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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.

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35 min
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time


Egg Bake

6 cups English muffin bread cubes

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter, melted

1 bunch (4 cups) Swiss chard, coarsely chopped

3 cups milk

6 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 teaspoon country-style Dijon mustard

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

6 ounces (1 1/2 cups) thinly sliced Black Forest ham, chopped


1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Unsalted Butter

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 cup milk

1 tablespoon country-style Dijon mustard

2 ounces shredded Gruyère cheese

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    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.

  4. STEP 4

    Whisk 3 cups milk, eggs, 1 teaspoon mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper together in bowl until well mixed. 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.

  5. STEP 5

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

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Nutrition (1 serving)

290 Calories
14 Fat (g)
180 Cholesterol (mg)
750 Sodium (mg)
22 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
18 Protein (g)
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