I’m forever on the hunt for new quick and easy breakfast ideas. And while I’m all for a fruit-filled indulgence in the early morning hours, there are times when you need something a bit heartier. This simple recipe for Cheesy Baked Egg and Bacon Boats is the answer to all of your hectic weekday breakfast and lazy weekend brunch conundrums.
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- 1 loaf sourdough bread
- 4 large eggs
- 2 Tablespoons whole milk
- 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 Tablespoons chopped chives
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Use a sharp, serrated knife, cut a large "V" shape in the top of the bread without cutting all the way through the bottom. Scoop out the inside of the bread.
- In medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper then whisk in the bacon, cheese and 1 tablespoon of chives. Pour the mixture into the loaf of bread. Place the loaf on a baking sheet and bake it for about 25 minutes or until the eggs are set.
- Remove the loaf from the oven and let it sit for 5 minutes. Top with remaining 1 tablespoon chives then cut the loaf into slices and serve immediately.
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Tonight we had breakfast for dinner, and this was a crowd-pleaser! A keeper for sure.
Can I make this with French bread that is uncooked? Do I cook the French bread first and then do the fillings after and cook it more
Hi Andrea! You’ll want to cook the bread first and then follow the directions in the recipe :)
On the video it says heavy cream…the recipe below said whole milk….does it make a difference?
Either one works!
How many slices do you think I could get out of the loaf? I want to try it for my Sunday school brunch but I have to feed about 50
Hi Amy – It depends on how long/thick your loaf of bread is.
I make a similar version of this and it is always well received. I like it much, much better than a strata. It is easy to make different ones, say with sausage, ham, different cheese, or some pre-sauteed veggies (that won’t throw off too much water) in the mix. I always add more cheese on top, but I am a cheese-lovin’ gal! It doesn’t say what size the loaf is (inches/weight) but I find that the wider, larger loaves are better. (What size did you use?) If the bread is crisp, it is sometimes hard to eat easily with a knife and fork, so I cut them on the thinner side, and let everyone know they can be eaten with fingers. (I know, we are just soooo uncouth at our house!)