Croque Monsieur

Easy Croque Monsieur – a baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich that is delicious!

Have you ever tried a Croque Monsieur? You may not even know what it is and in case you don’t, it’s a baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich. Sound different? Well, it is, but it’s also very delicious. I first had one at a place near us in Houston called la Madeline’s. It’s a French bakery and cafe that served some of the best sandwiches, soups and salads. Have you been there? Like I mentioned, it’s where I tried this delicious sandwich for the first time, and I was immediately hooked. It is so flavorful and takes grilled cheese to a whole new level.

I had never thought of trying the recipe from home until I spotted a recipe for it on Kraft Recipes. The hubby loved the sandwich too so I knew we had to give it a try. It was very simple to make and required only a few steps. You add all the ingredients to the sandwich and dip it in a milk and egg mixture and fry it in butter just like you would grilled cheese. Easy, right?

You might be wondering how different it is from classic grilled cheese, but with the dijon mustard and egg mixture coating the outside, it makes it even better! Don’t believe me? Give it a go yourself. 😉

Croque Monsieur recipe

Easy Croque Monsieur

This sandwich reminds me a bit of a Monte Cristo (another favorite), but as I already mentioned, it has a completely different taste. Both involve bread and cheese, though, which means you really can’t go wrong. 😉

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Croque Monsieur Recipe

5 from 6 votes
Easy Croque Monsieur - a baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich that is delicious!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 614 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 8 slices firm white bread
  • 4 slices swiss cheese
  • 8 slices deli ham
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Mix mayo and mustard together in a small bowl. Spread onto 4 bread slices. Add cheese and ham to each bread slice.
  • Meanwhile, whisk eggs and milk in pie plate until well blended.
  • Place butter in skillet and melt.
  • Dip each sandwich in egg mixture (make sure all sides are coated), then place in buttered pan. Pour any remaining egg mixture over sandwiches.
  • Bake 10 to 12 min. or until sandwiches are golden brown on both sides, turning after 5 min.
  • Fry until golden brown on both sides (a few minutes on each side).

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. hey girl- this sandwich looks amazing! yummy! I used to live in Bay City, TX ( 32 years ago ha time flies by so fast) South of Houston . Maybe you have heard of it . Y’all have a great weekend!!

  2. The instructions indicate that the sandwiches are to be baked at 450° without first giving them the kiss of the stovetop, which I found to be unusual. I wonder,…if the oven wasn’t so screaming hot, would it be possible to make this an oven-only recipe? My Croque Monsieur recipe is slightly different than yours, and it is successfully accomplished on only the stovetop. Comments?

    [FYI: I am NOT actually typing this text in all-caps, however, that is how it is
    USING TRADITIONAL upper and lower case letters and I cut & pasted it here,
    yet it STILL is ALL-CAPS HERE. WEIRD! I’ll hit POST COMMENT now and we will
    all see what happens!]

  3. 5 stars
    I’m going to have to try this for lunch soon! Grilled cheese is one of my go-to’s when I don’t know what to make, so next time before I just do the traditional grilled cheese I’m going to do this instead!

  4. 5 stars
    There is no better way to eat a sandwich! We love these baked over being fried, but they are delicious either way!

  5. 5 stars
    We have never tried these baked. I love the crispy bread and the yummy cheese and ham. We will be making these more often this summer.