Morning Tater Tot Casserole

  • 1 lb. ham, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 10 oz. spinach, chopped
  • 2 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 32 oz. frozen tater tots
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ½ c. milk
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 350° F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ham and diced onion for about 5 minutes or so until the ham is crisp and the onions are translucent; toss the spinach in after you've removed the skillet from the heat so it can wilt. If your ham is very lean, add a tablespoon of cooking fat to the skillet to keep things from burning.

Once cooked, add the ham, onions, spinach and any accumulated grease to a large mixing bowl. Stir in the 2 cups of cheese (setting aside the rest) and tater tots and mix everything together. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, pepper, garlic powder, and salt. Pour the mixture over the top of the tater tot mixture.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven, remove from the oven and sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of shredded cheese and bake for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  • Yields: 12 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour
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