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Savory Zucchini Bread Pudding

I've been serving this dish for years and always receive compliments on it. If you don't have day-old bread in your pantry, simply slice fresh bread and bake it at 300° for 10 minutes. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups day-old cubed bread
  • 3 medium zucchini, chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • In a small skillet, saute onion and celery in butter until tender; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and poultry seasoning. In a small bowl, whisk the pumpkin, eggs, milk and butter; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the bread cubes, zucchini, cheese and onion mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 182 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 408mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • Matte
    Dec 4, 2018

    I'm sorry, but this recipe was not good. Very dry, and tasted of flour and pumpkin. No one would eat more than one bite. I like the idea of it, but it would be better if it had a different liquid binder and skip the flour.

  • darlyn29
    Sep 13, 2016

    Love this recipe, I added a little chicken stock because it was a little dry when I made it and omitted the celery because I'm not a fan of celery. I make this every fall for family when they come to visit!

  • lahacienda
    Jan 17, 2012

    Did not like the dry taste of it - 1 cup of flour and 4 cups of bread was too too dry and not a very good taste withi the pumpkin - Wisconsin - would not recommend.

  • kafaughn
    Nov 9, 2011

    Loved it. Made half the recipe in an 8x8. Required 5 or 10 more minutes uncovered baking time.

  • MargaretJoy
    Nov 2, 2011

    this dish was delicious! Sort of like a stuffed zucchini boat, except all mixed together in a convenient casserole. I was skeptical about the pumpkin, but really liked the flavor combination in the end. We served it as a main dish was side salads.