Breakfast Loaf

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + standing


6 servings

Updated: Aug. 31, 2023
I love to make this mile-high breakfast sandwich when we have company for the weekend. If you'd like, add sliced mushrooms and olives. —Amy McCuan, Oakley, California


  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 round loaf (1 pound) French bread
  • 6 ounces sliced deli ham, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk together eggs, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Pour in egg mixture; cook and stir until eggs are thickened and no liquid egg remains. Remove from heat.
  2. Cut one-fourth off top of bread loaf. Hollow out both parts, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (save removed bread for another use).
  3. Place a fourth of the ham in bread bottom; top with half of each of the cheeses. Layer with red pepper, scrambled eggs, tomato and the remaining cheeses and ham. Press layers gently; replace bread top. Wrap tightly in foil.
  4. Bake until heated through, 25-30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 439 calories, 18g fat (9g saturated fat), 230mg cholesterol, 1083mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein.