Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles

Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles

Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles – everyone’s favorite classic deli sandwich, stuffed into a crispy golden waffle – perfect for weekend brunch or leftover lunch!


One of the most popular sandwiches at that deli I ran was a toasted Croque Monsieur. I am positive it still is. Equal to the espresso line in the morning and the lineup for soup on cold Portland days, the line for hot sandwiches snaked around the store.

Just thinking about all of that brings nostalgia – I am ready for crisp cool fall days.

Soup. Lining up for your food cart favorite.

Walking down the street drinking warm coffee, cold morning air that you can see your breath in.

Hot sandwiches toasted on a panini press.

or stuffed waffles.

Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffle

I recently revisited up my habit of stuffing things into waffles. I have some good ones (almost thought about making it my Vegan MoFo theme…), although stuffing a waffle with tahini kale may still top the list of Strange but Good.

The recipe I am sharing today? Is one hundred percent Straight Up Good.

Also? I will take any excuse to eat cornichons.

Croque Monsieur Waffles

croque monsieur stuffed waffles

YIELD: four Belgian style waffles

dairy and egg free, vegan


your favorite waffle recipe
4 slices vegan ham
4 slices vegan cheese (I used ‘provolone’)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
cornichons for garnish


Slice ham and cheese into smaller pieces to stack / fit the size of the waffle. Pour a small amount (1/4 to 1/3 cup, depending on size of iron) into prepared waffle iron. Place ham and cheese slices in the middle, leaving an edge. Spread mustard over cheese, cover with another 1/4 cup batter.

Close and cook per machine instructions. I cooked mine about 3-4 minutes on one side, flipping and cooking another minute (using a waffle iron that flips).

Vegan Croque Monsieur Stuffed Waffles

Spell-check wanted to change cornichon to unicorn.

I love that.




  1. says

    I 100% think you should link this up friday for #strangebutgood.

    Croque Monsieur is one of my favorites… there’s a fancy bar here that sells them… out of all the crazy, delicious items on their menu, I am forced to order this every time I go. I can’t even imagine how awesome this is with a waffle.

  2. Laurel says

    You are SUCH a clever girl, always have been. I once had a waffle iron and gave it away! Obviously there’s a LOT more self control in your house than mine. :-)

  3. says

    Holy waffles, this is such a cool idea! Whodathunk I was in good company that time I “stuffed” pancakes with (vegan) sausage (and everyone thought I was crazy!). I really feel vindicated. 😉

  4. says

    You RAN a deli? Kristina, I am personally offended you are no longer running one. I would totally have come, made you make me waffles and have a shot of sriracha with you.

    In the meantime, I’ll just have these waffles.

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