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Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

A terrific way to use holiday leftovers, this Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is easy to prepare and will satisfy even the most discerning palettes
Prep Time10 hrs
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time10 hrs 45 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast casserole
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Debbie

Ingredients

  • 12 slices brioche bread
  • 12 slices baked ham
  • 12 slices roast turkey
  • 6 teaspoons honey mustard
  • 6 slices gruyere cheese
  • 12 tablespoons cranberry sauce
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions

  • Begin with 12 slices of bread laid out flatly.
  • Add a thin spread of honey mustard to 6 of the slices of bread.
  • Place one slice of ham over the mustard, followed by one slice of cheese, a slice of turkey, and about 2 tablespoons of cranberry sauce spread evenly.
  • Top with the other slices of bread and cut each sandwich into 4 triangles. Place the triangles into a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Mix the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper thoroughly. Pour over the casserole.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 35-45 minutes until golden brown and the egg has set.
  • Remove from the oven and dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Notes

BREAD - Any type of bread may be used. If you are not making the "sandwich" casserole but rather the "cubed" bread type, I would suggest using French or Italian bread. 
MEATS - Deli meats work perfectly well for this recipe if you don't have leftovers.
CHEESE - I love Gruyere cheese and almost always have it on hand. You could also use Brie, Havarti, or Swiss.
CRANBERRY SAUCE - I used a homemade sauce that was leftover. You could also use a canned cranberry sauce or substitute a raspberry jam. Any type of tart sauce or jam will be delicious.
HONEY MUSTARD - This gives the casserole a sweet and spicy hit of flavor, but can be omitted if you prefer. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 700mg | Potassium: 256mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 377IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 2mg