• 4 slices of good quality bread
  • 1 tomato thinly sliced
  • 1 hand of fresh spinach
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • a cheese of your choice in slices (covering the slices of bread)
  • 2 slices of ham
  • olive oil
  • optional fresh herbs like thyme, basil or oregano

Author of this recipe

Annelies Blaauwkamer

Annelies Blaauwkamer

Community organisation

So many variations are possible with salads, vegetables and dressings, so I never get bored eating them! Every season has it's own produce that can be used to prepare a new salad.Once in a... Read more

A croque-monsieur is a French grilled ham-and-cheese sandwich that is originally topped with a creamy béchamel sauce. This recipe is without the béchamel, but with some veggies inside the sandwich and then grilled. Next to the veggies that go inside a croque monsieur pairs great with a lovely green salad. 

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Add the spinach, bell pepper and onion in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Fry them in a pan for about 5 minutes.
Cut the bread in 2 cm slices and brush with olive oil both sides. 
Layer one half the slices of bread with cheese, ham, tomato slices and the rest of the vegetables, sprinkle freshly chopped herbs and add a plain slice of bread on top.
Now you can start baking your croque monsieur in a pan or in the oven.
The croque monsieur is finished when the slices of bread have a nice crispy top and the cheese is melting.


Tips from the author

Instead of these vegetables you can also use zucchini, grilled eggplant or thinly sliced green asparagus.

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