This bread pudding made with smoked sausage, cheddar, parsley, and sweet pepper is assembled ahead of time, deepening the flavors overnight and ensuring easy baking the next day.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr 6 mins
additional:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
5 hrs 46 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic. Cook and stir 6 to 8 minutes or until just browned.

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  • In a very large bowl, combine onion mixture, bread cubes, sausage, 2 1/2 cups cheese, and parsley. Transfer mixture to a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, salt, and black pepper. Pour evenly over the bread mixture. Press lightly with the back of a large spoon to moisten all of the ingredients. Cover with foil. Chill 4 to 24 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake 30 to 35 minutes more.

  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Let stand 15 minutes; serve warm. Garnish with chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

549 calories; protein 24.3g 49% DV; carbohydrates 30.1g 10% DV; fat 36.3g 56% DV; cholesterol 200.8mg 67% DV; sodium 1095.7mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2018
Since it was the first time I tried this recipe I made it exactly as it was written. It was fabulous! The flavors of the peppers onion garlic and sausage infused the bread with deliciousness. The crunch from the toasted bread on top completed the total flavor. We had it for dinner with garlic butter and Parmesan asparagus and fresh garden veggies with zesty Italian dressing and cheeses I will definitely be making this again. Only thing I will change is to add a little more sausage as per my husband's request. If you like a really savory breakfast this would be the dish to use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2018
Since it was the first time I tried this recipe I made it exactly as it was written. It was fabulous! The flavors of the peppers onion garlic and sausage infused the bread with deliciousness. The crunch from the toasted bread on top completed the total flavor. We had it for dinner with garlic butter and Parmesan asparagus and fresh garden veggies with zesty Italian dressing and cheeses I will definitely be making this again. Only thing I will change is to add a little more sausage as per my husband's request. If you like a really savory breakfast this would be the dish to use. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2019
I made this exactly as written and my husband and I both loved it. The only thing that was different was that I baked it for about 90 minutes perhaps because of the altitude here in Denver. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2018
We really liked this. I made the original recipe. It made a big amount so we had leftovers. Nice spice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2019
Wow thought that a sausage egg bake would be meh at best. very good. I made it in the strata style (layers) the recipe allowed for 2 layers of everything except doubled cheese and sausage and 2 xtra eggs. Went like this: 1st = sourdough bread strips then divided cheese onion mixture sausage then bread cheese sausage again. then pour "wet" mixture over everything Read More