Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

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Sara Published: May 14, 2021 Modified: June 14, 2021
Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding Recipe

How To Make Savory Sausage and Cheddar Bread Pudding

Impress a crowd at breakfast with this savory bread pudding recipe, which is brimming with the flavors of sharp cheddar cheese and sausages.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Refrigerate Time: 3 hours
Total: 4 hours 30 minutes



  • 2tbspunsalted butter,divided
  • 1lbpork sausage,(sweet or spicy), casings removed
  • 1mediumyellow onion,chopped
  • 1loafwhite sandwich bread,(18 slices), crusts removed and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • cupssharp cheddar cheese,(a little over ½ lb), grated
  • ½cupfresh parsley,chopped
  • 6largeeggs
  • 2cupshalf and half
  • tspscant salt
  • ¼tspfreshly ground black pepper


  1. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with butter.

  2. In a large sauté pan (preferably nonstick) over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Add the sausage and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon to break the meat into small clumps, until browned.

  3. Transfer the sausage to a large mixing bowl, leaving the fat in the pan.

  4. Turn the heat down to medium, then add the onions to the pan along with 1 tablespoon of butter. Cook the onions for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until soft and translucent.

  5. Add the onions to the mixing bowl with the sausage, along with the bread cubes, grated cheese and parsley. Toss well, then spread the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan.

  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper.

  7. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the bread mixture. Cover tightly with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.

  8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake for about 1 hour, uncovered, until puffed and golden brown. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 623.12kcal
  • Fat: 43.00g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.02g
  • Trans Fat: 0.69g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.95g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.88g
  • Fiber: 2.30g
  • Sugar: 6.84g
  • Protein: 30.58g
  • Cholesterol: 251.28mg
  • Sodium: 1010.17mg
  • Calcium: 440.85mg
  • Potassium: 463.43mg
  • Iron: 3.29mg
  • Vitamin A: 282.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 6.65mg
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