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Crock Pot Tater Tot Egg Bake

posted by Julie Evink on September 22, 2014

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Crock Pot Tater Tot Egg Bake

Preparation 15 minutes Cook Time 8 hours Serves 8 servings     adjust servings


  • 1 (30 oz) pkg Tater Tots
  • 6 oz diced Canadian bacon
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. In a greased 5-quart or larger slow cooker, layer 1/3 of the Tots, Canadian Bacon, Onions and cheeses. Repeat these layers twice ending with the layer of cheeses.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 290kcal Calories from fat 164
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 284mg95%
Sodium 495mg21%
Carbohydrate 9g3%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 22g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Zeeshan

    wow it is very nice recipe and presentation is also great. crok pot tater tot egg bake the name is also amazing. thanks for sharing this

  • Danielle

    Ohhhh Julie, I will happily make you sit down and eat a bread egg bake and enjoy watching you squirm! 🙂 I love all varieties of egg bake, including ones with bread, but this particular one looks fantastic. I have never tried one with tator tots before. As for Christmas gifts, I thought I was bad, but you take the win on that one. It isn’t even on my radar yet!

    • Julie Evink

      You would do that wouldn’t you?! 🙂

  • ga

    You had me at crock pot and tater tots! 🙂 This sounds amazing, Julie! I’ve never tried tater tots in the crock pot before, so can’t wait to try this out! Pinned!

  • Cate @ Chez CateyLou

    Wow – talk about an incredible brunch dish! This looks so tasty!!

  • KC the Kitchen Chopper

    Putting this on my “to do” list, now that the weather is becoming “Fallish”. I’m afraid the aroma might cause hunger pangs in the middle of the night! 😉 pinned.

    • Julie Evink

      Yes, that is a problem with this yummy breakfast but totally well worth the problem!

  • Tara

    Looks delicious!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    What a delicious egg bake! I love that you used tater tots and that it’s made in the crock pot! It looks fantastic!

  • Annie @Maebells

    Potatoes, cheese, and eggs?! This is my kind of meal! I love that it is made in the slow cooker!

    • Julie Evink

      Can’t really go wrong with that combo can you! Thank Annie!

  • Jenn

    Oooh, I cannot wait to make this! I make egg breakfast ‘muffins’ in the oven that have the same ingredients but I never thought to use the crockpot. Thanks!

  • Vick

    I don’t like bread breakfast anything too! My bread needs to be toasted and on the side with good oozing real butter thank you very Much! wonder how this would be with bacon or sausage?

    • Julie Evink

      I don’t think you could go wrong with either bacon or sausage with this!

    • Peter Eng

      Sausage: I used link sausage, cut into small chunks, and browned the chunks before putting them in the slow cooker.

      Verdict: Delicious.

      • Julie Evink

        That does sound delicious! So glad you enjoyed it Peter!

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Yum! This sounds really good. I am adding this to the list of my next crock pot meals to try.

  • Jocelyn+(Grandbaby+Cakes)

    This bake is now the thing I must make for brunch for some guests I have coming soon. It looks too amazing girl!

  • heather+@french+press

    I don;t have your fear of eggs baked with bread in fact I could live on bread pudding pretty sure, but tater tots win hands down! This may even get my non egg eater to eat eggs 🙂

    • Julie Evink

      I know… it’s a bit of an odd fear 🙂

  • Kathi @ Deliciously Yum!

    Ann egg bake made in the slow cooker?? I’m totally in! I already know this is going to be good since you’re so particular about them and know a thing a two ;). It seriously sounds delicious, friend!!

    • Julie Evink

      Yes I’m a little bit particular about my egg bakes! Thanks Kathi!

  • Chelsea

    This looks delicious! I plan on making it sometime this week. Should you cook the bacon ahead of time? Or is it best to use raw bacon? Thanks!

    • Julie Evink

      I used the precooked Canadian Bacon so I just threw it in the crock pot!

    • Robyn

      Are the tator tots frozen or defrosted before u put into crockpot?

  • Kim

    If cooked longer than 8 hours, do you suppose it would dry out too much? Making this tomorrow, thanks for the great recipe!

  • Sandy

    Could this be put in 9×13 pan and baked in oven. Any ideas on temp and time ?

    • Julie Evink

      I’ve never done this but I would start out at 350 degrees and bake for 45-60 minutes. This is just a guess!

  • Wendy

    It says 2 onions – what kind? 2 onions seems like a lot if it’s a larger onion, like a white onion. But 2 green onions doesn’t sound like enough. LOL Thanks for the guidance. Can’t wait to make this Thanksgiving week!

    • Julie Evink

      White onion, but this is totally adjustable so go with what you want. If you don’t even want onion leave it out totally. It will be great still!

  • Nikki

    Hi Julie,

    Do you think this could be made with regular bacon? I guess it would have to be precooked? Think it might dry out if it’s cooked twice?

    • Julie Evink

      Yes I think it would work fine and I’d cook it before you add it to the mixture!

    • LadySilverfox

      I did it with regular thick sliced bacon that I pre cooked. It was great!

  • Brooke

    I want to make this Christmas morning, but it will only be my husband and I. If I half the recipe would I still cook it as long?

    • Julie Evink

      No I would only cook it 4-6 hours.

      • Peter Eng

        I make the half recipe, and let it go for eight hours. I don’t know if it would be better with the shorter cooking cycle, but it’s delicious, and not dried out.

    • Bethany

      It’s just my husband and me too, but I think I’m going to try to make the whole recipe and then just freeze leftovers in individual portions for future breakfasts during the week. Can’t wait to try this!

      • Julie Evink

        Let me know how it turns out Bethany!

  • Catherine

    We shared your crockpot tater tot egg bake in our recipe roundup: 13 Crockpot Breakfasts for Christmas Morning!
    Share on social media for even more eyes on this recipe! Thanks for the great idea!

  • Peggy

    I feel the exact same way!! If I see a recipe that looks awesome then I read it has bread chunks in it I won’t make it. Yours……I will definitely make. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

    • Julie Evink

      Haha you will love this then! I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  • Pat Cody

    Does anybody actually comment AFTER they make these recipes? Not one person has said how it actually tasted, just how great it sounds. Why doesn’t someone make the recipe first and then comment?

    • Julie Evink

      I would love it if you would make a recipe and come back an comment on the post, but unfortunately I can’t make people give feedback once they try it. A lot of times people forget to come back and leave comments!

    • Donna

      I was thinking the same thing. Well, it’s in my crockpot right this very minute for a work breakfast tomorrow. I will do my best to get back and let you know how it turns out.

    • Sweetseeker

      MADE IT…last weekend with a few minor adjustments. Since my kiddos hate onions and we do not eat pork, I left those out. I did however put in diced kosher bologna. This recipe lends itself to being made according to one’s taste.

      The kids and my hubby LOVED it! It was enough for my picky family of 6 and it was very convenient, especially for a weekend breakfast, ESPECIALLY when you have a new baby!

      The kids even ate it without ketchup…that says a lot.

      An easy no mess-no fuss delicious recipe that I’m actually making a second time tonight (with kosher hotdog wieners).

      Julie I thank you from the bottom of my sleep deprived heart!

      • Julie Evink

        Oh I’m so incredibly happy that you enjoyed it! From one mother to another… I know how trying those sleepless nights can be!

        • Sweetseeker

          Julie, I’ve made this a couple times more and it always turns out great. Since my husband and I are the only ones that love omelette with veggies I decided to try putting in diced onions, bell pepper and tomatoes only on one side of the slow cooker and hope for the best. I couldn’t possibly make two of these in one night with only one slow-cooker, right? Right!
          And guess what! It worked.
          The kids didn’t even know they were cooked together as the flavors of the veggies didn’t infuse throughout.
          (FYI: used a 7qt oblong slow-cooker
          Thanks a million…again 😉

  • danielle

    Sounds good will try to make them helthey think i will ad spinach cheese

  • Heidi Underhill

    Have you ever tried this with diced potatoes? My kids are on an all natural diet, so we can’t use the tater tots.

    • Julie Evink

      I haven’t but I would think it would work! If you do let me know!

  • Roxanne

    I made this today, minus the onion, we have not tasted it yet but the whole outside and bottom are burnt. I put it in the crockpot this morning and had it on 10 hour low setting for 8 hours. When I came home it was burnt and the whole house smells.

    • Julie Evink

      I’m sorry you had this experience Roxanne. I cooked mine on low for 8 hours and I didn’t have any trouble. Crock Pots tend to heat differently also. From your comment I can’t tell if you left it in for 10 hours?

  • Vicki v

    Made this with smoked sausage and added bell peppers and garlic. Did 5 hours on low and 3 on warm because I had to hold it. Delish!

    • Julie Evink

      Great changes! I bet it was delicious!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you enjoyed it Vicki!

    • Rachel

      Did you pre cook the smoked sausage first??

      • Julie Evink

        Rachel – I’m not sure what you are referring too? The diced Canadian Bacon comes in a package that is precooked.

      • Vicki v

        Smoked sausage is precooked so j just sliced it and threw it in.

    • Danielle Richter

      Vicki, Did you cook the sausage before adding it to the crock pot?

  • Michelle Gosa

    Thanks for the recipe! I would love to add mushrooms, but worry that the liquid from them would make it runny. Any thoughts/suggestions?

    Anyone try it with mushrooms?


    • Julie Evink

      I’ve never tried it with mushrooms. Are you thinking fresh or canned. Just make sure to drain the canned mushrooms if you use them!

  • Andrea Fernández Sánchez

    Can someone tell what are tot tarts?

    • steph

      Tater tots are shredded potatoes formed into a small ball shape and deep fried. They are found in the frozen food section near the french fries. Pretty much any shredded potatoes should work. Although there will be a difference in texture.

  • kathy

    If I use sausage instead of canadian bacon — should I cook the sausage first?

  • ApexGDS

    It’s important to note that the tater tots break down during the cooking process. I had a rather disgruntled young man on my hands who was convinced I had forgotten to put tater tots in the crock pot. I had to dig the empty bag out of the trash to convince him. LOL! But he got over the disappointment as he happily shoveled it down. I made it according to the recipe, except for substituting regular diced ham for the canadian ham (and increasing the amount) and adding a teaspoon or so of dry mustard.

    • Julie Evink

      Yes you are correct the Tater Tots do break down! Glad you were able to suffice the kid and enjoy it 🙂 🙂

  • Christina

    Made this over the weekend and thought it was very good. I was short by 4 eggs so I added an extra half cup of milk and it worked out fine. It’s especially good with some hot sauce!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you could adapt it to what you had on hand!

  • Elizabeth

    Is it possible to mix all the ingredients ahead of time and freeze them, then thaw and throw in the crock pot?

  • Christina

    QUESTION: 1. Could I use frozen hash browns instead of tots? 2. Could I use regular bacon or regular or spicy Owens breakfast sausage instead of Canadian bacon? 3. Would you precook them?

  • nicole

    Has anyone made a batch and half of this? Need to feed around 12 people? Thinking it would work just have to cook longer?

    • Julie Evink

      As long as you have a crock pot to fit it into this will work fine. I would go with the closer to eight hour cooking time though!

  • Lady Silverfox

    Need to provide something for my Sunday School this week. Did a search for crock pot breakfast and found your Tater Tot Egg Bake! So excited to try it!

  • Sheri

    This recipe looks soon yummy! I am Canadian and didn’t have a clue that “Canadian bacon” was actually Ham…Found that out when i started reading the comments aND of course I’d already bought the ingredients…lol So, I have actual stripes of bacon and gonna wing it from here… Figure I’ll half cook the stripes and then cut them up and throw them in. Fngers crossed all goes well. Will let you know how I make out…LOL

    • Julie Evink

      Let me know how it turns out Sheri!

  • Cambria

    Do you think this recipe would work if I cooked it on high for 4 hours instead of low on 8? Or would it be too dry?

  • Rachel

    This was delish! I made this last night for breakfast this morning and my fam ate it up. Just wanted to comment because it seems like slow cookers can vary so much when it comes to temperature/cooking times.

    I have a 5.5 quart rival cooker. I only had to cook this for about 3.5-4 hours on low – if I had cooked this for the full 6-8 hours mine would have burnt or at least been too dry. When I try new overnight slow cooker recipes I set my alarm to wake up in the middle of the night and check it halfway through. So far I’ve discovered that my slow cooker must cook hotter than most others because I find I have to cut my cook time in half most of the time.

    I did add some garlic, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper, fresh parsley, and pork sausage to mine. I also did half whole milk and half half-and-half.

    Will definitely keep this in my ‘recipe box’. I’m a horrible morning person – slow cooker breakfast’s make my mornings so much easier!

  • Anna

    My kitchen is currently being renovated. So other than a microwave and a crock pot, were left empty handed. But our chickens keep laying eggs daily and without a oven or stove i began looking for easy stuff like this. I Live it a house of 7 (including myself) so this is an ideal meal. A must try!

  • Kelly

    I hate to be “that” person, but mine did not turn out well. I followed the recipe exactly with all hopes of a comfort-food, breakfast dinner. It turned out dry. The cheese on the top was dark brown. The temperature was on low and it cooked for 7 hours. Not sure what went wrong. Hoping this is not the results for other people. 🙂

  • Lori

    To the tater tots need to be defrosted?

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