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Makes 8 servings

This make-ahead Italian brunch casserole features sweet Italian sausage, green onions, diced zucchini, roasted red bell peppers, Italian bread, sharp Cheddar cheese, milk, and of course - eggs.  Serve with fresh fruit.

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove and discard casings from sausage. Cook sausage in a large skillet, stirring until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

Step 2

Add green onions and next 3 ingredients to skillet. Sauté 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in roasted bell peppers. Drain and cool.

Step 3

Spread 4 cups of bread cubes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Top with half each of the sausage mixture and cheese. Repeat with remaining bread, sausage, and cheese.

Step 4

Whisk together eggs and milk. Pour egg mixture over bread. Cover and chill 8 hours.

Step 5

Bake, covered, at 325° for 1 hour or until bubbly and hot.

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