When you’re craving all the breakfast things in one bite, this Everything Brunch Bake is the way to go! This delicious dish is the bread bowl of all the bread bowls! Filled with all your favorite sunrise staples, like fluffy eggs, flavorful veggies, spicy sausage, and melty cheese, you’ll never return to those bland, rubbery egg casseroles again. You’ll soon see how this Everything Brunch Bake is overflowing with everything epic that everyone at your breakfast table will be eager for!

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  • 2 (14×4-inch) loaves Italian or French bread, unsliced
  • 8 ounce sweet or mild Italian sausage, uncooked, casings removed
  • 3/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced
  • 10 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream or half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped, plus more, to taste, for garnish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Fontina, mozzarella, or provolone cheese, shredded
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Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2 –Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 3 –Use a serrated knife to cut a wedge into the tops of the loaves.

Step 4 –Use a spoon to hollow out the centers of the loaves.

Step 5 –Place the bread shells on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6 –In a 10-inch skillet, over medium heat, cook the sausage and the bell pepper until the sausage is browned and the pepper is just tender, about 7 minutes.

Step 7 –Stir the green onions into the sausage mixture and cook for 1 minute.

Step 8 –Drain the excess fat from the sausage mixture.

Step 9 –In a large bowl, combine the eggs, the heavy cream, 1/4 cup of the basil, and the salt.

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Step 10 –Stir the egg mixture and 1 cup of the cheese into the sausage mixture.

Step 11 –Evenly divide the sausage mixture between the 2 bread shells.

Step 12 –Evenly divide the remaining cheese between the 2 bread bakes.

Step 13 –Bake the bread bakes until the eggs are set, about 35-40 minutes.

Step 14 –Let the bread bakes stand for 5 minutes.

Step 15 –Slice and serve the bread bakes topped with the extra basil.