Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur | Gestational Diabetes UK
Croque Monsieur

Crunchy toast with plenty of ham, and cheese oozing with delicious creamy low-carb Béchamel sauce. A Croque Monsieur is the king of toasted cheese and ham sandwiches with all the cheese, ham and low-carb béchamel helping to pair the bread to give lower and more stabilised blood sugar levels.

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Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur

Croque Monsieur | Gestational Diabetes UK
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Course: Breakfasts, Main Meals, Snacks
Cuisine: French
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword: brunch, sandwich, toasted sandwich, toastie
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, eggs, gluten, nuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Jo Paterson


  • 4 slices bread
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 8 slices ham
  • 1 batch low-carb béchamel sauce
  • 50 grams mozzarella grated or thin slices
  • 100 grams cheese grated (cheddar, or a mixture of cheddar, Emmental & Gruyère)


  • Toast the bread lightly
  • Build the Croque Monsieur:
    1) Start with a piece of toast. Spread one side of toast with butter and some Dijon mustard
    2) Add a thick layer of low-carb Béchamel Sauce
    3) Add 2 slices of ham
    4) Add some mozzarella
    5) Add another layer of low-carb Béchamel Sauce
    6) Add the other piece of toast, spread with butter and Dijon mustard
    7) Add 2 more slices of ham
    8) Add another thick layer of low-carb Béchamel Sauce
    9) Top with grated cheese
    Then repeat the process to make the other Croque Monsieur
  • Place the Croque Monsieur in a hot oven or grill, cooking until bubbling and golden


No nutritional information has been provided for this recipe as the details will vary depending on the bread and cheeses used

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