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Strawberry Cheesecake Baked French Toast Casserole

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Strawberry Cheesecake Baked French Toast Casserole

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If French toast studded with juicy strawberries and cheesecake filling counts as breakfast, then breakfast is definitely our favorite meal of the day. The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 lb. day-old challah bread
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries (fresh)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups whole milk (plus 2 Tbsp.)
  • tsp. vanilla extract (for bread mixture)
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 6 oz. cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar (for cream cheese mixture)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract (for cream cheese mixture)
  • powdered sugar (for dusting)
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    Calories230Calories from Fat110
    Total Fat12g18%
    Saturated Fat6g30%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat110
    Total Carbohydrate22g7%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Silver Bunny 3 months ago
    This turned out delicious! Next time I will add double the amount of cinnamon and vanilla (I already added them, just need to add more). I’m also interested in trying the same recipe with bananas instead of strawberries.
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    Ohlsen 5 months ago
    This came out super tasty! We did double the amount of cream cheese it called for and added cinnamon to the egg wash. The challah bread made the dish, so be sure to get a good loaf. We will making this again for sure. Thanks for the comments everyone, they help with minor adjustments.
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    Cheyenne Longacre 5 months ago
    really a great way to start mother's day it was great and I would be willing to put syrup on it just a thought 😀
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    Katie Marme a year ago
    Amazing! my family LOVES cheesecake and french toast and to combine the two is just heavenly! This wilk definitely be a staple breakfast food in my home!
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    MeletKit a year ago
    The French toast was good, excellent texture and flavor! However it did take a while and I wish there was more flavor.
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    ChampionSousChef a year ago
    I love this breakfast idea! I've done something similar before but with the bread whole so this was a cool way to switch it up. I went a bit rouge with the egg batter and used Pet Milk instead of whole milk which adds a nice flavor as well as cinnamon & nutmeg. I also used different bread but that's just a preference thing. I thought about using Hawaiian sliced bread but then wasn't sure if it might make it too sweet 🤔 Oh, I also used two packages of cream cheese. I think the recipe only calls for one. It came out fantastic! Very fresh & tasty. I didn't even need syrup. Definitely recommend. Side note: It's best when served fresh only. I tried to have a serving in the evening of the same day & it was nowhere as good as earlier. Tasted horrible by then actually. Lol.
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    Jess Sprout 2 years ago
    Really tasty, even the picky eaters in the house enjoyed this. It was a last minute decision so I had to substitute the bead. I used Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Butter Bread and it worked well enough. I added cinnamon as suggested by another reviewer and doubled the vanilla. I also used Swerve Confectioners and reduced the granulated sugar to 1/4 C. A teaspoon of maple syrup or orange juice would probably work well too to add a touch of flavor. I will definitely be making this again for a weekend breakfast/brunch.
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    Tiffany 2 years ago
    Turned out good but flavor was meh. Too much egg flavor with making it with challah.
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    Monica Dennis 2 years ago
    One of my favorite new recipes! After making it the first time, I decided to double the cream cheese filling for extra goodness! So delicious!
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    Liz 2 years ago
    Loved it! You can't go wrong with sugar strawberries and a cream cheese! Delicious!
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    Anthony R 2 years ago
    Not a bad tasty little dessert but probably going to add more strawberries. Also hard to find challah or brioche without going to a bakery here which were all closed. I used the closest bread I could find.
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    ravi 2 years ago
    Nice recipe. added a little cardamom. fairlife milk. used sprouted wheat bread. palm sugar.
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    Michelle Friswell 2 years ago
    Came out fantastic! I recommend adding cinnamon for some extra flavor. I added chocolate chips too because why not
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    Sydnee 2 years ago
    The recipe was great and my family enjoy it! I used a bigger pan then recommended and baked it for 50 minutes. I’ll definitely make this again. Although next time I’ll make more cheesecake icing.
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    Kylee 2 years ago
    very easy to make. i had to use brioche bread that had chocolate chips in it and it came out perfect! tastes better when you let it cool down instead of eating it when it’s hot
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    Ashley 2 years ago
    Very happy with how it turned out!
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    Jami Mullan 2 years ago
    I think I would add a little more cinnamon or more vanilla. I also would not layer it next time because the middle was too soggy.
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    M 2 years ago
    Added 1/2 tsp cinnamon. Delicious!
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    Diane 2 years ago
    The flavor was good. Not too sweet just sweet enough. For some reason it did not seem to cook all the way through. Not sure if it was because of the juice of the strawberries or if it really was that the casserole didn’t cook through. I cooked it for approximately one hour. Admittedly I allow the egg mixture to soak into the bread overnight. I also added fresh strawberries on the top
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    Carrie Agnew 2 years ago
    Super easy & was a hit with the whole family!
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    Amy Powell 2 years ago
    So good! everyone in our family loved it.
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    Katie Hawkins 3 years ago
    was ok.. maybe i did something wrong
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    Shalyse 3 years ago
    this was great! and easy. used Hawaiian bread because i couldn't find challah bread.
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    I used whole wheat bread and stevia instead of sugar. It was amazing! I served with sugar free ice cream and sugar free ganache 😋
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    Aletha Carroll 3 years ago
    Did not care for texture at all
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    Robert Pavkov III 3 years ago
    This recipe turned out amazing... the whole family loved it and we will definitely be trying it with other fruits as well!! quick and easy in the morning!!
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    Shanna Yocum 3 years ago
    Beautiful! Will definitely make again and with different fruit too!
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    Idegbe 3 years ago
    Love it. I used less sugar and it still came out delicious.
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    Walker 3 years ago
    My family loved it. I followed the directions then, cooked it for 40 min. It was set up nicely and ready to serve!! Yum!
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    Morgan 3 years ago
    i made it with my grandma the other day and it turned out great! the instructions are really simple and it tasted delicious! i would definitely make again ❤️