Looking for a special brunch recipe? Everyone will love this savoury Everything Bagel Bake. A hearty combination of eggs, pancetta, sausages, spinach, provolone, smoked gouda, jalapeños, onions and spices.
This crowd-pleasing dish can also be assembled the night before and baked the morning of.
To create a festive Easter brunch, serve with a simple side salad, strawberries, and mini chocolate Easter eggs!
Everything Bagel Bake
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 slices of round pancetta
- ½ medium onion diced
- 1 large jalapeno seeds and membrane removed, diced
- 4 small breakfast sausages casing removed, chopped into small pieces
- 8 large eggs
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 cup half & half cream 10%
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 ½ cups packed baby spinach
- 6 mini everything bagels sliced in half (bottom/top) *
- 1 ½ cups shredded provolone
- 1 ½ cups shredded smoked gouda
- Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350°F.
- Heat an 11-inch ovenproof non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the pancetta and cook until crispy, 3-5 minutes, flipping occasionally. Remove the pancetta to a paper towel lined plate and set aside. Add the sausage to the skillet and cook in the pancetta fat over medium heat until beginning to brown. 2-3 minutes. Add the onion, jalapeno and cook until the sausage is browned, and the onion is translucent. 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, half-and-half, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add in the sausage mixture and stir to combine. Add the bagel tops and let them soak for 5 minutes.
- Lay out the bagel bottoms (cut side up) on a board or plate. Layer each bottom with a few pieces of spinach, a sprinkle of provolone, and a pancetta round. Place the bottoms into a lightly oiled 11-inch non-stick skillet. Spread the rest of the spinach and provolone around the skillet. Place one of the bagel tops onto each of the bagel bottoms, then pour over the egg mixture, spreading the sausage mixture into the space between the bagels.
- Carefully place the skillet into the preheated oven (it will be quite full). Bake for 55 minutes. Raise the temperature to 400°F and bake until the casserole is puffed, golden brown at the edges and set in the center. about 15 minutes more. Turn on the broiler and broil for 2-3 minutes to lightly brown the top (watch this step carefully, as you don’t want to burn it now!!).
- Remove from the oven and let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.
- If the breakfast sausage casing doesn’t come free easily, just finely dice the sausage.
- *Substitute 3 full size bagels for the 6 mini bagels, slice in half, then cut into halves.
- This dish can be assembled the night before, covered tightly, refrigerated, and baked the following morning. Let the skillet sit at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before baking.
- For additional texture, try toasting the bottom half of the bagel.
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Have a delicious day! James (aka Zimmy) & Elaine
This recipe was made (and served) in my Hestan 8.5″ Thomas Keller Insignia TITUM Nonstick Sauté Pan on my Hestan Dual Fuel Range.