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Homemade croque-monsieurs

Serrano ham Croque-monsieur

The croque-monsieur is made with ham, béchamel sauce, aged cheese (comté or gruyère), sandwich bread and pepper. 
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine French
Keyword croque monsieur
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 sandwiches
Calories 367kcal


  • 16 oz Béchamel sauce Ref: separate recipe.
  • 12 slices whole grain sandwich bread
  • 6 slices Serran ham
  • 2 cups Gruyère Grated. You can also use Comté, Emmental or Beaufort.
  • 2 tbsp ground pepper


  • Place 12 bread slices on a large metal plate. Use parchment or aluminum paper to protect the plate.
    Whole grain sandwich bread slices for croque-monsieur
  • Broil on one side for 2 minutes, then take out and flip each slice. 
  • Add a layer of béchamel sauce.
    Put bechamel sauce on all 12 bread slices
  • Place the Serrano ham.
  • Put a small amount of cheese on top of the ham.
    Add a first layer of cheese on the ham
  • Cover with the remaining halves.
    Place the top half on the ham
  • Add another layer of béchamel and cheese, then place in the oven for 5-10 more minutes.
    Add more bechamel and cheese on top
  • Serve immediately.
    Homemade croque-monsieurs


Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Calcium: 531mg | Iron: 2.4mg