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Savory Bread Pudding

Serves4
IngredientsEggs, Mushrooms, Bread, Dairy, Meat
Day PartDinner
Menu PartSide Dish
Cuisine TypeAmerican

Mushrooms, scallions, sage, Parmesan cheese and bacon take center stage in this bread pudding side dish.

Ingredients

4 bacon slices
6 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
4 scallions, sliced
1 tsp. dried rubbed sage
5 eggs
3 cups whole milk or light cream
1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and ground pepper, to taste
6 oz. day-old brioche or other bread, cubed (about 6 cups)
Fresh sage leaves, for garnish
 

Steps

  1. Cook bacon in skillet until almost crisp; remove, drain, and cut into pieces; reserve.
  2. In drippings remaining in skillet, combine mushrooms, scallions, and sage. Sauté 5-10 min., or until tender; remove with slotted spoon and reserve.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 4 individual baking dishes. Whisk eggs, milk, 1⁄4 cup Parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste in large bowl. Add bread cubes; toss to coat. Let stand 15 min.
  4. Stir reserved bacon and mushroom mixture into bread mixture. Portion out into prepared baking dishes; sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top.
  5. Bake puddings 40 min., or until set, golden brown, and puffed. Serve warm, garnished with sage leaves.
     

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