Monte Cristo Quesadillas are a busy mom’s best friend!
You want to talk about a super easy dinner recipe that even the kids will love (aka-not complain about 😉 )?!
Traditionally Monte Cristo sandwiches are ham and swiss cheese sandwiches grilled on french toast, sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with jam.
Kind of a crazy mix of sweet and savory that’s absolutely delicious.
I have even been to restaurants where the sandwiches are deep fried!
The quesadilla version is a little lighter on the carbs and calories which is always a plus.
How to Make Monte Cristo Quesadillas
It starts with a milk and egg wash brushed onto just one side of a large flour tortilla.
The tortilla goes egg side down into a skillet with melted butter.
Then just place some ham and swiss cheese slices on one side of the tortilla.
Next fold the empty side of the tortilla over top of the ham and cheese side.
I used a spatula to fold it over and it was pretty easy.
From here it’s just a minute or two per side and it’s done 🙂
Then repeat to make the remaining quesadillas and serve with powdered sugar sprinkled over top and some blackberry or strawberry jam for dipping.
Monte Cristo Quesadillas are super good reheated too and make a perfect lunch the next day if you have leftovers!
More quick, easy, kid friendly recipes like Monte Cristo Quesadillas are…
This can be a fun appetizer or quick dinner idea.
These are incredible!
I made them on my Blackstone Griddle but a cast iron pan would work too!
Monte Cristo Quesadillas
A unique and easy twist on regular quesadillas, the whole family loved this one!
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsps milk
- 6 Tbsps butter
- 6 burrito size soft tortillas
- 1 pound deli sliced ham
- 1 pound sliced swiss cheese
- 2 Tbsps powdered sugar
- 1 cup blackberry or strawberry jam
In a small bowl whisk the eggs and milk together. Brush one side of a tortilla with the egg mixture.
In a large skillet over medium heat add 1 Tbsp butter and once it melts lay the tortilla flat, egg side down.
Note: These can also be cooked all at once on the Blackstone griddle or flat top grill over medium/ medium low heat.
On one side of the tortilla lay swiss cheese and ham slices, then fold the empty side of the tortilla over the side with ham and cheese. Let cook for 1-2 minutes, flip and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 total quesadillas.
Serve with powdered sugar sprinkled over top and blackberry or strawberry jam for dipping.