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French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese 

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French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese is the perfect overnight breakfast dish that feeds a crowd! You will love this french toast casserole that is filled with cream cheese and topped with a delicious cinnamon-sugar topping. 

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese 

Overnight casseroles are my favorite! They are easy to make full of flavor and perfect for special mornings! Our favorite is of course this french toast Casserole and our sausage egg hash brown casserole.

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

You will love this french toast casserole with cream cheese for so many reasons! 

  • It is easy to make! 
  • You can make it ahead of time (up to 24 hours)
  • Easily adaptable to your tastes and preferences. 
  • Crowd favorite! 
French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

What will I need to make French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese?

You will need the following ingredients:

  • French bread, stale
  • brown sugar
  • stick butter 
  • block cream cheese, softened
  • confectioners sugar
  • large eggs
  • milk
  • vanilla
  • granulated sugar
  • cinnamon (divided)

You will need the following supplies:

  • 9×13 casserole dish
  • Mixer
  • Small saucepan
  • Medium bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Large bowl
  • Mixing spoon

How to Make French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 9×13 inch casserole dish and spread French bread cubes out in an even layer over the bottom of the dish.

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until the brown sugar has dissolved into the butter.

  • Pour the butter mixture over the bread cubes and move the bread cubes around to soak up any extra butter mixture.

  • In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and confectioners sugar until very smooth and then drop tablespoons of cream cheese randomly over bread cubes.

  • In a large bowl beat eggs, milk, and vanilla until well blended, and pour over bread cubes and cream cheese.

  • Refrigerate for 5-10 hours (overnight) 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • In a small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the casserole. 

  • Bake for 15 minutes covered tightly with aluminum foil and then for 30 minutes uncovered.

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese
  • Serve warm with or without syrup. 

Tips Tricks and FAQs

* French toast casserole is best enjoyed warm. 
* If you prefer you can omit the cream cheese from this recipe. This will make the most amazing french toast casserole without cream cheese! 
* You can make your own french bread or store-bought. 
* You can use sourdough bread instead of french bread as well. 
* You can make this in a rectangle, a round, or an oval dish. 

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

Storage

You will want to store your french toast casserole in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days. 

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

Can you freeze french toast casserole?

Yes! You can freeze french toast casserole. Let it completely cool and then wrap it in plastic and then again in foil. Place this in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

When you are ready to enjoy, thaw in the fridge and reheat in the oven. 

You can also freeze this prior to baking as well. 

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Can I make french toast casserole with cream cheese ahead of time?

The great thing about this french toast casserole is that you can make it ahead of time, in fact, you want to! It is best to let it sit in the fridge for at least 5 hours. I like to make mine and let it sit in the fridge overnight. 

french toast casserole with cream cheese

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

French Toast Casserole with Cream Cheese is the perfect overnight breakfast dish that feeds a crowd! You will love this french toast casserole that is filled with cream cheese and topped with a delicious cinnamon sugar topping.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed French bread, stale
  • 1 ¼ packed brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter (½ cup)
  • 1 (8oz) block cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon (divided)

Instructions

  1. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9x13 inch casserole dish and spread French bread cubes out in an even layer over the bottom of the dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until the brown sugar has dissolved into the butter.
  3. Pour the butter mixture over the bread cubes and move the bread cubes around to soak up any extra butter mixture.
  4. In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and confectioners sugar until very smooth and then drop tablespoons of cream cheese randomly over bread cubes.
  5. In a large bowl beat eggs, milk, and vanilla until well blended, and pour over bread cubes and cream cheese.
  6. Refrigerate for 5-10 hours (overnight) 
  7. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  8. In a small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over the casserole. 
  9. Bake for 15 minutes covered tightly with aluminum foil and then for 30 minutes uncovered.
  10. Serve warm with or without syrup. 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 6g

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