Italian Breakfast Casserole
1 package Premium Pork Italian Sausage
3 cups milk
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 cups French bread cubes (¾-inch pieces)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tomato, seeded, chopped
½ cup chopped green bell pepper
Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain.
Beat eggs, milk and black pepper in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes; stir gently until evenly coated. Stir in sausage, 1½ cups cheese, mushrooms, tomato and green pepper.
Pour into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.