If you like cheese and ham, this recipe is for you! This dish originates from French cafes as a delicious snack, but you can easily make this at home.
Our version of Croque Monsieur Sandwich Rolls switches out your typical French bread for Hawaiian sandwich rolls for a dinner-worthy meal that you can serve to your whole family! You’ll love the flavor in this for a perfect soup and sandwich feast!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 tablespoons flour
- 3 cups milk
- A pinch each of salt, freshly ground pepper, nutmeg, or more to taste
- 12 ounces Gruyère cheese, grated (about 3 cups grated)
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (packed)
- 1 pack Hawaiian sandwich rolls (12 rolls)
- 1 pound ham, sliced
- Dijon mustard
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- To make the béchamel sauce, melt butter in a saucepan on medium/low heat until it just starts to bubble. Add the flour and cook, stirring until smooth, about 2 minutes. Slowly add the milk, whisking continuously, cooking until thick. Remove from heat. Add the salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Stir in the Parmesan and 1/2 cup of the grated Gruyère. Set aside.
- Cut rolls lengthwise, place both sides cut side up on baking sheet, brush with melted butter and broil until toasted.
- Place bottom rolls in 9x13 baking dish, lightly brush half of the toasted slices with mustard. Add the ham slices and about 1 cup of the remaining Gruyère cheese. Top with the other toasted rolls.
- Spoon on the béchamel sauce to the tops of the sandwiches. Sprinkle with the remaining Gruyère cheese. Place on a broiling pan. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, then turn on the broiler and broil for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until the cheese topping is bubbly and lightly browned.