Croque monsieur

I love croque monsieur. It’s easy to make, so comforting, and never disappointing.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 10 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 394 / Protein 30g / Carbohydr. 4g / Fat 29g

Ingredients (4 servings)

8 slicestoast
4 tspDijon mustard
4 slicesham
4 slicessliced cheese (e.g. Gruyère, Gouda)
200 mlsauce Mornay
150 ghard cheese (e.g. Gruyère, Parmesan)


baking sheet, oven, fine grater, parchment paper

Wine Tip

IPA (India Pale Ale)
A fruity, slightly tart, and tangy beer is a great addition to hearty meals. The spicy ham pairs well with the bitterness of the hops, while the fruity aromas serve as a nice counterpart to the spice of the mustard.

Step 1

Croque monsieur

Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Place half of toasts on a parchment-lined baking sheet.Spread an even layer of mustard over them . Follow up with a slice of ham, a slice of cheese, and an even layer of part of the sauce Mornay.

baking sheet, oven, parchment paper

4 slices toast / 4 tsp Dijon mustard / 4 slices ham / 4 slices sliced cheese / 100 ml sauce Mornay

Step 2

Croque monsieur

Top with remaining toast. Spread an even amount of remainder of sauce Mornay on top of each croque monsieur and then grate hard cheese on top. Place in preheated oven at 200°C/390°F for approx. 5 – 10 min. until cheese is golden and melted. Enjoy!

fine grater

4 slices toast / 100 ml sauce Mornay / 150 g hard cheese