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The Day After Thanksgiving {Recipe: French Toast Casserole}

A simple and filling French Toast Casserole recipe is a wonderful dish to serve guests the morning after Thanksgiving!

French Toast Casserole Recipe from dineanddish.netAre you all ready for Thanksgiving? As you can guess, knowing what a non-planner I am, I haven’t even gone grocery shopping yet! I’d better get on the ball, right?

Actually, Thanksgiving around here this is year is going to be a very quiet one. However in years past, we’ve hosted holidays where it wasn’t just the day of to worry about feeding people, it was the entire weekend! After cooking all day on Thanksgiving, I try to find the most simple solutions to feed a crowd for the breakfast after Thanksgiving. French Toast Casserole is one of my favorite recipes for a quick and easy breakfast. 

French Toast Casserole from dineanddish.netI love recipes I can get all ready today, place in the fridge, and simply bake the next morning, don’t you? Besides this French Toast Casserole, a few of my other favorite breakfast recipes are:

All of these recipes can be made in a pinch and baked and served to your guests the next morning! So very easy!

I hope you all have a most wonderful Thanksgiving. I am absolutely thankful to each and every one of you for visiting Dine & Dish, commenting and just being there! It means so much to me.

Have a great day full of tasty food and remember to count your blessings! We have a lot to be thankful for.

French Toast Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 10-12

French Toast Casserole

A simple, no fuss, French Toast Breakfast Casserole recipe.


  • 1 loaf French bread, cut into 1 inch cubes (should equal approximately 10 cups)
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup eggnog (or 1 additional cup of milk instead of eggnog)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the Topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Maple Syrup, Whipped Cream or Fruit Preserves (optional)


  1. Place bread cubes in a 9x13" baking dish sprayed with PAM cooking spray.
  2. Bbeat eggs, milk, eggnog, sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium mixing bowl until well blended.
  3. Pour mixture over bread and cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Dot bread cubes with butter.
  7. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top.
  8. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  9. Let stand 5 minutes.
  10. Cut into slices and top with maple syrup, whipped cream and/or fruit preserves if desired.


Prep time does not include overnight time in the fridge.

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  1. What time should I arrive at your house? ;)

  2. I love this casserole! Perfect for post-Thanksgiving. And the photos, gorgeous!

  3. I loveee a good french toast casserole and this one looks so fab!

  4. I sure do love French toast, especially when the magic happens while you’re sleeping. Also, I haven’t gone grocery shopping either. I’m smart and am going the night before thanksgiving. I’m sure I’ll just be able to get in and out in minutes, right ?? ;-)

  5. This is gorgeous! And so fun. Love this recipe :)

  6. Gorgeous photos and what a perfect breakfast idea!! I have lots of mouths to feed all weekend, so this is great idea for me!!

  7. Oh yum, any kind of French Toast will do on the morning after a holiday- this looks amazing!

  8. Breakfast casseroles are such a great thing to serve any time. I love that you added eggnog to yours…I see another carton of eggnog coming home with me now :-) Have a great Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Kristen!! I LOVE a good and easy breakfast casserole!

  10. My kind of breakfast! Happy Thanksgiving, Kristen!

  11. Yum! I love the use of eggnog instead of milk. I’m definitely pinning this for Christmas morning :)

  12. This looks divine! I wish I had some right now :) yum!

  13. This French toast casserole is a perfect breakfast for any day.

  14. I made this tonight but instead of eggnog I but in flavored creamer that we have in fridge. I have fibromyalgia and a grandma (MOM) to 3 of my grandchildren so since night time is my best time, Any overnight recipe that the oldest can do the rest in morning are the best,( I hate to let them just have cereal) and this, is great and using flavored coffee creamer which I did one day when I made French toast (they loved it and kept asking for more) I can make any time of year.


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