Italian Egg Bake

North Carolina Egg Association

This simple recipe can be prepped in advance and modified to feed families of all sizes.

  • Serves 6
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook/Bake Time: 1 hour


  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes (approx. 2 – 2 ½ cups), peeled
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ cup Asiago cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.


  • In a medium size pan, on medium-high heat; cook sausage, stirring frequently and breaking the meat apart with a spoon, 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned. Carefully, drain excess grease, leaving 1 tablespoon to cook sweet potatoes. Transfer cooked sausage to a bowl; cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Cube sweet potatoes into bite-sized pieces, approximately ¼-inch. In the same medium size pan with saved 1 tablespoon grease, sauté sweet potatoes until soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Add the sweet potatoes and diced peppers to the bowl with the cooked sausage; stir to combine. Pour combined sausage, sweet potatoes and peppers into a 9x13 baking dish.
  • In a medium-size bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over sausage mixture and top with asiago and parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked throughout.


Watch how to make this recipe here.
North Carolina Egg Association