Blarney Breakfast Bake Recipe
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Blarney Breakfast Bake Recipe

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I got this recipe from my mom, and I used it when I served an Irish brunch to my neighbors for St. Patrick's Day. —Kerry Barnett-Amundson, Ocean Park, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 10 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 304 calories, 20g fat (9g saturated fat), 216mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a large skillet, cook sausage, mushrooms and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper.
  2. In a greased 13x9-in. baking dish, layer half the bread cubes, tomatoes, cheeses and sausage mixture. Repeat layers. Pour egg mixture over the top.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Blarney Breakfast Bake in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p13

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Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"This was fantastic and awesome! Here is my blog post on it:"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2015

"Hi Kobmob,

Because this recipe uses day old bread, preparing it the night before should be fine. Just be sure to cover it tightly.
Sue Stetzel
Online Community Manager
Taste of Home Magazine"

Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Can this be made the night before and cooked in the morning?"

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2015

"This was delicious and very moist and fluffy! I changed the bake time to an hour and five minutes at 375?."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"It was good. Next time I would add peppers too."

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