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Croque Monsieur Soup

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Croque Monsieur Soup
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Servings 8
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A twist on the classic French bistro sandwich -- creamy cheese soup with ham, topped with a thick slice of cheesy French bread -- Ooh la la!
Updated Sep 26, 2017

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 large sweet onions, cut in half and thickly sliced (4 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups Progresso™ unsalted chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, cut in cubes
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese or Gruyère cheese (10 oz)
  • 2 cups chopped cooked ham (about 10 oz)
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 slices (1-inch thick) French bread
  • Cornichons, if desired
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 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. Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds. Sprinkle flour on onion mixture; cook and stir constantly 1 minute. Slowly stir in chicken broth. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cook uncovered 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 2
    Stir in cream cheese; stirring constantly with whisk until smooth. 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. Stir in ham, 2 teaspoons of the Dijon mustard and the salt; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    Serve soup topped with bread slices and cornichons.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Croque Monsieur roughly translates to “Mister Crispy,” a traditional French ham and cheese sandwich with toasted bread, covered with a béchamel sauce and more cheese, baked or fried.
  • tip 2
    The long, slow cooking of the onions gives this soup its rich caramelized-onion flavor and color.
  • tip 3
    Gruyère cheese is a rich, nutty, buttery-tasting form of Swiss, without the holes.

Nutrition

600 Calories, 42g Total Fat, 25g Protein, 29g Total Carbohydrate, 7g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
600
Calories from Fat
380
Total Fat
42g
65%
Saturated Fat
25g
124%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
135mg
44%
Sodium
1240mg
52%
Potassium
410mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate
29g
10%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
7g
Protein
25g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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