Panera Monte Cristo Sandwiches

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by xpnsve

Panera's version of the delicious Monte Cristo.

Top Review by BeanieJ

WOW! These were great! I was concerned because my husband doesn't like "strange" recipes and he had his doubts with this one. But I won him over when he bit into this sandwich! Extremely tasty - didn't change a thing. Thanks for a keeper!! Beaniej

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 slices panera cinnamon raisin bread (thick slices)
  • 4 teaspoons honey dijon mustard
  • 8 slices thinly-sliced swiss cheese (4 ounces)
  • 8 slices honey-cured ham (4 ounces)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard on each slice of Cinnamon Raisin bread.
  2. Assemble the sandwich: bread (mustard side up), 1 slice cheese, 2 slices ham, 1 slice cheese, bread (mustard side down). Repeat to make four sandwiches.
  3. Whisk eggs, water, salt and pepper.
  4. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-low heat.
  5. Dip both sides of the sandwich into egg mixture, lightly soaking bread.
  6. Place in skillet and cook until the cheese melts and the sandwiches are golden, about 4 minutes per side.
  7. Cut sandwiches in half diagonally and serve.

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