Friday, March 15, 2013

breakfast bake

This breakfast dish is perfect to make for a big group!  You prepare it the night before, so  in the morning all you have to do is fire up the oven and let it bake away while you get to hang out with your friends.  Every year we have a little PT family reunion and we spend the weekend playing games, doing winter activities, and drinking lots of beers!  The breakfast bake has been loved by all and we make it every time.  

Sorry there is no photo...every time I make it I have good intentions of taking a photo but we are so hungry by the time it's baked I serve it up and then realize I haven't taken a photo!

what you need:
*serves 8

  • one loaf of multigrain bakery bread (day old best - it will have more texture, plus it's usually 50% off!)
  • 10 eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 orange pepper
  • 3 italian sausages
  • asiago cheese
  • your favourite hot sauce or srriracha *optional
  • salt and pepper
  • cooking oil
what to do:
the night before...
  1. Butter a baking dish (9"x13").  Be sure to grease it well to ensure easy clean up after! Or you can line it with parchment paper.  
  2. Cut or tear bread into large bite size chunks.
  3. Cut onions and peppers into large bite size chunks.  Cut sausage into bite size pieces.
  4. In a non-stick pan, heat up oil on medium.  Add sausage and sautee until golden brown on the outside (doesn't have to be fully cooked yet) - remove and then in the same pan, sautee vegetables for a few minutes, until onions are softened.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk eggs until slightly frothy (2-5 minutes).  Add milk and add desired amount of hot sauce (I used 2 tbsp) - season eggs with some salt and lots of freshly ground black pepper. Whisk again to mix well.
  6. Add sausage, vegetables, and bread pieces to egg mixture.  Toss to mix everything, then pour into buttered baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to bake.
the morning....
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  
  2. Grate asiago cheese (about 1 cup) and sprinkle over top of the breakfast bake.  Cover with aluminum foil (tent it so it doesn't stick to the cheese).
  3. Bake for about 30 minutes, then increase the temperature to 375 F and bake for another 15 minutes.  Remove the foil carefully, then broil for the last minute to brown the cheese on top.
  4. Let it cool for a few minutes, then slice and serve.  Enjoy!!


  1. This is such a great recipe! I love that in the morning you barely have any dishes to do after! I didn't have any bread in the house so I used 3 English muffins (for half of the recipe) and it worked out great!

    1. I almost made it with english muffins on saturday too! So glad you made it hills!