Cheese Bread Pudding

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 inch long French or Italian bread cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups tomato sauce, fresh or jarred
  • 8 ounces to 1 pound grated or sliced Fontina or Mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces smoked black forest ham, torn into strips
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter cut into pieces
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Soak the bread in the milk for 15 minutes. Line the bottom of a 2 to 2 1/2 quart shallow casserole with a layer of bread soaked bread. Top with a layer of tomato sauce and mozzarella and some strips of ham. Continue layering, finishing last layer with bread topped with tomato sauce.

  • Beat the eggs with Parmesan and pour the mixture over the bread. With a fork, pierce through layers until egg mixture is absorbed by bread. Dot the top with butter and bake for 45 minutes or until top if browned and puffed.

  • While this is baking make a nice vegetable salad to accompany this dish.


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