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15 Must-Try Croque Monsieur Recipes to Make

JANUARY 30, 2023
15 Must-Try Croque Monsieur Recipes to Make
Who said sandwiches can’t be fancy? Whether you’re looking for a classic French sandwich to enjoy for lunch or a decadent dinner option, you can’t go wrong with a Croque Monsieur. The French staple combines buttery, toasted bread with creamy cheese and savory ham. We’ve rounded up 15 of the best Croque Monsieur recipes for you to enjoy. From classic recipes to modern variations you’re sure to find one that you’ll love. So, grab your skillet and let’s get cooking!
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Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur is a delicious French ham and cheese sandwich, made with gruyere, parmesan, ham and a simple béchamel sauce, toasted in the oven.
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Croque Monsieur
Tasty

Croque Monsieur Recipe by Tasty

Here's what you need: milk, double cream, onion, garlic, bay leaf, butter, flour, dijon mustard, ground nutmeg, white bread, butter, dijon mustard, gruyère cheese, ham
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Croque Monsieur Recipe by Tasty
Good (Cheap) Eats

Croque-Monsieur

A Croque-Monsieur is the French answer to the grilled cheese sandwich. Gruyere cheese, ham, and bread are topped with a creamy Beschamel sauce.
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Croque-Monsieur
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Food and Wine

Mini Smoked-Salmon Croque-Monsieur

For Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm, make-ahead recipes are key for holiday entertaining. The night before the party, Jamie spreads a creamy chive-flecked smoked salmon mixture between cocktail-size slices of bread. He cooks the sandwiches right before guests arrive. Alison serves the sandwiches...
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$2.78
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Mini Smoked-Salmon Croque-Monsieur
Wise Living Magazine

Croque monsieur

A Michelin-star-worthy toasted sandwich
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6
30 min
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518
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$2.67
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Croque monsieur
The Taste Edit

Polenta Croque Monsieur

A classic French sandwich gets a delicious upgrade with warm, creamy polenta. Get ready to say "Ooh la la!" to this delicious twist on a classic.
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Polenta Croque Monsieur
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Cooklist AI

Sheet Pan French Croque Monsieur

Treat yourself to the ultimate brunch experience with this sheet pan French Croque Monsieur. The combination of sliced ham, melted Gruyère cheese, and a flavorful béchamel sauce creates a heavenly taste, all held by soft and crispy French bread. Easy to prepare and mouthwateringly delicious, it's th...
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Sheet Pan French Croque Monsieur
Directions
PREPARING THE BÉCHAMEL SAUCE
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Preheat oven to 400F.
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In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat, add finely chopped onion and cook for a few minutes until softened.
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Add milk, cloves, nutmeg, white pepper, bay leaf, thyme and salt to the saucepan, and bring to a simmer.
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Once milk is simmering, remove the herbs and cloves. Add the flour, whisking continuously to avoid lumps, until the sauce thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
ASSEMBLING THE SANDWICHES
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Place 12 slices of French bread on a sheet pan or roasting pan.
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Spread a thin layer of béchamel sauce onto each slice using a spatula.
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Layer ham and Gruyère cheese on top of the sauce. Spread a bit more béchamel on top of the cheese.
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Place the remaining slices of French bread on top of the cheese and béchamel.
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Finish by spooning more béchamel sauce on top of each sandwich and sprinkle with additional grated Gruyère cheese.
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Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Serve hot.
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Vikalinka

Classic Croque Monsieur

Easy and accessible version of the famous Croque Monsieur made with hearty sourdough bread, ham and aged cheddar, this sandwich will not disappoint!
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$1.16
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Classic Croque Monsieur
Brazilian Kitchen Abroad

Croque Monsieur Sandwich

This easy sheet pan croque monsieur recipe is one of our all time favorite brunch recipes. I swear, this is the best ham and cheese sandwich you'll ever have! Super cheesy, perfectly creamy in the middle and crunchy on top. But, my favorite thing about these sandwiches is how easy they're to make. J...
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Croque Monsieur Sandwich
Foreign Fork

Croque Monsieur Recipe

If you’re looking for delicious French food, a croque monsieur sandwich is the perfect place to start. This ham and cheese sandwich recipe is layered with bechamel sauce and broiled cheese for a crispy, decadent, and delicious breakfast or brunch recipe.
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$3.59
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Croque Monsieur Recipe
Our Happy Mess

Croque Monsieur

Croque monsieur is a French sandwich made with ham, smothered in creamy béchamel and nutty Gruyère, and broiled till crispy and golden.
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1502
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$10.19
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Croque Monsieur
Real Simple

Open-Faced Croque Monsieur

Take your classic French grilled cheese sandwich to the next level with this delicious open-faced Croque Monsieur recipe. Perfectly toasted bread and bubbly cheese make this a must-try!
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$3.09
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Open-Faced Croque Monsieur
Martha Stewart

Croque-Monsieur

As served at Buvette in New York City. Martha prefers less bechamel on her sandwich, so when she made chef Jody Williams's recipe on Cooking School episode 407, she halved the recipe for the sauce.
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32 min
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$2.71
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Croque-Monsieur
Eating European

Classic Croque Monsieur Recipe

This Classic Croque Monsieur Recipe is easy to prepare and is a taste emersion right to the middle of Paris. For this recipe you can use any type of ham; so by all means, feel free to use any leftovers that you may have from this Easter. 
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$4.07
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Classic Croque Monsieur Recipe
Food Network

Croque Monsieur

Enjoy this classic French sandwich with a twist - Croque Monsieur filled with melted cheese and ham for a delicious, cheesy and comforting meal.
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$5.14
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Croque Monsieur
BBC good food

The perfect croque monsieur

Master the croque monsieur with soft sourdough, gruyère, smoked ham and creamy mustard mayo. You'll relish every mouthful of this brunch classic.
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The perfect croque monsieur
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