Savory French Toast Casserole with Thanksgiving Leftovers is a cross between French toast and stuffing. It’s a great way to use up any leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, and cheese from holiday platters. Jump to Recipe
I used French bread that was so stale, it shattered. It creates a soft and fluffy texture on all parts of the bread that are soaked well. The exposed parts of bread maintain a crouton-like crunch, giving you the best of both worlds.
This one is a mix of cranberry sauce, diced turkey, gouda, and extra sharp white cheese. But I change up the cheeses depending on what’s leftover from the Thanksgiving charcuterie board.
I also like to pile on more cheese during the last few minutes of cooking and top my serving with more cranberry sauce. The tartness helps balance out the rich ingredients and makes all the flavors pop.
Who else is sad that Halloween is over? Once Halloween has passed I feel like the rest of the holidays goes by in the blink of an eye, which depresses me a little.
Tell me what you plan to do with all your leftover candy!
Savory French Toast Casserole with Thanksgiving Leftovers
- 4 cups French bread slices sliced about a 1/2 inch and then cut in half
- 1/2 cup cranberry sauce
- 1/2 cup diced turkey
- 1/2 cup gouda shredded
- 1/2 cup extra sharp white cheddar shredded
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a square 8-inch baking glass with cooking spray.
- Mix together the bread, cranberry sauce, diced turkey, cheese, and salt and pepper and mix together.
- Pour into the prepared baking glass.
- Whisk the eggs and milk together and then pour over the bread mixture. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. If you'd like more melty cheese on top, take out of the oven after 30 minutes, add more cheese, and bake for 10 more minutes.