Sausage and Egg Bread Boat

This Sausage and Egg Bread Boat is a perfect holiday breakfast or an easy brunch recipe! It can be prepped in just a few minutes and then you can just pop it in the oven and go spend time with your guests.

Thanks to Handsome Brook Farm for sponsoring this post.

Hi friends!

I’m popping in today to share the perfect holiday breakfast with you guys! Christmas is just around the corner and if you’re like me, you definitely don’t want to focus on breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s all about time with family, watching the kiddos enjoy their presents etc!

This Sausage and Egg Bread Boat is the perfect solution. It only takes about 5 minutes to prep it and then it cooks in the oven for an hour while you’re off doing other things like cleaning up 9 million pieces of wrapping paper and installing batteries into a bunch of new toys that need to be played with IMMEDIATELY.

Sausage and Egg Bread Boat

For this recipe, I teamed up with my friends at Handsome Brook Farm, who provided my favorite pasture-raised eggs. You may remember them from back in September when I shared these delicious little Sweet Potato Egg Wrap Bites!

Handsome Brook Farm is actually a unique supply network of small organic family farms. All their eggs are American Humane Certified to meet pasture-raised labeling standards.

Here’s a quick terminology review:

  • Cage-free eggs are from hens raised in barns with no access to the outdoors, often with several hens per square foot.
  • Free-range eggs are from hens that live in similar barns, but have limited outdoor access—about 2 sq. ft. per hen (access to grass not guaranteed)
  • Pasture-raised means that the hens do go outdoors to graze and forage, and American Humane certifies that hens have at least 108.9 sq. ft. per hen of room on rotated pasture each (that’s 400 hens to an acre). The hens have plenty of outdoor shade, protection, and water, and protected nests indoors, they are encouraged to spread their wings and wander to their hearts’ content.
  • Organic refers to both the supplemental feed hens receive (regardless of environment) and the land on which they wander (not sprayed with harmful pesticides or herbicides and certified organic).

We go through a lot of eggs around here and I’m happy to have found a brand I feel good about buying.

I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this Sausage and Egg Bread Boat as much as we did! The recipe is very forgiving so there’s not real need to measure exactly. Just buy a big loaf of Italian bread, scoop out most of the middle, add in some chopped sausage and veggies, top with eggs and let it back.

It does take a while to bake. Since the eggs are baking in a loaf of bread instead of a pan (which heats up and helps them cook more quickly), it takes longer than your typical egg bake…but it’s very hands-off, with minimal prep so as long as you plan ahead a bit to factor in cooking time, it’s a super easy recipe.

This recipe is best served warm right out of the oven, but you can also reheat the leftovers and they taste great as well!

Here’s how you make it:


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This Sausage and Egg Bread Boat is a perfect holiday breakfast or an easy brunch recipe! It can be prepped in just a few minutes and then you can just pop it in the oven and go spend time with your guests.

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4-6 1x



  • 1 large loaf Italian bread
  • 23 chicken sausages (fully cooked), diced
  • 1/2 cup red bell peppers, diced
  • 1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 68 Handsome Brook Farm organic pasture raised eggs
  • optional: onions, cheese, other veggies


Cut a large rectangle in the top of the loaf of bread (being careful not to cut through the bottom. 

Remove top of rectangle and pull out most of the middle of the bread. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet.

Add sliced sausages, peppers, green onions and spices into the middle of the bread. 

Crack eggs into a bowl and whisk to combine. 

Carefully pour eggs into the middle of the bread being careful not to overflow. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 min to an hour, until eggs are set. Cooking time will depend on the size of your loaf. After 30 minutes, you can cover with foil and increase oven temperature to 400 degrees. 

Slice and serve.


Optional: Serve over sauteed spinach. I cook mine in a skillet with a little butter and some garlic powder. 

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See how easy it is? Feel free to customize with your favorite veggies! I went for a red and green theme to make it festive for Christmas. You could also add in some cheese, or add black beans and top with salsa and avocado for a bit of a Mexican spin.



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