Savory french toast

Savory Parmesan French Toast

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This easy recipe for savory parmesan french toast turns this sweet breakfast favorite into a cheesy, hearty, bacon filled treat that is also perfect for supper!


  • 8 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 slices thick cut bacon
  • 8 slices soft bread (Pullman bread works great in this recipe!)
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 200 (this is to keep the ingredients warm while you assemble the various parts of your glorious french toast).
  2. Whisk together 4 eggs, the milk and 1 cup of the parmesan cheese.  Pour the mixture into a 9×13 casserole.  Place the bread slices in a single layer in the casserole and let it soak up the egg mixture, turning a time or two.
  3. While the bread is soaking, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium high heat until done to your liking.  Remove and drain on a plate lined with paper towels, popping it into the oven to keep warm.  Leave drippings in pan.
  4. Fry the soaked bread in the bacon drippings over medium high heat until golden on both sides.  Put on a plate or cookie sheet and pop it in the oven to keep warm.
  5. Fry the remaining 4 eggs in the same skillet until done to your liking.
  6. Assemble your savory french toast!  Place a piece of fried bread on each plate, top with an egg and put some bacon on the side.  Sprinkle with remaining parmesan cheese, parsley and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and serve at once.


I served this up with a little sautéed spinach on the side and it was the perfect accompaniment!