Parmesan Bread Puffs

Looking for a new side dish to serve?  Parmesan Bread Puffs are something new and different to try. They are savory puffs perfect to serve with grilled meats or along side your favorite roast.  I have even served them as an appetizer.   These puffs are a unique version of that classic baked strata, my version is not for breakfast or brunch any more!



Parmesan Bread Puffs

Servings 8


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 1/2 cups Italian bread, cubed into 1/2 inch cubes


  1. Grease 8 muffin cups or ramekins.  Divide bread cubes evenly between the well greased cups.  Heat milk in a microwave safe container for 2 minutes on high.  Put garlic in warm milk and let sit for 15 minutes.  Whisk eggs, parsley, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.  Strain milk and then slowly add to egg mixture while whisking. Stir in the cheese.  Pour egg mixture over bread cubes - cover and refrigerate until ready to bake 1 - 24 hours.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake puffs for 45 minutes, remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes.  If using muffin cups, carefully remove from cups by running a knife around edges.  Serve warm

2 thoughts on “Parmesan Bread Puffs

  1. lisa

    When do you use the cheese ?

    • carol lou

      Wow – that is what I get for trying to post in an airport! Thanks for the alert – you add the cheese after whisking in the milk. I have corrected the instructions – thanks

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