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Caramelized-Onion Bread Pudding

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 12

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

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • Using large sweet onions is important for having enough to cover the top. Typically sweet onions are larger than regular yellow onions.
  • If you'd prefer, substitute fresh thyme for the dried.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
90mg
30%
Sodium
450mg
19%
Potassium
310mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
3g
14%
Sugars
8g
Protein
14g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
8%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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