Oven-baked Croque Monsieur

Not just another basic sandwich recipe...


15 reviews

"Bread, ham, cheese... You have all the ingredients for a basic sandwich, but don't feel like eating the same old thing? Try this easy croque monsieur recipe or make it a croque madame by adding a fried egg on top!"

Total time: 15 minutes

Prep time: 5 minutes, Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients for 4 people

4 slices of ham

1 cup of shredded monterey jack

4 tbsp of heavy cream

1 tbsp of mustard

1 pinch of cayenne powder

8 slices of bread

3 tbsp of butter, softened

8 slices of swiss cheese

Step 1/5

Cut the ham slices in half. In a bowl, mix the cheese, cream, mustard, and pepper.

Step 2/5

Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly butter all the slices of bread. On a slice of bread, place 1 slice of Swiss cheese, ½ slice of ham and 1 other slice of cheese. Repeat for the other 3 slices of bread.

Step 3/5

Close the 4 croque-monsieur by covering each with a slice of buttered sandwich bread, butter side in.

Step 4/5

Place the croque-monsieur on a baking sheet. Spread the cream and cheese mixture evenly over each croque-monsieur. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400°F.

Step 5/5

Serve hot alongside a nice green salad with dressing of your choice. Enjoy!

Chefclub's Tips & Hacks

Do you prefer the traditional croque-monsieur with bechamel sauce? Add a layer of bechamel sauce, half a slice of ham, a slice of cheese and a second layer of bechamel sauce in this order before closing your sandwich.

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