Pepper and Egg Brunch Bake

Makes 8 Servings

  • Total Time: 80
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 60

Here’s a brunch option that’s perfect for a crowd, and if you’re short on time, this Pepper and Egg Brunch Bake can be prepared the night before, then popped into the oven morning of. The result is a warm, filling option that will keep you and your guests going all morning long.


  • 6 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar, Colby, or Monterey Jack cheese (8-ounce package)
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups cubed country-style sourdough or whole-wheat bread
  • 1 13-ounce package turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/4‑inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 small)
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper (1 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper (1 medium)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • Softened butter, for the baking dish


Whisk the eggs, milk, cheese, mustard, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. Add the bread, kielbasa, onions, and bell peppers. Stir well until the egg mixture is completely absorbed. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Stir the basil into the egg mixture. Butter a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Pour the egg mixture into the prepared dish and bake for 1 hour or until the eggs are set. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

This Brunch Bake recipe comes from the Holter family of Pomeroy, Ohio. The Holter’s have run a dairy farm that has been in business since 1946.

For the recipe demonstration video, click here.

If you love this recipe, you can find more like it in “The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Foods From America’s Dairy Farm Families.” Learn more about it here or order it below today!

Image courtesy of “The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm Families” edited by Lisa Kingsley, Andrews McMeel Publishing.