If you love a ham and cheese sandwich then you’ll love this easy breakfast dish! This takes the classic French breakfast sandwich and turns it into a delicious casserole for the whole family. We chose mustard as it’s the most traditional condiment for ham and cheese, but use any spread you like (here’s looking at you, pesto). It’s important to let your casserole rest for at least half an hour to let the bread soak up all the custardy goodness, so schedule your Suvie to be finished at least 3 hours and 45 minutes from your start time if you plan on cooking it right away.
Croque Madame Breakfast Casserole
- 1 baguette, preferably day old
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
- 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 6 oz thin-sliced deli ham
- 3 oz Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¾ cup half and half or heavy cream
- 4 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 oz grated Parmesan cheese (about ¼ cup)
- 1 bunch fresh parsley, chives, or thyme for garnish
Spray a Suvie pan with cooking spray. Cut baguette in half lengthwise. Butter one side of the baguette and spread Dijon mustard along the other.
Slice into ½” pieces and arrange stacked with deli ham slices in the sprayed Suvie pan (you may not be able to fit entire baguette into Suvie pan).
Sprinkle with Gruyère cheese.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together the whole milk, half and half, eggs, egg yolks, salt, and ground pepper. Pour the mixture over the bread in the pan. Top with parmesan cheese.
Allow the casserole to rest at least 30 minutes before cooking in Suvie (you can schedule your Suvie to finish half an hour later to achieve this rest period) in order for the bread to soak up the milk and eggs. Fill reservoir, enter cook settings, and cook now or schedule.
My Cook > Slow Cook & Starch Settings
HIGH, 1 hour and 30 minutes
Starch: 0 minute
After the cook, remove the pan from Suvie. Cut into pieces and serve with a sprinkle of fresh herbs.
Nutritional Information per serving (8 servings per recipe): Calories 315, Total Fat 29.1g, Total Carbohydrates 25.9g, Total Sodium 587.7mg, Total Protein 24.5g