Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups

It’s become a delicious necessity to meal prep for breakfast. Marc and I are powered by it for the whole week and really cannot live without it. I am the biggest grouch in the world if I don’t have a good breakfast washed down with a huge mug or thermos of coffee, but cooking is not an option on weekday mornings. So for this week, I made these absolutely delectable, adorable and (best of all) freezable veggie tot breakfast cups. They were really simple to make and even more fun to eat.

I used frozen sweet potato and cauliflower tots, which were a more nutritious and leaner option than the potato tots. The sweet potato was also so gorgeous with the breakfast sausage! I just love that combination. They crisped up in a very hot oven for 10 minutes.
While the veggie tots baked, I quickly cooked my sausage and eggs. I wanted to keep the leaner theme going, so I used turkey breakfast sausage. Marc and I are still going strong with giving up pork and beef! The best touch was to add just a little chive cream cheese to the egg mixture at the end. It made them so creamy!
When the veggie tots were cool enough to handle, I pressed them into cute little cups. The mini muffin tin wells acted as the perfect little mold for the veggie tot breakfast cups.
Finally, I scooped in the egg mixture into each up and topped them all with smoked cheddar. Oh my goodness, when they came out my mouth was watering. I could smell the sweet potato and sausage. They also just looked so darn cute!

Let me tell you, I loved reheating these veggie tot breakfast cups for quick breakfasts this week. They still maintained great texture and flavor. This recipe would also make an amazing brunch option for a crowd because they are such elegant, satisfying little bites. Hope you all love them!! xoxo

Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups
Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups
Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups
Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups

 

 

5 from 1 vote
Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups
Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Brunch does not get much more cute or tasty than these mini veggie tot breakfast cups! The tots make the most crispy, yummy container for sausage, egg and cheese.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Eggs, Sausage, Tots
Servings: 24 breakfast cups
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
  • cooking spray for the muffin tin
  • 48 whole frozen veggie tots preferably Green Giant sweet potato and cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 10 whole turkey breakfast sausage links casings removed
  • 6 whole eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 whole chives finely chopped
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 2 tablespoons whipped chive cream cheese
  • 1 cup smoked cheddar cheese freshly grated
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 and liberally spray a 24 well mini muffin tin with cooking spray. Put two tater tots into each well and bake them for 10 minutes. Remove them and let them cool enough to handle but leave the oven on. While they cook and cool, make the scrambled eggs. Heat the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sausage and brown it as you break it up. Let it cook completely. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, milk, chives, salt and pepper together thoroughly. Pour that into the pan of cooked sausage and scramble the eggs completely until they form soft curds. Turn off the heat and stir in the cream cheese.
  2. Now it's time to assemble! Form the tater tots into little cups by pressing the center down firmly to make a hole and pressing the sides out to widen it. Fill each up generously with the scrambled eggs and sausage. Return the tin to the oven to bake for another 15 minutes. Take it back out and sprinkle the top of each cup with a generous pinch of the grated cheese. Bake it again for just a couple of minutes to melt the cheese. Then let them cool for just a couple of minutes and serve! They also freeze and reheat well.
Nutrition Facts
Veggie Tot Breakfast Cups
Amount Per Serving (2 tot cups)
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 143
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.9g 24%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 589mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 34.6g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 20.2g
Protein 11g 22%
Calcium 6%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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