Waffle Monte Cristos Recipe
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Waffle Monte Cristos Recipe

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Waffles packed with turkey, ham, bacon and apricot preserves have so much sweet, smoky love going on. I use frozen waffles to save time, but have at it if you want to put your waffle iron to good use. —Kelly Reynolds, Urbana, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup apricot preserves
  • 8 frozen waffles
  • 4 slices deli turkey
  • 4 slices deli ham
  • 4 slices Havarti cheese (about 3 ounces)
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Maple syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 sandwich (calculated without syrup): 511 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1163mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. Preheat griddle over medium heat. Spread preserves over four waffles. Layer with turkey, ham, cheese and bacon; top with remaining waffles. Lightly spread outsides of waffles with butter.
  2. Place on griddle; cook 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and heated through. Serve with syrup for dipping. Yield: 4 servings.
Yep, this is one decadent sandwich. Use cooking spray instead of butter and cut the bacon and cheese in half to save 130 calories, 7 g saturated fat and almost 300 mg sodium per serving.
Originally published as Waffle Monte Cristos in Simple & Delicious April/May 2016

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browns19fan User ID: 919833 252398
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2016

"I enjoyed this sandwich, and it was a HUGE hit with my husband. I used raspberry preserves, mozzarella cheese, and omitted the bacon (because I forgot to buy it). I added a sprinkling of Caribbean jerk seasoning to give the sandwiches some punch. Next time I will make sure to have apricot preserves on hand, as I think that flavor would better complement this combination."

C-Ro User ID: 6104789 251901
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2016

"These were interesting--I wasn't sure about them at first but I enjoyed them more with each bite. I tried to cut down on the sodium by using lower sodium bacon and omitting the ham. Bacon was the dominant flavor, which was fine by me!"

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