Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

The famous french grill sandwich, Croque Monsieur is an easy lunch to prepare.
This is definitely to go in the comfort food category. It gives you a warm a cozy feeling.
You can have it on the go or accompany by a salad.
I give here an authentic french recipe, with the bechamel sauce, some prefer it without depending on the region. You can follow the bechamel recipe linked here.
Bon appétit!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 1
Calories 386 kcal


  • 2 slices of soft bread
  • 1 slice of ham
  • ½ cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup bechamel sauce follow the bechamel recepie
  • 30 g All-purpose flour
  • 30 g butter
  • 50 cl milk
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 pinch grated nutmeg


  • Gather the ingredients. If you prepare the béchamel from scratch start by that following the recipe. Then preheat the oven at 410°F Gas, Mark 6 (210°C).
  • Slice the bread
  • Spread some béchamel out on the top of the two slices of bread.
  • Add some grated cheese on top of the béchamel on both slices.
  • Add the ham to one of the slices, it will be the bottom one.
  • Put the to slice on top of the ham, with the béchamel and grated cheese up.
  • Bake it in the oven at 410°F Gas, Mark 6 (210°C) for about 10-15 min until grilled. The cheese should have melted and got a golden color but the bread should not be too brown. Et voilà!
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Calories: 386kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 20gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 68mgSodium: 443mgPotassium: 194mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 697IUCalcium: 503mgIron: 2mg
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