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January 10, 2011

Paula Deen’s Croque Monsieur Casserole for 338 calories

Filed under: Under 350 — My Recipe Calories @ 6:28 pm
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Paula Deen really doesn’t disappoint!  This was delicious!  A high class version of a ham and cheese sandwich.  I lowered the calories on her original casserole by changing it from a croque madame (with a fried egg on top) to a croque monsieur (without the fried egg).  I bet this would be absolutely delicious with the fried egg though.  Also, as usual, I substituted my own lower calorie ingredients.  In case you’re interested though, here is her original recipe.

Croque Monsieur Casserole 340 calories per serving
6 servings    
  Calories per Total
Ingredients serving Calories
6 Tbs light whipped butter 1 Tbs = 45 270
1/4 c all purpose flour 1 Tbs = 50 200
3 cups Almond Breeze Milk 1 cup = 40 120
1 Tbs dijon mustard 1 Tbs = 5 5
3/4 tsp salt 0 0
1/2 tsp nutmeg 0 0
10 slices light white bread 2 slices = 70 350
8 oz. deli sliced ham 2 oz. = 50 200
8 oz. gouda cheese 1 oz. = 110 880
  Total calories = 2025
  1/6 recipe 338

1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.  Spray a 9”x13” pan with olive oil spray.

2) In a sauce pan, melt the light butter until bubbling. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk and cook until thick and bubbling, 3 to 5 minutes more. Whisk in the mustard, salt, and nutmeg.

3) Put 5 slices of the bread on the bottom of the pan, then half of the ham, then half of the cheese.  Pour half the sauce on top. Then repeat the layers again, ending with the sauce on top. Bake the casserole for 20-25 minutes, until brown and bubbling. Remove it from the oven and cut into 6 equal pieces.

4) Enjoy!



  1. Beautiful and delicious looking! I can’t wait to try this. You’re quite the knowledgeable one with these French terms, n’est pas?
    I really didn’t know the egg was the difference between a monsieur and a madame! Thank you.

    Comment by sandma1half — January 10, 2011 @ 6:44 pm | Reply

    • Hi Sandra! Apparently the fried egg on top looks like the female breast? So that is what makes it a madame. I have to say – this casserole was delicious. Even the baby was willing to eat it. 🙂

      Comment by My Recipe Calories — January 11, 2011 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

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