Savory Asparagus Bread Pudding

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1 one pound loaf stale sourdough or any crusty bread, cut into 3/4 inch cubes
3 cups milk
1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1 pound asparagus, trimmed, chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, coarsely chopped
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place bread in a large bowl. In another medium bowl, whisk together the milk, broth, eggs, salt, pepper, and dill. Pour the mixture over the bread. Add asparagus to bread along with the mushrooms and green onion and mix well.
  3. Spoon mixture into the prepared pan and pat down the top to compact the ingredients. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top. Bake for 45 minutes, or until top is browned and crisp. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting.

Serves 6-8