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Monte Cristos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 16, 2022
A Monte Cristo sandwich never fails to please. This recipe comes together quickly with deli meats, packaged sliced cheese and bottled salad dressing. —Debbie Brunssen, Randolph, Nebraska
Monte Cristos Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli turkey
  • 1/4 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, salad dressing and Dijon mustard; spread over 1 side of each slice of bread. On 4 slices, layer the turkey, ham and Swiss cheese; top with remaining bread. In a shallow bowl, combine the eggs, cream and ground mustard. Dip sandwiches in egg mixture.
  2. Using a large cast-iron skillet or electric griddle melt butter; toast sandwiches over medium heat until bread is golden brown, 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with preserves.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 630 calories, 36g fat (15g saturated fat), 185mg cholesterol, 1208mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.

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