New Year’s Day Breakfast Bake

After a wild night of New Year’s celebration, breakfast has never been more necessary. This breakfast bake will be the cure for anything you might be regretting from the night before. It’s also not a bad way to start the new year. This savory recipe serves 6 and takes a total of 2 hours and 25 minutes.

Here’s what you need:timthumb

Here’s what you do:1382546106364

Butter a 4-quart baking dish.

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.

Add the Costanzo’s bread to the prepared baking dish. Stir in the sausage and pepper mixture and the cheese, reserving a bit of cheese for the top.

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.

Remove the casserole from the refrigerator and let come to room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

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.

Recipe courtesy of foodnetwork.com.

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