Sausage Bread Pudding
This sausage bread pudding is a festive make-ahead breakfast or brunch that feeds a crowd!
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- 1 loaf stale or day - old bread, sliced into 1” cubes
- 1 pound breakfast sausage , casings removed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups spinach, roughly chopped
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- teaspoon rosemary
- 6 eggs
- ½ cup cream
- 1 cup s Gruyère cheese, shredded
- Butter, for greasing
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the breakfast sausage meat and cook, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula, until cooked through, about 6 to 8 minutes. Once cooked, transfer the sausage meat to a large bowl and set aside.
- In the same pan, add the diced onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until tender. Add the mushrooms and garlic and cook for another 4-5 minutes until the mushrooms have dramatically reduced in size. Then add the chopped spinach and cook for 1-2 minutes until wilted.
- Once the veggies are cooked, add the thyme, rosemary, and a generous pinch of salt and pepper, and warm for about 1 minute until fragrant.
- Transfer the vegetable mixture to the bowl with the cooked sausage and allow it to cool to room temperature.
- Once the sausage and vegetable mixture has cooled, grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with butter.
- In a medium bowl, add the eggs, milk, cream, and a pinch of salt and pepper, and whisk until well combined.
- Add the cubed bread and grated cheese to the large bowl with the sausage and vegetable mixture and stir until wellcombined.8.Transfer the bread mixture to the prepared baking dish, spreading it across the dish, then pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread mixture, cover tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and refrigerate for at least one hour or overnight.9.When it’s ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F. Then transfer the baking dish to the oven to bake, uncovered, for50-55minutes until the bread pudding is puffed and golden brown