Cooler weather finds me searching for nourishing comfort foods. We've always been a fan of sweet bread pudding but this is my first time trying a savory one. Yum! It was just what I needed to use up leftover stale bread, some veggies in the fridge and have something relatively healthy that we could eat for several meals.
Savory Bread Pudding with Veggies
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
bunch of asparagus, chopped
bunch of beet greens or chard, chopped
2 cups whole wheat stale bread, cubed
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup grated gruyere cheese
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Sautee onions in olive oil. When softened, add garlic and asparagus. After a few minutes add greens and cook until wilted, just a minute or two.
3. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, milk and cheese. Add bread and vegetables and a dash of salt and pepper and mix well. Pour into a casserole dish.
4. Place casserole in oven and cook for 50 minutes, until puffed and browned. Remove from oven and serve!