Thursday, March 27, 2014

Savory Vegetarian Chicken or Vegetarian Ground Sausage, Bread Pudding

This is a great Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole.

2 TBS Olive Oil
1/4 C chopped Scallions
1/2 chopped Red Bell Pepper
1/2 C diced Zucchini
1 C Quorn Chik'n Tenders or (1 package of pre cooked- Gimme Lean Vegetarian Fresh Ground Sausage)
1/2 C canned Artichoke Hearts, drained
Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
a pinch of Nutmeg
2 C fresh Baby Spinach Leaves
2 Eggs, beaten
2 C Heavy Cream
4 C 1/2" cubes of Day Old French Baguette Bread
1 C shredded Gruyere Cheese
2 TBS Fresh Chopped Rosemary

In a skillet, heat Oil on Medium - High Heat:
Bell Pepper
Saute 3 minutes
Chick'n Tenders or Sausage
Artichoke Hearts
Season with Salt, Pepper and Nutmeg
Saute for 2 more minutes
Fold in Spinach Leaves and cook just until wilted.
Remove from heat.

In a large mixing bowl:
Whisk well
Add Bread

Toss gently with a wooden spoon or hands
Let stand for 5 minutes so bread soaks up the liquid.
Toss again

Fold in Chik'n or Sausage / vegetable Mixture
Fold in Cheese

Spray a 9"X9" baking dish with a Vegetable Cooking Spray.
Pour in the Pudding.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes, until golden brown.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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