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Croque-Monsieur Sandwich

Croque-Monsieur Sandwich

Croque-Monsieur Sandwich Recipe

Every so often you just have to enjoy a delicious sandwich. I think there is undoubtedly nothing better than a French staple grilled cheese sandwich.

Also, better known as Croque-Monsieur Sandwich. In translation, it means Gentlemen’s Crunch.

My favorite way to eat a croque-madame is with a little sunny-side-up egg on top, with a drizzle of hot sauce!

With that being said, you should also try a “Croque Mademoiselle” which is a vegetarian version with cucumber or zucchini and chives.


Croque-Monsieur Sandwich Recipe

I genuinely feel like this sandwich instantly transports you back to a French café or charming bistro, where you may have ordered it while sipping on a café au lait.

You may know this sandwich in the USA as a Monte Cristo Sandwich. Nevertheless, it is delicious whatever you call it.

My husband and I devoured it because we absolutely love a good sandwich. Especially with premium carved cuts of high-quality meats like Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham.

Croque-Monsieur Sandwich Recipe

I partnered with Hillshire Farm to make something very delicious using their Premium Carved Meats.

We used Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Slow Roasted Seasoned Ham to make this delicious sammie.

So, I took a trip to Walmart and located the packaged lunch meat in the perimeter coolers. There, I found Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Oven Roasted Turkey Breast. As well as Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast.

Croque-Monsieur Sandwich Recipe

Hillshire Farm Premium Carved Meats are perfect for any occasion. You can make an amazing meal in no time. They’re all-natural, contain no artificial ingredients, no nitrates, no nitrites, and no artificial preservatives, and are made from only high-quality ingredients.

The best thing is that you can now use Walmart Online Grocery Pickup to make life so easy!

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Yield: 4 Sandwiches


Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Every so often you just have to enjoy a delicious sandwich. I think there is undoubtedly nothing better than a French staple grilled cheese sandwich, better known as Croque-Monsieur. In translation, it means Gentlemen’s Crunch.


Bechamel Sauce

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Unsalted Butter reserve 1/2 tbsp for buttering the bread
  • 1 1/2-2 tablespoon/s All-purpose flour substitute 1/4 tbsp Guar gum
  • 2-2 1/2 cups Whole milk
  • 3 ounces Gruyère Cheese, grated substitute with Swiss Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 Sprigs of Thyme steam removed

Sandwich ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon Melted Unsalted Butter reserved from Bechamel Sauce)
  • 8 slices Sandwich Bread preferably rustic, or traditional Brioche toast
  • 8 slices Hillshire Farm® Premium Carved Meat, I used Ham
  • 8-10 ounces Gruyère Cheese, grated substitute with Swiss Cheese (aged)


  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives or green onions


Shread/Grate the cheeses; Gruyère Cheese and Swiss Cheese. You may use more or less, but I think this is a perfect amount. I like shredding my own cheese and it melts even better when you do it. 

Bechamel Sauce:

  1. Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour all at once, stirring with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Add milk; bring to a simmer.
  2. Cook, whisking frequently, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the salt, pepper, grated Gruyere, and the Swiss and set aside.


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees with rack in bottom third. Place 8 bread slices on the baking sheet, butter each toast with unsalted butter, then toast for a couple of minutes.
  2. After the toast slices are nicely golden take it out of the oven. Just to note that you can toast bread in a large toaster or conventional oven as well if that saves you time.

Sandwich Assembly

  1. Top each with half with bechamel sauce, about 1 tablespoon equally spread, then add slices of the ham and shredded Gruyère. Top with remaining bread.
  2. On the very top of each sandwich add about 1 more tablespoon of the Bechamel sauce and generous amount of shredded Gruyère.
  3. Turn the oven broiler on high and transfer the baking sheet with sandwiches in the oven. Broil until the top of the sandwiches with bechamel sauce and cheese begins to bubble, approximately 2 minutes.
  4. Slice in half and enjoy


For Croque-Madame add a fried sunny side up egg on the top and serve.

  • For Croque-Madame, add a fried sunny-side-up egg on top and serve.
  • Gruyère cheese is one of the finest Swiss cheeses. Its taste is nutty and salty when new but varies greatly with age. Since it can be quite pricy, you can substitute with regular Swiss cheese.

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Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinion and text are my own.

Recipe for Sausages and Sauerkraut Hoagie

The best part of summer is spending time with your family and friends. I am a foodie if you could not tell that before.

These Smoked Smithfield Craft Collection Yuengling Traditional Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie are absolutely amazing.

Nothing could make me happier during hot summer days than good old BBQ, smoked sausages, grilled steak, etc. The list is pretty much endless.

Anything that’s coming from my grill or smoker is like the best thing in the world to me.

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie

My family and I spend so much time outside during summer break grilling, and I assume many other families do the same.

Today I am sharing the best way to prepare Smithfield® Craft Collection™ Yuengling® Traditional Bratwurst.



They are smoked to perfection with Mesquite flavor of the pallets, then topped with sauerkraut (also cooked in my smoker in an iron skillet), then placed in a warmly toasted hoagie.

I mean can I hear you cheer, please? These were the bomb. My family couldn’t stop eating them and I am doing it next weekend because they keep asking for more. Who am I to say no, right?!

I was overwhelmed with the flavor in a good way; as well as the texture and overall perfection of the bratwurst.

Smoked Smithfield Craft Collection Yuengling Traditional Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie Recipe

My husband, who by the way lived for quite some time in Germany, can say that these are LEGIT and are really darn good sausages.

The Smithfield bratwursts are infused with real Yuengling Traditional Lager, are made with premium cuts of pork and a special blend of sweet and savory spices and no MSG.


It has roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and pairs great with grilled food. I mean beer and brats are the perfect pairings, don’t you agree?

Yuengling beer is from America’s oldest craft brewery and it has an amazingly rich amber color.

Craft Collection Yuengling Traditional Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie

As I stated above, Yuengling is America’s oldest craft brewery, which is located in Pottsville, PA, and Smithfield is located in Smithfield, VA. You guessed it right, it is the ham capital of the world.

Both come from towns with a slower, more thoughtful pace – grounded in tradition with pride for their heritage.

With that heritage comes an appreciation for quality, flavor, and family. Well, if you ask me, my friends, that makes Smithfield & Yuengling the perfect pair.

Craft Collection Yuengling Beer

Yuengling Lager beer complements these sausages perfectly, especially with some smoked sauerkraut.

If you like cold beer, smoked sausage, and the sauerkraut in a toasted hoagie, then head over to Kroger and get yourself ready for an amazing summer cookout.

You want to be a King or a Queen of your neighborhood this summer and I am telling you it cannot get any better than this.

Recipe for Smoked Smithfield Craft Collection Yuengling Traditional Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie

With 4th of July around the corner, NASCAR and football as well, these would make you the best party host. You can thank me later!

Please let me know, what is your favorite way to prep your bratwurst? Do you cook it in the beer before grilling or does it go straight on the grill?

We love them either way and leftovers, if I have any, are amazing for breakfast with some eggs.

You can find Smithfield Yuengling Bratwurst at your local Kroger.

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie
Yield: Serves 6

Bratwurst and Sauerkraut Hoagie

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The best part of summer is spending time with your family and friends. I am a foodie, if you couldn’t tell that before, and nothing could make me happier during hot summer days than good ole BBQ, smoked sausages, grilled steak, and the list is pretty much endless.


  • 2 packs Smithfield Craft Collection Yuengling Traditional Bratwurst
  • 1 jar Sauerkraut
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 3 Cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • Hoagie Bread Buns


  1. Place the bratwurst on the grill.
  2. For the best results, cook on the lower temperature, between 300 and 350°F, for about 10 minutes on one side and 10 minutes on the other.
  3. Close the lid and allow the bratwurst to smoke for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. The internal temperature of the bratwurst should be 160°F.
  5. While the bratwurst are grilling, prepare sauerkraut.
  6. Heat up the iron skillet and sauté minced garlic on the drizzle of oil.
  7. Add sauerkraut and sauté for a couple of minutes. Let it cook on the grill for 10 minutes, then close the grill and smoke it for additional 10 minutes. Add a few pinches of ground black pepper. I like to cook sauerkraut just in time for when I need to smoke bratwursts, so they are both done at the same time.
  8. Last but not least, open up the hoagies and grill them for a minute or until you get nice grill marks.
  9. Serve immediately.


Please, drink and eat responsibly!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195 Total Fat: 10g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 19mg Sodium: 517mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 7g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate, but we try our best.
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Ham and Cheese Skillet Sliders

Ham and Cheese Skillet Sliders

Recipe for Ham and Cheese Skillet Sandwiches

I make quite a lot of sliders. Different types of sliders just to experiment. These ham and cheese skillet sliders are absolutely amazing.

I must say, they are always a hit in my house. We serve them for birthdays, sporting parties like Superbowl or Olympics. I even made it for pool parties.


As you would expect, my family and friends absolutely enjoy them. There are so many possible options and versions, so needless to say, they are versatile.

I know you will love them as much as we do. If you do not eat ham then use deli turkey, chicken or beef. You can even use taco meat or grilled chicken.

I love when my kids help me make these. It just so special when they are in the kitchen with me. I cherish every single second. Do you cook with your kids or grandkids?

Even if you are an aunt or uncle take your nieces and nephews and teach them some cooking skills you have. They remember that forever.


Anyhow, writing a new blog post is becoming really difficult these days. I am writing almost every day. However, to sit and finish an actual blog post is a task that I have been putting on the side for a while. But here it is finally.

With school just around the corner, literally and figuratively, and football season already here, I thought to share these sliders that we just adore.

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To me, it’s all about sharing food so I would love to share at least a picture of your creation with others. Thank you in advance!

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Ham and Cheese Skillet Sliders
Yield: Serves 6

Ham and Cheese Skillet Sliders

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These ham and cheese skillet sliders are absolutely amazing. Easy, tasty and delicious.


  • 8-10 Sliders
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted Butter + for greasing the skillet
  • 8 Thick slices Smoked Ham
  • 8-10 Thick slices Smoked Provolone Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Dried Parsley
  • Chili powder /or crushed chili flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Lightly butter (seasoned) skillet and place bottoms of the sliders down in the skillet.
  3. Spread just a bit of butter on the bottom of each slider.
  4. Place ham (or any other type of deli meat would work as well), then add cheese.
  5. Place the tops of the sliders.
  6. Brush each slider with butter and sprinkle garlic powder, dried parsley and crushed chili flakes or powder on the top.
  7. Cover the skillet with aluminum foil, making a little dome as seen on the picture.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, then uncover completely and bake for additional 5 minutes, or until you reach a deep golden color.
  9. Carefully remove from the oven using oven mitts or a thick kitchen towel.
  10. Cut in between the sliders and serve immediately.


I do not add each ham and cheese on each slider since they are small. I just cover the bottom of the sliders completely with ham and cheese and bake it that way. When it's done, I just cut in between the sliders. If you are using larger buns, like hamburger buns and similar, I'd suggest using a large baking sheet, then you can add ham and cheese individually in for each bun.

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