Croque Monsieur Bake

Croque Monsieur Bake. Delicious and Simple Make Ahead Breakfast {The Mommy Games}

I love the start of a new school year. Fresh notebooks and pencils. Backpacks and lunchboxes that haven’t been ripped and dirtied. A whole new set of classes and teachers. It’s my inner nerd that really gets excited about these sorts of things. I have a whole set of goals that I’m working to implement that will keep our family running smoothly with the start of school. This will be the first year that Brandon goes to school every single day (though just in the mornings), and I’m thinking that having to have everyone up and ready 5 days a week is going to be an interesting challenge.

One of the things I’m focused on is revamping our breakfast routine. My kids aren’t huge breakfast eaters. They just aren’t super interested in eating as soon as they wake-up, and are usually content with just some cereal and fruit. I’m not great about breakfast either, since I usually run around 9 am, which means I can only handle a small snack when I wake-up.  I generally wait until lunch to have a real meal (for all you interested runners – I do have a recovery shake right after my runs so I’m not totally going without). Since Brandon will be at school all morning, I want to make sure that he has something more filling in his stomach, so I’ve been experimenting with different hardy breakfast options. And I LOVE the idea of breakfasts that can be made the night before.

This baked dish is like making a bunch of croque monsieur sandwiches at one time, and would be an amazing brunch option. You could even serve it for dinner if that’s more your speed. It’s cheesy, savory, salty – you really get a whole range of flavors in this easy to assemble dish. It’s a great way to get protein and carbs into your little one and send them off for the day on the right foot. Feel free to change up the type of bread, cheese and even meat with whatever your family likes.

What are your favorite breakfast dishes to serve the kids before school?



  1. Good luck with breakfast and out the door! Remember, they can also have a “take along” item, too – which on those out of control mornings, really helps.

  2. This is going to be a dinner item for me and maybe change one of the cheeses to Camembert and meat to turkey. Add a mixed salad and we’re set.

  3. I LOVE Croque Monsieur! I would eat the entire batch! I would love this for breakfast, dinner, snack! Anytime of the day. Good luck with those hectic mornings! I have a feeling you will be just fine!
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  4. This looks so awesome! And so frenchy french, yum. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  5. THis looks yummy, and I bet your kids enjoyed every bit of it! Deb @ Kneaded Creations
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  6. Ashley, this looks delicious. My kids aren’t big breakfast eaters either so I know how you feel. I know they have to be starving by lunch if I don’t make them eat something. This looks like a great option! Thanks for sharing!
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    • My kids do the same thing, and will usually devour lunch unless I coax them into eating something substantial in the mornings. Maybe they will catch on one day! :)

  7. I think this should be called “Croque Madame Bake” since it contains eggs.
    A Croque Monsieur sandwich has no egg.

  8. Oh my gosh! I neeeed this for lunch! Yum!
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  9. I’ve never heard of this but it sure sounds and looks delicious! :)
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    • Thanks Liz! We had a croque Monsieur when we were over in France a few years ago, so I knew it was cheesy and yummy. :)

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  11. This looks PERFECT for my upcoming family holiday! Can I freeze it instead of refrigerating, do you think?


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