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Savory French Toast

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.

Makes

10 servings

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, New Jersey
Savory French Toast Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional minced chives

Directions

  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 in 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 316 calories, 20g fat (8g saturated fat), 192mg cholesterol, 638mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.

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