Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Perfect for springtime celebrations, enjoy a Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast casserole. Each slice contains a bite full of lemon and strawberries!

Easy Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Friends, have you thought about hosting an Easter brunch this year? There are so many ways to host, with savory foods, like ham and potatoes. Or more breakfast foods, like eggs, this Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast, fruit salad, and cinnamon rolls.

Best Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Easter brunch is a welcome springtime tradition celebration for family and friends. Serving a breakfast casserole, like this Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast, is always a favorite.

We’ve changed it up over the years, and have hosted in our home, inside and out, eaten elsewhere, and a few years we were out of town, so we did not have a big meal.

Tasty Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Life brings many opportunities to gather, so this year think about these recipes for your springtime tastebuds:

Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Easy Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Blueberry Salted Caramel French Toast Casserole

Strawberry Ricotta French Toast

How to make stuffed French toast

For this Ricotta French Toast, start with a loaf of French Brioche Bread and a good quality ricotta cheese!

You can prepare much of it in advance. After assembling the French toast, refrigerate it overnight, which gives the bread plenty of time to soak up the lemony custard.

Make your ricotta cheese mixture by mixing together ricotta, lemon zest, vanilla, salt, and strawberries.

Cut each piece of bread diagonally, and dip each side into the egg mixture—make sure both sides are fully coated.

Place about 1/4 cup of ricotta in between the bread, and lightly sandwich together. Place in pan so that the pointed corner is facing up. And then repeat!

Pour remaining egg mixture over the French toast. Sprinkle with a dusting of coconut or cane sugar, cover and bake.

The next morning, before your guests arrive, pop the pan in the oven and bake.

How to serve

Serve hot with powdered sugar and fresh strawberries! Maple syrup is always an option, too!

This year, gather your loved ones around the table, for an enjoyable midday meal, to celebrate the season of new birth.

I just love Easter, don’t you?

more breakfast casserole: Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole [Mom on Time Out], Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole [Real Housemoms].

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast Recipe

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: breakfast casserole
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French Brioche Bread
  • 16 oz light ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries plus some to garnish
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar plus some to dust
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla divided
  • Pinch of salt
  • Coconut sugar to dust

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8X8 pan and set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ricotta, lemon zest, vanilla, salt, and strawberries. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Whisk together eggs, milk, remaining vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Pout into a wide bowl.
  • Cut each piece of bread diagonally and dip each side into the egg mixture—make sure both sides are fully coated. Next, place 1/4 cup of ricotta in between the bread and lightly sandwich together. Place in pan so that the pointed corner is facing up. Repeat until pan is full—you may have a piece or two of bread left over.
  • Pour remaining egg mixture over the French toast. Sprinkle with a dusting of coconut or cane sugar, cover with foil, and place in oven for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes; make sure the egg in the center is fully cooked through.
  • Serve hot with powdered sugar and fresh strawberries!

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