Smoked Ham and Cheese Toasties

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

I found this recipe in a weekend magazine. It makes for such a great brunch or lunch. Simple, quick and tasty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a small frying pan over low heat. Add the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes or until sandy like in texture. Gradually whisk in the milk, add the 1/4 cup of cheese and cook, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until thickened and set aside.
  2. Spread half the bread slices with the mustard and top with the extra cheese and then ham.
  3. Spread the remaining slices with the pre made cheese mixture and sandwich both sides together. Spread the sandwiches with butter on both sides.
  4. Heat a large non-stick frying pan over high heat and using extra butter, cook sandwiches (pending on pan size in batches ) for approx 2-3 minutes each side or until golden and the cheese is melted.
  5. Serve whilst hot.
Most Helpful

this was soooooo good. loved the cheese sauce. fantastic. Made for MAKE MY RECIPE~Tag Game Ed't 11

Sonya01 July 23, 2010

Delicious loves the flavours of the cheese, dijon and adelphi ham. I would have used twice as much cheese and also had a lot of the white sauce left over (which I'll serve of vegies). I also split the ingredients between 3 sandwiches and did not remove the crusts and made them in the sandwich press so didn't use the extra butter. Thank you Tisme for a great toasted sandwich the DM, DS and myself enjoyed, made for Edition 8 - Make My Recipe.

I'mPat July 13, 2009

This is almost a classic Croque Monsieur! I LOVE smoked bacon and ham, so I always have some in the house - and I always have Gruyere cheese, which is what I used in this recipe. The combination of the béchamel type sauce and the Dijon mustard is what makes this classic French snack dish so popular and this was no exception. Merci Tisme, made for the Aussie/NZ recipe swap #29. FT:-)

French Tart June 02, 2009