A heavenly combination of sweet and savoury within a flakey buttery croissant. Try this Monte Cristo Croissant Sandwich Recipe today.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served with this Monte Cristo Sandwich! You can’t go wrong with a warm, buttery crust that is melted together to create a classic sandwich. These sandwiches come together easily and can be baked in the oven using aluminium foil.

Monte Cristo Croissant Recipe

A heavenly combination of sweet and savoury within a flakey buttery croissant.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Noisette Croissants
  • 4 Tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 8 Slices Swiss Cheese
  • 8 Slices Black Forest Ham
  • 1/4 Cup Raspberry Jam
  • Powdered Sugar For dusting
  • Aluminum Foil For wrapping


  • Preheat oven to 180°
  • Slice each croissant in half. Spread the inside of the bottom half of the croissant with 1 tbs cream cheese. Top with one slice of swiss cheese, then one fourth of the ham and top with another slice of swiss cheese. Repeat for all 4 sandwiches.
  • Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and the ham is heated through.
  • Serve dusted with powdered sugar and dipped in Raspberry Jam
Keyword World Croissant Day

What is a Monte Cristo?

A Monte Cristo is a fried ham and cheese sandwich, a variation of the French croque-monsieur. In the 1930s–1960s, American cookbooks had recipes for this sandwich under such names as “French Sandwich”, “Toasted Ham Sandwich”, and “French Toasted Cheese Sandwich”. Swiss cheese is typically used.

What Do You Serve With a Monte Cristo Sandwich?

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Green Salad
  • Vegetable and Dip

Can You Make Monte Cristo Sandwiches Ahead of Time?

Yes! Assemble all the ingredients together. You can store them in a ziplock, air tight container or pre-wrap them in aluminium foil to store in the refrigerator up to 2 days. When ready to bake follow the remaining instructions. Enjoy!

Can You Substitute the Meat and/or Cheese?

Absolutely! That is a great things about this sandwich! Instead of ham or swiss, you can mix and match any meat and cheese of your choice. Then bake according to directions.