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Breakfast Bake

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Check out Jamie Deen's hearty breakfast bake, perfect for a Father's Day brunch!
skill level
Easy
time
60-120min
servings
6 to 8
cost
$
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Check out Jamie Deen's hearty breakfast bake, perfect for a Father's Day brunch!
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ingredients
  • butter (for greasing pan)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound hot Italian turkey sausage (casings removed)
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
  • 1 pound loaf rustic French or Italian bread (cut into 1-inch-thick cubes)
  • 2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chives plus more for garnish (sliced)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
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  • 1
    butter (for greasing pan)
    Butter a 4-quart baking dish.
  • 2
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    1 pound hot Italian turkey sausage (casings removed)
    1 medium onion (finely chopped)
    1 medium red bell pepper (seeded and finely chopped)
    In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the sausage, onions and bell peppers. Cook, while stirring, until the sausage is cooked through and crumbly and the onions and peppers are soft, about 6 minutes. 
  • 3
    1 pound loaf rustic French or Italian bread (cut into 1-inch-thick cubes)
    2 cups grated Gruyere cheese (reserve some)
    Add the bread to the prepared baking dish. Stir in the sausage and pepper mixture and the cheese, reserving a bit of cheese for the top. 
  • 4
    6 large eggs
    2 cups whole milk
    1 cup heavy cream
    1 1/2 tablespoons fresh chives (sliced)
    kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    Reserved Gruyere
    In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cream, chives and some salt and pepper. Pour the mixture evenly over the bread and give a little stir to make sure it's evenly distributed. Sprinkle with the reserved cheese. Cover with plastic wrap and let soak for 30 minutes. 
  • 5
      
    Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • 6
    Chives for garnish
    Bake until the top is puffed and golden and a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 1 hour. Garnish with more chopped chives before serving.
 
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