These warm Monte Cristo Sliders have all the classic flavors you love like turkey, ham and Swiss cheese all packed into Hawaiian sweet rolls and topped with a buttery spread!
A FUN SLIDER RECIPE
Monte Cristo sandwiches have always been one of my absolute favorites. They can take a lot of work to make though since you have to assemble them then dip them into a batter and then fry them up. It's so good but sometimes you want those flavors but don't want to go through all that trouble. These Monte Cristo Sliders are the perfect substitute. Sweet rolls are filled with ham, turkey and cheese then topped with butter, powdered sugar and dipped in raspberry jam! This Monte Cristo Sliders recipe is perfect to serve to a crowd or just to have for lunch or dinner!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
There is no decisive answer for this. Many think the sandwich is a take on a French sandwich called a Croque Monsieur. If I had to guess, this American version was probably developed by Creoles or Cajuns in Louisiana since many dishes invented there were French inspired with their own American twist.
Typically Monte Cristos are made with turkey and ham (I like it thinly sliced) but if you don't enjoy turkey or ham then you can certainly substitute with whatever you enjoy.
Yes, if you are not a fan of Swiss cheese you can absolutely use another. Some other cheeses that will work well include: provolone and cheddar but you can use a mixture of your favorites.
You can use any slider rolls that you like. Monte Cristo sandwiches have an element of sweet and savory and Hawaiian sweet rolls bring that bit of sweet flavor but you can use any type of slider roll you prefer.
These can be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container where they will keep for up to 3 days. They can also be frozen. Place in a freezer container and they will keep for up to 3 months. To defrost, remove to the refrigerator overnight until thawed. To reheat, you can place in the microwave for about 25 seconds or until heated through. They can also be reheated in the air fryer which will also crisp them up slightly at 350F degrees for about 3-4 minutes.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR MONTE CRISTO SLIDERS: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- Hawaiian sweet rolls
- sliced ham
- sliced turkey
- sliced Swiss cheese
- salted butter
- powdered sugar
- raspberry or strawberry jam, optional
HOW TO MAKE MONTE CRISTO SLIDERS:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Meanwhile, take rolls out of the package and slice through all the rolls (while still attached), cutting them in half horizontally. Place the bottom halves of the rolls into the baking dish.
Place half of the cheese slices onto the rolls, then layer on all of the sliced ham, all of the sliced turkey then the other half of the cheese slices.
Then place the top half of the rolls on top.
In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg and pepper.
Brush this butter mixture all over the sliders (tops and sides).
Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted. If the buns start turning too brown, cover them loosely with nonstick aluminum foil.
Sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam on the side, if desired.
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Monte Cristo Sliders
- 12 Hawaiian sweet rolls
- 12 slices ham
- 12 slices turkey
- 12 slices Swiss cheese
- ⅓ cup salted butter, melted (5 ⅓ Tablespoons)
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
- raspberry or strawberry jam
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
- Meanwhile, take rolls out of the package and slice through all the rolls (while still attached), cutting them in half horizontally. Place the bottom halves of the rolls into the baking dish.
- Place half of the cheese slices onto the rolls, then layer on all of the sliced ham, all of the sliced turkey and then other half of the cheese slices.
- Then place the top half of the rolls on top.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, egg and pepper.
- Brush this butter mixture all over the top and sides of the sliders.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the buns are toasted. If the buns start turning too brown cover them with nonstick aluminum foil.
- Sprinkle the tops with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam on the side for dipping.
- The jam is completely optional, you can dip these in any of your favorite dipping sauce.
- These can be frozen, see above on how to do that.
- If you are not a Swiss cheese fan, provolone or cheddar will work as well.
- Other slider rolls will work.
- Use your favorite sliced deli meat.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.