Breakfast In A Loaf

(4 servings)

  • 6 scrambled eggs*
  • 1 round loaf bread (8 to 9-inch diameter)
  • 4 ounces sliced ham
  • 1/2 red bell pepper - diced
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced pitted ripe olives
  • 1 medium tomato - thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces mushrooms - cooked
Prepare scrambled eggs and keep warm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut a 2-inch slice from the top of the loaf to use for the lid.

Remove the soft interior of the loaf leaving a 1-inch thick wall and bottom.

Place ham on the bottom of the loaf. Top with diced pepper.

Sprinkle with half of the cheeses. Layer scrambled eggs, olives and tomatoes over the cheeses. Top with remaining cheeses and mushrooms.

Place the lid on the loaf. Wrap in foil, place on a cookie sheet, and bake for 30 minutes or until heated through.

Cut into 8 wedges to serve.

* To make the scrambled eggs: Lightly beat 6 eggs with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Melt 1 Tablespoon butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add eggs. Scramble - stirring often until eggs are fully cooked.

This is a fun breakfast. Impress your guests by slicing into a loaf of bread only to reveal that it's full of delicious breakfast favorites and a couple of surprises.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank truleelee for this recipe.

Recipe number 1293. Submitted 7/8/2004.