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Since it’s “Dr. Seuss Week” at our house, I knew that I wanted to create a red-and-white “Cat in the Hat”-themed treat, but I also wanted it to taste great. My solution? These absolutely delicious “Cat in the Hat” Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Parfaits. They sound totally decadent, but they’re actually a healthy way to start your day.

Dr. Seuss Cat in Hat Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Parfait

The “cheesecake” is really just some protein-rich ricotta cheese, mixed with a little bit of vanilla, sugar, and salt for extra flavor. Add some diced strawberries and a bit of strawberry preserves and you have an amazingly tasty breakfast that’s very similar to a fancy, rich cheesecake…minus most of the calories. Serve these with graham crackers or toast for a balanced breakfast or snack.

Cat in Hat Parfaits

The parfaits pictured are actually “mini” parfaits that I served in little shot glasses. They’re perfectly kid-sized, and would also be cute on a dessert or breakfast buffet at a party. Enjoy these year-round, even when it’s not Dr. Seuss’s birthday!

Dr. Seuss's "Cat in the Hat" Strawberry Cheesecake Breakfast Parfaits

Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings 1
This recipe makes about 4 miniature parfaits (in shot glasses), or one regular-sized parfait.


For the White “Cheesecake” Stripes:

For the Red Stripes:

  • 3 T. strawberry jam
  • ½ c. fresh or frozen strawberries diced


  • Mix all cheesecake ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • In a tall glass, or in 4 shot glasses, place 1 Tablespoon of strawberry jam. Top with sliced strawberries. Evenly spread about ¼ cup of cheesecake mixture over the strawberries. Repeat layers.
Author: The Seasoned Mom

Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. That so looks like his hat, fun!!! It’s all Cat in the Hat here, too, with the kids celebrating reading at school all month. What a great breakfast!

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