This is a great make-ahead dish and you can also substitute just about any ingredient! Just tailor the seasonings in the egg mixture to suit the ingredients you are using. You can also prepare this the night before and leave overnight.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray the inside of a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.

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  • Spread butter on one side of each bread slice; top each bread slice with 2 slices ham and 1 slice Swiss cheese. Arrange open-faced sandwiches in the prepared casserole dish, overlapping them to fit.

  • Whisk milk, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl; pour milk mixture over the open-faced sandwiches. Allow milk mixture to soak in for at least 15 minutes.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until eggs are set and casserole is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

347 calories; protein 25.6g 51% DV; carbohydrates 16.8g 5% DV; fat 19.4g 30% DV; cholesterol 188.7mg 63% DV; sodium 996.6mg 40% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2015
I was looking for a way to make a baked Monte Cristo as I had an overabundance of deli ham and this fit the bill. I used shredded cheese instead slices as that I'd what I had on hand as well as sprinkled a bit of nutmeg into the custard base. I served it with a raspberry and maple coulis for dipping. To make it a more authentic Monte Cristo I may top the ham with deli turkey as well. But this was fantastic thanks Piques for sharing this recipe! Read More
(3)
7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2015
I was looking for a way to make a baked Monte Cristo as I had an overabundance of deli ham and this fit the bill. I used shredded cheese instead slices as that I'd what I had on hand as well as sprinkled a bit of nutmeg into the custard base. I served it with a raspberry and maple coulis for dipping. To make it a more authentic Monte Cristo I may top the ham with deli turkey as well. But this was fantastic thanks Piques for sharing this recipe! Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2013
The only thing I changed was adding in dill instead of mustard powder which I didn't have. BF liked a lot and he is picky. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/21/2018
I added a slice of tomato and avocado on top. Will definitely make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2016
I have made this several times! It is amazing! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2015
I didn't have swiss so I used velveeta. My husband didn't like it but my daughter and I did. I put two pieces together to make a sandwich sort of stuffed french toast type. It was a little too cheesy with the velveeta so a white cheese is probably best. May or may not make again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/11/2020
Really good! I doubled the egg mixture and let it cook for about 40 minutes. Read More
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