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Sharing our favorite Monte Cristo Sandwich today! These Monte Cristo Sandwich Roll Ups are a tasty sweet and savory appetizer. With only 5 ingredients, the recipe is simple and fun to make!

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Teaming up with Pillsbury is always a treat, because there are so many fun things you can whip up with their crescent rolls. I remember the first time we tried the Monte Cristo Sandwich at Disneyland and I about died it was so good. I wanted to create those same great flavors with my crescent rolls that were simple and completely irresistible.

You definitely get the sweetness from the jam but the savory bites of provolone and turkey in every bite. All of those flavors wrapped up in buttery crescent rolls makes for a decadent little roll. Yah, they’re kind of amazing. You gotta give this one a try! Enjoy!

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What Is A Monte Cristo Sandwich?

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.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

How To Make A “Crescent Style” Monte Cristo

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner.

  2. Unroll Crescent Rolls and pinch 2 crescents together forming a rectangle. Seal edges. Spread a thin layer of jam over each rectangle. Layer each with 2 slices of Provolone cheese and 2 slices of turkey breast. Roll each rectangle up placing seam side down on baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Rolls will spread and jam/cheese will ooze out slightly. Once out of the oven, take a plastic knife and bring cheese and jam back around rolls. Let cool for 10-15 minutes then cut each roll into 3 slices. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve warm.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Perfect, now you are ready for your next layer.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Top with a couple slices of provolone cheese. Brie would also work lovely here.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Top with a couple slices of turkey breast, enough to cover the cheese.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Time to roll em up.

Monte Cristo Sandwich

Nice!

Monte Cristo Sandwich

These babies are ready for the oven. They will spread a bit and the jam/cheese oozes out slightly. No worries. Once they are out of the oven, carefully take a plastic knife and push back around rolls. Let cool for 10 minutes then cut into slices. I like to dust them with powdered sugar too 🙂

Monte Cristo Sandwich

 

Monte Cristo Sandwich Roll Ups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These Monte Cristo Crescent Roll Ups are a tasty sweet and savory appetizer. With only 5 ingredients, the recipe is simple and fun to make!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: appetizer ideas, crescent roll appetizers, crescent roll breakfast recipes, crescent roll recipes, crescent roll recipes breakfast, crescent roll recipes pillsbury, monte cristo, monte cristo disneyland, monte cristo recipe, monte cristo sandwich, monte cristo sandwich recipe, pillsbury crescent roll breakfast, roll up recipe, what is a monte cristo
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 89 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 roll Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8 count
  • 1/4 cup berry jam raspberry or blackberry
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 8 slices turkey breast I used lunch meat slices
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner.

  2. Unroll Crescent Rolls and pinch 2 crescents together forming a rectangle. Seal edges. Spread a thin layer of jam over each rectangle. Layer each with 2 slices of Provolone cheese and 2 slices of turkey breast. Roll each rectangle up placing seam side down on baking sheet.

  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden. Rolls will spread and jam/cheese will ooze out slightly. Once out of the oven, take a plastic knife and bring cheese and jam back around rolls. Let cool for 10-15 minutes then cut each roll into 3 slices. Dust with powdered sugar if desired and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Monte Cristo Sandwich Roll Ups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 89 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 168mg7%
Potassium 31mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    These are so simple yet brilliant! I will be making these for our big doodah coming up! I am wondering, however, if they can be assembled and then frozen unbaked? That sure would help to have a boatload made beforehand and then baked off the day of the party!

  2. 2

    Great idea! Love the bite-sized portions, too!

  3. 3

    What a great idea! These look so good!

  4. 4
    Shaina says:

    So quick and easy. I love it!

  5. 5
    Maria says:

    Love this easy recipe!

  6. 6

    This is brilliant! I love Monte Cristo sandwiches. I can’t wait to make these for our “Christmas N Friends” night. Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. 7
    Caroline says:

    I DO love that sweet and savory combination! These are such a great idea! I’d love to make these for the holidays!

  8. 8
    Brian says:

    Always an excellent idea and one which I’ve being doing a variation on over the years.

    Question though: I find that depending on the meat being used, if it has a lot of water/moisture in it, it would help to find a way to get the water out/down.

    With the jam/jelly and potentially some ham, they get a bit soggy on the bottom and don’t cook all the way through.

    Would love to hear suggestions on how best to ensure that doesn’t happen. thanks!!!

  9. 9

    I can’t wait to try these during the holidays! Thanks

  10. 10
    RACI says:

    This one is a must for me, it looks IRRESISTABLE!!! Thank you!

  11. 11

    These look perfect… love the bite-size options!

  12. 12
    Beth says:

    Hi… I have been reading for some time but never commented, and had to comment today! There used to be a restaurant in my area that served monte cristo sandwiches. I never had one because, a sandwich you dip in jelly? Blech. I went to this place with a friend who convinced me I would love it. I too about died it was so good. That restaurant has been closed for about 10 years and I haven’t had once since. So, thanks for inventing these… can’t wait to try it and bring back those yummy memories!!

  13. 13

    There is nothing my husband loves more than a Monte Cristo! The problem I usually face is that they are usually really really greasy. These will be perfect! Thanks for creating this awesome recipe!

  14. 14
    naomi says:

    this is such a great idea, jenny!

  15. 15

    Monte Cristos are my favorite sandwich, like EVER!! Jenny these are genius!

  16. 16

    I love sweet and savory! Pinned!

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  18. 18

    I love how easy and fun these are because I love monte cristo anything.

  19. 19

    This looks awesome! I love that you were so creative with this sandwich and turned it into a roll up!

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  21. 21
    B Stacey says:

    Trying these for the Saturday menu IMMEDIATELY!!

  22. 22
    Mason Canyon says:

    Simple, quick and looks delicious. Now this is a recipe I can use.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

  23. 23

    They look delicious, I just want to grab one through the screen!

  24. 24
    Andre says:

    I am sure this recipe will also work amazing using croissant rolls!

  25. 25
    Karen says:

    Inviting. Great idea for a quick lunch for the holidays! Brunch!

  26. 26

    THESE are going to make me cry.

  27. 27
    Rlangdon says:

    Hmmm, I want to try to make these with cranberry. Obviously I didn’t get enough Thanksgiving!

  28. 28
    marla says:

    This is such a great idea Jenny!

  29. 29

    oooh, love the sweet and savory Jenny!!

  30. 30

    What an amazing idea! Perfect for a quick dinner too!

  31. 31

    These look absolutely delicious. I wish I had some to eat right this minute.

  32. 32
    Valarie says:

    I made these last night for dinner. My daughter SWORE she didn’t like Raspberry Jam and that she wasn’t going to eat them. I pulled them out of the oven and she ended up eating all of hers PLUS an extra serving. She loved them. Just the right amount of sweet and savory. AWESOME recipe! 🙂

  33. 33
    Wowguy says:

    Clever and cute. Everybody loves a Monte Cristo and so simple

  34. 34
    Tara says:

    I was wondering if you could make these and freeze them so you could bake at a later time. I’m making a free meals for a friend that just had a baby. So these would do great if I could freeze them. If you could get back with me thanks.

  35. 35
    Abe says:

    I thought Monte Cristo sandwiches were dipped in egg — like French Toast……..

  36. 36
    LINDA Ashcraft says:

    HOW TO KEEP THE HAM & CHEESE FROM SLIDING OUT THE END WHILE ROLLING UP?/THEY WERE DELICIOUS,BUT I NEED TO PRACTICE MORE LINDA


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