Cheesy Savory Bread Pudding

Cheesy Savory Bread Pudding Recipe
Photo: Kate Sears
We love serving this at brunch, just remember it takes at least 3 hours in the slow-cooker.

Yield:

Serves 6

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 469
Fat 26 g
Satfat 10 g
Protein 26 g
Carbohydrate 34 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 334 mg
Sodium 1112 mg

Ingredients

4 ounces thinly sliced bacon (4 to 5 slices)
1 onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
8 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
12 slices soft white bread, 1/2-inch thick, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 cup grated Cheddar
2 fresh tomatoes, sliced

Preparation

1. Coat inside of slow cooker with cooking spray. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate and pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat from skillet. Add onion, bell pepper and celery to skillet. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer. Remove from heat. Coarsely chop bacon.

2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Add bread cubes and stir in onion mixture, bacon, cheese and tomatoes. Stir well and pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low until a knife inserted near center comes out clean, 3 to 3 1/2 hours.

Note:

October 2011
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