Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding

March 2, 2017
Get your morning off to a great healthy and delicious start with this Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding.  It's jam-packed with flavor from all the food groups and REAL® milk and cheese.  Thank you to REAL® Seal for sponsoring this post in celebration of National Breakfast Week.

Get your morning off to a great healthy and delicious start with this Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding.  It's jam-packed with flavor from all the food groups.

National Breakfast Week is coming up next week, March 6th - March 10th!  And of course an entire week should be dedicated to the most important meal of the day.  Don't you think?

In celebration of Breakfast Week, I've teamed up with REAL® Seal dairy to help encourage parents, students, and schools to start mornings off with a healthy breakfast.  Because getting our bodies off to a good start improves school performance, work performance, and generally positively impacts every facet of our lives.

My encouragement for starting the day with a hearty, wholesome breakfast comes in the form of this totally tasty Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding.  Because what could be better to celebrate the week than diving into a bowl-full of tender, custard-y turkey sausage bread pudding loaded with great REAL® dairy flavor?

Well, how about diving into that bowl-full of tender, custard-y bread pudding while also entering a give-away for your chance to win a $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of REAL® Seal?

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That's right!  In addition to certifying that products carrying the REAL® Seal are genuine U.S.-made dairy products, REAL® Seal is offering you the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card.  That sure would help make a lot of hearty, healthy breakfasts to kick off your day.

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Compared to its imitators, REAL® Seal products, like the REAL® milk and mozzarella cheese in this Breakfast Bread Pudding, contain a unique package of nine essential nutrients that people of all ages need.  Visit REAL® Seal on Facebook  or REAL® Seal on Pinterest to learn more.  And look for the red REAL® Seal drop emblem when shopping to be sure you're getting genuine U.S.-made dairy products!

Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding ~ get your morning off to a hearty & delicious start.

I love that this Breakfast Bread Pudding contains all four major food groups, making it a very well-balanced, nutrient-packed, wholesome breakfast.  It uses whole wheat bread as the base, which is then combined with eggs and REAL® cream or milk to form the bread custard part of the dish.  Lean turkey sausage adds protein ... though you could certainly use regular pork sausage if you'd like.

Cherry tomatoes, green onions, and fresh basil add a veggie component, as well as add amazingly wonderful flavor.  I know some people might be thinking the cherry tomatoes are a bit of a weird element in the dish, but believe me, they taste wonderful in this bread pudding!  If you're totally opposed to tomatoes for breakfast, though, simply leave them out.  While the dish won't be quite as eye-catching, it'll still taste great.

 Of course, the last layer of fabulous flavor comes from a generous sprinkling of part-skim REAL® mozzarella cheese.  Oh, you've just got to love cheesy goodness, am I right?

 This dish is fabulous served fresh out of the oven, but also re-heats well, too.  So if you'd like to prepare the bread pudding the night before to have one less thing on your morning to-do list, that works!  Just reheat the full dish or individual servings in the microwave.

Then grab your fork and dig in to a plate-full of Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding deliciousness to get your day off to a hearty and healthy start.

Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding, loaded with turkey sausage, fresh basil, and cherry tomatoes.

Savory Breakfast Bread Pudding
(Printable recipe)
  • 1 1/2 c. REAL® whipping cream {OR 1/2-&-1/2 OR milk}
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 T. chopped fresh basil
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tsp. canola or olive oil
  • 8 oz. turkey {or pork} sausage
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 c. cherry tomatoes
  • 1 c. shredded REAL® part-skim mozzarella cheese
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, and basil. Add bread and let mixture stand while you prepare the rest of the recipe, stirring occasionally, to allow bread to absorb most of the liquid.
  2. Place oil in a skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add sausage, breaking it into crumbles; cook until no longer pink. Drain any grease and add cooked sausage to the bread mixture.
  3. Add green onions and tomatoes to the same skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add to bread mixture; stir to combine.
  4. Pour into a 7x11-inch pan or small baking dish coated with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle top evenly with mozzarella.
  5. Bake at 375℉ for 30 - 35 minutes until puffy and lightly browned.

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  1. Savory breakfasts like this are the best! You can't go wrong starting your day off with some veggies and whole foods! I found you at the Weekend Potluck.

  2. Pinned this so I won't lose it. This looks fabulous and I look forward to trying it.

  3. What a lovely, nutritious yet rich and delicious breakfast casserole full of wholesome ingredients, Tracey. Scheduled to pin and to share on the Hearth and Soul Facebook page later today. Thank you for your support of the Hearth and Soul Link Party!

  4. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week and has been pinned to our features board. Thanks so much for sharing with us and don't forget to pick up your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen


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