Creole Breakfast Bread Pudding

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This dish is ideal for any breakfast or brunch menu, and equally good at supper time when served with a nice green salad and a simple soup to start. Linguica sausage adds the right savory touch to kick this bread pudding up a notch or two. If you can't find linguica sausage or don't care for it use any garlicky sausage pork sausage. Recipe is courtesy Emeril Lagasse.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat; add chopped sausages pieces and cook until golden brown and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes; add onions and bell peppers, and sauté until soft, 3 minutes; add green onions and stir well, add the white wine and reduce heat slightly, stirring, about 1 minute over high heat; remove from heat.
  3. Place the bread in a large mixing bowl; add the milk and cream and stir well; let set 5 minutes.
  4. Pour the melted butter into a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish, and coat the sides and bottom evenly; pour any EXTRA butter into the bread mixture.
  5. Mix the sausage and bread mixtures; add the eggs, grated Pepper Jack cheese and Monterey Jack cheeses, salt, black pepper, and cayenne, and quickly fold together.
  6. Cover with aluminum foil and bake 1 hour; uncover and bake for 15 minutes, or until casserole is lightly browned on top; serve hot, good served with sunny side up eggs, enjoy.
Most Helpful

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff. Started making it years ago! Emerils recipes are hard to make but WORTH IT!

Nikki S October 12, 2008