Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding

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ham and swiss bread pudding

When I have leftover ham, there are three things I do with it:  ham fried rice, ham and swiss bread pudding, and then a bean soup with the hambone.  I am not adventuresome with it comes to leftover ham.  I have found what works and I am sticking with it.  Like my sticky chicken earlier in the week, this recipe also comes from 2004, Cooking Light Annual Recipes 2004to be exact.  And like my other book from 2004, it is no longer available new from Amazon – you have to purchase it from other sellers. 

I try to pick up the Cooking Light Annuals cheaply whenever I can find them.  Sometimes I find them at Marshall’s or HomeGoods, garage sales, used book stores.  I have never paid full price for one.  But I have to say, if I was going to pay full price, this 2004 version would be well worth it.  Here are just a few of the recipes I’ve made from it:  Orecchiette with Sausage, Peppers, and Feta, Roasted Sweet and Sour Beets and Carrots, Hot and Sour Chicken Noodle Soup, even Cranberry Liqueur!  And much, much more!  It seriously was a fantastic year for Cooking Light.

Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding


But back to this bread pudding.  It is easy and wonderful.  The Swiss cheese adds just the right amount of cheesy bite to the bread pudding.  I always double the recipe, because you can not have too much of this!  You can find the recipe online:  Ham and Swiss Bread Pudding from Cooking Light, or in the 2004 Annual!



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  1. says

    I had very little ham left over this year, but I chopped it up and threw it in with scrambled eggs. Perfect. And I always save the shank bone for split pea soup (not that anybody is in the mood for soup anymore where I am…80 degrees, hello)

  2. says

    Leftover ham always thwarts me, too. I needed a savory bread casserole, and this is perfect! Hope you have a warm and wonderful weekend. It’s still cold in mid TN, but the sun is shining, so I won’t complain. xxoo

  3. says

    Mmmmmm…ham bone soup. Luckily there is a bone in the freezer waiting to be transformed. This savoury pudding would be popular at my place but there is never any leftover ham. Must try it anyway.

  4. says

    This looks absolutely delicious, unfortunately for me both hams I cooked over Easter were away from home and I didn’t bring any leftovers back with me or I might try this.

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