The Caldwell House Brunch in One Dish

Sausage crumbles (2 bags)

¾ cup chopped green bell pepper

¾ cup chopped red bell pepper

¾ cup chopped onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups cubed Italian bread (1 inch)

2 cups shredded aged Provolone cheese

6 eggs

2 cups whole milk

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

1/3 cup shredded Asiago cheese

1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

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Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Spray 13×9 inch glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray.  Cook sausage until browned.  Add bell peppers, onions, garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are slightly softened, stirring occasionally.  Drain; discard drippings.

Arrange half of the bread cubes in baking dish; layer with half of the sausage mixture and 1 cup of the provolone cheese.  Repeat layers.

Whisk egg lightly in medium bowl.  Whisk in milk, salt and pepper until well-blended.  Pour over bread mixture in baking dish, pressing down so all ingredients are moistened.  Cover, refrigerate overnight.

Next morning:  Sprinkle with Asiago cheese.  Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and set.  Remove from oven; let stand 10 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle with basil.

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