Make a hearty, flavorful breakfast casserole in your Instant Pot for maximum flavor! This breakfast is easy to prepare and includes savory tater tots, veggies, sausage and cheese. Prepare everything in a single pot for an easy breakfast, lunch or even dinner.
My Instant Pot keeps blowing my mind. The two of us have had a whirlwind year together so far and there are still a few months left. I mean, cheesecake, corn on the cob, ribs, pudding.. the list continues to unfold before my hungry eyes and I've been loving every single recipe. And now breakfast casserole! Who would have thought?
So I recently transformed my FAVORITE breakfast ever into a pressure cooker recipe. Like ever ever. It is the best sausage breakfast casserole on planet earth. And not the Instant Pot has made it even better. If you plan to serve guests a breakfast or brunch any time soon, consider making this recipe!
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HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Enjoy serving your family and friends this easy, delicious breakfast!
Set Instant Pot to saute. Add the sausage and cook until no longer pink. Add pepper and mushrooms and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until softened. Pour contents into a strainer and allow grease to drain. Meanwhile, rinse out pot.
Return pot to pressure cooker and add 1 1/2 cups water to pot. Coat the bottom of the pan a round 6-inch baking pan or springform pan with cooking spray. Pour the sausage mixture into the pan.
In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs, cream of mushroom soup, milk and 1/2 cup of the cheddar cheese. Pour the mixture over the sausage mixture in the pan.
Press the tater tots into the mixture, ensuring that they are fully immersed in liquid. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese evenly over the top and cover pan tightly with foil. Place on trivet and lower into the Instant Pot.
Place the cover on the pot and set timer to 20 minutes and cook on high pressure (pressure cook setting). It will take the IP around 8 minutes to build up pressure before it begins cooking.
When cooking time is done, let the pressure release naturally for 5 minutes then do a quick release and allow the float valve to drop.
Carefully remove the pan from the pot by pulling up the trivet. Remove foil and serve immediately.
RECIPE TIPS: HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Replace the breakfast sausage with a leaner meat if desired, but the sausage adds incredible flavor to the dish!
Or replace the sausage with an equal amount of cooked, crumbled bacon!
Use red, orange or green bell pepper - pick your favorite!
Put out some sour cream and chopped green onions for a perfect condiment to compliment the meal.
Sprinkle salt and pepper over each helping of casserole just before serving!
Replace the tater tots with an equal amount of hash brown, if that is all you have on hand.
Substitute the mushrooms for an equal amount of your veggie of choice!
HOW LONG CAN YOU REFRIGERATE BREAKFAST EGG CASSEROLE?
One of the things I love about this dish is that it is a great prep-ahead and bake later option. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 36 hours before adding it to the oven in the morning for baking. After the casserole has baked, it can be kept in the fridge for 3 days and still taste fresh and delish. But don't limit yourself to breakfast or brunch, you can have it for a popular brinner!
CAN I MAKE THIS BREAKFAST CASSEROLE THE NIGHT BEFORE?
To save prep time, assemble this breakfast casserole the night before (minus the tater tots and cheese). Just before putting the pan into the Instant Pot for cooking, press the tater tots into the egg mixture and sprinkle cheese over top!
HOW TO FREEZE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
If you want to freeze this casserole for later use, you have a couple options:
Freeze unbaked - Assemble the layers as directed in the pan and wrap tightly in foil. Place into resealable freezer bags and freeze for 3-4 months. When you are ready to enjoy the casserole, let it thaw completely (preferably in the fridge overnight) and cook as directed in the recipe.
Freeze baked - Assemble the layers and bake as directed in the baking pan. Let the casserole cool completely and wrap tightly in foil. Place into resealable freezer bags and freeze for 3-4 months. When you are ready to enjoy the casserole, let it thaw completely (preferably in the fridge overnight). Reheat in a 250 degree F oven uncovered for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.
HOW MANY CALORIES IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 72 calories.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 6 grams of protein.
HOW MANY CARBS IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 0.6 grams of carbohydrates.
HOW LONG ARE EGGS GOOD FOR?
When properly stored in the refrigerator, eggs can be used 5 weeks after the sell date listed on the carton. The sooner they are used, the fresher they will be.
CAN DOGS EAT EGGS?
When thoroughly, eggs are a nutritious and delicious snack for dogs. They are even sometimes used to help settle digestive systems for canines.
WHAT TO SERVE FOR BRUNCH AT HOME
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