• 3 Ratings

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


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 15 mins plus overnight chilling


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; total fat 17g; saturated fat 9g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 6g; cholesterol 170mg; sodium 804mg; potassium 230mg; carbohydrates 23g; fiber 1g; sugar 5g; protein 17g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 589IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 93mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 260mg; iron 2mg.


3 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0