Tuna Croque Monsieur

Parisians really know how to satisfy the senses. The Croque Monsieur was named from the French verb “croquer” which means “to bite”! Prefer a cheesier bite? Top with extra cheese and broil until bubbly.

Total Time 4 Servings


  • ½ cup basil, loosely packed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 8 slices hearty whole wheat bread
  • 2 (5 ounce) cans Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil, drained
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Place basil and mayonnaise in the work bowl of a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Arrange tuna, arugula and half the cheese on 4 bread slices; top with remaining bread.
  3. Place butter in a griddle or large skillet over medium high heat. Add sandwiches and cook until deep golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Sprinkle top with parmesan cheese and serve hot.