Monte Cristo Sliders

Published Date: April 18, 2022

Monte Cristo Sliders are a great way to whip up delicious party appetizers that everyone will love! These little sliders are excellent for holiday parties and are delicious sandwiches to have for a family dinner, too. If you’re looking for mini sandwiches with great flavor, the entire family will love eating these!

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Monte Cristo Sliders

Not only is this a great appetizer, but these baked Monte Cristo sliders are the perfect way to use up leftover ham as well. Dare I even say that I’ve used these as a breakfast idea before and added a side of raspberry jam for a savory and sweet kick! (sugar can totally be for breakfast sometimes, right?!)

Who says you can’t put a fun spin on classic monte Cristo sandwiches? When you’re cooking up some of your favorite things, make them how you want them!

From family members to party guests, everyone will agree that this savory sandwich is the star of the show! Place them on a serving platter and watch them disappear right before your eyes.

Try some of my other appetizer recipes

If you’re looking for some recipes for your next party, I’ve got you covered. Here are some tasty appetizers that you’re crazy to pass up on: Easter Egg Chicks, Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Pineapples, Air Fryer Nachos

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE

  • The soft dinner rolls create the perfect texture for our favorite sandwiches
  • Everyone gets their own individual roll so there is no fighting
  • The whole thing is so quick and easy to make from start to finish!

Ingredients for Ham and Cheese Sliders

  • Hawaiian rolls
  • Ham slices
  • Turkey slices
  • Swiss cheese slices
  • Salted butter
  • Egg
  • Pepper
  • Powdered sugar

*see recipe card for detailed measurements

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KITCHEN SUPPLIES YOU’LL NEED

  • Whisk
  • Baking pan

How to make Baked Monte Cristo sandwiches

Step 1: Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Grab a 9X13 inch baking pan and coat it with nonstick spray.

Step 2: Take the entire package of rolls out of the package, but DO NOT separate them. Put the bottom halves of the rolls into the baking pan, still together in one piece.

Step 3: Then, take half of the cheese slices and put them on the rolls. Followed by the ham layers, the turkey layers, and then add the remaining half of the cheese slices right on top.

Step 4: After the meat and cheese are stacked, put the top halves of the rolls right on top.

Step 5: Grab a small bowl and whisk together the egg, pepper, and melted butter. Use a pastry brush and brush this wet liquid over the top of all the rolls.

Step 6: Put the dish in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top of the buns are golden brown and the cheese is melted. If you happen to notice that the buns are looking too brown, you can make a tent tin foil over the top of the buns loosely. (Just make sure to tent it so that it doesn’t stick to the very top of the buns!)

Step 7: Once the buns are done baking in the oven, remove and sprinkle on a little bit of powdered sugar and serve with some jam or maple syrup. (optional)

STORAGE AND RE-HEATING NOTES

To store these Hawaiian-style Monte Cristo sliders, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze the Monte Cristo sandwich sliders, be sure to put them in a freezer-safe container or bag and add them to the freezer. The sliders should stay good for up to 3 months.

To reheat this copycat recipe, pop them in the microwave for about 25 seconds. You can also use your air fryer to reheat the rolls as well. Set the temperature at 350 and reheat for about 4 minutes.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND VARIATIONS

Worried that the meat is sliced too thick? I’ve found the deli meat is the best for adding between the king’s Hawaiian rolls. These are great to use if you have leftover sandwich meat that needs to be eaten up!

Not a fan of Hawaiian rolls? I get it. I like them because they’re sweet but you can always whip up your own homemade rolls and use those instead.

Want to change up the flavor a bit? All you have to do is change up the type of cheese! I love using swiss cheese but not everyone is a fan. You can even put a different cheese on individual rolls if you’d like. Slider recipes are very versatile!

Like the idea of dipping your sliders in jam? You’ll find that a traditional Monte Cristo may come with a little jam mixture to dip into. If you make your own jam, go for it!

You’ll want to make sure that it’s not overly thick and an easy way to think out jam is to add 1 cup of jam into a pot and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. Stir together over medium heat on the stove to thin it out!

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Can you make a platter of this party slider recipe ahead of time?

You bet. The easiest way to do this is to put together the rolls (roll, meat, and cheese) and then have them sitting in the fridge until it’s time to bake. At that point, you can then add the egg and butter over the top and bake. If you assemble and wait to add the egg topping, you can prepare this dish ahead of time for up to 2 days.

What to serve with Monte Cristo sandwiches?

I’m all about fruit spreads. Good raspberry preserves would be amazing as a dip and even just to put a little drop on the top of the sliders. Cranberry sauce is also another great side dish to serve with this recipe. (I also think that blackberry preserves would be so good, too!)

If you want to pair up a lighter and healthier option, a simple green salad is always a good choice.

Can I change up the type of meat?

The typical meats are ham and turkey, but I think that varying the type of ham is great. You can use honey ham, brown sugar ham, and any other type of ham or turkey that would pair well with the rest of this cheese sandwich.

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Monte cristo sliders filled with turkey, cheese, ham and raspberry jam, topped with powdered sugar.
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Monte Cristo Sandwiches

These sliders are perfect for a fun family dinner or a great party appetizer!
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 334kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 rolls hawaiian
  • 12 ham slices
  • 12 turkey slices
  • 12 swiss cheese slices
  • 1/3 cup butter salted and melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • jam raspberry or strawberry (optional)

Instructions

  • Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees. Grab a 9X13 inch baking pan and coat it with nonstick spray.
  • Take the entire package of rolls out of the package, but DO NOT separate them. Put the bottom halves of the rolls into the baking pan, still together in one piece.
  • Then, take half of the cheese slices and put them on the rolls. Followed by the ham layers, the turkey layers, and then add the remaining half of the cheese slices right on top.
  • After the meat and cheese are stacked, put the top halves of the rolls right on top.
  • Grab a small bowl and whisk together the egg, pepper, and melted butter. Use a pastry brush and brush this wet liquid over the top of all the rolls.
  • Put the dish in the oven and bake for 25 minutes, or until the top of the buns are golden brown and the cheese is melted. If you happen to notice that the buns are looking too brown, you can make a tent tin foil over the top of the buns loosely. (Just make sure to tent it so that it doesn't stick to the very top of the buns!)
  • Once the buns are done baking in the oven, remove and sprinkle on a little bit of powdered sugar and serve with some jam or maple syrup. (optional)

Notes

Storage: To store these Hawaiian style Monte Cristo sliders, you can store them in an airtight container for up to 3 days. If you want to freeze the Monte Cristo sandwich sliders, be sure to put them in a freezer-safe container or bag and add them to the freezer. The sliders should stay good for up to 3 months.
To reheat this copycat recipe, pop them in the microwave for about 25 seconds. You can also use your air fryer to reheat the rolls as well. Set the temperature at 350 and reheat for about 4 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 334kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 785mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 172IU | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 11mg
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