Spicy Sausage Cornbread Pudding


English: Homemade cornbread in a cast iron skillet

English: Homemade cornbread in a cast iron skillet (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was puttering around the kitchen the other night trying to figure out what to have for dinner when I uncovered some day old cornbread from our lunch on Sunday.  We usually throw away a lot of cornbread because we just don’t get around to eating it as quickly as I would like but I didn’t want to do it this time.  Since I usually use cornbread as part of my Thanksgiving day cornbread dressing I realized that I could basically make my cornbread dressing with a few more ingredients.  I wanted the cornbread pudding to have some kick so I added jalepenos and a nice spicy pork sausage that I had lying around in the fridge.  And 45 minutes later my new Spicy Sausage Cornbread Pudding was finished.  It was delicious.  If you have some cornbread sitting around I would recommend this recipe.  Enjoy.

Cornbread Pudding    Serves 6

4 cups day old cornbread (or so), cut into 1″ cubes
1 cup diced onion
1 lb bulk sausage
1 can Rotelle Tomatoes/Chilies
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk
2 eggs
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
 
Heat the oven to 350 F and spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.

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In a skillet over medium heat melt the butter.  Once it foams add the sausage, onion, pepper, jalapeno, and garlic.  Cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add can of tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.

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In a large bowl combine the cornbread and vegetables.  Mix to distribute.  Pour into the prepared pan.

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In a small bowl whisk together the milk and eggs.  Season with salt and pepper then pour over the cornbread mixture.  Top with the shredded cheese.

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Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until puffed and golden.  Cool for five minutes before serving.

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