This was our Christmas Bread Pudding for Christmas morning this past Monday, but I tend to make these pretty much every holiday and even on birthdays. I just give it a different name depending on the holiday that we are celebrating. For instance, earlier this month I made my husband one for his birthday and, you guessed it….we called it Birthday Bread Pudding.
I’ve made Valentine Bread Puddings…
Easter Bread Puddings….
Baby Shower Bread Puddings….
Bridal Shower Brunch Bread Puddings…..
Thanksgiving Bread Puddings….you get the idea!
It is such an easy recipe and so filling. What I love most about it, other than it tastes amazing, is that it can be made ahead, stored in the refrigerator and popped into the oven at just the right time for an awesome, comforting breakfast. I also love that it feeds a lot of people!!
Quite honestly, it’s on the menu for New Year’s breakfast because….well, it always is AND I have to feed a crew because all of my husband’s family is spending New Year’s Eve and Day with us and they adore it!
Here’s how I make it.
Breakfast Bread Pudding.
- 1 Ciabatta Bread Loaf cut in cubes
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded & halved
- 1 roll breakfast sausage
- 10 large eggs
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 can original rotel
- 3 scallions chopped
- salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp thyme finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic finely minced
In a skillet, brown the sausage along with the scallions, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme. Set aside to cool.
Dice the Ciabatta Loaf into cubes and place in large mixing bowl.
Pour the Rotel, and half of the sharp cheddar cheese into the bread mixture and stir to combine.
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and additional seasonings.
Add the cooled sausage mixture to the bread mixture and stir to combine.
Grease a casserole dish well with non-stick spray or butter and pour in the sausage and bread mixture.
Slowly and evenly pour the custard mixture all over the sausage and bread and press down with spatula to fully submerge each piece of bread.
Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheese.
Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Enjoy!!! I love this recipe. It has been a tradition in my little family for years now and we LOVE it for any day of the year, but especially on holidays!
Give it a try….you’ll love it!