Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding


Make this dressing-like savory bread pudding recipe for your next holiday dinner and it might steal the show from the entree!

Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 5 mins


  • 3 cup sliced assorted fresh wild mushrooms (such as cremini, portobello, chanterelle, and/or stemmed shiitake or oyster) (8 ounces)

  • 2 medium shallots, sliced (1/4 cup)

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ¼ cup dry sherry or dry white wine

  • 8 ounce rosemary or onion focaccia, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups)

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh rosemary

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


  1. Grease eight 10-ounce individual casseroles; set aside. In a large skillet, cook mushrooms, shallots, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender. Carefully add sherry. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is nearly evaporated. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Stir in focaccia pieces.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, half-and-half, cheese, thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over focaccia mixture, pressing with a wooden spoon to moisten all of the bread.

  3. Divide mixture among the prepared casseroles. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake, uncovered, for 35 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the centers comes out clean. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

289 Calories
18g Fat
18g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 289
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 282.7mg 22%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 270mg 6%
Folate, total 24.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.8mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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