Croque Monsieur

January 27, 2019

Croque Monsieur

Break time! Enjoy a quick, yummy snack à la Parisian café today! *miam-miam*

Croque Monsieur

A croque monsieur is a French-style baked or fried boiled ham and cheese sandwich. Craving grilled cheese? Satisfy the craving with this recipe!


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups hot whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt*
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper*
  • 8 ounces baked ham, sliced but not paper thin
  • Pinch nutmeg*
  • 5 cups Comte or Gruyere cheese, grated
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan*
  • 16 slices white sandwich bread
  • Dijon mustard*
    • *Available from Well Seasoned


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour all at once, stirring with a wooden spoon for 2 minutes. Slowly pour the hot milk into the butter–flour mixture and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce is thickened. Off the heat add the salt, pepper, nutmeg, 1/2 cup grated Gruyere, and the Parmesan and set aside.
  3. To toast the bread, place the slices on 2 baking sheets and bake for 5 minutes. Turn each slice and bake for another 2 minutes, until toasted.
  4. Lightly brush half the toasted breads with mustard, add a slice of ham to each, and sprinkle with half the remaining Gruyere. Top with another piece of toasted bread. Slather the tops with the cheese sauce, sprinkle with the remaining Gruyere, and bake the sandwiches for 5 minutes. Turn on the broiler and broil for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the topping is bubbly and lightly browned. Serve hot.

Prep Time:

10 Minutes

Cook time:

10 Minutes

Yield: 8 Sandwiches

Photo credit: Pauline Mak.

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