Breakfast Bread Pudding with Prosciutto, Tomato, and Basil

A delicious savory bread pudding of eggs, bread, prosciutto, tomatoes, basil, other herbs, and tons of fontina cheese. Great for breakfast, brunch, or any other meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs
1 8-inch square baking dish


  • cooking spray

  • 5 slices crusty bread, cubed, or more to taste

  • 3 cups shredded fontina cheese, divided

  • 3 slices prosciutto, chopped, or more to taste

  • 2 small tomatoes, diced

  • 3 leaves fresh basil, chopped

  • 5 eggs

  • 2 cups half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Spray the bottom and sides of an 8x8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Place cubed bread into the prepared pan. Add 2 cups fontina cheese, prosciutto, tomatoes, and basil. Combine until ingredients are evenly distributed.

  3. Whisk eggs in a bowl and add half-and-half, parsley, tarragon, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over bread mixture. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and chill 8 hours to overnight.

  4. Remove the baking dish from the refrigerator 20 minutes before baking.

  5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  6. Remove the plastic wrap from the baking dish and top with remaining 1 cup fontina cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese has melted and beginning to brown, egg mixture is browned and bubbly, and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
28g Fat
13g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 201mg 67%
Sodium 697mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 389mg 30%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 248mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.