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Monte Cristo Sandwich

Real Simple APRIL 2007

  • Yield: Makes 6 servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Other: 5 Minutes


  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 6-count boxes frozen French toast
  • 1 9-ounce package thinly sliced ham
  • 1 9-ounce package thinly sliced turkey
  • 12 slices Swiss cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature


Heat oven to 400° F.

Spread the mustard on 6 pieces of the French toast. Divide the ham and turkey evenly among the 6 pieces and top each with 2 slices of the cheese. Spread the remaining pieces of French toast with the mayonnaise (if using) and sandwich together.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of the butter on the top and bottom of each sandwich. Cook 3 sandwiches in the skillet until brown, 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Bake until the cheese is melted and the toast is heated through, about 4 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 618
  • Calories from fat: 54%
  • Fat: 37g
  • Saturated fat: 20g
  • Cholesterol: 209mg
  • Sodium: 1,428mg
  • Carbohydrate: 40g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugars: 6g
  • Protein: 31g

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Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe