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Croque Monsieur

Course Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine French
Keyword grilled ham and cheese, sandwich
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 people
Calories 580 kcal


  • 2 slices of white French bread 2 slices of French bread
  • butter butter
  • gruyere cheese gruyere cheese
  • thinly sliced ham thinly sliced ham
  • bechamel cream bechamel cream
  • gruyere gruyere, grated


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk 2 cups whole milk
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper
  • nutmeg nutmeg



  1. Melt butter in a saucepan. Add the flour and stir together until smoothly blended. Add milk gradually and whisk constantly until a blended and no lumps are formed.

    Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper


  1. Butter the slices of bread and fill with layers gruyere cheese and ham. On a skillet over medium heat add a dot of butter (or butter the bread) and place the croque monsieur over it and brown lightly both sides.

  2. Warm the broiler. Place the croque monsieur on a cookie sheet, top with bechamel cream, and some more gruyere cheese. Broil until the cheese melts and gets a golden color.

Nutrition Facts
Croque Monsieur
Amount Per Serving
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 213mg9%
Potassium 644mg18%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1490IU30%
Calcium 551mg55%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.