Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast takes less than 20 minutes to prepare, cover up overnight (or at least 30 minutes!) and bake in the morning
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.
This make-ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast was just perfect 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 hubby 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.
Getting back to today’s recipe ! I am trying different kinds of light-ish breakfasts for us to enjoy on Christmas morning.
Ideal breakfast when you do not have lunch or have a late lunch !
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.
More Breakfast recipes you might like:
Make-Ahead Savory Bread Pudding Breakfast
- 1 TB Olive Oil,, extra-virgin
- 8 Pork Sausages, meat removed from casings
- 1 large Onion, chopped
- 8 cups French Bread, cubed crust and all (I use the Sesame Seed topped kind)
- 1 1/2 cups 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
- Heat the Oil in a large skillet – stir-fry the Sausage Meat and Onions until cooked – transfer to a large mixing bowl and let cool a few minutes
- Add the Bread and 1 cup Cheddar Cheese to the Meat mixture – stir well to combine
- 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
- Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C (375 deg F) when ready to bake – spray a 20 x 30cm ( 9 x 13 inch ) casserole dish with cooking oil
- Transfer the Bread Pudding mixture to the prepared casserole dish – bake 40 – 45 minutes until puffed and set in the center
- 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
- Make-Ahead Standing time only if you do not prep the night before
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480.3 Total Fat: 20.2g Saturated Fat: 9.2g Unsaturated Fat: 7.5g Carbohydrates: 52.3g Fiber: 1.9g Protein: 22g
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 !