Brie and Sausage Brunch Bake Recipe
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Brie and Sausage Brunch Bake Recipe

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I've made this brunch bake for holidays, as well as for a weekend at a friend's cabin, and I always get requests for the recipe. It's make-ahead convenient, reheats well and even tastes great the next day. —Becky Hicks, Forest Lake, Minnesota
Featured In: New Year's Day Brunch
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 8 cups cubed day-old sourdough bread
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/2 pound Brie cheese, rind removed, cubed
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 green onions, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 424 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 237mg cholesterol, 779mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Place bread cubes in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with sausage mixture, red peppers, Brie and Parmesan cheeses and basil. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, mustard, pepper and salt; pour over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  4. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 4-6 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Brie and Sausage Brunch Bake in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p67

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GStaelens User ID: 1765741 224317
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2015

"easy to make and delicious !"

Jackie Siegfried User ID: 3342052 191101
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Took this to Easter Brunch and was asked to share by all 7 families"

KatD6 User ID: 7671212 190005
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2014

"I used box turkey stuffing instead of sourdough beard, and it turned out awesome! I suggest this recipe to anyone who loves a good breakfast!"

evrhaze User ID: 1274087 148880
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2012

"I already have a few tried & true egg & sausage bake recipes, but I wanted to try something different for Christmas breakfast. The Brie and sweet red peppers variation intrigued me, but I wasn't sure how well the change would go over with the rest of the family. However I needn't have worried, it was a hit and will be added into the rotation of tried and true recipes."

lindallang User ID: 4226578 193533
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"So tasty! I made this for Christmas brunch and will make it again for next Christmas brunch too!"

gramanpop User ID: 3866621 193666
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"This recipe was very rich and very good. I did make a few changes: German beer sausage instead of Italian; half and half instead of heavy cream; French bread instead of sourdough; and goat cheese gouda instead of brie (didn't have any). I also halved the recipe, didn't soak it overnight, and used chopped leeks on top instead of green onions that also baked with the rest of the dish. I used tri-colored peppers and horseradish mustard, so I think this dish could have many variations and still be delicious!"

perickson User ID: 1884463 176285
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2012

"I always make an egg bake for Christmas Day morning, for a family which includes those that a. hate mushrooms, b. can't take any "heat", so I've been searching for years for an egg bake worth making again. This is it! I used Jimmy Dean Maple Sausage in place of the spicy sausage, and used about half of the sweet peppers, otherwise per recipe, and it was a hit all around. My husband and I just finished the last of it for lunch today (Jan 2) and it's just as good reheated. It's going in the Christmas recipe file, for sure. BTW, had to buy a 2-lb round of Brie, so wrapped the rest in crescent roll dough and baked it for New Years Eve - wow!"

vieux User ID: 4712790 193665
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"Amazing. Make this as stated the first time then adjust and play with your food to your heart's content. Two suggestions:

1. Don't remove the rind. It won't hurt you and is a waste of time and bloody good cheese.
2. Ignore the Parmesan pointers about buying grated or shredded Parmesan. If you want the full and wonderful flavour of this dish buy a wedge of good Parm and grate it yourself. Just my thoughts."

stephbosco User ID: 5915093 192271
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Awesome.. I switched out the Sourdough bread for Potatoes o'brien.. Loved it."

Karli Gorsline User ID: 2124025 113044
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2010

"I made this for our Christmas Day brunch and thought it was wonderful! The sourdough bread gave it a nice flavor. I used chopped sausage links instead of bulk sausage and substituted half the whole eggs with egg whites. I also replaced the heavy whipping cream w/ skim milk to cut more calories. It still turned out amazing- I will use this recipe often, thanks for sharing!"

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