Croque-Monsieur is one of those delectable dishes that we find people we know either completely adore or have never tried. We’re in the “love it” camp and we’re here to tell you that if you’ve never tried it before, we’re sorry to say that you’ve been missing out! After years of excitedly ordering it in restaurants, we’ve decided to learn how to make it properly at home, so we’ve been looking up recipes for the last week or so and practically drooling over how good the photos of our favourite dish look.
Just in case you like the idea of making Croque-Monsieur at home just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the best recipes, flavour combinations, and cooking tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search!
1. Classic Croque-Monsieur
Let’s start with the basics, just to make sure you’re really prepared and ready to make a delicious classic. Kitch Me walks you step by step through the process of making the traditional Croque-Monsieur dish we love so much (and we think you’ll love how straight forward it is).
2. Croque-Monsieur with homemade beschamel sauce
Have you actually had Croque-Monsieur before and loved it but you can’t help wondering whether there might be a way to take it to the next level without changing it up too much? Then take a look at how Simply Recipes added some extra flavour simply by whipping up some of this delicious homemade beschamel sauce and drizzling it on top!
3. Gruyere Croqe-Monsieur
Possibly our favourite part of the whole idea of Croque-Monsieur is the irresistible melted cheese. Just because the dish is classically made with one kind of cheese, however, doesn’t mean you have to stick to that idea! This delicious version from Martha Stewart made with Gruyere is the perfect example of what we mean.
4. Panini pressed Croque-Monsieur
Just in case you’re in a little bit of a hurry and you’d like to find an easier way to make your Croque-Monsieur but you’re still intent on making your favourite dish at home, here’s a fantastic recipe from Taste that shows you how to make it in a panini press!
5. Croque-Madame casserole
Okay, we’ll admit that we know there is a bit of a difference between Croque-Monsier and classic Croque-Madame, but we also know chances are good that if you adore one, you like the other too. That’s why we couldn’t resist including this fantastic Croque-Madame casserole recipe from Epicurious on our list!
6. Croque-Monsieur waffle sandwich
Are you the kind of cook who loves putting unique spins on things to make them even more fun for your kids to eat, as well as yourself? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Goodie Godmother made these delicious Croque-Monsieur sandwiches that are made by putting your ingredients between two waffles instead of just pieces of bread!
7. French toast Croque-Monsieur sandwich
Have we really got you thinking about the idea of changing up what you sandwich your ham and cheese between but you’re just not sure that waffles is quite the option for you? In that case, we’d encourage you to take a look at how Cooking Divine made theirs between two delicious pieces of French toast instead!
8. Giant Croque-Monsieur
This jumbo sized Croque-Monsieur featured step by step on Taste is the perfect example of awesomely unique twists on classic dishes that are great for sharing with the family. Their tutorial shows you how to make sliced helpings of Croque-Monsieur from an entire baguette loaf.
9. Dijon Croque-Monsieur
Did you like the idea of making a sauce to go along with your Croque-Monsieur that will make your dish taste a little more unique but the beschamel sauce we showed you earlier just wasn’t quite up your alley? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how My Recipes amped up their flavour a little bit using dijon mustard!
10. Croque-Madame muffins
Were you quite intrigued indeed by the idea of the larger Croque-Madame casserole we showed you earlier on our list but you’d rather make something smaller that’s easier to dish out and share? In that case, we think you should definitely take a look at how these little individual sized Cr0que-Madame muffins featured on Leite’s Culinaria were made.
11. Bacon and green olive Croque-Monsieur
Sauces aren’t the only way you can take the flavour of an otherwise classic Croque-Monsieur to the next level through toppings! Rather than adding an additional sauce element, take a look at how Do It All Working Mom embellished the top of their melted cheese with crumbled bacon and sliced green olives!
12. Mini ham and cheese Croque-Monsieur
Just in case the miniature Croque-Madame muffins we showed you earlier were very intriguing indeed to you but you’re wondering whether you might be able to take things even smaller, here’s another delicious option that might be a little more up your alley! Check out how I Am Food made these adorable ham and cheese Croque-Monsieur that you can eat up in one bite.
13. Croque-Monsieur with tomato and avocado
What if you undoubtedly adore the ingredients of a regular Croque-Monsieur but you can’t help wishing there was a little more veggie content because you’ve just always been a huge vegetable lover? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how IGA added sliced of fresh tomato and avocado to the centre of theirs!
14. Croque-Monsieur rolls
You’ve probably made cinnamon rolls with your kids in the morning before but did you know there’s a savoury option out there for breakfast rolls as well? We’re actually completely obsessed with them because they have all the ingredients and flavours of the Croque-Monsieur we love so much! Get the full details for making your own Sugar Dish Me.
15. Croque-Monsieur crostini
Have you ever been to a restaurant and seen a unique, gourmet version of an otherwise rather normal classic dish? Well, if you think that’s as cool an idea as we do then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how How Sweet Eats made this crostini version that makes a fantastic appetizer!
Do you know a fellow DIY lover and kitchen enthusiast who adores croque-monsieur just as much as we do, if not more, and might like to try making it themselves at home? Share this post with them so they have all kinds of recipes and guidance!