Party Panache, Bloody Mary Bread Pudding

Brunch is such a great way to entertain year round, but during busy holidays, when calendars are full of shopping and cocktail parties, having a brunch is a great way to squeeze in a meal with friends.

Bloody Mary glasses

This dish is perfect because it’s red and green!

Bloody Mary Brunch Bake 1

Baguette slices, basil paste and oven roasted tomatoes make quick prep for this dish


Eggs, milk and cheese


a dash of Worcestershire


Oven roasted tomatoes


a little garlic


You can use the parchment paper to help roll them around to coat them in the oil and seasonings


Form a layer of baguette slices in the bottom of the dish


Spread with a little basil paste or pesto


Top with some cheese and the roasted tomatoes


Pour in the egg mixture, add the rest of the cheese and refrigerate for at least an hour before baking

Bloody Mary Bread Pudding 3


Bloody Mary Bake

This is light but satisfying and full of flavor from the basil, garlic and roasted tomatoes

Bloody Mary Bread Pudding

Serve it with a side of bacon or sausage if you like

tomato brunch bake

You can reheat leftovers in the microwave~if you have any 🙂

Bloody Mary Quiche

Don’t forget the Bloody Marys!

Bloody Marys

Here’s the recipe:


Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American


  • good quality bakery baguette
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes
  • basil paste or pesto
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 4-5 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • dash Worcestershire
  • 4 oz Fontina cheese grated
  • 2 oz Gruyere cheese grated


  • Place tomatoes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with minced garlic.
  • Roll tomatoes around to cover with oil and seasonings. Roast at 400 about 20-30 minutes, until they begin to pop.
  • Cut baguette into 1 1/4″ thick slices to cover the bottom of a greased 8 x 8″ baking dish.
  • Spread a little pesto or basil paste on slices.
  • Top with tomatoes. Sprinkle with grated Fontina cheese.
  • Beat eggs and whisk in milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour milk mixture over baguette slices. It should just barely cover. Add sprinkles of gruyere. Cover and refrigerate until baking time, at least 1 hour.
  • Bake at 375 for 30 minutes or until puffed and golden. Let sit for a few minutes before cutting into squares to serve. Makes 4-6 servings
Keyword bloody mary bread pudding, blueberry brunch casserole, brunch bread pudding, tomato bread pudding

Take some time to savor the holidays!

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8 Responses to “Party Panache, Bloody Mary Bread Pudding”
  1. Sounds great! I know I would like a slice… or two:@)

  2. I think I would really like this…and a bloody mary on the side.:-)

  3. lulu says:

    I love brunch and I’m sure a bloody mary bread pudding would be divine. I have a brunch coming up…this just might be on the menu.

  4. Mary says:

    Sounds perfect for brunch Jenna, love the oven roasted tomatoes! I’ll take a Bloody Mary too please 🙂

  5. natashalh says:

    I think I’d enjoy this a heck of a lot more than an actual blood Mary! I really hate drinking tomato juice, but this dish looks awesome!

  6. This looks like one I just have to try! Thanks for posting on the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Pinning and Google+ ! Sandra from Scrumptilicious 4 You!

  7. this looks very interesting will have to give it a try and love the santa in your pics thanks for sharing

  8. Miz Helen says:

    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! Hope you are staying warm and cozy in this cold weather and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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