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Quarantine Croque Monsieur | No Thanks to Cake

This recipe comes together with just a few pantry ingredients and is reminiscent of enjoying brunch at your favorite French with dear friends. Perfect for these times of quarantine.
Servings 1


  • 2 slices your favorite bread
  • 2 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. dijon mustard, rounded
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper more if desired
  • 1 thin slice red onion


  • Cook your turkey bacon in the microwave, per package instructions (about 1 minute.)
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add flour and whisk continuously until mixture turns a golden brown color (about 1-2 minutes)
  • Add milk, whisking often, until mixture is smooth and slightly thickened, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in mustard, salt, pepper, and 2 Tbsp. cheese.
  • ArrangeĀ 1 slices bread on a baking sheet. Spread with half the cheese sauce. Top with bacon and remaining bread. Spread remaining cheese sauce over sandwich. Top with a few onion rings and dust with remaining 2 Tbsp. cheese.
  • Conventional Oven: Bake until bubbly, 10 to 12 minutes. Increase oven to broil. Broil until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.
    Airfryer: Cook in airfyer for 7-9 minutes at 370, checking to assure it achieves desired level of brownness. Let cool slightly before serving.