Crispy Prosciutto & Parmesan Savory Bread Pudding

Crispy Prosciutto & Parmesan Savory Bread Pudding

Have you ever tried strata? It’s essentially a savory bread pudding, typically served as a breakfast or brunch. It’s so easy to make and with endless options for mix-in’s, so versatile as well. For this recipe we’ll be making Crispy Prosciutto & Parmesan Strata. Tangy sourdough bread, salty prosciutto, and rich Parmesan come together to result in a delicious mix of flavors and textures.

  • Servings– 4
  • Total Time– 3 hours & 20 minutes

Savory Bread Pudding Ingredients:

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  • Sourdough Bread– I like using sourdough bread for both it’s taste and texture. It has a tangy flavor that pairs well with the other savory, rich elements of the dish. It also has a crusty and yet airy texture making it perfect for when you want a variety of texture. If you aren’t a fan of sourdough bread, I’ve found that also potato bread works great for this (and for croutons and stuffing).
  • Prosciutto– for this we will be crisping the prosciutto in the oven. The texture of baked prosciutto reminds me of a very thin bacon. Crisp, salty, and totally snackable.
  • Shaved Parmesan Cheese– Parmesan cheese is rich and nutty and pairs so well with prosciutto.
  • Butter– salted or unsalted.
  • Red or Yellow Onion– diced. Red and yellow onions are a bit milder than white, therefore adding flavor without being over powering.
  • Garlic– minced. Can we make anything without garlic? No, the answer is no.
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Eggs– to help bind the bread pudding
  • Milk
  • Salt & Pepper– to taste
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Equipment Needed:

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How to Make Savory Bread Pudding:

  • Dry Out Bead– Preheat oven to 300F. Tear sourdough bread into chunks a little larger than the size of a quarter. Add torn bread to a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, tossing half way through.

  • Crisp Prosciutto– Turn oven heat up to 400F. Place prosciutto slices on an oven safe wire baking rack about an inch apart from each other & bake for 10 minutes until crisp. Allow prosciutto to cool completely, then crumble.

  • Prepare Vegetables– Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Add diced onion to pan and sauté for 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and fresh spinach to pan. Cook and stir until spinach has wilted.

  • Combine & Chill– In a small bowl whisk together mustard, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. In a large bowl combine dried bread, vegetable mixture, crispy prosciutto, and 3/4 cup Parmesan. Pour milk & egg mixture over everything, toss to combine. Add everything to a 9 inch baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (but up to 18).

  • Bake– When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375F. Remove plastic wrap and top strata with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes uncovered. Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil, and continue baking 35-40 minutes

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Crispy Prosciutto & Parmesan Strata

Crispy Prosciutto & Parmesan Strata, filled with tangy sourdough bread, salty prosciutto, and rich Parmesan cheese.
Total Time 3 hrs 20 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 (Makes a 9×9 pan)

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Oven Safe Wire Baking Rack
  • Frying Pan
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Bowl
  • Whisk
  • 9 inch Baking Dish
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz sourdough bread
  • 6 slices prosciutto
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 red or yellow onion diced
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cups milk
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 cup parmesan

Instructions
 

  • Dry Out Bead– Preheat oven to 300F. Tear sourdough bread into chunks a little larger than the size of a quarter. Add torn bread to a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, tossing half way through.
  • Crisp Prosciutto– Turn oven heat up to 400F. Place prosciutto slices on an oven safe wire baking rack about an inch apart from each other & bake for 10 minutes until crisp. Allow prosciutto to cool completely, then crumble.
  • Prepare Vegetables– Melt butter in frying pan over medium heat. Add diced onion to pan and sauté for 4 minutes. Add minced garlic and fresh spinach to pan. Cook and stir until spinach has wilted.
  • Combine & Chill– In a small bowl whisk together mustard, eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. In a large bowl combine dried bread, vegetable mixture, crispy prosciutto, and 3/4 cup Parmesan. Pour milk & egg mixture over everything, toss to combine. Add everything to a 9 inch baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour (but up to 18).
  • Bake– When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375F. Remove plastic wrap and top strata with remaining Parmesan cheese. Bake 25-30 minutes uncovered. Remove from oven, cover with aluminum foil, and continue baking 35-40 minutes
Keyword bread pudding, parmesan, proscuitto, savory bread pudding, strata

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