Meat Lover’s Bread Pudding

Your family will love this cheesy bread pudding made with beef and sausage! To save time in the kitchen, use 3 cups thawed Make-Ahead Seasoned Ground Beef and Sausage from your freezer.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

1
lb ground beef round
1/2
lb bulk Italian pork sausage
1
container (8 oz) refrigerated prechopped onion, celery and bell pepper
1
cup marinara sauce
1
cup half-and-half
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2
teaspoon garlic salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
8
eggs
2
boxes (9.5 oz each) frozen five-cheese Texas toast, cut into 1-inch cubes
2
cups shredded Italian cheese blend (8 oz)
Small fresh basil leaves, if desired
Additional marinara sauce, heated, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9- inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. In 12-inch skillet, cook beef, sausage and onion mixture over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef and sausage are thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 1 cup marinara sauce.
  • 2 In medium bowl, beat half-and-half, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, pepper and eggs with wire whisk until blended.
  • 3 Layer half of the Texas toast in baking dish; top with half of the meat mixture and 1 cup of the cheese blend. Repeat layers. Pour egg mixture over top.
  • 4 Bake uncovered 50 to 55 minutes or until center is set. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with basil. Serve with additional marinara sauce.

Expert Tips

Texas toast makes a creative base for this savory bread pudding. It’s easiest to cut the bread into cubes while frozen.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
413
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22 1/2g
22 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Sodium
755mg
755%;
Total Carbohydrate
27g
27%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.