Savoury Bread Pudding

Mother's Day Savoury Bread Pudding



If you saw me on Global Morning News today and want to make the Savoury Bread Pudding for you Mom, here's the recipe!


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Medium Bunch Asparagus (2" from top tip) Sliced
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. Whole Milk
  • 8 C. Uprising Breads (Honey & Buttermilk)- Cut into 1" pieces
  • 3/4 C. + 2 tbsp Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 6 Thin Slices of Pancetta



  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Heat Butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir until garlic is softened, about 30 seconds.
  • Add Asparagus, season with salt and pepper. Cook and continue tossing until wilted, about 5-6 mins. Let cool slightly.
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, 2tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper in large bowl. Add asparagus mixture, bread, and 3/4 C. Cheese, tossing to combine.
  • Transfer to a baking dish. Top with Pancetta and remaining cheese.
  • Bake until puffed, browned in spots and set in the centre, about 35-40 mins.

(* Adapted from a recipe from Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts)