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Italian Baked Eggs & Sausage

This isn't your typical egg bake! I serve this robust casserole of eggs, Italian sausage and fire-roasted tomatoes in bowls with warm, crusty rolls spread with butter. —Shelly Bevington-Fisher, Hermiston, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) fire-roasted tomato and garlic pasta sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1 French bread demi-baguette (4 ounces), cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, crumbling meat, until no longer pink, 3-4 minutes; drain. Stir in pasta sauce and tomatoes. Transfer to a 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • Dollop ricotta cheese on top of meat mixture. Gently break an egg into a small bowl; slip egg onto ricotta. Repeat with remaining eggs. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake until egg whites are completely set and yolks have begun to thicken but are not hard, 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with basil.
  • Meanwhile, spread bread slices with butter; place on an ungreased baking sheet. Preheat broiler. Broil 3-4 in. from heat until golden brown, 1-2 minutes on each side. Serve immediately with baked eggs.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 408 calories, 27g fat (11g saturated fat), 241mg cholesterol, 1183mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 19g protein.
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