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These Croque Monsieur Baked sandwiches are filled ham and cheese and topped with bechamel sauce and gruyere cheese. An easy recipe for dinner or brunch.

Easy Croque Monsieur Sandwiches

These Croque Monsieur Baked sandwiches are filled ham and cheese and topped with bechamel sauce and gruyere cheese. An easy recipe for dinner or brunch.
Course Brunch, Entree
Cuisine French
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 697 kcal
Author Tiffany Bendayan

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Bread
  • 8 oz ham I used smoked turkey
  • 2 cups Gruyere cheese grated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

For Bechamel Sauce

  1. Warm the milk in the microwave
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat
  3. When the butter is melted, add the flour and whisk until incorporated and the flour is cooked (about 45 seconds to 1 minute)
  4. Add the warm milk and whisk vigorously to avoid lumps
  5. Keep whisking until the sauce starts getting thick and creamy.
  6. When it boils, remove from heat and add the dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of gruyere cheese, salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Mix until combined
  7. Meanwhile, toast the bread slices slightly in the oven or toaster
  8. Place the toasted bread slices on a sheet pan or a grill pan
  9. Add the ham to 4 of slices of bread
  10. Top the ham with grated gruyere cheese
  11. Place the remaining bread slices over the gruyere cheese to make the sandwich
  12. Top each of the 4 sandwiches with the warm bechamel sauce and extra gruyere cheese
  13. Broil for 3-4 minutes or until the top is bubbly and toasted
  14. Remove from oven, slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Croque Monsieur Sandwiches
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 697 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 1300mg57%
Potassium 398mg11%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 985IU20%
Calcium 820mg82%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.