Mushroom and Bacon Custard Casserole

Pat Duran


This recipe is from the
"Whole Hog Cookbook:.
This recipe is so good especially if you love mushrooms and bacon... the blend of the onions and spices, mixed with the custard like cheese- filled with mushroom and bacon will have you begging for more.


★★★★★ 1 vote

4-6 servings
25 Min
35 Min



  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 lb
    thick cut bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    white wine or white apple juice
  • 1 1/2 lb
    cremini mushroom, roughly chopped
  • 3 clove
    garlic , minced
  • 2 medium
    shallots, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp
    each finely chopped fresh basil, parsley and thyme
  • 1 tsp
    rubbed dried sage
  • 1/2 tsp
    each kosher salt and pepper
  • 5 large
  • 3 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 c
    day old challah bread, crust on, torn into pieces

  • 3/4 c
    unsalted butter
  • 6
    fresh sage leaves ,chopped
  • ·
    melt butter over low heat in small saucepan. add sage and simmer 3 minutes. makes 3/4 cup.

How to Make Mushroom and Bacon Custard Casserole


  1. Preheat oven to 350^. Spray an 8-inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
  2. Mushroom Mixture:
    In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until it is crisp. Remove from pan. Then in the same skillet and heat, add the wine , scraping up all the brown bits of bacon leavings as you stir in the mushroom, garlic, shallots, basil, parsley,sage and thyme.Sauté for 15 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender and browned, Remove from the heat and stir in the bacon bits. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, 3/4 cup of the cheese, kosher salt and pepper. Add the bread pieces and toss to coat. Let the mixture stand for 15 minutes.
  4. Stir in the mushroom mixture and pour the pudding like mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of cheese and bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until the custard is browned and the center has puffed up . Drizzle with the warm buttery sage sauce before serving.

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About Mushroom and Bacon Custard Casserole

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: English

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