"Sausage" Bread Pudding
Vary the berry topping to suit your taste by using raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, or strawberries. If these are not available, substitute 2 cups of your favorite seasonal fruits cut into small cubes.
INGREDIENTS | SERVES 4
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 cup soy “sausage” meat
- 1 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning or hot sauce to taste
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 4 large eggs or 1 cup egg substitute
- 2 cups shredded low-fat Cheddar or Monterey jack cheese
- 3 cups cubed sourdough bread
- 2 cups fresh blackberries or blueberries
Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Lightly butter a 2-quart baking dish.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds. Add and crumble the soy sausage, stirring as you crumble, and season with the Cajun seasoning. Reduce the heat to low.
Meanwhile, beat together the milk, butter, and eggs until foamy. Stir in the cheese and sausage mixture. Put the bread into the baking dish and pour the milk mixture over the bread.
Bake the pudding for about 45 minutes or until puffy and golden. Serve hot with the fruit topping.
PER SERVING: Calories: 711 | Fat: 30 g | Protein: 44 g | Sodium: 971 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Carbohydrate: 39 g
What Are Soy Sausages?
Made from soy proteins, soy “sausages” are available as links or as a compact product packed in a tube. In the tube, the soy meat is easy to crumble and sauté like its pork sausage counterpart; alternatively, it slices easily and pan-fries like a patty. Look for soy sausage products in a refrigerated case displayed with other vegetarian and vegan items.