Collard Greens, Mushroom and Cheddar Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

collard greens, mushroom and cheddar bread pudding

Alright, alright, alright – Sunday Supper is back, y’all! Channeling my inner Matthew McConaughey for a second. Don’t worry though, I’m fully clothed and not stoned, so I suppose I’m not channeling him too much…

Collard Greens, Mushroom and Cheddar Bread Pudding

collards and cheddar bread pudding

Anywho… our theme this week is Eat Your Greens! Because this month is St. Patrick’s Day…. Which features the color green…. Get it? I thought it was rather clever, whoever came up with this one! I mean, the obvious choice would have been to do a St. Patty’s Day themed #SS, which would have been delicious, no doubt, but this is a very cute and healthy spin on things.

Collard greens, mushroom and cheddar bread pudding

So now which greens to choose? I went with collard greens. I love ‘em. Actually, I remembered a recipe I’d filed away in my “must-try-soon” folder, this savory bread pudding which originally called for kale. But I can’t use kale in my house; Matt says he is allergic to it. (Now, whether he’s actually allergic or whether he just doesn’t like it – well, that’s between him and his god, I suppose. Just kidding, sweetie!) But, seriously, I don’t cook with kale for his sake; no one wants the one we love to ever be miserable. So I simply made the substitution and neither of us minded one bit. It was incredibly delicious! I would highly urge you to try this one, using whichever dark greens you and yours prefer the most. Enjoy!

Collard Greens, Mushroom and Cheddar bread pudding

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the fabulous recipes from my #SS crew!

{One year ago: Classic Caesar Salad, Chocolate Pistachio Fudge, and Lemon Risotto}

Source: adapted from Homemade with Love by Jennifer Perillo

Olive oil
½ a bunch of collard greens, leaves stripped from the stems and rough chopped
Kosher salt and black pepper
5 oz. Cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
About ½ a loaf of round white bread, such as ciabatta or rustic white round loaf, cut into cubes
3 large eggs
1 ½ cups whole milk
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat your oven to 350 F. Grease an 8×8”baking pan and set aside.
Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the collards and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly wilted, 2-3 minutes. Add the mushroom and onion, and more oil if it looks dry. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook, stirring frequently, until the onion softens and the mushrooms lightly brown, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Remove from the heat and let cool 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, beat the eggs and milk together with a fork or whisk in a medium bowl.
Add the bread cubes to a large bowl. Add the collard green mixture, plus 2/3 of your shredded cheese. Stir together until combined. Spoon the mixture into your prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture in the baking dish. Press the mixture with a spatula to make sure the bread is submerged in the custard. Sprinkle the last 1/3 of cheese on top.
Let the casserole sit at least 15 minutes, or up to overnight (covered with foil in the refrigerator, of course).
Cover with foil, if not already done, and bake 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 25-30 minutes until the cheese is golden and bubbly. Let the casserole sit 5 minutes before cutting into portions and serving. Leftovers work beautifully!

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56 responses to “Collard Greens, Mushroom and Cheddar Bread Pudding #SundaySupper

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  5. This would make a great side dish instead of standard stuffing!

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  11. Ohhhh yum! I love bread pudding and your dish looks incredible!!

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  13. I love a savory bread pudding…and this one is gorgeous! Pinned for an upcoming meatless day dinner. Yummy!!

  14. My hubby would claim allergies to both kale and Swiss chard! But I bet he’d eat your terrific, savory bread pudding with spinach 🙂 I’d love it with ANY green!

  15. Savory bread pudding is a favorite of mine & I’m really into collard greens right — this looks so yummy! I can’t wait to try the recipe!

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  17. Your opening sentence cracked me up! Since I’m the savory sort, I’m loving this recipe. Nice choice for #SundaySupper

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  19. This bread pudding is outstanding! In the South, a lot of collards are prepared and as a (relatively) newcomer after 16 years, I’m still so inexperienced with preparing ‘greens’. BUT, this recipe will certainly be made in this Italian kitchen. Bummer to have missed SS today, but visited my grandson instead. Hope to get involved in a few weeks! Thanks for this superb recipe!!!!!

    • Texan New Yorker

      Well, visiting your grandson sounds like a very good excuse to miss #SundaySupper. Thanks so much, I hope you enjoy this one!

  20. PS: Pinned and plussed!

  21. Savory bread pudding…this sounds SO good! I have to try this out

  22. Channel whomever you like as long as you keep coming up with recipes as delicious as this one!

  23. Oh yes, this is breakfast, brunch, lunch OR dinner! Love it!

  24. So glad your hubby is allergic to kale =) So happy I finally have a recipe for collards which look to be guaranteed deliciousness!

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  28. What a fun way to serve Collard Greens. This looks super delicious. Fun post to read, looking forward to more them. Glad I joined #SundaySuppers and have found so many great blogs!

  29. I love this savoury bread pudding, such wonderful flavours.

  30. I don’t think I’ve had a savory bread pudding before! This sounds wonderful–I can’t wait to try it!

  31. It’s no easy task to photograph bread pudding . . or any kind of casserole, in my opinion, and you made this Collard Greens, Mushroom and Cheddar Bread Pudding look fantastic! yumm!

    • Texan New Yorker

      Thank you so much Alice! I think photography is my biggest blogging weakness, so this is so nice to hear. Thanks!

  32. I will definitely be making this!!

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