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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

July 8, 2024
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Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

Summer mornings are simply magical. Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping, the warm sun streaming through your window, and the scent of blooming flowers in the air. It’s a time for outdoor gatherings, picnics, and, of course, indulging in delightful summer treats. There’s something special about enjoying fresh berries or a scoop of ice cream on a hot day that makes summer unforgettable.

During these sun-soaked days, our taste buds crave light and airy dishes that reflect the season’s carefree vibe. Fresh fruits, chilled drinks, and easy-to-make recipes become our go-to. It’s the perfect time to explore new flavors and enjoy the simple pleasures that summer brings.

With all the vibrant flavors of summer in mind, we’ve crafted the perfect dish to celebrate the season: Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole. Our Summer French Toast recipe brings together the best parts of summer into one delightful breakfast treat that will have everyone coming back for seconds.

Seasonal French Toast: Summer

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

Our seasonal French toast series has taken you through the coziness of winter and the freshness of spring. Now, let’s dive into summer with a recipe that highlights the best of the season. Strawberries are at their peak, bursting with juicy sweetness. And here’s a fun twist: we used melted ice cream instead of the traditional custard base. This not only adds a lovely sweetness but also brings an element of surprise and indulgence, while giving a nod to one of summer’s favorite treats!

Another unique aspect of this recipe is the use of Hasselback-style Hoagie Rolls. By slicing the rolls in sections without cutting all the way through, you create pockets perfect for filling with a delicious strawberry cream cheese mixture. This method ensures every bite is bursting with flavor!

The vibrant red strawberries pair beautifully with the golden, custard-soaked bread, making this dish as visually stunning as it is delicious. Plus, it’s relatively easy to prepare, making it perfect for those lazy summer mornings when you want to impress your family or guests without spending hours in the kitchen.

Featured Recipe: Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole

Total Time: 2 Hr. 30 Min; Serves: 10


For French Toast:

  • 5 Martin’s Hoagie Rolls
  • 1 Cup Vanilla Ice Cream, melted
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

For Strawberry Filling:

  • 8 Ounces Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3/4 Cup Strawberries, diced

Optional Toppings:

  • Syrup
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Mint Leaves
  • Chocolate Syrup


  1. Prepare the Hoagie Rolls “Hasselback-style” by slicing a quarter of the way through the roll to create 1-inch sections, taking care not to slice down through the hinge. Set aside to dry out for one hour before proceeding.
  2. Preheat oven to 350° Grease the inside of a 11×8-inch baking pan.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the whipped cream cheese with the honey and strawberries. Spread the strawberry filling in between each section of the Hoagie Rolls. Place filled Hoagie Rolls into the greased pan.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the melted ice cream, eggs, vanilla, and cinnamon. Whisk until blended. Pour mixture over stuffed Hoagie Rolls in pan. Let soak for 15 minutes prior to baking.
  5. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes, or until set.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then add any additional toppings as desired.


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As you savor each bite of this Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole, think of the joyful moments that summer brings. Whether it’s a leisurely brunch with family or a festive gathering with friends, this dish is sure to become a seasonal favorite. So, embrace the flavors of summer, enjoy good food, and create lasting memories with those you love. Happy summer!


Strawberries and Cream French Toast Casserole 


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