Croque Monsieur Rolls Recipe

      12 Servings


For the Rolls:
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water, read your yeast package for temperature suggestions
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active Dry Yeast, 1 envelope
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salt
  • 4-4 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour, **see note**
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 8 ounces Thinly Sliced Ham
  • 8 ounces Gruyere Cheese, shredded
For the Dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Poppy Seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons Melted Butter


  1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan and stir in the milk.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Then whisk in the egg plus egg yolks. Add the salt, 2 cups of the flour, and the butter / milk mixture. Stir with a sturdy spatula until combined.
  3. Add the last 2 cups of flour and work it in with your hands, kneading the dough in the bowl for around 8 minutes, only adding more flour if the dough seems too sticky or wet. It should be soft, pliable, and shiny from the butter in the dough.
  4. Shape the dough into a ball and place it into a large oiled bowl. Cover it with plastic wrap and let it rise in a warm place for 1 1/2 hours or until it doubles in size.
  5. Butter a 9 X 13 baking dish. When the dough has doubled in size lay it on the prepared work surface and roll it out to about 16 X 12, with the longer side closest to you.
  6. Spread the dough with the mustard and then cover it in a layer of ham slices, overlapping them. Then cover the ham with the shredded cheese.
  7. Roll the dough up lengthwise (rolling away from you) and cut into 12 equal pieces. Lay the pieces in the prepared baking dish, cover with plastic wrap, and let them rise for another 11/2 hours.
  8. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  9. Bake the risen rolls for 25-30 minutes. They will be golden.
  10. While the buns bake, mix all the ingredients for the dressing together. Brush it over the hot baked rolls.


  • Add only the LEAST AMOUNT OF FLOUR you can manage. You will definitely need the first 4 cups, but only add additional flour if your dough seems too sticky and wet. Humidity will play a role in how much flour you need and too much can make your rolls tough.


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Author: Heather Tullos
Recipe Yields: 12 rolls
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 240 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 roll
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 158
Calories 397

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
  Saturated Fat 8g
Sodium 539mg
Total Carbohydrate 37g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 5g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Heather Tullos

About Heather

Heather, the author behind the blog Sugar Dish Me, really really really loves waffles. She's our newest Breakfast fanatic, and we're so glad!