As the Holidays draw ever closer, Im always inclined to start thinking about casseroles. Especially when it comes to breakfast. I like to have something I can toss together quickly (or even the night before) so that I can serve up a group of people without breaking a sweat.
And trust me when I say that Ive made my fair share of breakfast casseroles in the past.
This Broccoli & Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Bake is based off of one that I made about a year ago. Ive taken it a step further, lightening it even more, and using some veggie loaded tater tots instead of plain-jane traditional ones.
I used a mixture of broccoli and cauliflower tots on my bake, but if you prefer one over the other you can always go full on broccoli tot or full on cauliflower tot. Using an unsweetened almond milk here gave me the same results with way less calories. And removing some of the cheese (on top) and the bacon also saved me numbers.
In lieu of the cheese and bacon, I added in some cooked broccoli to really add to the broccoli & cheese aspect. I know what you might be thinking broccoli for breakfast? Yes, yes, and yes! Any which way that you can get more veggies in the mix!
If you want to make this ahead, you could probably get away with making it all the way up and to the point of topping it with the tater tots. Instead of adding the tater tots, cover it with a lid and set in the fridge. In the morning, add the tater tots and proceed with the remaining steps for cooking.
Another option, of course, is completely cooking it ahead of time and just reheating to eat for breakfast the next day!Broccoli & Cheese Tater Tot Breakfast Bake
TheSkinnyFork.com This is an easy peasy broccoli cheese breakfast casserole that takes under 10 minutes to prepare and is loaded up with eggs, cheese, broccoli, sausage, and even tater tots! Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 55 Minutes The Skinny:
Servings: 12 Serving Size: About 1 Cup Calories: 238 Fat: 18 g Saturated Fat: 7 g Carb: 6 g Fiber: 2 g Protein: 15 g Sugar: 2 g Sodium: 480 mg Ingredients:
1 Lb. Loose Turkey Breakfast Sausage
2 C. Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese
2 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk
3 Whole Large Eggs
2 Egg Whites
1/2 Tsp. Black Pepper
1/2 Tsp. Onion Powder
1 C. Cooked & Chopped Broccoli>
28 Oz. Frozen Broccoli and/or Cauliflower Tater Tots
Salt to Taste
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook the turkey breakfast sausage until done. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly coat the inside of a 13x9" oven safe casserole or baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Transfer the cooked sausage to the bottom of the prepared pan. Top the sausage with 2 C. shredded cheese. In a large bowl, whisk together the 2 C. milk, 3 eggs, 1/2 Tsp. pepper, 1/2 Tsp. onion powder and some salt. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage and cheese. Top it all off with the cooked broccoli, followed by the 28 oz. tater tots. Place the dish in the oven to bake for about 55 minutes. Once done, remove from the oven and cut to divide evenly. Serve right away to enjoy!
Nutritional Claims:Low Carb Sugar Conscious Keto Friendly Gluten Free Wheat Free Peanut Free Soy Free Fish Free Shellfish Free Crustacean Free Celery Free Mustard Free Sesame Free Lupine Free Mollusk Free Alcohol Free No Oil Added No Sugar Added Sulphite Free