Recipe courtesy of Claire Robinson

Popeye's "Suppertime" Bread Pudding

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 6 servings



  1. Preheat the oven 450 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, mayonnaise and Dijon. Pour the mixture over the cubed bread in a large bowl. Mix together to coat all the bread cubes (I use my hands for this and squeeze bread to ensure each piece is well saturated). Add the lemon zest, scallions, spinach, tomatoes, herbs and feta. Season with salt and pepper. Toss well again, ensuring all the bread is well soaked. Place a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the avocado oil.
  3. Once the oil is hot, spread the mixture into the skillet, pressing down with your hands to evenly distribute. Cook until the bread pudding forms a crust on the bottom, 4 to5 minutes. Transfer to the oven and bake until the top is golden brown and the pudding is set, about 13 minutes. Eat and enjoy!

Cook’s Note

Bulk up this dish with other vegetables and greens such as chopped fennel, asparagus, squash, shredded kale or mustard greens. For heat lovers, try adding Fresno chile or jalapeno. For nut lovers, try adding pistachios or pine nuts. As always, feel free to swap out for your favorite herbs; this dish lends to an especially easy herb mix-up. Thyme, oregano, mint, basil or tarragon are great flavors to try. To skip a step, go for an herbed bread, such as rosemary focaccia, or use herbed goat cheese for an extra flavor punch; both are great double-duty ingredients. Make it your own and it will be a new family favorite!