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Croque Monsieur Rolls

These Croque Monsieur Rolls are savory and amazing! Stuffed with ham and Gouda, topped with a buttery poppy seed dressing, and sure to impress all your brunch guests.

Croque Monsieur Rolls

You guyyyyyssss. I made the best brunch EVER. Croque Monsieur Rolls. I’m gonna cut straight to the carb-loving chase here. These rolls are ALL ABOUT the dough. The dough that yields super tender bread that is somewhere in between the inside of a croissant and a beautiful loaf of brioche.

The first time I made this dough was for my Blackberry Sticky Buns and I knew it would be the perfect backdrop for sliced ham and smoky cheese.

Croque Monsieur Rolls

The dough is a tiny bit time consuming, mostly because it’s a traditional yeasted dough, so the beauty of the finished product is all in the rise (and the butter). But if you have the time to wait it out I promise it will be sooooooo worth it. If you aren’t familiar with croque monsieurs in general, know that it is basically the most indulgent grilled ham and cheese sandwich you’ll ever find.

All croque monsieur recipes share a few key characteristics – a thin layer of ham, smoky delicious Gruyere cheese, butter, and a bit of dijon mustard. These Croque Monsieur Rolls have all the crucial elements.

That perfect dough is brushed with dijon mustard (yellow won’t do, y’all), and then layered with thin slices of ham and a half pound of shredded Gruyere cheese. Rolled up and baked what you have is pretty perfect.

Croque Monsieur Rolls

If you want to take it up to another level, make the buttery mustard dressing to brush over the baked rolls. I borrowed that dressing from these Baked Honey Mustard Ham Sandwiches  that church ladies always bring to potluck dinners. It was the buttery dijon right decision.

Croque Monsieur Rolls



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Saturday 22nd of October 2022

My friends and I do an annual get together called Bake & Games, where everyone bakes something to bring and we play games all day. I made these last year and they were instantly a favorite to everyone. My dough is currently rising for this years Bake & Games! I don’t usually repeat a recipe for this event, but these were too good not to! Definitely recommend!

Heather Tullos

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

I love this idea! Thank you for taking the time to let me know, Chyann! happy baking and I hope you win all the games!


Friday 7th of January 2022

Please clarify which cheese you use: Gouda or Gruyère? Teaser says Gouda, recipe reads Gruyère. I’m looking forward to making this. Thanks!


Wednesday 16th of February 2022

@Elf, My guess would be gruyere


Saturday 19th of October 2019

Hi Heather, if I want to take this to an early morning event can some of this be done the night before and just leave the baking for the morning?

Lindsay | With Salt and Pepper

Thursday 20th of April 2017

Ham and gouda stuffed bread??? Sign me up!!! I love the addition of poppy seeds for a little toasty crunch too :-)

Heather Tullos

Thursday 20th of April 2017

Hi Lindsay - right?! All the carbs and ham and cheese. Thanks so much!