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Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast Recipe – How to Make it in 16 Simple Steps

A couple pieces of cream cheese stuffed French Toasts.

While you might think that the French culture is responsible for the creation of this popular breakfast dish, that is actually not true. As far back as the Roman empire, people have been coating stale bread in eggs and milk and frying it as a delicious meal. This allowed economical cooks to utilize every scrap of available food while still rendering their day-old bread palatable. However, as the legend goes, the dish known as French toast got its name from a man named Joseph French. This man whipped up the dish in the 1700s and advertised it as French Toast after his own name.

A couple pieces of cream cheese stuffed French Toasts.

Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast Recipe

April Freeman
Served in various cultures across the globe, French toast is known by many other names. Whatever you call it, this breakfast meal is a favorite dish, particularly for special occasions. Our recipe for Cream Cheese Stuffed French toast takes this popular dish and adds a new, creamy, delicious twist to the standard recipe.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Cuisine American
Servings 6 Servings


  • Electric Mixer
  • Medium-Sized Bowl
  • 9 inch Square Pan
  • Sharp knife
  • Large skillet


  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup Half and Half
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 pcs Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 loaf French Bread unsliced
  • Butter for Frying


  • Using an electric mixer, in a medium-sized bowl, whip the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy, about two minutes.
  • Pour in the half and half, the sugar, and the salt and beat well. Set this mixture aside.
  • In a nine-inch square baking pan, whisk together the three eggs, the milk, the cinnamon, and the salt.
    The eggs and milk mixture in a square pan.
  • On a large cutting board, slice the French bread into 1 ½ inch slices.
  • Pick up each slice of French bread, and using a sharp paring knife, cut a slit through the crust, into the middle of the bread to create a cavity.
  • Take about a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture and using a butter knife, smear the cream cheese mixture into the cavity of the bread.
  • Place each slice of bread into the egg and milk mixture on its side and let them soak to absorb the liquid.
  • Let the bread slices sit in the mixture for about five minutes. About halfway through the soaking time, flip the bread over to make sure that both sides of the bread are coated in the egg and milk mixture.
    The slices of bread are absorbing the mixture.
  • In a large skillet, melt two or three tablespoons of butter over medium heat.
  • When the butter is lightly sizzling and fully melted, tip the skillet to coat the full surface of the pan.
  • Place several slices of the French toast in the sizzling butter to cook the French toast slices.
  • Let them cook for three to five minutes before flipping them with a spatula to cook the backside of the toast.
  • When both sides of the French toast are golden brown and fully cooked, remove the French toast slices to a casserole dish with a lid.
  • This way you can cover the French toast slices and keep them warm while you cook the remainder of the French toast.
  • Repeat this process until all of the French toast is cooked.
  • Serve the French toast topped with powdered sugar, pancake syrup, or freshly sliced, lightly sweetened fruit like apples, berries, or peaches.
    A plate of cream cheese stuffed French Toast with sugar toppings.


In other cultures, this dish is known by other names. It has been called eggy bread, pain perdu, Gypsy toast, and French fried bread among other names. Regardless of the name, all over the world, this popular dish features bread soaked in bread and eggs and fried in some sort of fat. This gives the bread a crispy, golden-brown crust while the middle is soft and creamy.
In some cultures, such as the Spanish culture of Europe, French toast is created as a part of the people’s celebrations for Lent and Easter. Of course in Spain, French toast is known by another name: torrijas. This recipe is perfectly appropriate for those holy days since something old– stale bread– is brought back to life in a delicious, sweet, and indulgent treat.
In Scotland, French toast is less of a sweet dish and more of a savory one. The Scottish people cook their French toast and then use it to create a sandwich with a sausage in the middle as a filling. Another culture, the British culture, likewise uses French toast as a savory meal, often eating it with ketchup rather than with sugary sweet toppings.
French toast is a good choice when you are trying to feed a family on a tight budget. Using a French toast recipe, you can avoid wasting stale bread. You can also stretch your milk and eggs by cooking French toast rather than a traditional breakfast. The milk and eggs add protein and fat to breakfast to make it a filling, stick to your ribs breakfast treat.
Did you know that November 28 is National French Toast Day in the United States? You can celebrate this day by creating a batch of our Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast to share with your friends and family members.
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