This week’s Sunday Supper theme is meatless casseroles for Lent, and this asparagus, goat cheese, and fresh herb bread pudding is a fast and easy recipe for a weeknight meal or special weekend breakfast.
I really need to separate my cookbooks into two piles: One indexed in Eat Your Books, and the other not indexed. I was looking for main dish asparagus recipes and wasn’t finding anything. Then it occurred to me to check the cookbooks that weren’t indexed. I found what I was looking for in Prairie Home Cooking: 400 Recipes that Celebrate the Bountiful Harvests, Creative Cooks, and Comforting Foods of the American Heartland (America Cooks).
Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Fresh Herb Bread Pudding
- 1 pound asparagus cut into 1-2 inch pieces
- 2 cups dry bread cubed into one inch pieces (sourdough or multigrain, preferably homemade; I just bought a loaf of multigrain)
- 1/2 cup mixed fresh herbs minced (this was fun--I went out to my garden and snipped whatever looked good. I ended up with parsley, chives, and thyme.)
- 8 ounces goat cheese
- 2 cups milk
- 3 eggs beaten
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350F.
Steam asparagus until just tender, about 3 minutes.
Mix asparagus, herbs, and bread together and place in a 9x13 baking dish.
Crumble the goat cheese over the bread mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over the bread mixture and bake at 350F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and the custard has set. Serve hot.
The Verdict: I was a little concerned that there might be too much goat cheese. When it was baking, it smelled really strong. However, it wasn’t overpowering at all. The asparagus and goat cheese went together well. Even DH liked it – although he did add a little Parmesan cheese on top. It’s a great cool spring day comfort food.
More Meatless Casseroles for Lent
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- Vegetarian Baked Pasta with Spinach and Gruyère by Cooking Chat
- Vegetarian Enchiladas Recipe with Chickpea Curry by Sunday Supper Movement
- Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie by Simple and Savory
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Hello! Just stopping by from SITS! I’m not into Asparagus, but I think this would be awesome subtituting with Broccoli! Love the post!
this looks amazing! now, when to make it…
Awsome recipe. I love that you used asparagus in a nontraditional way. I encourage you to link up this post on Local Wednesdays. This is a new link up that I started to showcase recipes using local ingredients. http://www.creatingnirvanatoday.blogspot.com/2012/05/local-wednesday-blog-carnival-may-9.html
Mary @ Fit and Fed
Cool idea, I love the idea of a savory bread pudding. I haven’t used Eat Your Books, I wonder what percent of my cookbook collection would be included? I have thought about photographing my cookbooks and using a computer program I have, DevonThink, to index them, but I haven’t gotten to that project.
Looks delicious and healthy kind of food I want to try it now..Thanks for sharing..
This savory bread pudding looks spectacular! And it can be easily tweaked with different herbs and cheeses <3
yes! I love flexible recipes 🙂
Wendy, I love the idea of making this into a bread pudding! It will make a great side dish too!