Fresh Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding is amazing.  The Loon and I really love brunch…that’s why we call it Cele-Brunch.   You can vary this dish to your liking…add sausage, change the cheese to cheddar, make it with sauteed asparagus…the options are endless.  I love making this so much, and do it a little different every time.  If you like blue cheese…you’ll LOVE this version!

Spinach and blue cheese - toasted bread
Spinach and blue cheese – toasted bread
Spinach and Blue Cheese bread pudding - spinach mixture
Spinach and Blue Cheese bread pudding – spinach mixture

 

Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding
Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding

Fresh Spinach and Blue Cheese Bread Pudding
 
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Fresh spinach and blue cheese bread pudding is fab. I love playing around with different frittata and bread pudding recipes. This is a vegetarian dish that easily changed to tastes. Throw in some cooked sausage or bacon. Try with sauteed asparagus and cheddar. They're all pretty amazing.
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Recipe type: Brunch
Cuisine: Brunch
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 6 cups of cubed sourdough or white bread
  • 1 lb of fresh spinach (or one 10 oz. package of frozen spinach)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of onion, chopped
  • ½ cup of heavy cream (optional)
  • 1 cup of crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 cups of whole milk
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • One 8-inch gratin dish, buttered/greased
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Scatter the bread cube on a baking dish and bake for 15 minutes
  3. Meanwhile, boil a pot of salted water.
  4. Add the spinach, and steam for about 5 minutes. Drain.
  5. After the spinach has cooled, press the excess water out...and then chop. Set aside.
  6. Heat the butter over medium heat.
  7. Add the onions and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the spinach and cook until no longer watery...about another 5 minutes.
  9. Stir in the heavy cream.
  10. Turn off the heat, and stir in the blue cheese.
  11. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, salt, pepper and nutmeg.
  12. Put the warm bread crumbs in a large mixing bowl and fold in half of the milk mixture, followed by the spinach mixture.
  13. Transfer to the prepared baking dish and pour over the rest of the milk mixture.
  14. Let the pudding rest for 15 minutes before baking.
  15. Bake the pudding until set and the top had browned...about 50 minutes.
  16. Cool on a rack for 5 minutes.
  17. Serve while nice and warm.

 

 

 

 

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