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Opposites attract in this breakfast casserole twist on the classic diner sandwich: Monte Cristo. A dusting of powdered sugar is a sweet complement to the salty ham and cheese.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Grease a 3-quart baking dish. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.

  • Spread half the bread slices with mustard, then top with ham and half of the cheese. Spread remaining bread slices with butter then place buttered sides down on cheese. Cut each sandwich diagonally into four triangles. Arrange points up in prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture over sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover; chill overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover dish. Bake 35 minutes or until golden and egg mixture is set. Remove. Let cool 10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


To dry bread, preheat oven to 325°F. Arrange slices on baking sheet, overlapping as necessary. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until dry; cool.

Nutrition Facts

319 calories; fat 17g; cholesterol 170mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 5g; protein 17g; vitamin a 589.1IU; vitamin c 1.1mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 2.3mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 93.4mcg; vitamin b12 0.9mcg; sodium 804mg; potassium 230mg; calcium 260mg; iron 1.9mg.