Make ahead a stuffed Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast casserole. Each slice contains a bite full of ricotta, lemon and strawberries!

taking a bite of Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Friends, have you thought about hosting brunch this weekend? 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.

Watch the video how to line up the bread to make this stuffed french toast casserole!

Easy Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Stuffed french toast recipes or breakfast casseroles make any occasion or weekend special. Make this ricotta-stuffed lemon French toast with strawberries at night, and then pop it in the oven the next morning!

Best Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Stuffed Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Brunch is a welcome springtime or summertime 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.

a pan of Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

All you need are these ingredients for this stuffed french toast:

  • French Brioche Bread
  • Light ricotta cheese (or regular)
  • Lemon + strawberries
  • Powdered sugar
  • Eggs
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla
  • Salt
  • Coconut sugar
  • Maple syrup (for serving)

Tasty Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

More recipes to try:

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

Baked Berry Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast

Best Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake

Easy Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Baked Oatmeal Breakfast Board

Mexican Tostada Breakfast Board (delicious for dinner, too!)

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.

Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast in a pan

How to serve

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

You can also serve it with strawberry jam if you prefer.

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Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French Brioche Bread, sliced
  • 16 oz light ricotta cheese
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, plus some to dust
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries, plus some to garnish
  • 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, powdered sugar, 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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Notes

reposted from March 2019
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slice of Strawberry Lemon Ricotta French Toast

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