Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Serve fruit with this kid-friendly take on the classic croque monsieur.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat broiler to high.

Step 2

Place bread in a single layer on a baking sheet; broil 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until lightly toasted. Spread 2 teaspoons mustard blend on each bread slice. Top each serving with 2 bacon slices, 3 tomato slices, and about 3 tablespoons cheese. Broil 3 minutes or until cheese melts.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Flavorful sandwich, better with tweaks

September 14, 2016
This makes a great lunch for when tomatoes are in season.  Otherwise, I would substitute something else, like roasted red pepper.  Canadian bacon is very expensive and hard to find in most of the US, certainly not a kitchen staple, so we opt for sliced ham.  We also like it with rye bread.  We're not big on the taste of broiled/cooked tomatoes on sandwiches, so we put the cheese on top of the ham, broil it, then add sliced tomatoes with salt and pepper on top.

Christopher51's Review

October 10, 2014
I like to kick this up a notch with some Romaine Lettuce that I’ve cut into 1/2” strips, tossed with some olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper, then roasted on a baking sheet in a 350 deg. oven until wilted; about 15 min.. I also use a good quality Swiss cheese. Gruyère cheese, as we say down south, “They’s real proud of it” (it’s expensive). And if you really want to go all-out, try this with fried green tomatoes; tomatoes preferably seasoned with Creole or Cajun seasoning, like “Slap Ya’ Mamma.” As Guy Fieri would say, “It’s crazy good.”

whiterosecute's Review

December 11, 2013

beezer825's Review

June 07, 2013
This is so good! Quick and easy too. I like to use a whole mustard seed dijon and whatever white cheese I have on hand, not a huge fan of gruyere I agree it is overpriced and not strong enough for what I like. Sharp white cheddar is delicious! I will make this over and over again, just so good!!

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

sukeedog's Review

July 07, 2012
This was tasty - we used a ham steak since the store was out of Canadian bacon, and I also subbed gouda since I'm not a huge fan of gruyere. Best part is that this took all of 3 minutes to make!

cfstroud's Review

July 06, 2012
This is a quick and easy recipe perfect for summer tomatoes. I didn't have vegenase, so I made my own using 4 tsp Canola mayonnaise and 4 tsp dijon mustard. I would recommend using the Gruyere cheese. It is pricey, but you don't need much. Broil these until they turn lightly brown.

Ltoeat's Review

June 29, 2012
I would use a different cheese that melt softer, this just got hard and crusty on top. Gruyère is expensive and is similar to smoked gouda.

EastMadison's Review

June 28, 2012

mrspotts's Review

June 22, 2012
Delicious and so simple. Great for lunch.