Recipes and Cooking Egg and Sausage Bread Bakes This egg breakfast bake doesn't even require a casserole dish. How? By using hollowed out bread as the baking vessel. It's a fun way to serve a crowd a special brunch recipe. By Shelli McConnell Shelli McConnell Shelli began her contributions to Better Homes & Gardens as a test kitchen professional. She was also an on-staff food editor for many years. She developed many cookbooks for the Better Homes & Gardens brand.As a freelancer and entrepreneur, Shelli has taken her love of cooking and contributed as a food writer to a wide variety of websites, books, and magazines for more than 28 years. She also writes about travel, wellness, wine, and gardening.Shelli McConnell graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor's degree in Consumer Food Science. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on November 1, 2019 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Servings: 10 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 14 x 4-inch unsliced loaves Italian or French bread 8 ounce uncooked sweet or mild Italian sausage, casings removed ¾ cup chopped bell pepper ½ cup sliced green onions 10 eggs, lightly beaten ⅔ cup heavy cream or half-and-half ¼ cup chopped fresh basil ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cup shredded Fontina, mozzarella, or provolone cheese (6 oz.) Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a serrated knife, cut a wedge into tops of loaves. Using a spoon or your fingers, hollow out the center of each loaf. Place bread shells on prepared baking sheet. In a 10-inch skillet cook sausage and bell pepper over medium 8 minutes or until sausage is browned and pepper is just tender, stirring in green onions the last 1 minute. Drain off fat. In a large bowl combine eggs, cream, basil, and salt. Stir in sausage mixture and 1 cup cheese. Pour egg mixture into bread shells. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until eggs are set (at least 160°F). Let stand 5 minutes before slicing. If desired, sprinkle with additional basil. Makes 10 servings. Blaine Moats Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 490 Calories 23g Fat 45g Carbs 20g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 10 Calories 490 % Daily Value * Total Fat 23g 29% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 245mg 82% Sodium 977mg 42% Total Carbohydrate 45g 16% Total Sugars 1g Protein 20g Vitamin C 16mg 80% Calcium 142mg 11% Iron 1.3mg 7% Potassium 190mg 4% Folate, total 36mcg Vitamin B-12 1mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.