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Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Posting a new recipe the day before Thanksgiving may seem a little odd. But I just want you guys to have time today while you’re out and about doing some last minute shopping to get the ingredients if you don’t already have them on hand. Why? Well, this is for all of you Black Friday shoppers. And for all of you who have guests at your house. A quick and easy breakfast that everyone will love!! Throw it in the slow cooker and head out for some awesome deals!! Or sip on coffee while the house is still quiet and everyone is still snoring away due to their turkey overload. A hot breakfast will be waiting for all as soon as you are ready!

Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Okay, I admit this is nothing particularly fancy or ground breaking. But having a basic go-to recipes in these situations can be such a great thing! A simple, hearty and filling meal that most everyone will love!!

Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

I actually also really like making this up ahead of time and then we can heat it up as needed! It makes the perfect hot breakfast for a cold fall/winter day. Nice to have on hand for those days where you want the kids to have full bellies but you don’t have much time for cooking up that wholesome meal.

Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Happy Thanksgiving to you all! And best of luck in finding the Black Friday bargains you are after!! Since crowds aren’t my thing, you can catch me in my jammies sipping my coffee on Cyber Monday 😉

Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

Jennifer Draper
3.80 from 39 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 414 kcal


  • 32 oz bag frozen Tater Tots
  • 1 pound ground turkey sausage
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese


  • Spray slow cooker well with nonstick cooking spray
  • Add about 2/3 of the bag of tater tots in bottom of slow cooker crock
  • Whisk together eggs with cream, thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper
  • Pour over tater tots in slow cooker
  • In a skillet over medium high heat, brown sausage while breaking apart with spatula until cooked through
  • Add cooked sausage on top of eggs and tater tots
  • Top it all off with remaining tater tots and 1 cup of cheese
  • Cover and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low for 4-6


I cooked this on high for 2.5 hours in my 5 quart oval slow cooker.


Calories: 414kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 21gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 186mgSodium: 1042mgPotassium: 515mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 440IUVitamin C: 9.8mgCalcium: 159mgIron: 2.1mg
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Slow Cooker Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole


  1. Aww, I apologize that people can be so insensitive. But, if others know the tots aren’t going to be crispy, then it’s probably better to know before hand.
    Anyway, here’s a few ideas so it won’t be a complete disaster for those folks, after it’s done cooking in the slow cooker, and the tots aren’t crispy enough for you, stir it up and use it as a filling for breakfast burritos or tacos.
    Or, instead of the tots, stir in a package of frozen hash browns of your choice. Even the Hungry Jack shredddried dried potatoes would work!

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