All the delicious sweet and savory flavors in a Monte Cristo sandwich, are now baked up into a gooey, warm keto Monte Cristo breakfast casserole!

Keto Monte Cristo Casserole macros

What’s a Monte Cristo Sandwich?

Monte Cristo sandwiches have lots of variations, but there are a few similarities.

Monte Cristo sandwiches have ham and cheese (either gruyere or provolone). For condiments, the bread is normally spread with mustard and mayonnaise.

Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is a breakfast casserole version of the famous Monte Cristo sandwich. You won’t regret trying this low carb Monte Cristo casserole with layers of yummy ham, provolone cheese, and raspberry jam! Keenforketo.com| ketogenic Monte Cristo Casserole | keto brunch casserole | gluten free Monte Cristo breakfast casserole | keto recipe

After the sandwiches are assembled, they’re then dipped in beaten eggs and cooked in a pan, sort of like French toast.

The sandwiches are then served with a side of raspberry or black raspberry jam for dipping. Yum!

You’ll also love our easy blender German Pancake!

Who invented the Monte Cristo?

I am told (no, pitifully, I don’t have personal experience with this) the Monte Cristo sandwich is made in Disneyland.

Someday, I think I need to go to Disneyland just to try all the yummy things I hear about being served there!

Keto Monte Cristo Casserole is a breakfast casserole version of the famous Monte Cristo sandwich. You won’t regret trying this low carb Monte Cristo casserole with layers of yummy ham, provolone cheese, and raspberry jam! Keenforketo.com| ketogenic Monte Cristo Casserole | keto brunch casserole | gluten free Monte Cristo breakfast casserole | keto recipe

However, Disneyland chefs did not invent the Monte Cristo. It’s been around for years, but fell out of popularity for a while and is thought to have originated from the croque monsieur sandwich.

Now you know!

And now, we have the Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole!

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Tips for Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Before you make your low carb Monte Cristo breakfast casserole, you might want to know a few things:

Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is a breakfast casserole version of the famous Monte Cristo sandwich. You won’t regret trying this low carb Monte Cristo casserole with layers of yummy ham, provolone cheese, and raspberry jam! Keenforketo.com| ketogenic Monte Cristo Casserole | keto brunch casserole | gluten free Monte Cristo breakfast casserole | keto recipe
  • When melting the butter in the oven, be sure to remove the pan as soon as the butter is melted. If left in too long while the oven is preheating, the butter may burn. I may or may not know this by experience…
  • When you pour the bottom egg layer, be sure to only pour in enough to cover the bottom of the pan. You want it to cook quickly so you’re not waiting to finish the casserole.
  • Don’t overcook the bottom egg layer. You’re going for a creamy, soft cooked feel. If it’s overcooked, it will change the texture and also taste more eggy.
  • If you prefer gruyere over provolone, use gruyere instead! This recipe is flexible. You can also use any type of jam, but raspberry and blackberry are the typical varieties used. You can also use turkey instead of ham, or a combination of turkey and ham.
  • If you need a sugar free jam, look for my product links underneath the recipe card.
  • Add a dollop of jam on the top of each serving if you like!

There are plenty more keto breakfast recipes to browse! Try these Low Carb Dutch Baby Muffins!

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Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Keto Monte Cristo Breakfast Casserole is a breakfast
version of the famous Monte Cristo sandwich. You'll love this low
carb Monte Cristo breakfast casserole with layers of ham, provolone cheese, and
raspberry jam!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Cut the butter into small chunks and place in 8" x 8" glass baking dish. Place pan in oven to melt butter. Remove the pan form the oven as soon as the butter is melted, so the butter doesn't burn.
  2. Add the cream cheese, eggs, mayonnaise, bacon grease, mustard, salt, baking powder, and vinegar to a blender. Blend until there are no chunks of cream cheese showing and the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Pour just enough of the batter into the pan to cover the bottom. It should be a little less than half. Bake at 400°F just until set and not browned at all. This should be about 7-9 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the oven.
  5. Layering: Layer 8 slices of ham on top of the egg base. Then layer 4-5 slices of provolone cheese. Then spread the jam over the provolone. Layer 4-5 more slices of provolone and 4 more slices of ham.
  6. Pour the remaining egg batter on top of the ham layer and bake at 400°F for 12-14 minutes, or till set and very slightly golden brown.
  7. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving. Serve topped with extra jam if desired.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/6th of pan
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 388Total Fat: 29gCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 25g
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8 Comments

  1. Lisa September 28, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    Made this for dinner tonight. So easy and delicious!! I love Monte Cristos!

    • Jenn September 28, 2019 at 9:54 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad it was good for you. I love Monte Cristos, too!

  2. Emily December 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Making this atm! Smells wonderful can’t wait to have some!

    • Jenn December 20, 2019 at 9:44 am - Reply

      That’s awesome! I hope you like it as much as our family does!

  3. Miranda February 24, 2020 at 6:57 am - Reply

    I’m just curious how long you can store this for and if you can freeze it?

    • Jenn February 24, 2020 at 8:42 am - Reply

      I haven’t tried freezing it yet, but it will stay good in the fridge for 3-4 days. Enjoy!

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