Light and Easy Monte Cristo Sandwiches

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Dawn399

Some recipes make you go HHMMM!?? Luckily I tried this and it made us go YUM! This isn't the normal combo you'd see on a sandwich, but very tasty! They are quick, easy, and lo cal. Another delight from Cooking Light.

Top Review by HeatherFeather

These were easy to fix and looked very beautiful when prepared - especially with the powdered sugar dusted over the top and the bit of jam. I really thought I would love this recipe as I like all of the ingredients very much and it was an interesting sounding combination. Unfortunately, the flavor of the ingredients all together just didn't taste right to me - I really didn't like taste of the honey mustard with the powdered sugar and the jam all on the same ham & cheese sandwich. I don't think I would make this again. I am sorry-perhaps this will suit someone else's tastes better.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 tablespoons honey mustard
  • 8 slices white bread
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 14 lb thinly sliced smoked ham
  • 13 cup nonfat milk
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 14 cup raspberry jam or 14 cup strawberry jam
  • cooking spray


  1. Assemble sandwiches: Spread 1 tsp mustard over each bread slice.
  2. Place 1 slice of cheese over 4 slices of bread.
  3. Divide ham among sandwiches.
  4. Cover with remaining bread slices.
  5. Mix egg whites and milk together in a shallow bowl.
  6. Spray a cooking skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat or you may use an electric skillet.
  7. Dip both sides of sandwiches into milk & egg mixture.
  8. Cook sandwiches in skillet until lightly browned on each side, about 3 minutes on each side.
  9. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle top of sandwiches with powdered sugar and top each one with jam.

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