Turkey Monte Cristo

Prep: 20 mins
Total: 45 mins
Makes 4 sandwiches


  • 11. Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with a nonstick baking mat; brush with butter. In a 9-by-13-inch baking dish, whisk together eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 22. Spread cranberry sauce on 4 slices of bread. Top with turkey; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle cheese evenly over turkey. Top with remaining bread slices. Carefully transfer sandwiches to egg mixture and soak, pressing lightly with a spatula, 1 minute a side.
  • 33. Transfer to baking sheet; bake 15 minutes. Flip and bake 7 minutes more. Let rest 5 minutes before serving.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, for brushing
  • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 11/4 cups whole milk
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup cranberry sauce, coarsely chopped if chunky
  • 8 3/4-inch-thick slices white bread, such as Pullman
  • 12 ounces thinly sliced roast turkey
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, grated

Cook's Notes

It's best to start with an excellent-quality whole loaf of Pullman bread, so you can cut it into the thick slices that make this sandwich so good.

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