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
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.
How To Make A “Crescent Style” Monte Cristo
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner.
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.
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.
Perfect, now you are ready for your next layer.
Top with a couple slices of provolone cheese. Brie would also work lovely here.
Top with a couple slices of turkey breast, enough to cover the cheese.
Time to roll em up.
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 Roll Ups
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a large baking sheet with a silpat liner.
- 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.
- 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.
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HOW TO KEEP THE HAM & CHEESE FROM SLIDING OUT THE END WHILE ROLLING UP?/THEY WERE DELICIOUS,BUT I NEED TO PRACTICE MORE LINDA
I thought Monte Cristo sandwiches were dipped in egg — like French Toast……..
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.
Clever and cute. Everybody loves a Monte Cristo and so simple
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! 🙂
So glad to hear it Valarie, thanks for sharing 🙂
These look absolutely delicious. I wish I had some to eat right this minute.
What an amazing idea! Perfect for a quick dinner too!
oooh, love the sweet and savory Jenny!!
This is such a great idea Jenny!
Hmmm, I want to try to make these with cranberry. Obviously I didn’t get enough Thanksgiving!
THESE are going to make me cry.
Inviting. Great idea for a quick lunch for the holidays! Brunch!
I am sure this recipe will also work amazing using croissant rolls!
They look delicious, I just want to grab one through the screen!
Simple, quick and looks delicious. Now this is a recipe I can use.
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Trying these for the Saturday menu IMMEDIATELY!!
My daughter will LOVE these!
This looks awesome! I love that you were so creative with this sandwich and turned it into a roll up!
I love how easy and fun these are because I love monte cristo anything.
this is genius!
I love sweet and savory! Pinned!
Monte Cristos are my favorite sandwich, like EVER!! Jenny these are genius!
this is such a great idea, jenny!
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!
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!!
These look perfect… love the bite-size options!
This one is a must for me, it looks IRRESISTABLE!!! Thank you!
I can’t wait to try these during the holidays! Thanks
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!!!
Fry you turkey/ham in a skillet first, draining off excess liquid (added water content) then lay on paper towel before assembling. This prevents “soggy bottoms”
Thank you very much!!!
I DO love that sweet and savory combination! These are such a great idea! I’d love to make these for the holidays!
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!
Love this easy recipe!
So quick and easy. I love it!
What a great idea! These look so good!
Great idea! Love the bite-sized portions, too!
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!