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Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake Recipe

If you’re looking to jazz up your brunch game or just want to add a bit of pizzazz to a lazy weekend morning, let me introduce you to the Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake.

Think buttery, flaky croissants, paired with melty cheese and savory ham, all baked together in a heavenly custard that makes every bite a dream. It’s like your favorite deli sandwich decided to dress up for a party—and trust me, it’s a party your taste buds won’t want to miss!

FAQs About Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake

Q: Can I use different types of meat? A: Absolutely! Feel free to swap out the ham for turkey or even thinly sliced prosciutto for a fancier twist.

Q: What can I use instead of heavy cream? A: If you’re looking to lighten it up a bit, you can use half-and-half or a combination of milk and a tablespoon of melted butter as a substitute.

Q: Can this dish be made ahead of time? A: Yes, it’s perfect for prepping the night before. Just cover it up in the fridge and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to feast.

Q: Is this recipe suitable for kids? A: It’s a kid-friendly favorite! Plus, I’ll share some tips on how to get the little ones involved in the cooking process.


  • Large croissants
  • Thin slices of deli meat (ham, turkey, or prosciutto)
  • Eggs
  • Heavy cream
  • Milk
  • Fresh rosemary and thyme
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Mozzarella (half cubed, half shredded)

Honey Butter & Herb Sauce:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Honey
  • Chopped rosemary and thyme

Why Each Ingredient Matters

Croissants: The buttery and flaky texture makes the perfect base that soaks up all the custard without getting soggy.

Deli meat: Adds a savory depth and heartiness to each bite.

Eggs and dairy: Work together to create a rich custard that binds all the components together beautifully.

Herbs and spices: Fresh rosemary and thyme add a pop of freshness and complexity, while the garlic and onion powders bring in a subtle warmth.

Mozzarella: Provides gooeyness and a delightful stretch with every forkful, enhancing the luxurious feel of the dish.

Fun Places to Serve Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake

Brunch gatherings: It’s a show-stopper that’s sure to impress.

Picnics: Pack it up—it’s just as delicious served at room temperature.

Book club: Let your literary friends dig into something delicious as you discuss the latest read.

Family game nights: Easy to serve and eat while playing, making it a casual yet tasty option.

Storing Leftovers

Wrap individual portions in foil and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. To reheat, simply pop them in the oven until warmed through. For freezing, wrap tightly and keep for up to a month for best taste. Reheat directly from frozen in the oven.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

Egg cracking: Let them crack the eggs into a separate bowl (to catch any rogue shells).

Layering ingredients: Kids can help layer the croissants and meat in the baking dish.

Cheese scattering: Have them sprinkle the cheese over the top, a task most kiddos delight in!

Herb picking: If you have fresh herbs, let them help pick and chop them (with supervision).

Why This Recipe Works

The Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake is a no-fuss, delicious way to elevate typical breakfast ingredients into something truly special. The use of day-old croissants ensures they soak up all the flavors without becoming too soggy, and the combination of melted cheese, savory meats, and rich custard is universally appealing.

Plus, it’s incredibly versatile—perfect for a cozy family meal or as the centerpiece at your next gathering. So why not give it a whirl this weekend? Your taste buds (and your guests) will thank you!

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Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake

Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Dive into a Ham and Cheese Croissant Bake, where buttery croissants meet melty cheese and savory ham in a delicious egg custard. Perfect for brunch or a comforting meal, it's a crowd-pleaser that's easy to make and even easier to love!


  • 6 large croissants
  • 10-12 slices of thin deli meat (ham, turkey or prosciutto)
  • 3-4 eggs (3 large or 4 small)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary and thyme, finely chopped (reserve 1 tsp)
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic power
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 4 oz mozzarella, half cubed, half shredded
  • Honey Butter & Herb Sauce
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp chopped rosemary and thyme


  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Slice the croissants into thirds
  3. Add the eggs, cream, milk, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to a bowl
  4. Mix well
  5. Lightly spray the baking dish with non stick spray
  6. Dip the pieces of the croissants into the egg mixture, turning them and fully coating. 
  7. Be sure to shake off any excess mixture
  8. Place into the baking dish until all have been fitted.
  9. Next fold the slices of ham in half, then half again, and in half once more to create the illusion of a rose.
  10. Slide the meat roses into the dish wherever you’d like.
  11. For smaller roses, cut the slices of meat in half first, then fold in half (3 times) to make smaller roses.
  12. Add the small slices of cheese between the bread
  13. Sprinkle the edges with the shredded cheese to help it stay together
  14. Bake for 30-40 mins until the egg mixture had cooked fully and the cheese is bubbly and melted.
  15. Make the sauce by adding honey, butter and reserved herbs to a small bowl. 
  16. Microwave in 30 second intervals
  17. Brush the honey butter onto the croissants once removed from the oven
  18. Serve and enjoy

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 602Total Fat 39gSaturated Fat 22gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 235mgSodium 870mgCarbohydrates 48gFiber 3gSugar 23gProtein 16g

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