Classic Croque Monsieur Classic Croque Monsieur

Classic Croque Monsieur ImageImage by: Maya Visnyei  Author: Canadian Living

Topped with creamy béchamel sauce and melted Gruyère cheese, this is bistro food at its best.  Serve with a simple salad.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Cooking time 6 minutes
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Portion size 4 servings




Béchamel: In small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add flour and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Whisk in milk and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer, whisking, until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in nutmeg, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Spread mustard over 4 of the bread slices; top each with 1 slice each Gruyère cheese and ham. Top with remaining bread. Brush butter over outsides of bread.

Heat large ovenproof skillet over medium heat; brush with oil. Cook sandwiches until golden, about 3 minutes per side.

Pour béchamel onto sandwiches, without dripping down sides; sprinkle with shredded Gruyère cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and light golden, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Fibre 7 g
  • Sodium 944 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 560.0
  • Total fat 30 g
  • Potassium 380 mg
  • Cholesterol 84 mg
  • Saturated fat 15 g
  • Total carbohydrate 43 g


  • Iron 19.0
  • Folate 31.0
  • Calcium 53.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
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Classic Croque Monsieur