La Madeleine Croque Monsieur

The La Madeleine Croque Monsieur is a fancy ham and cheese sandwich. If you have never had one, you should try one of these amazing ham and cheese sandwiches.

The La Madeleine Croquet Monsieur is an amazing sandwich that you are going to love this copycat recipe.

Croque Monsieur Sandwich

If you are lucky you have tried a La Madeleine Croque Monsieur before, if not, you can enjoy this favorite menu item that is served. If you like Swiss cheese and ham sandwiches you are in luck.

In reality, this is a ham and cheese sandwich that has the classic French Mornay cheese sauce poured over the top of the sandwich. The sandwich is then broiled until the cheese begins to brown.

La Madeleine uses their honey wheat berry bread for the sandwich. You could choose any bread that you prefer. Traditionally this sandwich is made with a sweet bread like a brioche. Again, you can use the type of bread you like the best.

Recipe Notes

For this recipe I like to use my toaster broiler oven, I simply lay the buttered sandwiches directly on the rack so both sides of the bread brown at once.

When I go back to cook it the second time I lay the sandwich onto a baking sheet, and then add the cheese sauce, and a touch of additional cheese before placing it under the broiler for the second time.

Never fear, if you don’t have a toaster broiler oven, chances are your oven has a broil feature. You may want to move the rack closer to the heating elements for optimal browning.

Croque Monsieur With Fried Egg

There is another variation to this sandwich, La Madeleine does not serve this one, but it is simply the Croque Monsieur sandwich with a fried egg added to the top.

Make a lovely Croquet Madame sandwich with this easy recipe.

Love having a fancy brunch? Why not try some of these favorites?
La Madeleine Quiche Lorraine
La Madeleine Country Potato Soup
La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup

The La Madeleine Croquet Monsieur is an amazing sandwich that you are going to love this copycat recipe.

La Madeleine Croque Monsieur

Enjoy this fancy ham and cheese sandwich. 
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: French
Keyword: La Madeleine Croque Monsieur
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 661kcal


The Sandwich

  • 4 pieces honey wheat bread
  • 8 slices ham
  • 2 ounces Swiss cheese
  • 2 teaspoons butter

The Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  • Assemble two sandwiches with 4 slices of ham, and 1 ounce of Swiss cheese. Butter the sandwiches with 1 teaspoon of butter per sandwich. Either broil the sandwiches in a toaster broiler oven or toast in a pan. 
  • To make the sauce heat together 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of flour in a small saucepan. Stir the flour and butter in the saucepan over medium heat. Cook the roux for about 2 minutes. Gradually add the milk in small amounts. Stir the milk in until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Once all of the milk is added add the cheese in small amounts. Add in a pinch of black pepper. 
  • When all of the cheese has been added and it has melted through spoon 2 to 3 tablespoons of sauce over the toasted sandwiches. Sprinkle a bit of cheese over each sandwich and place the sandwich back under a hot broiler until the cheese begins to melt and brown.



Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 1581mg | Potassium: 523mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Calcium: 584mg | Iron: 1.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Erin

    5 stars
    I often make Croque Madames (when you add the egg) with a cheater bechmel sauce, but will have to try your recipe. Sounds great!

    • Stephanie

      I think any cheese should work just fine. The making of the sauce is a common technique that you can use. I would like this with a sharp cheddar, other cheeses that I think would work well, brie without the rind, a horseradish cheddar. Costco had a white cheddar with bacon that would be good 😉

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