Savory Bread Puddings with Ham and Cheddar

  • RandyinCO Posted: 08/29/11
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    One of the best CL recipes. Fabulous as is - very flavorlful. This would be great for brunch. This dish gave me great ideas for other combinations in a savory bread pudding such as southwest flavors, mediterranean, etc.

  • chefrn Posted: 08/31/11
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    Oh my goodness! This is so good and so easy! Very filling too. I serves it with a fresh tomato and mozzarella salad. You have to try this dish!

  • lonegungirl Posted: 10/09/11
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    Pretty good for a simple weekday meal. I doubled it and put it all in a large casserole, and it came out well with an extra 15 minutes added to the time. I thought it seemed dry when I put it in the oven, but it was moist enough at the end.

  • karenfar Posted: 10/30/11
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    Huntington Beach, CA

    This is a really great, flavorful breakfast/brunch dish and has a nice little crunch to it. I did not do the individuals instead used an 8x8 baking dish and baked for 30 minutes. I think the secret ingredient is the bread you use. I used LeBrea Whole Grain which is very rustic and seedy. I used 3 whole eggs and didn't do the egg white step. I bought diced lower sodium ham. We didn't think the sour cream would add anything so didn't use it.

  • SarahLiz82 Posted: 10/20/11
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    I made this based on what at the time were all 5-star reviews. It tasted okay, but wasn't amazing. I'm not convinced that the steps such as toasting the bread icubes in the oven first and whipping the egg whites really made a difference. I would make it again, double the recipe, and skip those steps.

  • tsimpkins Posted: 11/15/11
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    This was the first bread pudding I've ever tried. Maybe I just don't like bread pudding. Yuck!

  • foodieforpeace Posted: 11/02/11
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    The directions for this dish almost turned me away. However, we decided to make this casserole as we would most other bread puddings (without separating the eggs) and the result was Yummy! Used leftover baked Boar's head ham and Cabot 75% reduced fat sharp cheddar. Wasn't up for going where I could get seedy bread so opted for a sturdy Portugese and it was great. Served it with a nice lowfat homemade cole slaw for crunch.

  • ChefKiki Posted: 01/31/12
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    I really enjoyed this dish. I bought fresh multigrain bread which tasted great. Followed the recipe exactly, but put in a large muffin pan. Would be great for a weekend breakfast, but easy and quick enough during the week.

  • jmeleeS Posted: 09/17/12
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    LOVED this breakfast recipe! I think the quality of the results depends heavily on the quality of your ingredients as there are few; esp. the bread. I used Whole Foods 12 Grain bread, which they were willing to cube for me (bonus) - the bread was extremely hearty and after toasting, held up against the moist egg when tossed prior to baking. Definitely whip the egg whites (I did this by hand) to ensure that the casserole doesn't become dense. I don't have individual casserole dishes, so I used a small casserole dish (maybe 7 x 8) and I had halved the recipe; cook time was the same as in the original. We didn't think that the recipe needed sour cream, so left off the extra calories. Super simple to make and hearty in flavors - 100% a keeper; enjoy!

  • MelissaAK Posted: 01/08/13
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    my husband and I LOVE this! Have made it twice now with ham leftover from Christmas (in the freezer). The second time I added some chopped fresh mushrooms, some parsley and a bit of garlic powder. YUMMY!I also did it in 1 large dish instead of individual ones. And I added the eggs all together . I don't htink it changed the texture/taste any by adding the eggs at the same time. Use good bread

  • McHortonheiser Posted: 01/26/13
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    Made it exactly as posted and it was delicious! Did use plain white bread and used all three yolks just because I didn't want to waste one....fabulous and easy. I will definitely be saving this to my recipe file! My husband even liked it and he has a weird rule about cheese not going with eggs....

  • Kdoggett Posted: 03/12/14
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    Absolutely delicious. I also baked it in an 8x8 casserole for about 30 minutes. Great for breakfast the next day.


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