Friday, January 22, 2016

OreIda Breakfast Totchos

Thanks to Influenster and OreIda for providing the tater tots for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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A couple nights ago, we stumbled upon this simple, yet delicious recipe for a breakfast casserole. It totally reminded Nick of times he had been to the local diner, when everything eventually gets mixed together on the plate as the last scrumptious bites are being devoured. (I personally hate mixing foods.) With a tater tot base stepping in for hashbrowns, eggs, cheese, and breakfast meats, this is great for any time of day. It also makes great leftovers! Prep doesn’t take long either so you don’t need to stress time constraints. The recipe came from Kraft and we used OreIda frozen tater tots, which turned out really well. We made one slight alteration from the original recipe, which is the inclusion of sharp cheddar cheese. In the Kraft version, they used heated Cheez Whiz. We both don’t like that stuff and it was so easy to just sprinkle the 2 cups of cheddar over the mix and tossing it in for a few more minutes. Melty goodness!

You Need:

  • 1 package OreIda tator tots
  • Sausage patties or links (your preference)
  • Bacon
  • Shredded cheese
  • Butter
  • Eggs
We didn't measure any of the ingredients, so just eyeball what you think you will need for your family, and the amount you want to make!


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Bake tater tots as directed on package.
  3. Microwave the sausage and bacon as directed on the packages. Cut the sausages into fourths, and the bacon into halves.
  4. Melt a little butter in a skillet. Beat eggs, then add to pan and cook until done.
  5. Top baked tater tots with the meat and eggs. Add shredded cheese, and bake for a remaining few minutes until cheese is melted. Enjoy!

We loved that this recipe was an easy cook-everything-up-and-toss-together kind of meal, and it made plenty for lunches later. When Nick was eating it for the first time, he drizzled a little syrup over the top for a hint of sweet and that tied the experience all together, so that’s a great optional choice if that’s what you’re into.

Make this for yourself and let us know how it goes! We’d love to see some opinions in the comments, and if you decide to change it up, feel free to let us know what you did and how it went. Have any similar recipes? We’re definitely looking for great ones for our time in Florida so leave those down in the comments too!

Have you tried any of the new OreIda totchos recipes? Is this one you would try?

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