Tater Tot Breakfast Bowl
Give me ALL the tots! I love tater tots so much that we hardly ever buy them because if we do, I’ll inevitably plow through the whole bag like potatoes are going out of fashion. But, after Mike and I had some exceptionally good tots at a random bar’s happy hour and afterwards we picked up a bag while at the grocery store! We had split up, for maximum efficiency and when Mike found me, I was looking longingly at the frozen tot section, my hand pressed against the glass of the freezer. My heart soared when he said with an exasperated sigh, “yes, we can buy the tots.”
I kind of like to use Mike as my self control because I have none. This means that when we’re at the grocery store, I ask myself, WWMD? The ironic part is that Mike’s always like, let’s PARTY! Which means, let’s get drunk and eat a lot of food. But, for the most part, we do a good job of balancing each other out. Except in cases like this where we had a discussion on what would make the ultimate tater tot breakfast bowl.
This was SO GOOD. The cheese sauce really made it over the top good. I mean, tots on their own are delicious, but add cheese sauce and you’re golden. Plus ketchup. Because I like my tots with ketchup even if there’s cheese sauce. What can I say? When I go all out, I go all out.
This isn’t really so much a recipe as it is a suggestion. Make some tots, extra crispy because extra crisp tots are where it’s at. Make a protein — in this case, breakfast sausage and bacon. Add a couple of veggies for health and then top it off with eggs of your choice and a cheese sauce. It’s drool-y brunch heaven.
Happy Sunday friends! Hope it’s tot-filled!
cheese sauce and eggs,
Tater Tot Breakfast Bowl Recipe
- 2 servings tater tots
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 2 links sausage
- 2 slices bacon
- 2-4 eggs
- cherry tomatoes, sliced
- microgreens, optional
Start off by preheating your oven to the temperature listed on the tater tot package. Bake tots according to package. While the tots are baking, make the cheese sauce.
In the small pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and stir until completely smooth and incorporated. Pour in the milk, in a thin stream while whisking. Bring to a simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the cheese, until melted and smooth. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Cook the sausage and bacon according to your desired crispiness. Scramble, fry, boil, or poach your eggs. I went with scrambled.
Assemble your bowls: a bed of tots, with sausage, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, cheese sauce and microgreens. Enjoy!