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Monte Cristo Sliders are just like the sandwich, but mini. They’re sweet and salty with turkey, ham, cheese, and jam inside of soft dinner rolls. An easy appetizer, dinner, or party food!

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Monte Cristo Sliders on parchment paper with ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, and raspberry preserves inside of dinner rolls with powdered sugar on top.

MONTE CRISTO SANDWICH

These Monte Cristo sliders are an easy, and shareable version of the classic sandwich.

What is a Monte Cristo sandwich made of? It’s basically a fancy ham and cheese sandwich that is dipped in batter, like French toast, and fried or grilled.

Monte Cristo sandwiches are typically topped with powdered sugar and served with berry preserves. We love the sweet and savory combo so much that we’ve even made it into a pull apart bread.

Why is it called a Monte Cristo sandwich? Food historians believe it is a variation of a French Croque Monsieur — as it is a tribute to the French novel “The Count of Monte Christo” by Alexander Dumas, where it received its namesake.

Top view of Monte Cristo Sliders with jam oozing out.

MONTE CRISTO SLIDERS

These Monte Cristo sliders may not be dipped in batter, but they are brushed with an egg, butter, and honey mixture that adds a nice richness to the bread.

Speaking of bread, these mini sliders are made with Rhodes Warm & Serve Soft White Rolls — which are only 90% baked. This means that they are better for making hot sandwiches with, since you finish baking them in the oven anyway.

No tough, over-baked bread here, just soft fluffy rolls. Find Rhodes Warm & Serve Rolls in the freezer section.

Close up of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese mini sandwiches with raspberry preserves.

INGREDIENTS FOR MINI MONTE CRISTO SANDWICHES

For this recipe you will need:

  • 12 Rhodes Warm & Serve Soft White Rolls, thawed
  • 12 slices oven roasted turkey breast (about 6 oz)
  • 12 slices black forest or honey ham (about 6 oz)
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup raspberry preserves (or jam)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top
Ingredients for Monte Cristo Sliders: dinner rolls, ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, raspberry preserves, butter, honey, egg, and powdered sugar.

HOW TO MAKE MONTE CRISTO SLIDERS

To make these monte cristo sliders, first use a serrated knife to cut each roll in half. Place the bottom halves inside a greased or parchment lined 13×9-inch pan.

Fold the deli meat slices into fourths and layer each sandwich with:

  • 1 slice of turkey
  • 1 slice of ham
  • shredded Swiss cheese (divide evenly among rolls; about 2-3 Tbsp each roll)
  • 1 Tablespoon of raspberry preserves/jam

Replace the top half of the rolls.

Assembling Monte Cristo Sliders: Cut rolls in half. Place bottom half in a prepared baking dish. Layer turkey, ham, cheese, and jam.

TOPPING AND BAKING SLIDERS

Melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly. Whisk in the honey and egg. Brush the mixture over the top of the rolls.

Loosely cover the top of the rolls with foil and bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes until the cheese melts and everything is heated through properly (internal temperature of 165˚F).

Serve hot with powdered sugar sprinkled over the top.

Assembling Monte Cristo Sliders: Top half of the rolls replaced and being brushed with a butter, egg, and honey mixture.

DINNER ROLL SANDWICHES

The small dinner roll size of these monte cristo sliders makes them a great appetizer or easy dinner. Perfect for parties and holiday entertaining or for a busy weeknight dinner.

You can switch up the meats or cheese and even leave the jam out — or serve it on the side if you prefer. But we loved having the raspberry preserves inside of the sandwich so there was some in each bite. (It’s a lot like a Thanksgiving sandwich with cranberry sauce.)

Can these be made ahead of time? These monte cristo sliders are easy to make ahead of time. Just wait to add the butter mixture until right before baking.

Warm Monte Cristo Sliders on top of a cutting board.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH SLIDERS

If you’re having these monte cristo sliders as an easy dinner, you may want to serve it with a side dish like broccoli salad, southern potato salad, hawaiian mac salad, or a caesar pasta salad. Or something as simple as potato chips.

We loved these sliders so much and plan on having them again and again. My picky oldest son thought I was crazy putting raspberry jam inside of a savory sandwich, but he ended up going back for seconds, and thirds! You’re going to love these mini monte cristo sandwiches!

Monte Cristo slider sandwiches with raspberry preserves and powdered sugar.

MORE DINNER ROLL SLIDERS

Close up of ham, turkey, and Swiss cheese mini sandwiches with raspberry preserves.

Monte Cristo Sliders

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Monte Cristo Sliders are just like the sandwich, but mini. They’re sweet and salty with turkey, ham, cheese, and jam inside of soft dinner rolls. An easy appetizer, dinner, or party food!

Ingredients

  • 12 Rhodes Warm & Serve Soft White Rolls, thawed
  • 12 slices oven roasted turkey breast (about 6 oz)
  • 12 slices black forest or honey ham (about 6 oz)
  • 8 oz Swiss cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup raspberry preserves (or jam)
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 large egg
  • powdered sugar, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease or line a 13x9-inch pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Use a serrated knife to cut each dinner roll in half. Place the bottom halves inside the prepared pan.
  3. Fold the deli meat slices into fourths and layer each sandwich with: 1 slice of turkey, 1 slice of ham, some shredded Swiss cheese, and 1 Tablespoon of raspberry preserves/jam.
  4. Replace the top half of the rolls.
  5. Melt the butter and allow it to cool slightly. Whisk in the honey and egg. Brush the mixture over the top of the rolls.
  6. Loosely cover the top of the rolls with foil and bake at 325˚F for 25-30 minutes until the cheese melts and everything is heated through properly (internal temperature of 165˚F). Serve sliders hot with powdered sugar sprinkled over the top.

Notes

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
  • Nuke one leftover sandwich in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to reheat.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 194mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 20gProtein: 32g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix, and is an estimation only.