Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding for #BreakfastforDinner #SundaySupper

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This weekend is the first annual Food and Wine Conference being held in Orlando, Florida at the gorgeous Rosen Shingle Creek. After months and months of incredibly hard work and dedication, our fearless leader, Isabel of Family Foodie, has pulled it all together. I’m disappointed to miss out on the amazing roster of speakers and sponsors Isabel has gathered but most of all, I’m sad that I won’t get to meet many of the ladies that I’ve gotten to know and love from our Sunday Supper family. I’ve been jealously stalking them all on Facebook and Instagram and I’m happy to see that they’re having a fabulous time.

Those of us who weren’t able to make it to the conference felt it was our duty to keep Sunday Supper going this week and the incredible Conni, aka The Foodie Army Wife, is hosting. We’ve got a fun and delicious theme for you: breakfast for dinner.
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While I don’t often feature savoury recipes on my blog, I do a lot of cooking in my personal life. The great thing about cooking is that it’s so flexible, as opposed to baking which is more of an exact science.  Cooking is so easily adaptable.  Take this recipe for example.  It’s more of a guideline as opposed to a recipe that needs to be followed religiously.  You can make it as I’ve written and it’ll be the perfect meal for 2 or you can double it and serve it to 4-6.  You can change up the herbs, the vegetables, the bread and the meat, or omit the meat entirely.  You can use full fat cream for a silkier pudding, half and half as I did or milk for a healthier version.  You can use all or none of the egg yolks to cut the cholesterol.  I basically used what I had in my fridge, which is an awesome way of using up things that had been sitting in there for a while.
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I hope you make this and enjoy it for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding

1/2 loaf of stale French bread, cut into cubes
4 eggs
1/2 cup half and half
3 slices bacon, fried and diced
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 orange pepper
1/2 onion, diced
salt, pepper and dried thyme to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
parmesan cheese (to grate overtop the finished pudding)
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Cook your bacon and set aside on a plate lined with paper towel.  Drain off most of the bacon fat and leave about a teaspoon in the pan to cook the vegetables.  Sautee the onions, mushrooms and pepper and add salt and pepper to taste.

Toss the vegetables, bacon and shredded cheese with the cubed bread in a square baking dish.

Whisk together the eggs, cream and about a half teaspoon of salt, pepper and thyme (or to taste). Pour over the bread and place it in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the bread to soak up the egg.

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Bake for about 40-50 minutes until the top is golden brown and the pudding is set. Grate parmesan cheese overtop. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
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You really can’t go wrong with bread pudding. This was delicious. The top of the bread gets all crusty and crispy while the insides stay smooth and creamy. The bacon lent a wonderful smoky flavour that complimented the earthy mushrooms and sweet peppers. I went a bit crazy with the cheese as I’m wont to do because the cheesier the better in my opinion.
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The Husband and I pretty much polished this whole dish off, ignoring the fact that we basically ate half a loaf of French bread between the two of us in one sitting.
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Make sure you visit all of these other wonderful blogs and drool over all the incredible breakfast foods that are, quite frankly, good at any time of day!

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Gluten Free Breakfast Pizza from Blueberries And Blessings

Basic Vegan Waffles from Killer Bunnies, Inc

Kale, Bacon, Brown Rice Crustless Quiche from Shockingly Delicious

Bacon Egg and Potato Breakfast Tacos from Cookin’ Mimi

Steak and Egg Tostadas from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen

Breakfast Bowls from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner

Bacon and Egg Waffles from The Urban Mrs

Homemade Lox from Growing Up Gabel

Seattle Sandwiches (Lox, Shmear, & A Fried Egg) from Juanita’s Cocina

Bacon & Brie Potato Bread Strata with Roasted Pears from Eat, Move, Shine

Saucy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Sliders from Daily Dish Recipes

Greek Frittata from Casa de Crews

Elderberry Flower Pancakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks

Prosciutto, Gorgonzola and Rosemary Strata from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

Italian Turkey Meatballs (With a Secret) from What Smells So Good?

Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Breakfast Pizza from Runner’s Tales

Red Pepper and Egg Galette from Healthy. Delicious.

Waffles – One Plate, Two Ways: Sweet & Savory from Foxes Love Lemons

Steak & Egg Bagel Sandwich from girlichef

Florentine Benedict from Supper for a Steal

Oatmeal Ice Cream from Treats & Trinkets

Banana Waffles with Peanut Butter Syrup from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures

Baked Berry French Toast from Table For Seven

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Joe’s Special, the Original San Francisco Treat from Webicurean

Dark Chocolate, Orange & Pistachio Greek Yogurt Cups from Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Gluten Free Tomato Basil Crepes form No One Likes Crumbley Cookies

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Hangtown Fry and Wine Pairings with Breakfast for Dinner from ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

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50 thoughts on “Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding for #BreakfastforDinner #SundaySupper

  1. Top o’ the morning to you, Nancy! So fabulous to have a tasty breakfast pudding on hand filled with delectable treats. Good call on the cheese…Life is always better with melted cheese =)

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  3. It´s a good thing breakfast for dinner is being served everywhere, the food is so awesome. This type of bread pudding is my absolute favorite, savory with some kind of meat. Love this recipe Nancy! I might make something similar, and then eat it for three days in a row!

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  5. This is awesome, Nancy! Love the addition of peppers… and oh yea, one can never have too much cheese!!!! YUM!

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  9. I am printing off this recipe right now and running immediately to the store buy french bread. It can get stale on the car ride back and a few hours at home. My 20 yr old son doesn’t wake up on Sundays until 4 pm anyway. This will make an amazing breakfast/lunch/dinner! And I am with you on the cheese. There is no such thing as too much cheese. :)

    • Lmao – I LOVE this comment so much! That’s cause I know the feeling of reading a blog post and wanting to immediately go buy all the ingredients so that I can make it asap. I didn’t even wait for my bread to get stale either, even though I said to use stale bread here. I bought it on Friday, cut it up thinking it would dry out faster, and just used it on Saturday. It still turned out awesome. I hope you make this – let me know what you think!

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  12. That looks fantastic. I made a vegan savory bread pudding a few months ago and couldn’t believe that I would like bread pudding not sweet. Yours is perfect for dinner, yum!

  13. Oh Nancy, I have been looking forward to this post since I first saw it in the forum. This is like the ultimate comfort food. I love breakfast and I love bread puddings, so you basically just made my dream dish. Pretty sure I owe you my first born for this one.

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  16. I love breakfast for dinner .. My go to dinner when I’m lazy or short on time is a scrambled egg & cheese sandwich but this looks so much more decadent and delicious! Sorry you didn’t get to go to that conference, but on the bright side, Orlando would probably be crazy hot and muggy this time of year!

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  18. Nancy, you are so creative!!! This is such a delicious-sounding and looking dish for just throwing together stuff you had in your kitchen! Ha–Erik and I polished off nearly an entire skillet of this black bean quinoa casserole I made the other night–sounds like we would make quite the pair of couples! We all need those nights where we eat almost a half loaf of bread with our significant other, right? ;)

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  20. Yum, I love your savory recipes! I have the most amazing sweet bread pudding recipe from culinary school (seriously, it has BOURBON SAUCE), but I’ve never tried making a savory one. I love the mushrooms you used, and I’d probably throw some sundried tomatoes in there, too. I always seem to have about a million odds and ends of baguettes in the freezer, so this would be a good way to use them up. Because let’s face it, throwing them in the freezer “to make homemade breadcrumbs….someday” is a noble cause, but how many homemade breadcrumbs does a family of two REALLY need? :)

  21. Nancy,
    I love this! I’m with you on using what’s in the fridge and throwing something together. . I hate wasting food or ingredients! dude, this has everything I love in a breakfast casserole/pudding. . and hey, what’s wrong with eating half a loaf of French bread between the two of you?! ain’t no thang. looks delicious!!

  22. Why haven’t I thought of making a savoury bread pudding before?! Great idea. I have some leftover bread rolls in the fridge right now so maybe I’ll make this tonight! Oh, and half a loaf of French bread between two is only a quarter each. That’s nothing ;) Thanks xx

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  24. I’m not afraid to admit that I was terribly jealous of those attending. It looked like a ton of fun. Maybe next year will be our year. We’ll get our chance to rock it to Brass Monkey. This savory bread pudding looks amazing!

  25. I love this Bacon ‘n Eggs Bread Pudding! Sounds like something my family would enjoy, any time of the day! Can’t wait to give this a try this weekend. Can’t believe I’m currently out of bacon! Otherwise, I might have whip one up right now….in the middle of the night. LOL

  26. Gulp! I think you need someone to finish the rest of your bread pudding…and I’m more than willing to do that. :) Savory bread pudding is absolutely the best. Frederick is all about savory, and I’m quite the opposite, so this is perfect for us. Yum!

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