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Croque Monsieur Thermomix recipe – the real one so that you can pretend you’re seating at a Parisian café reading Sartre

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Croque Monsieur Thermomix recipe – the ridiculously French one so that you can pretend you’re seating at a Parisian café reading Sartre

If you associate croque monsieur with a simple ham and cheese toastie, think again!

A proper croque monsieur, like the one you find in all good boulangeries in France, is made of baked ham and cheese and smothered in a velvety, smooth bechamel sauce.

It is so easy and comforting, makes for super quick dinner and is so damn delicious!

Once you’ve mastered this recipe, the next step is the croque madame – same recipe, just with a fried egg on top.

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Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes – COST: £5.58

Serves 4


  • 500ml milk – £0.32
  • 40g salted butter – £0.26
  • 60g plain flour – £0.03
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg – £0.05
  • 150g grated gruyere cheese – £2.02
  • 8 slices white bread – £0.30
  • Dijon mustard – £0.10
  • 4 slices ham (not wafer thin) – £2.50

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Add 500g milk, 40g butter, 60g plain flour, salt & pepper to taste to the Thermomix bowl. Cook for 8 minutes / 90C / speed 4. That’s your bechamel sauce.
  3. In the meantime, place 4 slices of bread on a baking sheet. Brush with Dijon mustard.
  4. Spread a good dollop of bechamel, top with a slice of ham, and some grated gruyere.
  5. Top with another piece of bread. Smother in bechamel sauce and sprinkle with more gruyere cheese.
  6. Cover the 4 croque monsieurs with foil and cook in the oven for 10 minutes, remove the foil and cook for a further 5 minutes until the topping is slightly brown.

Serve warm with a simple green salad.

Delicious. Bon appetit x


Made with a hint of large family madness, a pinch of dinner parties and a scoop of easy and quick recipes, this blog is a well-round concoction (!!) of tried and tested food we love.

The gang is made off a mum, a dad, 4 girls (aged 17, 15, 6 & 6) and 1 dog. That’s a lot of people to please when it comes to dinner time.

The 2 main characters in the story are: Maud (the human mum) & Momo (the Thermomix), we were both born in France, both have a passion for cooking, simple, tasty food – cooking & baking makes us happy!

Coming soon:
How to get this week's dinners ready in under an hour.
Cook once, eat 5 family dinners.

That's 5 dinners, 50 minutes preparation max, that will then require less than 5 minutes of your time and 20 minutes unsupervised cooking max from start to table, every night.

>>> So much better for the mental load
>>> No food waste so better for the wallet and the planet
>>> Healthy, prepared from scratch dinners

We hope you leave this site with either the inspiration to try out a new recipe, a new skill or an idea for your next cooking adventure.

Thank you for stopping by!


  1. Made this on Sunday. Used comte cheese instead of gruyere. Amazing weekend brunch dish.

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