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Monte cristo croissant bake

May 4, 2019

I love a good weekend brunch and this new recipe gives me all the brunch feels… I have a Monte cristo sandwich recipe that is very popular and a friendly follower (Hi Cheri) reached out and asked me my thoughts on a monte cristo bubble up dish.. after a little testing and trying to come up with something that would win the hearts of fellow brunch lovers I created this delicious monte cristo croissant bake. Simple to make and everyone on my end loved it, serves 6 at 6 smart points per serving on WW freestyle.

Monte cristo croissant bake
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 6
  • 1 package of Pillsbury reduced fat croissants
  • 4oz lean deli ham, sliced
  • 2.5 oz reduced fat swiss cheese, sliced
  • 8 eggs
  • ¾ cup milk, I used 1%
  • 1 Tbsp fat free mayonnaise
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  1. Bake the croissants as directions on package states, you can bake them up earlier in the day or even the night before.
  2. Once the croissants have cooled, preheat oven to 350F and spray a 9x13 casserole dish with some non stick spray.
  3. Cut open the 8 croissants, spread the mayonnaise evenly between all 8, then cut the deli ham and swiss cheese and divide evenly over the 8 croissants.
  4. Cut each sandwich into 4 pieces then spread pieces out in the casserole dish covering all areas.
  5. In a large measuring cup or bowl whisk together the eggs and milk then add a dash of salt & pepper. Pour egg mixture over the croissants being sure to cover all areas.
  6. Cover with tinfoil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, then remove foil and bake another 10 min.
  7. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes then cut into 6 equal servings, each one weighing approx 6oz.
  8. *Note, I kept the recipe more traditional for a monte cristo sandwich but feel free to add in some veggies if you wish.
  9. *This recipe will freeze well and leftovers should be kept in the fridge
Freestyle smart points- 6 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 9 using SP calculator
Points plus- 7 using PP calculator
Nutritional info per serving.. Calories 273...Fat 14.5g..Sat fat 5.7g...Carbs 19.3g...Fiber 0g...Sugar 6.5g..Protein 17.7g using My Fitness Pal

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    Reply Samantha May 5, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    I don’t mean to be nit-picky but I don’t see how 1 tablespoon of mayo can be spread on 8 croissants. But, I’ll be making this yummy looking recipe and just leave the mayo off.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 9, 2019 at 1:14 pm

      I only used 1Tbsp, I measured it out, you really don’t need much and the croissants are very small

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    Reply Cheri Moeder May 13, 2019 at 9:45 am

    The Monte Cristo Sandwich has been a favorite of mine since I discovered it. I’ve had it for breakfast, lunch, and supper! This casserole is every bit as good, and is wonderful for sharing my obsession with a group. Thank you, Kate!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 15, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Thanks so much, Cheri, I appreciate your kind words and so glad you enjoyed it.. Thank you again for the inspiration 🙂

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    Reply nancy weiss May 27, 2019 at 11:02 am

    how many WW points with Cinnamon French toast bubble up

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 29, 2019 at 11:43 am

      Sorry I’m not sure I understand your question

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    Reply Maggie May 28, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    Would you recommend freezing this before or after baking? It sounds so delicious and i want to bring this to our weekend getaway but I want to prepare it ahead of time- If possible! Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 29, 2019 at 11:54 am

      It is nice freshly baked so possibly freezing beforehand but since I haven’t actually done that I can’t give an honest answer as to how it will turn out but it should freeze ok .. perhaps you could bake the croissants and build the sandwiches ahead of time and then just add the egg mixture when ready to bake?

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    Reply Emily M June 17, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    This was delicious! Thank you for creating this yummy recipe and sharing! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Sooo good!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 18, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Hi Emily, so glad you enjoyed it and I hope you continue to enjoy the recipes 🙂

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    Reply Roni July 14, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    A true Monte Cristo has jam served with it. Have you tried this with any?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm

      Hi Roni, no I have not but feel free to add some, my objective was to keep points low 🙂

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