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Asparagus & Spring Onion Croque Monsieur

Crisp spring asparagus can be prepared in so many delicious ways: soups, pasta, risotto…of course, we’re partial to the “cover in cheese” method. This spring-y croque monsieur uses a plain béchamel sauce, but feel free to add in some grated Gruyere and parmesan to make it a Mornay. Top with additional cheese. Dinner is served.

While I didn’t even miss the meat on my spring vegetable croque monsieur, I suspect that a few slices of ham would bring my favorite breakfast sandwich even closer to home. Just know that if you can make a bechamel, and if you can get your hands on some good bread, some sort of Gruyère-like cheese, and some fresh thyme, you have the foundation for a daydream-worthy croque monsieur.

Get the recipe on Alexandra Cooks

Photo by Alexandra Cooks

Rebecca Haley-Park

Rebecca Haley-Park is culture's senior editor and resident stinky cheese cheerleader. A native New Englander, she now lives and works in Boston.

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