Monte Cristo Sliders Recipe

Sweet and Salty Monte Cristo Sliders are the ultimate party food!! Just like their name-sake, but as an appetizer.

Strawberry Spinach SaladEasy Fruit Salad, and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup are perfect accompaniments to these sweet and savory sandwiches.These Monte Cristo sliders are as good as they are EASY to make.

cheesy Monte Cristo Slider on a spatula

Mini Monte Cristo Sandwiches

I LOVE a good Monte Cristo sandwich (like this one from our website!). So when I saw the recipe for these mini sandwiches, I knew I had to try them. What’s not to love about a salty/sweet sandwich on a fluffy roll dusted with powdered sugar? Their smaller slider size makes it easy to just have one or two as an appetizer or more for a full meal. All of the classic ingredients and flavors are in these mini versions – just a little easier to eat.

Talk about the perfect party food! Just pop these into the oven before your guests arrive and you have the tastiest appetizer or dinner idea! These won’t last long with a hungry bunch. Perfect for all of your holiday parties and get togethers. You can only have so much leftover turkey…?

We know this recipe with be a huge hit with all of your holiday and/or party guests!

Layers of meat and cheese for the Monte Cristo Sliders

How to Make Monte Cristo Sliders

ROLLS. Remove rolls from packaging, and without separating them, use a serrated knife to slice in half horizontally. Repeat with second package. Place both bottom portions of rolls side-by-side in a lightly sprayed, foil lined, 9×13 baking pan.

LAYER. Evenly layer ham, then turkey, then cheese slices over the rolls. Place the top portion of the rolls over the cheese layer.

DRESS + BAKE. In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg and dijon mustard until well combined. Evenly pour over the tops of rolls, covering each one. Tent a piece of foil over the rolls, making sure the foil does not touch the tops of the rolls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 10 more minutes.

COOL. Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before removing rolls from pan. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Monte Cristo Slider filled baking dish tented with tin foil

Tips + SToring INfo

Change up with different meats and cheese. Just fill with your favorite meats/cheeses of choice. You also do not need to use deli sliced meats, although they are easier to work with.

Often served with a raspberry sauce/jam, you can serve this with your sliders or serve it plain. Either way the combo of the savory meats and cheeses with the sweet bread and powdered sugar is one that has to be tried!

Of course you can use store bought, but these sliders are amazing served with our homemade Raspberry Dip that we use for our Monte Cristo Sandwiches

In a saucepan add:

  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice

Mix, then add 2 cups of fresh or frozen Raspberries. At this point, add more sugar to taste if you want it sweeter. Bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 2 min. stirring constantly.

These can for sure be made ahead of time if you need it. Just assemble everything together but stop before pouring the egg/butter/dijon mustard mixture on top. Keep the sandwiches covered in the fridge for up to a couple of days. When you’re ready to serve them, make the egg/butter/dijon mustard mixture and pour it on top, pop them into the oven to bake, and serve!

STORE any extra sandwiches in the fridge for 2-3 days and FREEZE for up to 2-3 months. Wrap the sandwiches with plastic wrap then cover with aluminum foil for best results.

When reheating leftovers you can microwave those that were refrigerated unwrapped for 20-30 seconds, but if frozen we recommend removing the plastic wrap, wrapping in foil and reheating in the oven on low temperature until warmed.

Monte Cristo Sliders served in a glass baking dish

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Monte Cristo Sliders Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Sweet and Salty Monte Cristo Sliders are the ultimate party food!! Just like their name-sake, but as an appetizer.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 445 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 24 sweet dinner rolls
  • 1/2 lb deli-sliced honey ham
  • 1/2 lb deli-sliced smoked turkey
  • 1/2 lb sliced swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 TB dijon mustard
  • powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Remove rolls from packaging, and without separating them, use a serrated knife to slice in half horizontally. Repeat with second package. Place both bottom portions of rolls side-by-side in a lightly sprayed, foil lined, 9x13 baking pan.
  • Evenly layer ham, then turkey, then cheese slices over the rolls. Place the top portion of the rolls over the cheese layer.
  • In a bowl, whisk together melted butter, egg and dijon mustard until well combined. Evenly pour over the tops of rolls, covering each one. Tent a piece of foil over the rolls, making sure the foil does not touch the tops of the rolls. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 10 more minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool for 15 minutes before removing rolls from pan. Dust with powdered sugar and serve immediately.

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About the Author

Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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Comments:

  1. 5 stars
    i MAKE different kinds of sliders from time to time, and my 3 kids and husband usually just tolerate them. but these? they all loved these…and all of them agreeing on something rarely happens, so I’m convinced there is some sort of magic involved in the recipe…
    but seriously, these tasted a lot closer to Disneyland monte cristo sandwiches than I expected them too. these are delicious and are going to be something i make semi-regularly!

  2. 5 stars
    These are the best for parties, or where you’re making food for large groups. We love them for dinner too, because even though a lot of our kids are picky, they all will eat them happily.

  3. 5 stars
    The recipe looks a little confusing oh, it says the servings are 12 but in the ingredients it tells you to purchase to 12 packs of dinner rolls? The directions also say to cut both packages of dinner rolls horizontal. Is it one pack or two packs is a serving 12 or 24? Thanks

    1. A serving would be two sandwiches. You need 24 rolls (2 packages), cut horizontal, so taking out of the package, don’t separate them, just cut in the middle. Hope that makes sense 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    My boys love sliders snd these are at the top of their list. I love how easy they are and that I don’t have to fight to get them to eat dinner.