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November 26, 2014

Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast

Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast ~ Less than 20 minutes to prepare, cover up overnight {or at least 30 minutes!} and bake in the morning ~ Meaty, cheesy and delicious crusty sides #MakeAhead #Breakfast #ChristmasBreakfast www.withablast.net

A Weekend or two ago, the kids were all home for the weekend, and I had been spending just about all of the Friday baking them some sweet treats and a variety of desserts {this does not happen often ! in case you were wondering}. Anyhow, I had already lined up the following day's late lunch/early dinner and knew I had to make something quick and easy like this make-ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast for them as I also had other plans for the Saturday morning.

I am sure you also get those days where you think you might have a lot - or at least enough - time for everything, but then time just seems to run away. This was one of those weekends.. the more I did, the less got done, or that's how it felt anyway.

So far it seems Roy and I will spend Christmas by ourselves as both the kids have plans and my sweet mother-in-law {whom I invited along with my sister-in-law} will be visiting her first great grandchild ! I think it will be their first face to face, as that side of the family lives in another Province.

Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast ~ Less than 20 minutes to prepare, cover up overnight {or at least 30 minutes!} and bake in the morning ~ Meaty, cheesy and delicious crusty sides #MakeAhead #Breakfast #ChristmasBreakfast www.withablast.net

Getting back to today's recipe, I am trying different kinds of light-ish breakfasts for us to enjoy on Christmas morning as it seems more than likely that we will go to our usual Restaurant for a late lunch and this make-ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast might just do the trick.

I do still have some other recipes to try out, but we really like this one. It bakes the same way as a Bread Pudding would {the dessert kind!}, with crusty sides and crusty spots on top, but when you dig in, it is all soft, meaty, cheesy and it is just a lovely dish to have on hand.

And I think this is the only recipe, of this kind, I have which contains Pork Sausage meat which also, if you already have a favorite brand of Pork Sausage, is already seasoned and all. The bit of Sage, Salt and Pepper round things of deliciously.

Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast

6 - 8 Servings

INGREDIENTS:

1 TB Olive Oil
8 Pork Sausages, meat removed from casing
1 Large Onion, chopped
8 cups cubed French Bread, crust and all  {I used the Sesame Seed topped kind}
1 1/2 cups Sharp, Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated, divided
4 Large Eggs
3 1/4 cups Milk
2 TB Fresh Sage, chopped {or 1 teaspoon Dried Sage}
1/2 t Salt
1/2 t Black Pepper

Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula, to serve  {optional}

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Heat the Oil in a medium skillet - stir-fry the Sausage Meat and Onions until cooked - transfer to a large mixing bowl and let cool a few minutes.
2.) Add the Bread and 1 cup Cheddar Cheese to the Meat mixture - stir well to combine.
3.) Beat together the Eggs, Milk, Sage, Salt and Black Pepper - pour over the mixture in the mixing bowl and stir until mixed - cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or overnight.
4.) Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) when ready to bake - spray a 20 x 30cm casserole dish with cooking oil.
5.) Transfer the Bread Pudding mixture to the prepared casserole dish - bake 40 - 45 minutes until puffed and set in the center.
6.) Remove from the oven - sprinkle over the remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese and bake a further 5 minutes or until the Cheese has melted.

Let sit for 5 minutes, slice into portions and serve with Cherry Tomatoes and Arugula {if using}.

ps: Fresh fruit on the side goes very well with this Breakfast !

Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast ~ Less than 20 minutes to prepare, cover up overnight {or at least 30 minutes!} and bake in the morning ~ Meaty, cheesy and delicious crusty sides #MakeAhead #Breakfast #ChristmasBreakfast www.withablast.net


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4 comments:

  1. This looks and sounds delicious! I love make ahead breakfasts, especially around the holidays!

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  2. This will truly please the teens in my house. Pinned. Thanks so much for bringing this by Weekend Bites.

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  3. Your recipe is being featured on Weekend Bites today. Thank you so much for participating in the party.

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  4. I've never made a savory bread pudding before. Looks good and I really like the fresh tomatoes on top. Thanks for linking up, Linda.

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