Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding

Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro


  • Cooking spray
  • 1 1/4 cups chopped green onions
  • 3/4 cup chopped ham (about 3 ounces)
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 7 (1-ounce) Hawaiian bread rolls, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 3/4 cups fat-free milk
  • 3/4 cup egg substitute
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup (3 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided


Watch the video: How to Make Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding

Heat a small nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add onions, ham, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes. Remove from heat; cool.

Preheat oven to 350°.

Arrange bread cubes on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned, turning occasionally.

Combine milk and next 5 ingredients (milk through nutmeg) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until well blended. Stir in ham mixture. Add bread, tossing gently to coat.

Arrange half of bread mixture in an 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with half of cheese; top with remaining bread mixture. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake an additional 20 minutes or until set.

    Toasting give the delicate bread a firmer texture, so the milk and eggs don't make it mushy. You can also use toasted French bread cubes, but the slight sweetness of the Hawaiian bread brings out the salty ham and nutty cheese flavors. Use the remaining rolls to make mini ham and cheese sandwiches.
  • Yield: 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 353
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 30%
Fat per serving: 11.9g
Saturated fat per serving: 5.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3.9g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1.1g
Protein per serving: 23.9g
Carbohydrate per serving: 35.9g
Fiber per serving: 1.4g
Cholesterol per serving: 50mg
Iron per serving: 2.9mg
Sodium per serving: 993mg
Calcium per serving: 384mg

Good to Know

This hearty alternative to the classic dessert packs triple the protein and about one-third of your daily requirement for calcium in just one serving. Use fat-free milk and ditch the butter to lower total fat.