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Turkey and Bacon Monte Cristo

Serves 4

Make this delicious BLD meal in under 15 minutes!


  • 8 slices bacon
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or reduced fat milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons prepared Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 8 slices good-quality white bread, hand sliced
  • 3/4 cup cranberry sauce, homemade or store-bought
  • 12 thin slices roasted or smoked turkey breast
  • 8 thin slices Emmentaler Swiss cheese
  • 12 bread-and-butter pickle slices


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Bake the bacon on a slotted pan to crisp, 12-14 minutes. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard. Melt the butter in a small pan over low heat.
  3. Pre-heat a nonstick griddle pan over medium heat.
  4. Build sandwiches of cranberry sauce, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese and pickles. Coat in the egg batter.
  5. Liberally brush a griddle with the melted butter and cook the sandwiches until golden and warmed through – use a loose foil tent to help melt the cheese. Brush the pan with more butter, as needed.