This Monte Cristo Casserole has layers of ham, turkey and Swiss cheese all baked into one delicious casserole. Serve it with your favorite jam or maple syrup and a dusting of powdered sugar! It’s as good as the classic monte Cristo sandwich.
Life is busy this time of year I know, so simple and fast dinners are game changers and life savers.
This Monte Cristo Casserole is one of those quick and easy meals and it’s absolutely delicious. We all love these monte cristo sliders, so I knew turning it into a casserole was going to be just good and well-loved around here.
I’ve been making Monte Cristo sandwiches for years, but I’ve never posted the recipe, not sure why because we LOVE them! So when I made a casserole version a few months ago, I made sure I took some photos after it got the thumbs up from my boys.
Then Thanksgiving rolled around and I was busy making and posting Thanksgiving recipes. I took a couple breaths and dove right into my 12 Days of Sugar.
So I’ve been very patiently waiting to share this Monte Cristo Casserole with you and I’m excited that I finally can.
This starts with a loaf of store bought French or Italian bread (either one is fine) and then has layers of deli ham, turkey and Swiss cheese. Followed with a delicious mixture of eggs, half & half, nutmeg (don’t leave this out!) and pepper that is poured over the top. It’s then baked and served with a dusting of powdered sugar and either maple syrup or your favorite jam (we love this best with raspberry or strawberry jam).
FOR THIS RECIPE YOU WILL NEED:
- A loaf of french bread
- Sliced deli ham
- Sliced deli turkey
- Swiss cheese
- Half & half
WHAT IS A MONTE CRISTO?
A monte cristo is basically a French Toast Sandwich. It usually has turkey, ham, cheese, eggs, and jam nestled between two slices of thick bread.
CAN I USE DIFFERENT CHEESE?
Of course you can, but I would stick with either Swiss, provolone, Havarti or gruyere. I wouldn’t use something like pepper jack or sharp cheddar.Print