Strawberry French Toast Casserole Bake with layers of cream cheese and homemade strawberry sauce, is a perfect breakfast casserole for the morning.
An easy baked breakfast, there is just enough sweet and enough savory for the perfect balance.
Breakfast casseroles are also awesome to serve on holiday mornings and for potlucks.
Strawberry French Toast Bake
Before you get started on this deliciously rich breakfast morning casserole, you should note that its layered and the recipe is written as such in hopes to avoid any confusion on what ingredients go with what.
There are essentially four parts to the recipe:
- Prepping the Bread – cutting the bread for the dish
- Cream Cheese Layer – Making the cream cheese and sugar mixture
- French Toast Egg Wash – Making the egg wash that pours over as the last pre-cooked layer
- Fresh Strawberry Sauce – Final step before eating the breakfast casserole and the final layer of the casserole
Scroll to the bottom for a printable version of this post, including all measurements and instructions, so you can follow along in your kitchen without being on your phone.
Here is what you need to gather to get started:
- Italian bread
- cream cheese
- powdered sugar
- fresh strawberries
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Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Cut Italian bread into 1″ cubes and place half of the cubes into the bottom of the pan. Reserve remainder of cubes.
Cream Cheese Layer in Strawberry Bake
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and 1/4 cup milk together and beat well with a mixer.
Spoon dollops of cream cheese on top of the bread in casserole dish.
Sprinkle with pieces of Strawberries and top with remaining bread cubes.
French Toast Casserole Mixture
In a separate bowl, add all eggs, 2 cups milk, sugar, vanilla, ground cinnamon and beat well.
Pour French toast mixture over bread.
Oven Bake Layered Strawberry Casserole
Bake strawberry French toast casserole covered with foil for 30 minutes.
Remove foil and discard.
Continue to bake uncovered casserole for 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked and heated through.
The center should be set.
Remove casserole from oven and let stand.
Homemade Fresh Strawberry Sauce
This homemade strawberry sauce is the final layer in the casserole and a must have.
Its simply sugar and strawberries made into a thick syrupy strawberry sauce and is made in under 10 minutes. Just cut your strawberries down to smaller pieces prior to making this sauce.
- fresh strawberries
Add water, sugar and cornstarch to a sauce pan.
Heat over medium high heat until boiling.
Continue to boil sugar mixture for 3-4 minutes.
Add cut up strawberries and reduce heat to medium low.
Continue to heat strawberries and sugar, stirring mixture occasionally until thick and red, about 10-12 minutes.
Spoon Strawberry Sauce on top of French toast casserole and serve while hot.
If you watched the French Toast Casserole VIDEO, you may see that I assembled the recipe differently during the video. In that recipe, I did the bread, egg mixture, cream cheese spread and strawberries, then bake. Afterwards, strawberry sauce. Both ways work great!
BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPES
This recipe is a varied take off of my blueberry french toast casserole but I really love breakfast casseroles in general – here are some other choices if you need savory or sweet!
- Hashbrown Ham Casserole
- Cracker Barrel Copycat Hash brown Casserole
- Sausage Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole (reader favorite)
- Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole
- Blueberry French Toast Casserole
- Biscuits and Gravy Casserole
- Apple Cinnamon Bread Pudding
- Sausage Grits Casserole
- Apple Breakfast Bake with Caramel Sauce
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