French Toast Grilled Cheese With Mascarpone, Nutella, and Strawberries

Nutella strawberry grilled cheese recipe

​The Spruce / Ulyana Verbytska

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serving: 1 serving
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1113 Calories
83g Fat
66g Carbs
28g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 1113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 83g 106%
Saturated Fat 53g 263%
Cholesterol 546mg 182%
Sodium 785mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 66g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 51mg 257%
Calcium 472mg 36%
Iron 6mg 31%
Potassium 893mg 19%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This challah bread french toast sandwich is stuffed with creamy mascarpone cheese, delicious hazelnut Nutella, and freshly ripened strawberries and definitely needs to be made for a special someone's breakfast in bed. 


For the French Toast Batter:

  • 2 large eggs

  • 3/4 cup milk

  • 1 splash vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

For the Sandwich:

  • 3 slices challah bread

  • 1/2 cup sliced strawberries

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, cut into two pats

  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese

  • 3 tablespoons chocolate hazelnut spread, such as Nutella

  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream, for garnish

  • 1 pinch cinnamon

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for nutella strawberry grilled cheese
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  2. Begin by mixing up your french toast batter. Combine the aforementioned ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until batter is smooth. Set aside.

    Mix eggs
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  3. Take a heart-shaped cookie cutter and cut out three 1-inch wide hearts from the challah bread.

    Cookie cutter
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  4. In a large frying pan, melt butter and turn the heat to medium.

    Butter in pan
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  5. Dunk the heart-shaped challah bread in the french toast batter quickly.

    Dunk challah
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  6. Place the bread in the frying pan. Let them cook for a few minutes on each side until the french toast batter begins to turn light brown and starts to get semi crispy. Once they're done remove from heat and set aside. 

    Place bread in frying pan
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  7. On one heart, smear on 1 tablespoon mascarpone, then add the strawberries.

    Strawberries on toast
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  8. On the next heart, smear on 1 tablespoon of Nutella and place that piece, Nutella side down on top of the strawberries.

    Add nutella
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  9. Add more mascarpone and another layer of strawberries and repeat until the stack is complete.

    Add mascarpone
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  10. Top with a giant squeeze of whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon and enjoy!

    Top with whipped cream
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