Caramelized-Onion Bread Pudding

Sweet onions star in this creamy baked casserole, a satisfying, meatless comfort food with plenty of Swiss cheese.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
2
large sweet onions (such as Maui or Walla Walla), cut into 1/4-inch slices
1
lb rustic whole-grain bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (8 cups)
2
small zucchini (8 oz), shredded (3 cups)
2
cups shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz)
4
eggs
2
cups milk
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions; cook 20 to 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions are brown and caramelized.
  • 2 Meanwhile, spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Layer 4 cups of the bread cubes, 1 1/2 cups of the zucchini and 3/4 cup of the cheese in baking dish. Repeat layers once.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat remaining ingredients with wire whisk until well blended. Pour over bread mixture. Arrange onions on bread mixture.
  • 4 Cover with foil; bake 30 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over top; bake 2 to 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    240
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    90mg
    90%;
    Sodium
    450mg
    450%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    14g
    14%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    6%;
    Calcium
    25%;
    Iron
    8%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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