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Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole Recipe Using French Toast

Updated on January 19, 2011

Monte Christo Breakfast Casserole topped with fresh strawberries and powdered sugar

The Monte Christo Breakfast Casserole recipe makes an indulgent breakfast with its French toast cubes and strawberry topping. But, can you have it for dinner? Of course. It boasts ham, turkey and Swiss cheese which makes it very hearty. (Breakfast for dinner is always a special treat at our house.) If you enjoy the melding of these flavors that is so tasty on the famous sandwich, then you are sure to enjoy this easy breakfast casserole.

Ingredients for Monte Christo Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Gather and prepare these ingredients for easy assembly. This recipe will make 6 servings, either in 1 large 9.5 x 13.5 baking dish or two smaller round (9 inch) baking pans.

  • 6 cups French toast, cubed (we used a 20 ounce box of frozen French toast sticks)
  • 1 cup ham, cubed
  • 1 cup turkey, cubed
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 2 Tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup strawberry preserves or sauce
  • 3-4 fresh strawberries, sliced (optional garnish)
  • Powdered sugar (optional garnish)


Assembly Instructions for Monte Christo Breakfast Casserole

Layer the ingredients listed below in baking dishes or tins:

2-3 Servings 
4-6 servings 
French toast cubes
3 cups 
6 cups 
1/2 cup 
1 cup 
1/2 cup 
1 cup 
Swiss cheese
1/2 cup
1 cup
1 Tablespoon
2 Tablespoons

Before it goes in the oven!

  1. Combine egg and milk in a bowl. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread mixture. Pour half the mixture in each tin if the breakfast casserole has been split into two tins.
  2. Follow cooking directions below to cook this entrée now.
  3. Label tins.
  4. Package strawberry sauce in small plastic containers or keep in original packaging until serving time.
  5. Wrap portions you plan to freeze by encasing the baking tin in aluminum foil and then plastic wrap.

  6. You're finished!


Print and Cut Cooking Instructions

Monte Christo Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Instructions: Thaw casserole and strawberry topping in refrigerator for approx. 24 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered for approx. 30-35 minutes or until golden brown in center. Internal temperature should register 160F.

Serving Suggestions: Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with strawberry topping and fresh strawberries.

No. of Servings:_________________

Preparation Date:________________

Tips and Suggestions

  • Use a different fruit topping such as raspberries or blackberries.
  • Leave out the meat and the dish becomes vegetarian.
  • Consume frozen entrees within 2 months of freezing for best quality.

Cut and Serve. Top with fresh fruit or preserves.


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      foggyfrog 6 years ago from Northern California

      Okay this just sounds decadent and delicious! I want to run out to get the stuff and make it tonight! Thanks for the recipe!

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Great take on the Monte Cristo! I'll be a fan in two seconds!

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      Carla Chadwick 6 years ago from Georgia, y'all

      Hello from a fellow Floridian!

      OMG, this recipe looks wonderful -- and the hub is nicely presented too. Great job. :-)

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      Shari obrien 17 months ago

      Recipes look like they're very good

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