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.

Hands On Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins


  • 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

  • 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.)


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. In a large bowl combine eggs, cream, basil, and salt. Stir in sausage mixture and 1 cup cheese.

  4. 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.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

490 Calories
23g Fat
45g Carbs
20g Protein
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.

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