Croque Madame Egg Bake

Croque Madame Egg Bake

The classic French Croque Madame is the inspiration for the flavors in this crowd pleasing egg bake.

35 min.prep time 2:00total time
4 servings
000 Ratings

Ingredients

Egg Bake

6 cups English muffin bread cubes
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, melted
4 cups coarsely chopped Swiss chard
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon country-style Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) thinly sliced Black Forest ham, chopped

Sauce

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon country-style Dijon mustard
2 ounces shredded Gruyere cheese

Directions

Heat oven to 350ºF. Spray 2-quart baking dish with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. 

Combine bread cubes and 2 tablespoons melted butter in bowl; toss to coat. Spread in even layer on baking sheet. Bake, turning cubes halfway through, 20 minutes or until cubes are crisp and beginning to brown. 

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add Swiss chard; cook 5 minutes or until wilted. Remove from heat. 

Combine 3 cups milk, eggs, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in bowl; beat with whisk. Stir in toasted bread cubes, cooked Swiss chard and chopped ham. Spread egg mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in small saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add flour and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; cook 2 minutes. Stir in 1 cup milk and 1 tablespoon mustard with whisk; cook until bubbly around edges and slightly thickened. Remove from heat; stir in cheese until melted. Serve sauce over servings of egg bake.

Recipe Tip

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Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 580

Fat: 28g

Cholesterol: 360mg

Sodium: 1450mg

Carbohydrates: 44g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 35g

Recipe #16099©2014Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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