Easy Creamy Croque Monsieur-style Toast

Easy Creamy Croque Monsieur-style Toast

The creamy sauce that comes flowing out under the cheese is irresistable.


Bread of your choice
1 slice
1 slice
Melting type cheese
Enough to top the slice of bread
For the béchamel sauce:
1 pat (10 g)
1 tablespoon
100 ml
Salt and pepper
To taste
Nutmeg (optional, if you have it)
A tiny amount


1. Make the bechamel sauce in the microwave. Put the butter and flour in a heatproof container, and microwave without covering for 1 minute.
2. Mix the melted butter and flour together while you add 1/2 of the milk gradually. When it's smooth, microwave for 1 minute.
3. Add the rest of the milk gradually while mixing. When it's smooth again, microwave for another minute.
4. Season with salt and pepper, and add a little nutmeg if you have it. The bechamel sauce is done.
5. Put the ham, 1-2 tablespoons of sauce, and cheese on the bread in that order, and toast in a toaster oven.
6. When the cheese has melted and browned nicely it's done.
7. I used an English muffin here.
8. Great as a hot panini sandwich too.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love the croque monsieur served at a French style cafe I frequent. The regular way is to sandwich the filling between two slices of bread and to bake it, but you can enjoy the flavor with a version using just one slice of bread topped with the filling.