I've made this several times now and I basically make it as stated. However, I do make it with fresh bread, as the stores around me quickly run out of bread cubes around the holidays. And I use fresh spinach. I love Stove Top stuffing, but the last time I made it, I started thinking that this big blob of carbs and salt with a stick of butter floating in it PROBABLY was not very good for me. So, I started making this savory pudding instead, and I have never looked back. It's SO much better! My husband and I have a scoop each as a side dish for holiday dinners, then split the rest of it as a main course the next night. I love the way the gruyere cheese on top gets crunchy in the oven!
Savory Bread Pudding with Spinach & Mushrooms
Bread pudding, an economical dish designed to use up stale bread, is most often associated with dessert. It's equally comforting turned savory, enriched with cheese and studded with vegetables.
8 Reviews for Savory Bread Pudding with Spinach & Mushrooms
I love this dish. I put my veggies at the bottom of the dish and poured the egg mixture over the veggies and topped with the cheese. Absolutely LOVE it. Will be making it again real soon.
This is the second time I made this recipe, the first time I followed it exactly and it was wonderful. I thought this time I would try using egg whites (used 6) instead of the 4 whole eggs. I also used reduced fat cheddar to bring the calories down even more. However, I added about 8 oz. of turkey breakfast sausage, 1 tsp dried basil and replaced the spinach with steamed, finely chopped collard greens (had it growing in the garden). Topped it with a little low fat sour cream...WOW, it was really good.
Does anyone have a suggestion to create stale bread without it molding, mold is a real problem where I live. Do you think if I toast the bread it will have the same results as stale bread?