Baked Bacon Egg And Cheese Bread Boat
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Baked Bacon Egg And Cheese Bread Boat

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked-bacon-egg-and-cheese-boat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting time 5 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 1 lb Italian bread loaf (See Cook's Note)
  • 1/2 medium red bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 medium green bell pepper diced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 3 green onion sliced
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded colby-jack or cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a standard cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Hollow out the center of the Italian loaf leaving at least 1-inch on each side and the bottom. Freeze the bread removed from the center and use for another dish. Place the hollowed out loaf onto the parchment. Set aside.
  • In a skillet over medium-high heat melt 1 Tbsp butter. Add the diced peppers and cook for 2 minutes until softened. Add the sliced green onion. Season with salt and black pepper to your taste. Cook for 1 minute then remove from the pan to cool slightly.
  • Whisk together the eggs, cream, grated Parmesan cheese, salt and black pepper until light and fluffy. Adjust the amount of salt and black pepper to your taste.
  • Mix in 1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese, cooked peppers and onion and crumbled bacon by hand.
  • Pour into the hollowed out bread loaf. Sprinkle the remaining shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until set. Rest on the pan for 5 minutes then slice and serve.

Notes

The Italian loaf I used in the recipe was around 6-inches at it's widest and 14-inches long. Due to the width I was able to make wide slices across the loaf and then cut the loaf through the center from end to end yielding 12 pieces total. The amount of servings may vary due to the bread used.
Using a larger loaf? Increase to 10 large eggs and 3/4 cup heavy cream then proceed with the recipe as written.