My F&W
quick save (...)

Savory Spinach and Artichoke Bread Pudding

  • SERVINGS: 10 to 12 Servings

Compared to many traditional stuffings, this one is light in flavor. The bright notes of the spinach and lemon really shine and perfectly complement the tangy artichoke hearts. And the Brie just sends it through the roof! Serve with grilled leg of lamb on a spring evening.

Plus: More Vegetable Recipes and Tips

  1. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  2. 3 pounds spinach, washed, stems removed
  3. 2 cups chopped yellow onions
  4. 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped garlic
  5. 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons Emeril's Italian Essence or other Italian seasoning blend
  6. 2-1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 1-1/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  8. Three 8-1/2-ounce cans quartered artichoke hearts, tough outer leaves removed
  9. 6 large eggs
  10. 3 cups heavy cream
  11. 2 cups milk
  12. 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  13. 12 to 14 cups 1-inch cubes day-old French bread
  14. 1 pound Brie cheese, rind removed, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  15. 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  16. 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  2. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, about 30 seconds. Drain and rinse with cold water. Once cool, squeeze as much water as possible from the spinach, then coarsely chop and reserve; you should have about 3 cups.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until golden brown and tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic, 2 teaspoons of Italian Essence, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and cook, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the artichokes and cook, stirring, another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and reserve.
  4. Combine the eggs, cream, milk, lemon juice, remaining 1 tablespoon Italian Essence, remaining 2 teaspoons salt and remaining 1 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add the bread cubes, spinach, artichoke mixture, Brie, 1/4 cup Parmesan and parsley and stir to combine. If the bread does not absorb all of the liquid immediately, then let rest until it does, about 20 minutes.
  5. Pour the bread pudding mixture into the prepared dish, sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan over the top and drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Bake until firm in the center and golden brown, about 1 hour. Serve warm.
You Might Also Like


Average Rating



Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.