A baked Ham and Cheese Croissant is a fantastic and easy breakfast, brunch, or lunch idea for kids and families. With 2 crescent roll packages, sliced deli ham, and American cheese, you can make 12 baked ham and cheese sandwiches in only 20 minutes! Make it on the weekend and eat for breakfast or lunch all week or enjoy as a holiday breakfast with family.
Breakfast sandwiches are a classic American way to enjoy the first meal of the day. From bacon, egg and cheese bagels to egg and spinach burritos, there are endless ways to make delicious, family-friendly breakfast sandwiches.
Ham and Cheese Croissants are an easy, kid-friendly breakfast that is made in a few simple steps and takes only 20 minutes.
This recipe encompasses all that we love about the classic American breakfast sandwich- meat, cheese, and bread.
Hot baked ham and a double layer of melted cheese come together inside flaky croissant bread. For an extra kick, this recipe is topped with everything but the bagel seasoning.
It's a winner for kids, families, and anyone looking for an easy breakfast idea that is freezer and budget friendly. With this homemade recipe making 12 sandwiches for less than 10 dollars, it beats any croissant sandwich at the local coffee shops!
This recipe uses 5 easy-to-find and usually-on-hand ingredients.
- sliced deli ham
- American cheese
- crescent roll packages (or crescent sheet package)
- milk (not entirely necessary, but it does help to make the seasoning stick)
- everything but the bagel seasoning (optional, but highly recommended)
The amount of calories in a ham and cheese croissant range from 160-410. In this croissant sandwich, each piece 167 when sliced into 12 pieces.
Yes, ham and cheese croissants need to be refrigerated because they contain perishable ingredients- ham and cheese.
📖 Recipe Variations
There are many ways to vary this simple breakfast croissant recipe. Here are some suggestions.
Use a Different Cheese
- yellow American
- yellow cheddar
- white cheddar
Use a Different Seasoning on Top
- sesame seeds
- garlic butter
- parsley and basil
- scrambled eggs
- roast beef
- veggies, such as arugula or spinach
Another fantastic brunch or breakfast idea for large families and holidays is a bacon egg and cheese croissant ring. You can easily turn this sandwich into an egg, ham and cheese croissant too, either in a ring or sliced squares. This is especially good for a hearty and filling breakfast!
🔪 Step-By-Step Directions
Make ham and cheese croissants in these easy steps.
- Lay one package of crescent rolls flat on a baking sheet without breaking the individual pieces apart. Press the seams together. If using the crescent sheets, simply lay the dough on the baking sheet.
- Layer with half the cheese, sliced ham, then remaining half of the cheese.
- Place the second crescent roll package on top. Press the ends of the bottom crescent sheet together with the top crescent sheet to seal the sandwich.
- Brush with milk and sprinkle with the seasoning.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes and slice into 12 pieces with a pizza cutter.
Slice the sandwiches smaller of kids or larger for adults. Note, though, that the serving size and nutritional information for this recipe is based on 12 sandwiches.
Ham and Cheese Croissant
- Preheat the oven to 375°. Grease a baking sheet.
- Lay one package of crescent rolls flat without breaking the individual pieces apart. Press the seams together.
- Layer with 8 pieces of cheese, then sliced ham, then 8 more pieces of cheese.
- Place the second crescent roll package on top. Press the ends together to seal the sandwich.
- Brush with milk and sprinkle with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes and slice with a pizza cutter.
Ham and cheese croissants can be kept in the fridge for up to 5 days. Reheat in the toaster for a few minutes or in the microwave for about 20 seconds.
This recipe is freezer-friendly for up to 6 months. Store in sealed bags or plastic wrap. Defrost overnight in the fridge or quickly in the microwave using the defrost setting.
That's all there is to making this easy recipe. If you tried it and loved it, let me know in the comments below. I'd love to hear from you!