Croque Monsieur Recipe - The best Ham & Cheese Sandwich ever - Chef Jean-Pierre

Croque Monsieur Recipe - The best Ham & Cheese Sandwich ever!

Hello there friends, Croque Monsieur Recipe today! The best ham and cheese sandwich recipe you will ever have! This sandwich takes a little bit of time to prepare but it is well worth it! You have to try this Croque Monsieur Recipe at least once!
4.35 from 41 votes

Recipe Video


Makes 2 Sandwiches

  • 4 slices of Sandwich Bread crust removed and lightly toasted
  • ¼ pounds Baked Ham sliced very thinly

Mornay Sauce (makes enough for at least 4 Sandwiches)

  • 2 ounces 4 tablespoons Sweet Butter
  • 1 ounce 5 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 cups Hot Milk
  • 1 ½ cup about 5 ounces Gruyere or Swiss Cheese grated
  • 1 cup Parmesan Reggiano grated
  • 2 ounces Brie Cheese optional
  • 2 ounces Cream
  • 3 Egg Yolks


For the Mornay Sauce:

  • In a saucepan, heat the butter and when melted add the flour mix well and add the milk and whisk well until very smooth.  Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the cheeses and cook the sauce for 10 minutes.  Add the cream and quickly mix in the egg yolks.  Cover the sauce with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a few hours to let the sauce solidify.

Preheat the Oven to 450F / 230C

  • Place one slice of the lightly toasted bread on a cookie sheet and add a little mornay sauce.  Add the ham slices on top of the sauce, add more mornay sauce and add a little more gruyere.  Add another slice of bread on top and squeeze the sandwich.  Add a couple tablespoons of the mornay sauce on the top of the sandwich. And bake in the oven until golden brown.
  • For a Croque Madame just place a cooked sunny side egg on top.
Chef Jean-Pierre

Join the Chef Jean-Pierre community!

Get his Best Recipes and Product Offers Delivered Right to Your Inbox!


Top of Form

Sign Up Today!

Bottom of Form

By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from

Thank You! You have been successfully subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest