Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich

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This Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich is a delicious twist on a classic! Sweet and savory meet together in this easy to make, decadent breakfast sandwich.

Breakfast Monte Cristos on a plate covered in powdered sugar with a bowl of jam in the background

Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich

Breakfast Monte Cristos are the most requested breakfast at my house for birthdays and holidays. The combination of sweet and savory flavors is melt in your mouth amazing. Fried egg, ham, and Swiss cheese are nestled between two thick slices of French toast and cooked to perfection. I love to serve this sandwich dusted with powdered sugar and topped with sweet raspberry jam. It’s so yummy! But, be warned, this is a very filling and satisfying breakfast. You won’t be hungry again until dinner.

Suggestions for Making Monte Cristo’s

  • I have had the most success making this Monte Cristo sandwich on a thick, dense bread. A light bread doesn’t hold the syrup and egg mixture and tends to fall apart when grilling. A thicker bread holds together much better and holds the sweet taste of the syrup.
  • Another key to making this extra delicious is the jam you use. Dip the sandwich in the jam or spread a little on as you take each bite. Raspberry preserves, strawberry jam, and apricot jam are all great choices. Don’t forget to sprinkle on a little powdered sugar!
  • If you want “non-breakfast” Monte Cristo sandwiches just switch out the fried egg and add more deli black forest ham or deli turkey.
  • This works well as a main dish. It also makes a great appetizer if you cut the sandwich into fourths and stick a toothpick in them.
  • This recipe makes two large sandwiches, so be sure to adjust your ingredients if you’re cooking for a crowd.
  • Because this is such a large, filling sandwich, we recommend serving it alongside a simple fruit such as grapes or strawberries.

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Breakfast Monte Cristos on a plate covered in powdered sugar with a bowl of jam in the background

Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandiwch

5 from 2 votes
This Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich is a delicious twist on a classic! Sweet and savory meet together in this easy to make, decadent breakfast sandwich.

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix eggs, maple syrup, milk, and vanilla together with a fork and pour in a shallow dish. Spread a good amount of cream cheese on each slice of bread. Add the ham and turkey, a fried egg, and a slice of Swiss cheese to one slice of bread and top with another slice of bread making a sandwich.
  • Dip each sandwich in the egg mixture and turn over so the the entire outside of the sandwich is coated in the egg mixture. Cook on a griddle or in a frying pan as if you were making French toast.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 622kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 37gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 398mgSodium: 963mgPotassium: 528mgFiber: 4gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 950IUCalcium: 411mgIron: 3mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. 5 stars
    This was so good and easy to make. I wanted sweet this morning and my husband wanted savory so we both got what we wanted! I added fresh raspberry jam on top! Yum!!!

    1. It is possible. I would definitely re-heat them in the oven and not the microwave, or the bread will get soggy. They will definitely taste best if made and served fresh. Thanks for asking!

  2. 5 stars
    I saw these on IG and had to pop over. They are amazing and I can’t wait to make them for my boys over the weekend.