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Savory Spring Bread Pudding


Low Fat Savory Spring Bread Pudding

Low Fat Savory Spring Bread Pudding

Fiona Haynes
For best results, be sure to use stale bread (a day or two old). I say Italian here, but any artisanal bread will work beautifully. A whole wheat sourdough would be perfect, as well as adding a little extra fiber.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 8


  • 1 pound day-old Italian loaf, chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups fat-free half and half
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
  • Dash salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced leeks
  • 8 ounce pack sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup fresh, chopped parsley
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, cut into1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Place bread cubes in a large bowl. Combine fat-free half and half, eggs, chicken broth and seasonings in a quart pitcher or bowl. Pour liquid over bread cubes. Stir to coat the bread. Set aside to allow liquid to soak in.

In a large skillet, heat oil on medium. Add leeks, chopped asparagus and sliced mushrooms. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Turn heat to low and cover for 2 minutes.

Uncover, and stir in chopped parsley.

Fold asparagus, leeks and mushrooms into bread mixture, then transfer to prepared baking pan. Sprinkle with shredded cheese if using, and bake for 35-40 minutes.

Serves 8

Per Serving (with cheese): Calories 270, Calories from Fat 50, Total Fat 5.6g, (sat 1.5g), Cholesterol 56mg, Sodium 461mg, Carbohydrate 41.8g, Fiber 3.8g, Protein 13.2g

Per Serving (without cheese): Calories 256, Calories from Fat 45, Total Fat 3.3g (sat 0.9g), Cholesterol 54mg, Sodium 411mg, Carbohydrate 41.6g, Fiber 3.8g, Protein 11.2g

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