Recipes and Cooking Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole 4.3 (4) 1 Review 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 31, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Servings: 12 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup milk 8 eggs 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 1-1.5 pound round loaf country Italian bread, cut into ten 1/2-inch thick slices ¼ cup Dijon-style mustard 8 ounce thinly sliced cooked ham 6 ounce Gruyere or Swiss cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups) ¼ cup butter, softened Powdered sugar Directions 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 319 Calories 17g Fat 23g Carbs 17g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 12 Calories 319 % Daily Value * Total Fat 17g 22% Saturated Fat 9g 45% Cholesterol 170mg 57% Sodium 804mg 35% Total Carbohydrate 23g 8% Total Sugars 5g Protein 17g Vitamin C 1.1mg 6% Calcium 260mg 20% Iron 1.9mg 11% Potassium 230mg 5% Folate, total 93.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0.9mcg Vitamin B-6 0.2mg *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.