Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding

Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding

Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding


Makes 8 servings


1 small loaf (8 ounces) sourdough, country French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
8 ounces ham or smoked ham, cubed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded mild or sharp Cheddar cheese
3 eggs
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Grease 11X7-inch baking dish. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with butter. Cut into 1-inch cubes; place on bottom of prepared dish. Top with ham; sprinkle with cheese.
  2. Beat eggs in medium bowl. Whisk in milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Cover; refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake bread pudding, uncovered, 45 to 50 minutes or until puffed and golden brown and knife inserted into center comes out clean. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

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