Croque Madame Breakfast Casserole turns a classic french sandwich into a brunch dish that’s sure to end up on your “must make” list!
Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year! Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country will showcase their best brunch dishes, from cocktails to casseroles, breakfast breads, sandwiches and salads – there is something for everyone!
A lot of people like sweet brunch dishes. French toast, donuts, pancakes doused in syrup, desserts, and more. I lean a little to the savory side for my breakfast casserole ideas. I think it helps balance the booze consumption a little better. Hence this breakfast casserole. If you’ve never heard of a Croque Madame, it’s a fancy French grilled cheese with a fried egg on top. A little cheese, some béchamel, a touch of dijon, ham, and egg. I mean really what’s not to love? But let’s mess with that whole idea and put it all in a big baking dish!
Think of this as a chopped up saucy Croque Madame. The only difference is that the eggs are baked instead of fried. Full disclosure, this was my first time baking eggs. They didn’t bake evenly and I was bummed. (That ridiculously yellow egg is over hard, the others were still runny. Thank goodness!) Definitely cover your casserole loosely with some tin foil to prevent any single egg from cooking faster than the rest. You’re trying to get the whites cooked, the yolks will follow suit. But the sauce is awesome and this casserole is the bee’s knees. If you’re wearing of putting eggs on top, don’t fret! Leave ’em off and call it a Croque Monsieur Breakfast Casserole instead. Cause that’s the only difference in the sandwiches…the egg. Ta-da!
Join us for Brunch today with these recipes from the #BrunchWeek Bloggers!
Grape Mojito from The Spiffy Cookie.
Caramelized Onion, Kale, Bacon and Cheddar Strata from Love and Confections.
Kale and Toasted Quinoa Egg White Scramble from Take A Bite Out Of Boca.
Breakfast Enchiladas from Cooking in Stilettos
Croque Madame Breakfast Casserole from Bread Booze Bacon.
Rainbow Chard and Cheddar Cheese Frittata from My Catholic Kitchen.
Bread, Grains, and Pastries:
Perfect French Toast from Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine.
Oat Breakfast Cookies from Pink Cake Plate.
Cinnamon Oatmeal Pancakes with Spiced Pear Syrup from The Redhead Baker.
Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Muffins from Making Miracles.
Classic Buttermilk Pancakes from That Skinny Chick Can Bake.
Bacci Bread and Pear Pudding from A Day in the Life on the Farm.
Pear Coffee Cake and Fruit & Cheese Salad from Sew You Think You Can Cook.
Waldorf Quinoa Chicken Salad from Cupcake & Kale Chips.
Fruits, Vegetables, and Sides:
Chilled Strawberry Soup from The Suburban Soapbox
Orange Blossom Olive Oil Cake with Mango Citrus Glaze from Taste Cook Sip.
Walnut Meringue Banana Mess from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner.