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Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Our Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese Sandwich is a fun play on a traditional french Monte Cristo recipe. Try this delicious monte cristo sandwich and tell us if it's not one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches you've had.  

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 901 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell


  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 slices french toast brioche bread
  • 8 slices Smoked Gouda Cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 lb smoked ham slices (deli meat)
  • 1/2 lb smoked turkey slices (deli meat)
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries, optional
  • raspberry sauce, optional
  • powdered sugar, optional


  1. Using previously cooked french toast bread, butter one side of each of the pieces. 

  2. Heat skillet to medium low. 

  3. Place one slice of bread, butter side down into the pan. 

  4. Layer 2 slices of gouda, 1 slice of Swiss, 1/4 lb of ham and 1/8 lb of turkey slices between two pieces of bread.  Add optional fresh raspberries in layers if desired. 

  5. Place another slice of bread on the top, butter side up. 

  6. Cook for 2 minutes or until golden brown. Flip. 

  7. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until that side is also golden brown. 

  8. Remove and repeat with remaining sandwiches. 

  9. Top with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry sauce if desired. 

Recipe Notes

**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 

Nutrition Facts
Monte Cristo Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Amount Per Serving (1 sandwich)
Calories 901 Calories from Fat 477
% Daily Value*
Fat 53g82%
Saturated Fat 30g188%
Cholesterol 312mg104%
Sodium 2288mg99%
Potassium 666mg19%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 1410IU28%
Vitamin C 31mg38%
Calcium 727mg73%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.