If you're not familiar with the Monte Cristo sandwich, think of it as a cross between a ham-and-cheese sandwich and deep-fried French toast. It's especially tasty with the currant or raspberry jam it's usually served with. We forgo the deep frying for a quick turn in a skillet with a bit of oil until the cheese is melted and the bread is golden.


Recipe Summary

30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Set a wire rack on a baking sheet and lightly coat with cooking spray. Place the baking sheet in the oven.

  • Whisk egg, egg whites, milk and nutmeg in a shallow dish until combined.

  • Spread 1 teaspoon jam on each slice of bread. Divide turkey, ham and cheese evenly among 4 slices. Top each sandwich with another slice of bread, jam-side down.

  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-low heat. Dip 2 sandwiches into the egg mixture, making sure to coat both sides. Place the battered sandwiches in the pan, cover and cook until browned and the cheese is melted, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to the oven to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 2 sandwiches. Serve warm.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

358 calories; protein 28.6g; carbohydrates 35.8g; dietary fiber 3.4g; sugars 12.7g; fat 11g; saturated fat 4.9g; cholesterol 99.5mg; vitamin a iu 275.5IU; folate 32.4mcg; calcium 286.2mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 56mg; potassium 239.1mg; sodium 681.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat