I haven't eaten many bread puddings, but most, if not all of the ones that I have tried I think have been sweet. I found this recipe for a savory bread pudding and thought that I'd try it. As much as me and the kids love salami, I try not to buy or eat it very often. Since I needed salami for another recipe that I am making later in the week, I decided to add some to this dish. This way, instead of ordering "4" slices of salami, I could order a 1/4 pound. This dish was definitely different, but tasty. My husband and I enjoyed it but the kids weren't big fans. This is not a quick meal, since it needs to cook for 30-40 minutes. However, if you're in the mood for a savory bread pudding this is worth a try.
Recipe adapted from Country Momma Cooks
8 c. french bread, cubed
1 c. milk
1 Tbs. flour
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 c. frozen spinach thawed and drained
1 can of diced tomatoes drained well
3 ounce can of sliced black olives
6 slices salami, cut up
6 slices deli ham, cup up
1 c. Italian blend cheese
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
1. Place eggs, milk, flour and seasoning in a blender and blend.
2. In a large bowl gently stir everything together except for the cheese.
3. Pour in to a greased 9x9" baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on top.
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
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