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Vegan Croque Monsieur Pizza

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Yes! I took a Croque Monsieur sandwich and turned it into a pizza. I also made it vegan! Full disclaimer: I have never eaten a REAL Croque Monsieur sandwich. I saw this sandwich while I was watching television and I have been dreaming of it ever since. My craving finally was strong enough to begin thinking of how to veganize the recipe. During this process, I decided that this would be great as a pizza and thus this recipe was born.

For this recipe, I used a full recipe of my basic pizza dough but you can feel free to use store-bought. For the cheese, I used vegan smoked gouda slices from Whole Foods but you can use any vegan cheese that you prefer. I used applewood-smoked vegan ham from Sweet Earth which is out of this world! I highly recommend giving it a try. All of this goodness is topped with the most amazing vegan bechamel sauce I have ever made.

This pizza has quickly moved up to one of my favorites on this blog. I encourage you to give it a try!

Croque Monsieur Pizza

Yes! I made a Croque Monsieur sandwich into a pizza
Servings 1 16″ pizza
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Equipment

  • large cast iron skillet

Ingredients

  • Basic Pizza Dough recipe or 1 package store-bought dough dough recipe linked above
  • 2 Tbsp plant-based butter divided
  • 5 slices of plant-based cheese
  • 8 slices of vegan ham
  • fresh thyme leaves to finish

Bechamel Sauce Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp plant-based butter
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened original plant-based milk
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • tsp nutmeg
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 500°F and place cast iron pan inside oven while preheating
    Croque Monsieur Pizza
  • While oven is preheating make the bechamel sauce by heating a small sauce pan over medium heat
  • Add 2 Tbsp of plant-based butter to the pan and melt
  • When butter is melted, take a whisk and add the flour while whisking until combined and let mixture cook for 1 minute while stirring occasionally
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  • Add ⅓ cup of the plant-based milk and whisk vigorously until everything is smooth; repeat until all of the milk is added to the mixture
  • Turn down the heat to low and let bechamel simmer, until it is thick
  • Season with salt and the remaining spices
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  • Once the oven is preheated carefully remove the skillet and drop 1 Tbsp of plant-based butter into the pan. Brush butter as it melts to coat the pan
  • Roll the pizza dough out into a circle about the size of your skillet and drop into the pan spreading the dough to touch all sides
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  • Melt the remaining 1 Tbsp of plant-based butter and brush it over the top of the dough
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  • Top dough with plant-based cheese slices and vegan ham slices
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  • Pour your desired amount of bechamel sauce over the pizza
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  • Bake pizza for 12 – 15 minutes until crust is golden
  • Sprinkle fresh thyme leaves over pizza and serve
    Croque Monsieur Pizza
Course: Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine: American, French, Italian
Keyword: French Flavour, pizza, Plant-based Cheese, Plant-based Meat, vegan, vegan recipes

Please let me know how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below and tag @anothervegan.foodblog on Instagram and hashtag it #anothervegan.foodblog.

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