Monte Cristo Casserole


Monte Cristo Casserole

The perfect make-ahead brunch meal for Mother’s Day, this Monte Cristo Casserole combines the best of ham, cheese, and French toast in one delicious casserole that can be assembled overnight and baked in the morning.

A Monte Cristo is traditionally made with ham and cheese sandwiched between two thick slices of bread, dipped in an egg and milk custard and pan-fried in butter to golden perfection.

It’s traditionally topped with a dusting of powdered sugar and served with raspberry preserves.

This Monte Cristo Bake combines all of that delicious goodness in a healthier casserole that you can make ahead and serve for brunch.  Assemble the casserole the night before and let the flavors soak overnight and bake it off in the morning for a perfect treat on Mother’s Day!

Watch a video, courtesy of our friends at Safeway of this delicious overnight bake coming together here:


Ingredients in Monte Cristo Casserole

  • milk
  • eggs
  • thick slices white bread (or brioche)
  • sliced ham
  • sliced turkey
  • Gruyere cheese

Optional Toppings

  • powdered sugar
  • raspberry preserves
  • fresh raspberries

Monte Cristo Overnight Bake

The perfect make-ahead brunch meal for a crowd, this Monte Cristo Bake combines the best of ham, cheese and French toast in one delicious casserole.
No ratings yet
Print Pin Rate
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Monte Cristo Bake
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
23 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 large eggs
  • 8 thick slices white bread thick slices white bread
  • 8 slices ham
  • 8 slices turkey
  • 6 oz grated gruyere cheese


  • fresh raspberries
  • raspberry preserves
  • powdered sugar


Step 1

  • Whisk to combine milk and eggs. Set aside. In a 9 x 12 baking dish, place pieces bread with pointed side up into pan. Add 1 slice of ham and turkey and a couple tablespoons cheese between every other piece of bread. Pour egg mixture evenly over the top and let rest for 20 minutes on counter, or cover and refrigerate overnight.

Step 2

  • If stored overnight, let dish rest on counter for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 30-40 minutes until lightly browned and cheese is melted in the center of the dish. Serve with fresh raspberries and raspberry preserves with a light dusting of powdered sugar, if desired.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

Check out other options for a perfect Mother’s Day brunch to round our your menu:

Parmesan Hash Brown Cups


Spinach, Sausage and Egg Casserole

spinach sausage egg casserole

Blueberry Mojito Mocktail



SuperSafeway is a blog devoted to helping you find the best deals at Safeway in the Denver division.  Every week we slice and dice the ad and tell you the best deals at Safeway with and without coupons.  For more low prices, check out Super Safeway’s weekly ad coupon matchup page. Want to stay updated on the best deals? If so, make sure to like Super Safeway on Facebook, follow us on TwitterInstagram, and subscribe to our newsletter.

* Please note – Savings information is based on Colorado pricing and the Safeway Coupon Policy for the Denver Division which includes Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming and South Dakota. Your market may vary. *

About The Author

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Scroll to Top