Monte Cristo Wrap Sandwich

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I will never forget the first time I had a Monte Cristo sandwich at a restaurant! I thought to myself, this must be the most amazing sandwich that ever existed…It was the perfect combination of sweet, salty, and was almost as good as a dessert! When I started to cook healthy, I decided that this was one meal that I had to re-create at home! I have been making a version of this wrap sandwich for years now, and I think it may be one of my favorite lunches ever! I hope you and your family enjoy it as much as I do! 

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 5-10 minutes.

1

Lay wrap bread out on flat surface. Spread the top of each wrap with 1/2 tsp mustard. Top each wrap with 2 slices of ham and 2 slices of turkey and 1 slice of Swiss cheese (2 halves spread across each wrap). Fold each wrap in half, (so it makes a half moon shape.) 

2

Mix the milk and egg whites together until well combined, then add the salt sweetener and cinnamon. Mix well. Dip both sides of the wrap in the egg mixture just before placing in the pan, making sure both sides of the tortilla is coated with the egg mixture, (almost as you would french toast). This requires both hands, to hold the tortilla and all the ingredients inside in place, while coating both sides! 

3

In a large sauté pan, coated with non-stick cooking spray, cook each side of the sandwich over medium low heat, until egg mixture becomes golden brown on the outside. Flip and cook the other the other side becomes golden brown as well. Remove from pan, and cut each tortilla into 3 triangles if desired. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with raspberry jam, for dipping if desired. 

Ingredients

2 High fiber wrap bread (I like La Tortilla brand)
1 tspMustard
2 ozDeli ham, thinly sliced (or about 4 slices)
2 oz Deli turkey, thinly sliced (or about 4 slices)
2 slicesSwiss cheese, cut in half (I used Ultra thin slices)
2 Egg whites
1/8 cupUnsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
1/4 tsp Salt
2-3 pktsStevia (or 1 1/2 tsp baking stevia or 1 tbs sweetener of choice that measures like sugar)
1/2 tspCInnamon
Optional: Low sugar raspberry jam, for serving, dash of powdered sugar, for topping

Nutrition Breakdown

2 Wrap Sandwiches
297 Calories per Wrap
7 g Fat
19.5 g Carbohydrate
12 g FIber
2 g Sugar
25 g Protein
5 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

27 Comments

Tomeka Solomon said:

OMG! Can’t wait to try this!

March 5th, 2013 — 11:37am  |  Reply

Sereta said:

I made these tonight and YUMMY!!!

March 7th, 2013 — 7:59pm  | 

Renee said:

Katie,
This is one of my most favorite sandwiches ever. One of most dearest friends that has passed took me to a little shop and insisted I have one. Since then whenever I hear the mention of this sandwich, I smile and think of her and how awesome she and that day was. Being on a diet I don’t eat this sort of thing but, as is often the case you cleverly change things that were once a big no no into a okay this is BETTER than the original.
Thank you and have a blessed day.

March 5th, 2013 — 11:58am  |  Reply

michelle hobgood said:

Saw this recipe this morning and could not wait to try it. I didn’t have the deli meat and swiss cheese so I used canadian bacon and sliced cheddar cheese instead with a low carb tortilla wrap from Trader Joe’s. It was delish! I will use My Fitness Pal Recipe maker to get the exact calorie count. Of course, I will try it with the “real” ingredients and I am sure it will be even tastier! I love the concept of using the egg whites and milk to make a nice crust. This will be my go to lunch time meal. Love it!

March 5th, 2013 — 12:39pm  |  Reply

Megan said:

I have my fitness pal calorie counter but what is the recipe maker I cant find it on my app store? I have been looking for something to count calories and nutrition on my homemade meals!

March 5th, 2013 — 2:24pm  | 

Dashing Dish said:

You can do that on My Fitness Pal as well. Just by adding your own meal or food item.

March 5th, 2013 — 3:50pm  | 

michelle hobgood said:

You can find the recipe maker in the desktop version of My Fitness Pal. If you already have the app all you have to do is log in to that version with your account info. You can save every recipe You make as long as it has more than one ingredient. I use it for every recipe I make including the ones I find on this website.

March 5th, 2013 — 5:01pm  | 

Stephanie said:

You can also add recipes on your app. When you add a food, go under recipes. Scroll all the way down and it will say “add new recipe” and just type in the name, serving size, and then add all the ingredients :)

March 7th, 2013 — 7:29pm  | 

Lindsay Ebenhack said:

So how many servings is this recipe??

March 5th, 2013 — 9:42pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

This is for two sandwiches- two servings. Calories are noted for one serving (one sandwich).

March 5th, 2013 — 9:54pm  | 

Michelle Tornay said:

I made this for lunch today and this is now my favorite recipe on your site…Such a supper yummy treat! Thank you again for sharing your brilliance with all of us. Have a blessed day.

Michelle

March 6th, 2013 — 1:33pm  |  Reply

Sereta said:

I made these tonight and YUMMY!!! Another masterpiece!#

March 7th, 2013 — 7:58pm  |  Reply

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today said:

I love it!

March 8th, 2013 — 4:59pm  |  Reply

Amy Gee said:

Okay, since you are a Michigan girl, I need to ask. Did you have your first Monte Cristo sammy at an Irish-themed restaurant that begins with a B? :) Because if this is similar to that…I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow!!! :)

March 10th, 2013 — 9:20pm  |  Reply

Amy Gee said:

Ha! Never mind! I just saw your FB post about this one! Yeppers! I am all over this recipe!!!

March 10th, 2013 — 9:27pm  | 

Hillary Logan said:

When I made these I found that if I painted the milk/egg mix on with a spoon instead of dipping, they came out better. I tried dipping the whole sandwich and cooking it and it turned out soggy, even though I cooked them a long time.

March 16th, 2013 — 9:49pm  |  Reply

Courtney Aguilera said:

The Monte Cristo is my most favorite dish, I wait once a year to eat it at the Blue Bayou at Disneyland.. I was a little worried about trying to make it myself, but I was amazed at how great it was! Usually I feel guilty and greasy after eating the one at Disneyland, but this one I LOVED and I had no guilt, my 5 year old Loved it! My husband made his own dinner that night because he was so sure it wasn’t going to be good, and then after seeing our reaction to it, and taking a bite, he ended up using my left over ingredients to make him some and loved it lol. Thank you so much! :) I am making them again this week.

March 24th, 2013 — 2:05pm  |  Reply

Starla Gunter said:

These were delicious! Is there a trick to making it crispy on the outside? Mine turned out a little soggy too. :(

March 24th, 2013 — 6:53pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

dip very quick in the batter….dont let it soak

March 25th, 2013 — 12:38pm  | 

Elizabeth said:

I used to enjoy the Monte Cristo at Bennigann’s but stopped eating it because they were so not good for you. It’s nice to see a healthy alternative to an old favorite. Thanks for sharing! Also, is there a particular deli ham and turkey that you use? Thanks!

P.S. I love your site and your testimony! :)

March 30th, 2013 — 4:13pm  |  Reply

Tena said:

by wrap bread, do you simply mean a tortilla wrap? Or is this a special kind of thin bread thing?

April 2nd, 2013 — 6:37pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

Yes :) I like La tortilla brand :)

April 3rd, 2013 — 6:22am  | 

Lynn Hewitt said:

Hi Katie, this is the first recipe i’ve tried on your site and i must say it was absolutely delicious! Being from Northern Ireland means i’ve never had anything like this before but i’ll certainly be having it again. I’m really looking forward to trying more of your recipes for they’ll certainly make eating a lot less boring for this dieter :)

April 10th, 2013 — 9:37am  |  Reply

Jennifer Hollis said:

These were delicious, my boys loved them too!

August 19th, 2013 — 2:06pm  |  Reply

Marcee said:

Yum

February 13th, 2014 — 11:17pm  |  Reply

Stephanie said:

I used dijon mustard (which was delicious!!), one egg instead of two whites, homemade pita bread, just ham, and we used strawberry preserves to top it. it was super super good. :)

March 11th, 2014 — 3:35pm  |  Reply

Jennifer Torres said:

Gonna try this tonight! Can’t wait :)

March 19th, 2014 — 4:25pm  |  Reply

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