Cereal, scrambled eggs, rinse repeat. Breakfast is one of those meals that can get old pretty quickly, but if you play with your ingredients, the options are endless. If you want to surprise your family-or even yourself with just how yummy breakfast fare can be, grab a loaf of sourdough bread and meet us in the kitchen.
- 1 large, round loaf of sourdough bread
- 2 tsp, plus 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- ½ tsp kosher salt, divided
- ½ tsp black pepper, divided
- 6 large eggs
- 8 oz sweet Italian turkey sausage, casings removed
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 4 oz grated part-skim mozzarella cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan
- Start by heating up your oven to 350 degrees F and place a sheet of parchment paper onto a baking sheet. Use a serrated knife to cut the top of your bread off and then remove the insides of the bread with your hands, making sure to leave about ¾ inch all the way around.
- Place this on your baking sheet and drizzle the inside with olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake until lightly crispy, about 10 minutes and allow it to cool down on a wire rack.
- Set your oven to broil and grab a bowl and whisk up your eggs with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper until they are fluffy and slightly foamy and set them aside. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium high heat and crumble your sausage and cook until golden brown and then set to to drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
- Then, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil in the skillet over medium high and saute your onion and red peppers until softened, which will take about 6 minutes.
- Dial the heat back to medium, then stir in the basil and sausage and slowly pour in the eggs and ⅔ of the mozzarella. Stirring gently, cook until the eggs are just beginning to set, for about 1-2 minutes and fill your bread bowl with the egg mixture.
- Sprinkle the top with the Parmesan and the remaining mozzarella. Broil until the cheese is melted and bubbly and the eggs are perfectly done and fluffy. Let this cool for a few minutes and then slice into wedges.
What a delicious way to think outside the (cereal) box!