Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding — a savory bread pudding that is perfect breakfast, brunch, dinner and holidays. Loaded with ham and cheese and seasonings, it’s fabulous!
Savory or sweet, I love a good bread pudding. . . it’s total comfort food for me. This Ham and Cheese Bread Pudding is so fantastic and a cinch to make. Who doesn’t love a meal that is delicious and easy?
Both kid and adult friendly! It’s the perfect way to use leftover ham or the perfect reason to buy ham.
Here is what you’ll need:
- loaf of crusty bread
- swiss cheese
- fresh parsley
- half & half
- sour cream
- spices dried thyme, onion powder, salt, pepper
I know it seems like a long list, but this is incredibly simple to throw together.
It’s perfect for an Easter or Mother’s Day brunch, Christmas morning, or just for a casual weekend breakfast or weeknight dinner.
Can I use a different cheese?
If you’re like my husband, and not a huge fan of Swiss cheese, go ahead and switch it up. I absolutely love Swiss cheese and think it’s THE perfect cheese for this bread pudding, but use what you love. I love using half Swiss half Gruyere. Sidenote: if you’re on the fece about Swiss cheese, my husband actually doesn’t mind it at all in this casserole.
Helpful hint. . .
Do me a huge favor and grate the cheese yourself. Preshredded cheese that comes in the bag does not melt as well which means you won’t have that creamy, melty cheesy goodness going on. It’s not the end of the world if you use preshredded cheese, but grating it yourself is so much better.
Recipe Source: Adapted from Family Favorite Casseroles Magazine (found it at the dollar store 🤷♀️)