Waffled Monte Cristos

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 sandwiches

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
My husband and I enjoy Monte Cristos so much that I created this non-fried version to cut down on fat. The addition of orange peel and pecans makes these beautiful sandwiches absolutely delicious! —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma


  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 4 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 4 slices process American cheese (2/3 ounce each)
  • 2 thin slices deli turkey (1/2 ounce each)
  • 2 slices Swiss cheese (3/4 ounce each)
  • 2 thin slices deli ham (1/2 ounce each)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup seedless raspberry jam


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the egg, milk, sugar and orange zest. Dip bread into egg mixture. Place on a preheated waffle maker; sprinkle each slice of bread with pecans. Bake according to manufacturer’s directions until golden brown.
  2. Place an American cheese slice on two bread slices; layer with turkey, Swiss cheese, ham and remaining American cheese. Top with remaining bread; butter outsides of sandwiches.
  3. Toast sandwiches in a skillet for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Dust with confectioners' sugar; serve with jam.

Nutrition Facts

1 sandwich: 611 calories, 28g fat (14g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 1241mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein.