Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich

by Megan on January 9, 2012

Let’s have waffles instead of bread. Let’s make sandwiches on pancakes. Let’s confuse our lunch with breakfast. Let’s live life like one big brunch.

Let’s gaze at bubbliness. Let’s think some more about how yeast is magical. Let’s high-five the new waffle-maker.

I’m Monte Cristo crazy. I’ve recently ordered Monte Cristo French Toast. I’ve eaten Monte Cristo Crepes. I made mini Monte Cristo sandwiches for new year’s eve.

So just know that you’re the Monte to my Cristo. Thanks!

Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich {serves 2}


  • 4 waffles (recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup shredded gruyere
  • 3 T raspberry jam
  • 4 slices of turkey
  • 4 slices of proscuitto
  1. Divide cheese between two waffles and place on a baking sheet in a 250°F oven, cheese side up.  Allow cheese to melt while assembling the sandwich (about 5 minutes).
  2. Meanwhile top the other two waffles with raspberry jam, turkey, and proscuitto. Top with cheesy oven waffles. Slice and serve!
Belgian-Style Yeast Waffles
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour
  •  1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
  • 6 T butter, melted
  • 1 T sugar
  • 3/4 t salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (or instant is fine)
  1. Whisk together all of the ingredients in a large bowl, leaving room for expansion. The mixture will bubble and grow (like the second photo above). It’s ok if its not completely smooth.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside at room temperature for 1 hour. You can cook the waffles now or refrigerate the batter over night.
  3. Cook in your belgian waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. Serve sandwich-style.

Not all of the waffles turned out perfectly square, but I don’t discriminate.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

cindy January 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

I was totally thinking about Monte Cristo’s all weekend…and I made waffles, I was so close! I’m so down for living life like one big brunch…mimosas and naps all day!


Megan January 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

Yes! We always love the same foods. :)


laura January 9, 2012 at 1:29 pm

awesome idea! i’m totally with you — yeast is real-life magical!


Megan January 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

Thanks guuuurl!


Rebecca January 9, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Such a good idea!! Why are they called Monte Cristos?


Megan January 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

I have no idea… but what I do know is that they’re delicious. :)


Dana January 9, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Waffles instead of bread is an inspired idea! So awesome!


Megan January 10, 2012 at 10:08 am

Thanks Dana!


NicoleD January 10, 2012 at 4:57 pm

I am behind you on this combination of deliciousness! I love the last shot with the jam drip :)


Tom January 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Sounds amazing! I love monte cristos. Never would have thought of a waffle. Brilliant


Tom January 11, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Sounds amazing! I love Monte Cristos. Brilliant


noëlle {simmer down!} January 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

The site is lookin’ good! I just got a waffle iron for my birthday and can’t wait to make some yeasted waffles. Also, I have those same plates. :)


Joy January 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

Your uncle would love these. . .I might have to borrow my mom’s waffle iron. :)


Jessica January 12, 2012 at 12:51 pm

O.M.G!!! my favorite sandwich combined with a breakfast (my fav meal) item…sounds like heaven!


hannah January 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm

Yes! I have a waffle maker and never use it. Such a good idea xo


Joy DeKok April 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Jon would LOVE these. I guess I need to get a waffle maker.


gadgetgirl66 September 16, 2014 at 11:40 pm

I had my first Monte Cristo about 30yrs ago at Bennigan’s. It became my favorite sandwich to order out. I think a waffled Monte Cristo sounds amazingly tasty! The perfect use for the heart-shaped waffle maker cooling its heels in my pantry.


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