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Tomato, Sausage & Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

Tomato, Sausage & Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

This savory dish is the perfect excuse to have bread pudding as THE meal, not merely afterward as dessert. — Holly Jones, Kennesaw, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh basil or 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups cubed French bread
  • 6 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°, In a large bowl, combine first eight ingredients. Stir in bread. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • 2. In the same bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper; pour over bread mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 430 calories, 32 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 206 mg cholesterol, 822 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 19 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.