Parisian Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)

Sandwiches | 30 Minutes or Less, Budget-minded, Cooking for One or Two, Kid Friendly |

SERVES 1 - START TO FINISH: 10 minutes
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Cooking Notes

*Note: For testing purposes and nutritional analysis, I used Hormel® Natural Choice ® honey deli ham. There are no preservatives, nitrates, nitrites or MSG added.

Parisian Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)

2 slices country white bread
2 ounces natural honey deli ham*(see Note)
1/4 cup (2 ounces) Gruyere cheese, shredded, divided use
1 tablespoon Béchamel sauce

1. Place ham and 1/2 of the cheese between bread slices. In a toaster oven, toast sandwich on high for 3 minutes, or until bread is golden brown. (I line my toaster oven with foil so I can use the toaster function without having to flip the sandwich to toast both sides. If you prefer you can use a pan and turn the sandwich to make sure both sides are toasted.)
2. Remove sandwich from toaster oven and switch it to a broiler mode to preheat. Place the sandwich on the broiler pan and spread 1 tablespoon Béchamel over top of sandwich, and top with remaining cheese. Broil until cheese is melted and bubbly about 1 1/2 minutes. Serve immediately.

Parisian Ham and Cheese Sandwich (Croque Monsieur)

Approximate Values Per Sandwich: 546 calories, 23 g fat (12 g saturated), 97 mg cholesterol, 36 g protein, 44 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 1235 mg sodium

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