Bacon and Broccoli Bread Pudding

Bacon and Broccoli Bread Pudding
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 65
  • Servings: 6

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1 tbsp (15 mL) Olive oil
2 Cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) Chilli flakes
2 cups (500 mL) Broccoli florets
Salt and pepper
6 Eggs
1 1/2 cups (375 mL) Whole milk (3%)
9 Slices Villaggio® Original Thick Sliced Italian Style White Bread, cut into 1” (2.5 cm) cubes to mak
2/3 cup (150 mL) Grated Parmesan cheese, divided
6 Slices Maple Leaf® Natural Selections® Bacon


PREHEAT oven to 350°F (180°C). Lightly coat an 8” (2 L) square pan with olive oil.

HEAT oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and chili flakes. Stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes longer until broccoli has absorbed all the flavours, remove from heat.

WHISK eggs, milk, ½ tsp (2 mL), salt and ¼ tsp (1 mL) pepper in a large bowl. Add to broccoli mixture along with bread and ½ cup (125 mL) Parmesan cheese. Toss to combine and transfer to baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bacon strips.

BAKE in preheated oven for 45-55 minutes or until puffed and set in the center. The top should be golden brown in spots and bacon should be crisp.


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