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • To lighten it up use half & half or whole milk.
  • Try a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce and sour cream!

Adding Meat

This delicious breakfast casserole dish is also delicious made with different meats. I have a freezer stocked with pre-cooked meats that can easily be added. Make sure that any meats that you include are cooked first. Here are some suggestions:

  • Diced or cubed ham
  • Turkey sausage
  • Smoked sausage
  • Ground Italian sausage
  • Crumbled bacon

​Cheeses Are Everything

Plate with shredded cheese.

What gooey cheese can you add to this cheesy tater tot casserole? There are truly too many to count so here are some of our favorites and add more if you like extra cheese:

  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Pepper jack
  • Gouda
  • Gruyere
  • Swiss

Vegetable Options

Portabella mushrooms and spinach on a plate to add to Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe.

Here are some excellent vegetable options that can be added to this vegetarian breakfast casserole:

  • Diced red bell pepper
  • Green onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Asparagus spears
  • Green bell peppers
  • Hot peppers – jalapenos, cayenne or serrano

Any way you make this tater tot bake, it is a great option for a weekend brunch and the leftovers are delicious!

Storing Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This easy tater tot breakfast casserole can be stored in an airtight container or covered tightly in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

 You can also freeze the entire casserole after baking in the freezer for about 3 months. Just pop it into the oven, set it to 350 degrees F, and bake until it comes to the right temperature (at least an hour). 

Here Are Some Other Breakfast Ideas

This Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole is perfect for lazy weekend mornings or special brunch occasions. It’s a crowd-pleaser that will have everyone coming back for seconds! Give this recipe a try and treat yourself to a delicious and satisfying breakfast experience. We love eating delicious breakfast casseroles here at Inspired Homemaker. Here are some of our favorites:

Wrapping Up Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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This Vegetarian Tater Tot Casserole for breakfast is incredibly easy to prepare and also bursts with delicious flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing. Whether you’re hosting a brunch gathering or simply looking for a satisfying meal that the whole family will love, this dish ticks all the boxes. Plus, it’s a hit with kids! With its crispy tater tot crust, wholesome veggies, creamy eggs, and melty fontina cheese, every bite is a delight. So why not treat yourself and your loved ones to this mouthwatering breakfast option? Whip it up, serve it hot, and watch as smiles light up the table. Enjoy the simplicity and deliciousness of this delightful casserole – it’s sure to become a favorite in your household! 

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Easy & Delicious Vegetarian Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole Recipe

A simple breakfast casserole to put together with mushroom, spinach, and onion topped with eggs, cream, and freshly grated cheese. Serves 8-10.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:40 minutes
Total Time:50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bag 32 ounces frozen tater tots
  • 2 cups fresh spinach roughly chopped
  • 2 portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated fontina cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray or olive oil for greasing

Instructions

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil. Arrange the frozen tater tots in an even layer on the bottom of the dish, forming a crust. Bake the tater tots in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crispy.
  • While the tater tots are baking, heat a drizzle of olive oil or butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the diced onions and sliced portobello mushrooms to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are softened and lightly browned, about 5-7 minutes. Add the chopped spinach to the skillet and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and heavy cream until well combined. Season with oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Once the tater tot crust is ready – use the bottom of a glass to smush them down to compact it a little. Spread the sautéed vegetables evenly over the top. Pour the egg mixture over the vegetables, ensuring it covers them evenly. Sprinkle the grated fontina cheese over the top of the casserole.
  • Place the assembled casserole back into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Once baked, remove the casserole from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm, garnished with fresh herbs if desired.

Notes

  • Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables or cheese variations.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Simply reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • To lighten it up use half & half or whole milk.
  • Try a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce!
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: Breakfast casserole, Mushrooms and spinach egg casserole
Author: Sarah

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