Monte Cristo Burrito Bake
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Monte Cristo Burrito Bake is a twist on a Monte Cristo Sandwich, with sweet and savory flavors wrapped in a tortilla for a breakfast burrito.
Breakfast Monte Cristos wrapped up in tortillas make the best morning breakfast bake. When company comest to town, we love to set out a pan of this jammy Monte Cristo Burrito Bake, and a big bowl of fruit.
The combination of sweet and savory flavors, with eggs and cheese, is so delicious. Take ham and Swiss (or Gruyere cheese), and roll into chunky burritos. A sturdy breakfast for sure. This breakfast bake is the perfect early morning dish to set out for early-morning-risers who are hitting the slopes.
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!
How do you serve a monte cristo?
Since this is a breakfast bake (or casserole), you serve this hot out of the oven!
Serve this burrito dusted with powdered sugar and topped with sweet raspberry jam.
If you want to make these burritos to go, wrap each individual burrito in foil and serve hot.
Did I mention? This is a very filling and satisfying breakfast. You won’t be hungry again until dinner. (Again, the perfect breakfast for filling up those skiiers tummies.)
There’s the tradtional Breakfast Monte Cristo Sandwich, but today we’re adding ingredients to create the BEST BURRITO recipe!
What do you put in a Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito?
- Four tortillas – but you can use any kind of tortilla
- Ham slices – use very thin slices (we found deli is best)
- Marionberry jam, or other flavor (we love the berry flavors)
- Salt + pepper
- Swiss cheese + Gruyere cheese
- Powdered sugar
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.
It’s all about the cheese and the ham.
Is a Monte Cristo a breakfast food?
The Monte Cristo sandwich traditionally made with French toast is truly the ultimate breakfast! Just add turkey, ham, bacon, a variety of cheese (although Gruyere is the best), fried egg, or in this recipe today, scrambled eggs.
Traditionally it’s a sandwich, so you might think “lunch,” but this time its an unconventional recipe for breakfast.
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. It’s tasty with preserves (strawberry, marionberry, any kind of berry), with a dusting of powdered sugar!
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. We actually have a recipe in our new book: Big Boards for Families! (Have you ordered it 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.
- Swap out the ham for deli turkey – delish!
- Mix up the cheese and add Cheddar or Mozzarella
- Instead of berry jam or jelly, serve it with apricot.
- Use flour tortillas, or any savory flavor (whole wheat, spinach, sun-dried tomato)
- Instead of a “bake” take the ingredients and make individual burritos. Wrap in foil and keep hot in the oven. These make an easy “grab-and-go”breakfast.
How do you bake Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake?
- Lay out your tortillas on a flat surface, then place ham slices on each.
- Spread jam on top, followed by scrambled eggs and cheese.
- Roll each burrito and spread mayonnaise onto the bottom of each.
- Place in the pan, seam side down, and sprinkle with more cheese and fresh cracked pepper.
- Bake and ENJOY.
More breakfast bakes to try:
Monte Cristo Breakfast Burrito Bake
- 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
- 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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