1 vidalia or other sweet onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
8 cups cubed French bread (about 8 ounces)
3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese, divided
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 425°.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion slices (keep slices intact); cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned.
Combine milk, salt, thyme, pepper, and eggs in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add the bread cubes and 1/2 cup cheese; toss mixture well. Place the bread mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange onion slices on top of bread mixture. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cheese. Bake at 425° 25 minutes or until set and golden.
I really liked this. I did vary the cheese a little to what I had on hand. I followed the directions but cut it into six pieces, it was still quite a bit of food. I guess if you were using it as your whole meal, it would be fine, but I like it for a side dish. Next time, I will cut the recipe in half and serve four with it.
So delicous, easy and cheap! I used an organic white hearty bread and the texture was great. Usually my bread puddings are WAY too soggy but this was ust perfect. I did change the cheese in the recipe and used monterey jack because I thought swiss might be too dull a flavor. This is a great way to use extra bread. I served it as a side dish for dinner and I will definitely keep this recipe in mind next time I have extra bread. Maybe I will change the topping for variety.
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