Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread

by Lisa Douglas

A fresh take on our viral Cheesy Baked Egg Toast recipe, this hearty Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread recipe is decadent and quite filling! Perfect breakfast for a special occasion!

How to Make Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread

Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread

Oh, friends. This new take on the old favorite is SO GOOD. Bacon deliciousness all crisp and perfect hanging out with its best friend the egg, wrapped in a blanket of Italian bread and smothered with cheese. Is this what dreams are made of? I think so!

Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast Recipe

Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread Recipe

It doesn’t have to be complex to taste amazing, and this awesome breakfast recipe is no different! Look at how absolutely perfect that bacon is, all gorgeously brown, crisp, and lovingly held with that gorgeously cooked egg and crusty bread eagerly awaiting for you to take a bite. This Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread is the breakfast you didn’t realize you always wanted!

Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast for Breakfast

Easy Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread Recipe

I don’t know about you, but I love having a runny egg! Over easy is typically my jam, you know? I bake it until it’s perfect, with just a touch of runniness to it still. This recipe is a fantastic recipe to make with your style and preference of egg “doneness!” Are you an over easy fan, too? Or do you prefer sunny side up more well done? Heck, you could even scramble if you really wanted to here!

Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast - Easy Brunch Recipe

Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread for Special Occasions

I don’t know what sort of wizardry happens by baking your breakfast like this, but this Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread is really something, man! That buttery toasted crispness with the thickness of the Italian bread coupled with the cheese, egg, and crisp bacon? This is a hearty breakfast, for sure. And an easy one to make ahead of time, cut, refrigerate and serve as a leftover later! My oldest son went NUTS for this on his lunch break from work!

Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

How to Make Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread

To make this Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • Italian bread
  • Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Shredded cheese
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper (we use these salt and pepper grinders, they are awesome!)

You will also need the following tools:

Take your bacon and cut it in half, this makes it easier to fold and bend into the bread later.

Cut bacon strips to make Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Fry up the bacon strips lightly, you’ll want them slightly underdone as they’ll cook additionally when they’re in the oven.

Lightly fry bacon strips for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

While you’re frying your bacon, cut your Italian bread lengthwise in half with your bread knife and place it on your baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Cut Italian bread in half for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Use a can, a large circle cookie cutter, or if you have these one cup measuring bowls (these bowls are from the Pampered Chef prep bowl set) and cut away the shape into the bread. Depending how large your Italian bread is, or how closely you place your cut-outs, you should have four circle cut-outs per side, eight total with both sides of the bread.

Measure and cut out bread for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

From here, you’ll take a metal cookie scoop or a meatballer or a well rounded spoon to press into the bread to flatten it out.

Use a cookie scoop to press the bread for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

To help you get the sides flattened, you can use your fingers to help you press it, too.

Press bread for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

This is what your bread will look like when you flatten and shape all the circles in the Italian bread:

Flattened bread for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Using a basting brush, butter the bread completely, both in and out of the circles and along the edges. At this point, you’ll want to start preheating your oven.

Buttered bread for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Take your cooked bacon and wrap it along the outside of the circles.

Arrange sliced bacon for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Carefully crack and egg into each circle and dispose of the shell.

Carefully crack and egg into the bread for Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Repeat cracking the eggs into the circles, this is what it’ll look like:

Eggs added to Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Season generously on top, because it tastes beautimous and delicious.

Season the Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Begin adding shredded cheese to the bread. I like to keep the cheese on the sides so I can see the doneness of the egg in the oven while it cooks. To do this, you will need to use pinchfuls of shredded cheese and you’ll have to press the cheese onto the butter to get it to stay well.

Add cheese to the Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Continue adding the cheese and shape it around the bacon. Don’t worry if you get a little cheese in the egg, it’s bound to happen. Just so long as you can see the yolk well enough to monitor doneness.

Cheese added to Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Bake for 10 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven, then move it to the top rack and watch the egg yolk for doneness. It should take a few more minutes to cook (depending on where you live, elevation, how done you’d like your egg to be cooked, etc).

Fresh from the oven Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Oh, the gorgeous cheese, and toasty bread, the lovely seasoned egg. It beckons me! But don’t eat it just yet, I know you want to! But you’ll burn your tongue and mouth! You’ve got to let it cool down a bit first before you slice into it to serve. Just appreciate it (and maybe blow on it) until it’s cool enough to slice, haha!

Cooling off the Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Once cooled enough to be able to handle it, use a pizza cutter or bread knife to cut in between the egg sections. Slice and serve, baby!

Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast served

What do you think? Doesn’t this recipe look absolutely amazing? My kids DEVOURED it and begged me to make it regularly! I hope you choose to make this for someone special, maybe for your next special occasion? Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or someone’s birthday? Full recipe and directions are located below!

Easy Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast
Bacon Cheesy Baked Egg Italian Toast

Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread

A fresh take on our viral Cheesy Baked Egg Toast recipe, this hearty Baked Cheesy Bacon Egg Italian Bread recipe is decadent and quite filling! Perfect breakfast for a special occasion!
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Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon egg toast, cheese toast
Prep Time: 15 days
Cook Time: 15 days
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf Italian bread
  • 8 large eggs
  • thick cut bacon
  • butter
  • shredded cheese
  • salt fresh ground
  • pepper fresh ground

Instructions

  • Cut your bacon strips in half before cooking, this makes it easier to fold and bend into the bread later.
  • Lightly fry the bacon strips, you’ll want them slightly underdone as they’ll cook additionally when they’re in the oven.
  • While you’re frying your bacon, cut your Italian bread lengthwise in half with your bread knife and place it on your baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Use a large can, a large circle cookie cutter, or if you have these one cup measuring bowls (these bowls are from the Pampered Chef prep bowl set) and cut away the shape into the bread. Depending how large your Italian bread is, or how closely you place your cut-outs, you should have four circle cut-outs per side, eight total with both sides of the bread.
  • From here, you’ll take a metal cookie scoop or a meatballer or a well rounded spoon to press into the bread to flatten it out. To help you get the sides flattened, you can use your fingers to help you press it, too.
  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using a basting brush, butter the bread completely, both in and out of the circles and along the edges.
  • Take your cooked bacon and wrap it along the outside of the circles.
  • Carefully crack and egg into each circle and dispose of the shell. Repeat cracking the eggs into all the circles.
  • Season generously on top.
  • Begin adding shredded cheese to the bread. I like to keep the cheese on the sides so I can see the doneness of the egg in the oven while it cooks. To do this, you will need to use pinchfuls of shredded cheese and you’ll have to press the cheese onto the butter to get it to stay well.
  • Continue adding the cheese and shape it around the bacon. Don’t worry if you get a little cheese in the egg, it’s bound to happen. Just so long as you can see the yolk well enough to monitor doneness.
  • Bake for 10 minutes on the bottom rack of the oven, then move it to the top rack and watch the egg yolk for doneness. It should take a few more minutes to cook (depending on where you live, elevation, etc).
  • Let it cool down a bit first before you slice into it.
  • Once cooled enough to be able to handle it, use a pizza cutter or bread knife to cut in between the egg sections.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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