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.

Shelli McConnell



  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

490 calories, (11 g saturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 8 g monounsaturated fat), 245 mg cholesterol, 977 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 20 g protein.