Savory Bread Pudding

There are times in everyone’s life when one needs a meal for the family that is
easy, doesn’t use a lot of ingredients and us inexpensive. Sandra Lee has a show now called money saving meals. I watch it looking for some ideas. Recently she made a savory bread pudding with mushrooms and sausage as apart of an egg episode. I made the bread puddings one evening before work because I have a massive amount of cubes bread. (Hint don’t cube up bread but in sections, then one can use the leftover bread for sandwiches etc.). Newho. The result was surprisingly good. The hubby enjoyed the meal as well. I do suggest having the puddings with something green and a sauce. I will try to include some suggestions.

With the mustard apple sauce

Savory Bread Pudding
Courtesy of Sandra Lee

2 cups. Cubes bread (best to be French or Italian style)
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp Italian seasonings
Dash of salt and pepper
1/4 ground sausage or kielbasa
1/2 lb mushrooms
1 tbsp butter (for flavor)
Cooking spray

Whisk the eggs, milk, Italian seasonings, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir bread into the egg mixture. Set aside in fridge for 30 minutes.
While the bread is resting, brown the sausage and drain. Then melt the butter in skillet and sauté mushrooms in the butter (with a bit of cooking spray).
After the bread is resting, preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Spray a muffin tin well with cooking spray. Mix the bread mixture with the sauage and mushrooms. Fill the muffin tins with the mixture and bake for 30 minutes.
Serve with desired sauce.
Makes 15 mini bread puddings.

1 tbsp mustard, 2 tbsp sour cream, 1/4 cup applesauce. Stir to combine.

Mustard with a bit of horseradish and mayo.

Heat cream with mustard, tomato paste, and Parmesan cheese.

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