Make-Ahead Awesome: 16 Savory Bread Pudding Recipes

Many of us know that bread pudding is the ultimate in delicious and easy dessert, but the winning combination of stale bread, eggs, and dairy also makes for a knockout savory dish. Endlessly versatile, savory bread pudding, also known as strata, can accommodate all kinds of great add-ins —— think rich cheeses, meats, earthy vegetables, and alliums galore. Savory bread pudding is incredibly forgiving and can be thrown together in minutes. It can even be made ahead of time!

So if all this talk has stoked your creativity, head below for some of our favorite savory bread pudding recipes!

1. Kale and Cheddar Strata

Image Source: Brooklyn Supper
Image Source: Brooklyn Supper

Cook up a new dinner classic with this simple, make-ahead kale and cheddar strata recipe. Versatile and just right for any occasion, this is the ultimate in savory bread puddings.
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2. Chiles Rellenos Breakfast Strata

With or without chorizo, this creative strata recipe goes big on flavor, taking its inspiration from traditional chili rellenos.
Kitchen Treaty has the recipe

3. Thomas Keller’s Savory Leek Bread Pudding

Want to make an amazingly delicious savory bread pudding? Start with a loaf of homemade potato and chive bread. Then, bake up a savory bread pudding with leeks, chives, Emmenthaler, and even nutmeg. Dinner perfection achieved!
Joanne Eats Well with Others has the recipe

4. Mexican Sausage Cornbread Strata

Image Source: Snappy Gourmet
Image Source: Snappy Gourmet

For breakfast or dinner, this spicy and rich cornbread strata is sure to please everyone at the table.
Snappy Gourmet has the recipe

5. Sausage and Sundried Tomato Strata

Image Source: Vintage Kitchen Notes
Image Source: Vintage Kitchen Notes

This yummy strata recipe incorporates flavorful sausage, three kinds of cheese, and bright, acidic sun-dried tomatoes for a savory, completely delicious strata recipe.
Vintage Kitchen Notes has the recipe

6. Parmesan Bread Pudding with Broccoli Rabe

Bring on the flavor with this rich Parmesan-based savory bread pudding. Parmesan is the perfect counterbalance to pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe, and supports a mildly spiced dish beautifully.
Joanne Eats Well with Others has the recipe

7. Mushroom and Leek Bread Pudding

Nutty crimini mushrooms and sauteed leeks are an incredible base for all of the complex flavors in this delicious savory bread pudding.
Noble Pig has the recipe

8. Swiss Chard and Onion Panade

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Image Source: Farm Fresh Feasts

This savory panade recipe features fresh, seasonal chard and sweet onions.
Farm Fresh Feasts has the recipe

9. Reuben-Style Holiday Ham Strata

Smothered in Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing, and packed with goodies like sauerkraut, mustard, and ham, this creative recipe will have your guests talking for weeks.
Noble Pig has the recipe

10. Cheesy Pepperoni Strata

This strata is loaded with good flavors like pepperoni, spinach, and plenty of cheese. Make-ahead convenience makes it the perfect recipe for a simple dinner or brunch!
Noble Pig has the recipe

11. Maple Bacon Waffle Bread Pudding

This over-the-top recipe for maple bacon waffle bread pudding is perfect for a totally scrumptious breakfast or even a dinnertime treat!
Noble Pig has the recipe

12. Vegetable-Studded Bread Kugel

For this gluten-free and vegan take on a bread kugel, Ricki Heller turns to an old family recipe passed down from generation to generation. And now, this great recipe can be a part of your family too!
Ricki Heller has the recipe

13. Savory Wine and Cheese Charlotte

This inventive vegan and gluten-free charlotte recipe is similar in taste and texture to a souffle, and features a great line up of tasty ingredients like cashews, tahini, and pumpkin puree.
Ricki Heller has the recipe


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