DESSERT

Cheesy Monte Cristo Casserole

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INGREDIENTS
2 (12.5 oz.) packages frozen French toast sticks, thawed, cubed
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups whole milk, warmed
1 (8 oz.) package deli honey baked ham, diced
1 (8 oz.) package deli roasted turkey, diced
1 cup Swiss cheese, grated, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon mustard powder

PREPARATION
Preheat oven to 375º F and lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs and milk until combined. Season with mustard powder, salt and pepper, if using, then gently fold in cubed French toast.
Layer 1/2 French toast mixture in greased baking dish, then top with 1/2 diced turkey and ham. Sprinkle 1/2 cup Swiss cheese over the meats.
Top with remaining bread mixture, turkey and ham, then sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
Place baking dish in oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.
Remove from oven and, optional, sprinkle with powdered sugar. Optional: serve with warmed raspberry jam or compote. Enjoy!

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