We're predisposed to adore recipes that offer innovative and delectable ways to use up any leftover ingredients. But even with that in mind, this incredible recipe for Parmesan bread pudding casserole with bacon and broccoli manages to knock us off our feet, and then some! The delightful casserole utilizes white bread (slightly stale works even better than fresh) and elevates it to create a dish that you can proudly serve at a dinner party.
With the sumptuous combination of tender broccoli, garlic, crispy bacon and grated Parmesan cheese, this is one dinner that truly keeps on giving! For a seasonal twist, you can substitute the broccoli for halved Brussels sprouts, following the directions as listed, although broccoli is ideal for sopping up the creamy flavors of the dish as it cooks.
Pro tip: For a fancy version of this dish, fry up some pancetta until crispy and add it with some crumbled Gorgonzola cheese over the top along with the bacon.