A savory comfort dish for the holidays, Leek Sausage Bread Pudding recipe, served with Pepper Crusted Prime Rib or Cornish Game Hens Recipe!

Leek Sausage Bread Pudding

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Friends, are you hosting a get-together anytime soon? Here’s a delicious potluck dish to make for your own party, or to bring to a covered-dish party: Leek Sausage Bread Pudding.

Leek Sausage Bread Pudding

It’s good to have a plan, to make the entertaining process smooth and fun! I always say, entertaining is not for wimps! It takes time, planning, organizing, and generosity to pull off a gathering. It’s good to be honest about the reality of this.

Especially during the holidays, here is the secret: DELEGATE!

Plan the main dish, and ask your guests to bring side dishes and salads.

This savory side dish recipe is a party favorite. You also can make this Cheesy Mushroom Kale Challah Bread Pudding recipe. Or, if you want a sweet recipe, try this Apple Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce!

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Ingredients for Leek Sausage Bread Pudding

  • Sourdough bread
  • Leeks and mushrooms
  • Milk and cream
  • Ground pork (sausage) and parmesan

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Bless not impress

When I am having people over, the last thing on my mind is to impress them. I wrote about this in my book 10 years ago! It’s still my motto.

It’s not about me, it’s all about them.

Friends, we have nothing to prove. The goal of hosting for me is to bring people together. It’s not about comparing, one-upping, or perfectionism.

Which is why I LOVE to have everyone contribute to the meal.

It becomes a meal that we all cook together, a family meal.

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Great potluck dish

I just love potlucks.

For this dish, when bread pudding is done, allow it to rest for a few minutes before serving with fresh chives.

Easy to cover with foil and bring to a party!

Or set aside and wrap with foil until ready to serve!

Christmas menu

Cornish Game Hens
Leek Sausage Bread Pudding (this recipe!)
Brussels Sprouts with Honey Mustard Glaze
Layered Apple Spinach Salad

Ask your guests to contribute more side dishes and salads!

For dessert? This EPIC Christmas Desert Board!

Happy hosting!

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Leek Sausage Bread Pudding

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 c olive oil, divided
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 16 oz sourdough boule, cut into ½″ cubes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 large leeks, trimmed (with a little green left), halved lengthwise and sliced crosswise ½″ thick
  • 8 crimini mushrooms, cut into 1/4’’ slices
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1 ⁄2 cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs plus 5 yolks
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • Chives to garnish


  • In a large skillet, heat 1/3 cup of oil on medium-high. Add ground pork and allow it to sit undisturbed for 5 minutes, or until golden and crusted, then stir in garlic. Salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat, and cook until garlic is no longer raw and pork is cooked.
  • Remove meat from pan, but keep the fats. Bring pan to medium-high and add the thick-cut leek pieces, mushrooms, and any additional oil if needed. Cook until tender and golden—8 minutes. Add 1 heaping tablespoon of water and a sprinkle of salt, stirring lightly. Steam for another 5-6 minutes. Add meat back to the pan and remove from heat.
  • Toss the bread in 1/3 c oil, salt, and pepper on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° in the center of the oven for 20 minutes, or broil under low until slightly crunchy and golden, stirring cubes once or twice, until all sides are crisp. Allow bread to cool, and if you’re broiling, make sure the cubes don’t burn!
  • Reduce oven to 325°
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk cream, milk, eggs, additional yolks, 1/3 c Parmesan, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until smooth. Fold in bread cubes, and meat mixture, then spread into your prepared baking dish—be careful to not over-mix. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top and cover in foil. Bake for 30 minutes, then remove foil and continue baking until golden brown and set, around 45 minutes.
  • When bread pudding is done, allow to rest for a few minutes before serving with fresh chives.
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
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Leek Sausage Bread Pudding Recipe