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An easy Tater Tot Casserole with no meat that’s perfect for breakfast! It’s made with no soup and is completely vegetarian for a simple egg bake.

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Tater Tot Casserole with No Meat in a 13x9 pan

This vegetarian tater tot breakfast casserole is made with no meat and no soup! It’s packed with protein and so easy to add in more veggies you have on hand!

I love to use this recipe as a substitute for cream of mushroom soup in a tater tot casserole as it’s perfect for breakfast and also breakfast for dinner. It’s filling and one of the best easy (and freezable) casseroles you can make.

Plus, even the kids will love the tater tots!

In this post I will show you:

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  • How to make a tater tot casserole with no meat and absolutely no soup
  • How long to store this recipe in the fridge
  • If this cheesy tater tot breakfast casserole is freezer-friendly (spoiler alert: it is!) and how to prep this bake ahead of time
  • How to add different veggies into this bake
  • How to turn this meatless breakfast into a non-vegetarian tater tot casserole with meat
  • Some great side dishes to make with this tater tot casserole recipe!

Did you know you can make tater tots in the air fryer? They come out crispy and are super easy to make!

How to Make Tater Tot Casserole with No Meat

STEP ONE: Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

STEP TWO: In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add in the diced red pepper, diced onion, salt, and pepper and mix.

Eggs whisked with seasonings, peppers, and onons in a bowl

STEP THREE: Pour the egg mixture into a greased pan and top evenly with tater tots.

I like to use the entire 32-ounce bag to get the perfect egg to potato ratio, but you can also use a 28-ounce bag if that’s what you have on hand.

Vegetarian Tater Tot Casserole with frozen tater tots on top

STEP FOUR: Bake the cheesy tater tot casserole with no meat for 55 to 65 minutes. Add the shredded cheddar cheese on top with about 5 to 10 minutes left of cooking.

Adding the cheddar cheese toward the end keeps the cheese nice and fresh so it’s just melted when it comes out of the oven. You can place this on the top before cooking, but I find the cheese gets more dried out and overcooked when doing that.

I recommend checking the middle of the casserole with a toothpick. It’s done when it comes out clean!

STEP FIVE: Remove the egg and tater tot bake from the oven, cut into squares, and enjoy!

Love Breakfast? Try this delicious Bisquick Coffee Cake Recipe made with a cinnamon streusel in a 13×9 pan!

Finished Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole with No Meat in a 13x9 pan

How Long Does Tater Tot Casserole Last in the Fridge?

You can keep this cheesy tater tot casserole in your fridge for up to 3 days after cooking.

It can be reheating the oven at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or in an air fryer.

Tater Tot Casserole in 13x9 pan with slices cut out on white plates

Can You Freeze This Tater Tot Casserole?

Yes! You can freeze this recipe uncooked for up to 2 months, which makes it the perfect make-ahead breakfast casserole for the holidays, including Christmas, Easter, and more!

  1. Follow the above recipe up to step 3.
  2. Add the egg mixture to a 13×9 pan and freeze.
  3. When ready to use, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw overnight.
  4. Add in the tater tots evenly over the egg mixture and bake normally!
Piece taken out of the tater tot breakfast casserole

Can I Freeze A Cooked Tater Tot Casserole?

Yes! It’s really simple to do as well.

  1. Once cooked, freeze the 13×9 pan.
  2. When ready to use, thaw the tater tot casserole with no meat in the fridge overnight.
  3. Cook in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes, until fully warmed.

If you are freezing the entire breakfast casserole, I recommend keeping the shredded cheese off until the casserole is almost warmed thoroughly for the best taste.

Slice of Vegetarian Tater Tot Casserole

Can I Add More Eggs?

I find that 8 eggs and a 32 ounce of tater tots deliver the perfect egg to potato ratio.

If you do not mind the egg bake being a little more… eggier, you can add in an additional 2 to 4 eggs. I like to add an extra 1 1/2 teaspoons of milk per egg as well.

Since the breakfast casserole will be thicker, allow an extra 5-15 minutes for cooking.

Tater Tot Casserole without meat in a pan with slices on white plates to the side

Can I Add More Veggies?

Yes! While I love to eat this recipe with just peppers and onions, you can add in your favorite vegetables for a healthier breakfast, especially because it’s made without soup!

Here are some ideas!

  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Asparagus
  • Red onions
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Broccoli
Closeup of the Vegetarian Tater Tot Casserole with Veggies

I Know This Tater Tot Casserole is Meant to Be Vegetarian, But How Can I Add Meat?

This is such a versatile breakfast casserole recipe because it can please vegetarians and also meat eaters depending on what you add.

The meat can be added right in with the egg mixture or crumbled on top.

Here are some ideas to add meat to this recipe. Please note the meat should be fully cooked before adding it to the egg bake.

  • Ground sausage
  • Ground beef
  • Broken up bacon pieces

You can also add meat substitutes to this recipe!

Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole without soup in a 13x9 pan and slices cut out on white plates

What is a Good Side Dish for Tater Tot Casserole?

This meatless egg and tater tot bake is filling on its own, but sometimes I like to serve it with a side dish.

Since this is a breakfast casserole, I like to keep my sides breakfast oriented, even if you’re enjoying it for lunch, which we do a lot.

If you’re not vegetarian, try some of these sides as well!

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Tater Tot Casserole with No Meat in a 13x9 pan

Tater Tot Casserole with No Meat

Samantha Erb
A delicious breakfast casserole that can be made ahead or frozen.
4.51 from 65 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 194 kcal


  • 8 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 small onion diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 32 ounces frozen tater tots
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl, whisk the eggs and milk together. Add in the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper and mix.
  • Add in diced red pepper and diced onion and mix again.
  • Spray a 13×9 pan with oil and pour in the egg mixture. Add the frozen tater tots evenly on top.
  • Cook for 55-65 minutes, pulling the casserole out 5 minutes before it’s done to add the shredded cheddar cheese then placing it back in the oven to finish cooking.
  • Remove from the oven, cut into squares, and enjoy!



Serving: 1gCalories: 194kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 7gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 436mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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11 thoughts on “Tater Tot Casserole with No Meat”

  1. Love the versatility of this recipe! I did this without the veggies- just egg, tater tots and cheese + seasonings. I did add about a tablespoon of minced onion (because I was feeling lazy / didn’t want to chop onion) In my new Samsung oven this was done in about 25 mins. It looks delicious! The family can’t wait. I know it’s going to be delicious!

    • So glad you loved it, Bre! Is that the new Samsung oven that has the air fryer option (would explain the 25 minutes!)?

  2. My family loves this casserole, I’m making it for the second time tonight. Both times I have not had to bake it for more than about 30 minutes so people trying this for the first time might want to check it halfway through.

    • You can leave it in the fridge for up to 2 days before cooking it! I would recommend putting the tater tots on top once you are ready to bake though so they stay crispy on top.

  3. I want to add fresh broccoli, would I mix it into the casserole raw before baking? Or should I cook up the broccoli a bit? Very excited to make this! Yum!

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