Savory Cheddar Bread Casserole

This casserole boasts delicate custard on the bottom and crunchy bread on the top – with the rich, tart flavor of sharp Cheddar throughout.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄2 loaf (8 oz.) rustic bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and diced
  • 1⁄2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Grease a 2-quart baking pan with olive oil. Place the bread cubes in the dish.
  • Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the cream, cheese, onion, and pepper to the bowl. Stir well. Pour the mixture over the bread cubes. Bake for 25 minutes, or until eggs are set and bread is browned.
  • Let rest for 5 minutes and garnish with parsley.