savory italian bread pudding
big foodie daddy came home with a nice round loaf of mulit-grain bread from the local bakery this weekend. trying to figure out what to do with the big loaf i decided on a savory bread pudding. this is pretty much a meaty red sauce over bread...baked pasta-ish dish w/out the pasta. the addition of veggies make it totally a one dish meal if you are in a hurry and its something that can be made ahead minus pouring the egg/milk/broth mixture over...that should be don't right before popping in the oven.
1 lb all natural ground turkey
1 chopped garlic cloves
3 garlic clvs, chopped
1/4 cup red wine
1 lg can organic diced tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tbl chopped parsely
handful of basil, torn
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup chopped organic carrots
1 cup chopped frozen organic spinach
3 yellow summer squashes, scrubbed and diced
3 lg organic eggs
1/3 cup milk
6-7 cup day-old whole grain or multi-grain crusty bread, cubed
1/2 cup organic veggie broth
1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella
preheat oven to 350F.
saute onions, carrots and garlic until translucent. add turkey meat and brown. add spinach, red wine, tomatoes, oregano, parsely, basil and sea salt. simmer with lid on for about 20 min.
whisk together the eggs and milk and broth.
add cubed breadcrumbs to large pan and pour the egg, milk and broth over and add veggie meat mixture. add cheese and mix in.
bake about 30-35 minutes.