When it comes to food, the French have it down! From roast chicken to tarte tatin, there are so many French dishes that look impressive but are surprisingly easy to make. Take a cue from our friends across the pond and make a French-inspired meal to celebrate Bastille Day. Just click through the slideshow to get your next foodie fix.

Croque Monsieur

A staple in French bistros, we’re pretty sure the cheesy, creamy croque monsieur will be a hit in your house too. Food Nasty’s recipe uses a ham and cheese sandwich as its base, which is then slathered in béchamel sauce and melted under the broiler. Drooling yet? To grab the recipe, click here.

photo: Food Nasty


Have you tried any French-inspired cuisine with your family? Share your kids’ reactions in the comments below.

—Susie Foresman