Breakfast Casserole with Sausage

Recipe courtesy of Bon Appetit

Butter or cooking spray for casserole disk
6 large eggs
2.5 cups whole milk
2 cups sliced green onions
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup finely grated Romano cheese
2 TBsp. chopped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 lb. italian sausage
1 large red bell pepper, halved, seeded, cut into 1/2" strips
1 lb. loaf rustic French bread cut into 1/2" slices
2 cups loosely packed, coarsely grated Fontina cheese, divided

Place rack in middle of oven; preheat oven to 350.
Coat a 13x9x2" ceramic or glass baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
Whisk 6 large eggs, 2 1/2 cups whole milk, 2 cups sliced green onions, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1/2 cup finely grated Romano cheese, 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh oregano, and 1/2 tsp. salt in large bowl; add a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper. Set aside.

Heat 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil in a large skillet, preferably nonstick, over medium-high.
Add 1 lb. Italian sausage; push sausage to one side.
Add 1 large red bell pepper, halved, seeded, cut into 1/2" strips, to other side of skillet.
Saute over high heat, breaking up sausage with a wooden spoon, until sausage is cooked through and peppers are brown in spots, 6-8 minutes

Arrange half of one 1-lb. loaf rustic French bread, cut into 1/2" slices, in prepared baking dish.
Pour half of egg mixture over.
Sprinkle with 1 cup (loosely packed) coarsely grated Fontina cheese, then half the cooked sausage mixture.
Repeat layering with remaining bread slices, remaining egg mixture, remaining 1 cup (loosely packed) coarsely grated Fontina cheese, and remaining sausage mixture.
Let stand 20 minutes, occasionally pressing on bread to submerge.
Bake breakfast casserole until puffed and edges are golden brown, about 1 hour.
Cool slightly.

Do ahead: Breakfast casserole can be assembled 2 days ahead; refrigerate, tightly covered with aluminum foil. Breakfast casserole can be baked 1 day ahead; reheat in a 350 oven for 10-15 minutes

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