Monte Cristo Sandwich


Typically, Monto Cristo's are fried in butter and topped with powdered sugar. They may contain on average 1,122 calories and 69 grams fat! Try my much healthier take on this delicious, sweet & savory favorite containing just 442 calories and 12 grams fat.


2 slices whole wheat bread 

2 Tbsp red raspberry jam

1 tsp mustard

1/2 tsp fresh rosemary, chopped

1 slice Swiss cheese

3-4 slices turkey breast (fresh from deli)

1 egg

2 Tbsp milk (low-fat or non-dairy)


1. In a medium bowl, beat together egg and milk and set aside. In a separate small bowl, make sauce by combining raspberry jam, mustard, and rosemary. 

2. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat, spray well with non-stick cooking spray. 

3. Spread the mustard-jam sauce onto both slices of bread. Add the swiss cheese and turkey. Put together the slices of bread to make sandwich and lightly dip both sides of the sandwich into egg/milk mixture. Place sandwich onto skillet and cook 3-4 minutes each side (flipping when lightly browned). Slice in half and serve warm. 

Average Monte Cristo Sandwich (Cheddar's Restaurant/MyFitnessPal): 1,122 calories, 69 grams fat, and 2,138 mg sodium

Eleat Nutrition Monte Cristo Sandwich: 442 calories, 12 grams fat, 20 grams protein, and 460 mg sodium.