Croque Monsieur Soup Recipe

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Croque Monsieur Soup

Mikekey K

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@Mikekey

A twist on the classic French bistro sandwich.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 c
butter
2 large
sweet onions, cut in half and thickly sliced (4 cups)
2 tsp
finely chopped garlic
1/4 c
all purpose flour
3 c
low-sodium chicken broth
8 oz
cream cheese, cut into cubes
2 c
half and half
2 1/2 c
swiss cheese, shredded (or gruyere)
2 c
chopped cooked ham (10 oz)
3 tsp
dijon mustard
1/2 tsp
salt
8 slice
(1-inch thick) french bread

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In 5-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium-high heat until sizzling. Cook onions in butter 13 to 15 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are light golden brown.
2
Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds. Sprinkle flour on onion mixture; cook and stir constantly 1 minute.
Slowly stir in chicken stock. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3
Stir in cream cheese; stirring constantly with whisk until smooth.
4
Stir in half-and-half until blended. Slowly add 2 cups of the cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until cheese is melted.
5
Stir in ham, 2 teaspoons of the Dijon mustard and the salt; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
6
Meanwhile, set oven control to broil. Place French bread slices on ungreased cookie sheet. Spread remaining 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard evenly on cut sides of bread. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Broil with tops 5 inches from heat 1 to 2 minutes or just until cheese is melted and golden brown. Watch carefully so cheese does not burn.
7
Serve soup in individual bowls and top each with a bread slice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cream Soups
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: French