Food Recipes Open-Faced Croque Monsieur 4.8 (5) By Sarah Copeland Sarah Copeland Instagram Twitter Website Sarah Copeland is an award-winning writer, tastemaker, and curator of good living. She is the author of the cookbooks Instant Family Meals, Every Day Is Saturday, Feast, and The Newlywed Cookbook, and the host of the Food Network Series Every Day Is Saturday.The former Food Director at Real Simple magazine and a Food Network veteran, Sarah has spent two decades bringing her live-full philosophy to homes across America via her books, videos, and articles in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Saveur, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, The Kitchn, Food52, and Food Network, among others. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on January 8, 2016 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Marcus Nilsson Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup warm milk Kosher salt and black pepper Pinch nutmeg 1 cup grated Gruyère 8 ounces thick country-style or whole-grain bread, crusts removed 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 6 ounces ham, thinly sliced ⅓ cup finely grated Parmesan Directions Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Add the flour, stirring with a wooden spoon until it smells nutty and is slightly browned, about 2 minutes. Slowly pour the milk into the pot and cook, whisking, until the sauce is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, the nutmeg, and Gruyère until the cheese is melted. Heat broiler to high with the rack 6 inches from the flame. Place the bread on a baking sheet. Lightly brush half the bread with mustard and layer on the ham. Spoon the cheese sauce over the bread and sprinkle with the Parmesan. Broil until the sauce is bubbly and lightly browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm. Chef's Notes More Broiler-ready Recipes • Garlicky Broiled Salmon and Tomatoes• Broiled Asparagus• Broiled Tomatoes• Honey Broiled Nectarines• Broiled Apples Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 420 Calories 19g Fat 32g Carbs 27g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 420 % Daily Value * Total Fat 19g 24% Cholesterol 70mg 23% Sodium 1820mg 79% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Protein 27g Calcium 459mg 35% Iron 2mg 11% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.