Savory French Toast Recipe
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Savory French Toast Recipe

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I was tired of sweet French toast, so I made a savory version with sausage, cheddar and chives for Christmas one year. Now my family asks for it regularly.—Carol Grant, Freehold, NJ
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 10 slices French bread (1 inch thick)
  • 1 pound bulk pork sausage
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional minced chives


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange bread in a single layer in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, Parmesan, chives and pepper; pour over bread. Add sausage; sprinkle with cheese.
  3. Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with additional chives.
  4. To Make Ahead:Prepare casserole as directed. Refrigerate, covered, several hours or overnight. To use, preheat oven to 350°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Bake, as directed. Sprinkle with additional chives. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Savory French Toast in Breakfast & Brunch Bookazine 2015, p8

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