Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake is a twist on the classic Monte Cristo Sandwich, with sweet and savory flavors wrapped up in a burrito.

holding a half of Monte Cristo Burrito Bake

This Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake is a version of the Monte Cristo ham and cheese sandwich. Bake and serve with a side of jam and a dusting of powdered sugar! Amazing!

Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake

Friends, you will be craving this burrito bake for Father’s Day weekend (or any weekend brunch), for years to come!

pan of Monte Cristo Burritos

Most dads LOVE a good Monte Cristo! I know my dad does!

The ham and cheese combination is so satisfying. And since my popular Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is so good, take it up a notch for breakfast burritos.

square pan of Monte Cristo Burrito Bake

What do you put in a burrito bake?

  • Four tortillas
  • Ham slices
  • Marionberry jam, or other flavor
  • Eggs
  • Salt + pepper
  • Swiss cheese + Gruyere cheese
  • Mayonaise
  • Powdered sugar

There’s the tradtional Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich, but today we’re adding ingredients to create the BEST BURRITO recipe! Dad will love this next weekend!

close up Monte Cristo Burrito

Why is it called a Monte Cristo?

The Monte Cristo evolved from the French sandwich, the Croque Monsieur (around 1910), made with ham, between two pieces of brioche-like bread. Then it’s topped with Gruyere cheese and baked.

Monte Cristo Burrito Bake

Is a Monte Cristo a breakfast food?

The Monte Cristo sandwich traditionally made with French toast is truly the ultimate breakfast! You can add turkey, ham, bacon, a variety of cheese (although Gruyere is the best), fried egg, or in this recipe today, scrambled eggs. It’s tasty with preserves (strawberry, marionberry, any kind of berry), with a dusting of powdered sugar!

What is a Monte Cristo sandwich made of?

A Monte Cristo sandwich is basically a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich. It’s often made with three layers of bread, and is piled high with ham, cheese, and often turkey.

8x8 pan of Monte Cristo Burrito Bake

What is the difference between a Monte Cristo and a Croque Monsieur?

Croque Monsieur is a hot sandwich made with French ham, Gruyere cheese, and occasionally béchamel sauce. Be watching for the most unique BEST recipe coming in my new book: Big Boards for Families! (Have you preordered yet?)

Monte Cristo is a variation of Croque Monsieur, dipped in egg, pan-fried or deep-fried, then served with a dusting of powdered sugar.

a Monte Cristo Burrito

How do you bake Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake?

  1. Lay out your tortillas on a flat surface, then place 2 slices of ham on each.
  2. Spread jam on top, followed by eggs and cheese.
  3. Roll each burrito and spread mayonnaise onto the bottom of each.
  4. Place in the pan, seam side down, and sprinkle with more cheese and fresh cracked pepper.
  5. Bake and ENJOY.

4 large Monte Cristo Burritos

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Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake

Ingredients

  • 4 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 8 ham slices
  • 4 Tbsp marionberry jam, or other flavor
  • 12 eggs, whisked with 1 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 c Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 c Gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 4 tsp mayonaise
  • Powdered sugar to serve, (and more jam, optional)
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 baking dish and set aside.
  • Mix the Swiss and Gruyere cheese together.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat 2 Tbsp butter. When the pan is hot and butter has melted, add the eggs, and stir. Remove from heat while eggs are still glossy and wet—you want the eggs to be slightly undercooked. Cover and set aside.
  • Lay out your tortillas on a flat surface. Place 2 slices of ham on each. Spread about 2 1/2 tsp of jam on top, followed by 1/4 of the eggs and 1/4 of cheese. Season with fresh pepper, then roll each burrito and spread 1 tsp mayonnaise onto the bottom of each. Place in the pan, seam side down, and sprinkle with remaining cheese and fresh cracked pepper. Place a piece of parchment over the top, then cover with foil and bake for 25-30 minutes until the cheese has melted, and the burrito bottoms have lightly browned. Continue baking for 8-10 minutes until the cheese has browned and begins to crisp on the bottom of the pan. If the tortillas start to become too crispy, turn on the broiler to fully melt the cheese on top.
  • Remove from the oven and serve hot with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
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Monte Cristo Burrito cut in half

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