Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is a version of the Monte Cristo ham and cheese sandwich. Bake and serve hot with a dusting of powdered sugar!

Breakfast is a great place to gather with the ones you love. Especially over the holiday season! Here are 4 Make-Ahead Breakfast Casseroles that you might want to try! Or, a classic we’ve made for years, Cranberry Lemon Crescent Roll Pull Apart Bread.

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Today enjoy this Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole, a spin on the Monte Cristo sandwich that I remember so well, my parents always ordering it when we ate out.

Easy Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

This is what I love about Christmas. Connecting with friends over meals, Christmas cards and letters, holiday parties, and coffee dates. Long walks, sitting by the fire, Christmas music, and watching movies together.

We finally found our ornaments (that I’ve been searching for for 2 years – ha). Our tree us up and we’re officially ready for Christmas!

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - tree

Overnight breakfast casserole

Christmas is a great time to plan some holiday meals. Breakfast is easy, too, any time of year. But especially scrumptious during the winter months. Last year I shared my Winter Breakfast Casserole during the holidays–so good.

Many breakfast dishes you can make the night before. I just love getting organized the night before, don’t you? Pull the breakfast casserole out in the morning and bake, filling the house with delicious aromas.

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How to make a breakfast casserole

Prepare this breakfast casserole the night before serving (or up to 2 days prior), following the recipe below. Lay the bread out on a big board to assemble.

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - how to

Cut the “sandwiches” in triangles.

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - cut in triangles

Place the pieces in a 9×13 pan, tips up!

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - 9x13

Pour the egg mixture over the sandwiches; cover with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 2 days.

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - make ahead

In the morning, preheat the oven, remove the covering, and bake according to directions!

Being able to assemble a meal ahead to make the morning more relaxed works for me!

This kind of hosting takes the stress out of the reluctant entertainer! :)

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What is Monte Cristo breakfast?

A breakfast monte cristo is basically a French Toast Monte Cristo Sandwich. It usually involves turkey, ham, bacon, lots of cheese, eggs, and tasty preserves, tucked between two slices of thick bread.

For this recipe I used the following ingredients:

  • Franz Innkeeper’s Cranberry Orange Bread
  • Canadian bacon
  • Swiss and Gruyere cheese
  • Honey mustard
  • Orange cranberry chutney (or relish from Trader Joe’s)
  • Eggs and milk
  • Salt and pepper

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - dust with powdered sugar

Sprinkle with powdered sugar right before serving!

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole - serve!

What should I serve for Christmas brunch?

Today I’m sharing these amazing Christmas brunch recipes:

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole [Real Housemoms]

Fresh Cranberry Grape Walnut Salad [RE]

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls Recipe [RE]

Delicious Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Can you make breakfast in a slow cooker?

You can make breakfast casseroles in the slow cooker. Here are a couple recipes that we enjoy:

Overnight Slow Cooker Breakfast Casserole [Family Food on the Table]

Slow Cooker Pesto Denver Omelette Breakfast [RE]

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Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Make ahead and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking. Optional to serve with your favorite preserves!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, breakfast casserole
Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf specialty bread such as Franz Innkeeper’s Cranberry Orange Bread (or what's in season)
  • 16 oz Canadian bacon or ham slices
  • 4 oz Swiss cheese sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey mustard
  • 1/2 cup orange cranberry or cranberry sauce or I used Trader Joe’s Cranberry Persimmon relish (or 1/2 cup favorite preserves, like peach or marmelade)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 3/4 cups cups milk
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • Confectioners' sugar for dusting
  • 3/4 cup Raspberry Preserves optional

Instructions

  • Prepare a 13x9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • On a large surface, lay out the slices of bread. On half the pieces, arrange the Canadian bacon, then the sliced Swiss cheese on top. Add 1 Tbsp. of the cranberry relish or sauce; spread.
  • On the other half, spread the honey mustard (be generous with the amount you spread on, as it makes it really good). Put the pieces of bread together to make a sandwich; cut into triangles.
  • Place the triangles in the prepared pan, triangle points up. You will need to push together to make them all fit.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the sandwiches. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Uncover the dish and bake for 30-35 minutes ur until golden or the eggs have set (not runny).
  • Remove; let cool for 10 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with your favorite maple syrup or jam! Makes 10-12 servings.

Notes

Make ahead and keep in the fridge for up to 2 days before baking. Optional to serve with your favorite preserves!

Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole Recipe

One comment on “Overnight Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole”

  1. OH! Yummy.  I am going to try this.  With our son newly married, things are a bit different this year.  More festivities, yeah, also means we will need two different Christmas breakfasts.  Yumm!  This will be perfect.  Thanks!  Merry Christmas friend!

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