Classic Monte Cristo Recipe
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Classic Monte Cristo Recipe

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"This sandwich is great for breakfast or dinner," says M. Woods of Springfield, Missouri. "It tastes sweet, like French toast, but gets protein from the meat and cheese."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 4 slices deli turkey
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 teaspoon confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 332 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 1007mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.


  1. Spread mustard over one side of each bread slice; top two slices with cheese and turkey. Cover with remaining bread, mustard side down. In a shallow bowl, beat egg substitute and milk. Dip sandwiches in mixture, coating both sides.
  2. Heat a griddle coated with cooking spray; toast sandwiches until lightly browned on both sides. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar. Serve with apple butter. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Classic Monte Cristo in Cooking for 2 Spring 2005, p22

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jennt1981 User ID: 2611777 68366
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"I had never made a Monte Cristo until today. This was a great classic recipe to base mine off of. I used regular yellow mustard, sour dough bread, deli ham and cheddar cheese. I also dipped it in an egg batter and after toasting it on both sides until golden I sprinkled it with confectioners sugar and served it with red raspberry jam!"

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