Easy Ham and Asparagus Bread Pudding

easy ham and asparagus bread pudding

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: American


Easy savory bread pudding recipe with ham and asparagus perfect for Easter brunch or a simple dinner with salad.



  • 4 eggs
  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chopped minced thyme
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups cubed day-old bread, preferably whole-wheat, crusts removed if desired (5 1/2 ounces)
  • 1 cup diced smoked ham steak
  • 1 cup sliced asparagus (1/2 bunch)
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 X 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk eggs, egg whites, milk, Dijon, thyme, salt, pepper and garlic powder in a large bowl. Add bread, ham, asparagus and ¾ cup shredded cheddar or Swiss cheese. Stir to combine. Transfer the bread mixture and custard to the prepared dish. Cover with parchment and foil.
  3. Bake until almost set-up in the center and steaming hot, 32 to 36 minutes. Remove foil, top with the remaining ½ cup cheese and bake until puffed and golden on top, 15 to 20 minutes longer.


Sat Fat: 6 grams. Fiber: 2 grams. Protein: 19grams. Sodium: 742 mg.


  • Calories: 247
  • Fat: 12

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