Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

A Monte Cristo Sandwich is one of life’s guiltiest pleasures, right?  All that cheese, ham, a little powdered sugar and jam.  Yes, please!!!!  I decided to make a breakfast casserole with all the bells and whistles of a Monte Cristo, but in one eggy breakfast bite.  It was good, friends.  Like really good.  Maybe you should make it for brunch this holiday season?  You can even assemble it the night before and just bake it off the next morning!  Easy as that!

This recipe serves six to eight.

Shopping List
1 loaf of Challah torn into pieces (or use Brioche or about 6 croissants)
6 eggs, lightly scrambled
2 cups of milk
1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
about a pound of good quality deli ham (I used Boar’s Head Rosemary & Sun Dried Tomato Ham), diced into small pieces
2 cups of shredded Swiss cheese
powdered sugar for dusting
raspberry jam on the side for dipping (click HERE to see my homemade jam)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 casserole dish.

Take your torn Challah and place it down in your casserole dish.

In a bowl, whisk together your eggs, milk and Dijon.  Stir in your diced ham and shredded Swiss cheese.  Pour this egg mixture down over your bread.

At this point, you could cover and refrigerate overnight or you could immediately pop it in the oven.

This casserole bakes uncovered about 55 to 60 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to sit about five minutes before cutting into squares and serving.  Before you cut, sprinkle powdered sugar down over the top of everything.

I served mine with jam on the side for dipping.

‘Tis the season for lazy brunches and coffee!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 13, 2018 at 4:38 am

    I’ve never tried a Monte Cristo sandwich before, but it sounds so delicious! As does this casserole. Mmm! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci December 13, 2018 at 5:45 am

    This was sooooo good! I can’t wait to make this at our house. 🙂

  • Erika Slaughter December 13, 2018 at 6:10 am

    I agree, Narci!! If you remember there was no silverware but I took this DOWN!!

  • Andrea McAnally December 13, 2018 at 8:43 am

    I feel like I can personally attest to the gloriousness of this recipe – considering I ate it without a fork AND went back for seconds 🙂

  • DEDE December 13, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Looks delicious!! Do you think this would work with french toast sticks instead of bread?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 13, 2018 at 2:14 pm

      Oh my goodness, YES!

  • Virginia December 13, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I know Swiss is the normal cheese in the Monte Cristo, but most of my family are fans of it. Any cheese substitutes that you think would work?!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 14, 2018 at 5:25 am

      White cheddar!!!!

  • Sam Campbell December 13, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Make sure you heat the jam! It makes it even better!!!! I like my Monte with turkey AND ham. Try it and thank me later! 😉

  • Jaime December 13, 2018 at 9:32 pm

    Do you have any recipes for brownies made with black beans? I heard they taste just like real brownies but I am nervous to try it. I was wondering if you have tried them and if so do you have a recipe for them?

  • Melissa B December 14, 2018 at 5:03 am

    Are the eggs cooked before mixing with milk etc? Because lightly scrambled means that to me. Or did you mean “beaten”? Have HS boy swimmers to feed after morning g practice and always looking for new casseroles! And love monte Cristo sandwiches so this looks amazing!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 14, 2018 at 5:24 am

      I probably meant beaten…just lightly whisked up (I use a fork) before you add in the other ingredients.

  • Susan Moore December 25, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    We had this casserole this morningfo Christmas brunch and my family loved it!