1 (1-pound) loaf firm white bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (about 12 cups)
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese, divided
2 cups fat-free milk
1 cup 1% low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 large eggs
3 large egg whites
1/4 cup sliced green onions
How to Make It
Arrange bread in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Combine 1/2 cup goat cheese and next 5 ingredients (through egg whites) in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Pour milk mixture over bread; top with remaining 1/2 cup goat cheese. Cover with foil coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Remove bread pudding from refrigerator; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Uncover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until set and golden brown. Sprinkle with onions.
Yummy! I served this to a friend who brought avocado, grapefruit, and watercress salad and it was a delightful pairing. I agree that it could use a bit more flavor; that said, I'm a person who likes a lot of spice. I used a bit more onion than called for and stirred it into the mix prior to making, to infuse the whole dish with more onion flavor. We ate this with a sauvignon blanc.