Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants


Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants are the best way to start your morning. They are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, loaded with melted cheese, sliced ham, a delicious buttery mustard and honey spread.

One Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants on a serving spatula

These easy yet scrumptious breakfast croissants are ideal for using up any leftover holiday ham you may have in the fridge and will always give the family an excuse to sit around the table!

Recipe Notes:

  • Substitute Cheddar for your favorite cheese. Provolone, Gruyere, Blue cheese, Brie, Parmesan and combinations like Havarti with Gouda are totally delicious. 
  • Use any mustard of preference. Use Dijon for a milder tangy flavor, or Hot English mustard for a kick of heat.
  • To make this dish vegetarian, omit the ham and add in some mushrooms or fried tomato.
  • Use unsalted butter if you are watching your sodium levels. Ham already has a naturally high level of salt and so do certain cheeses. 
  • Fresh herbs added to the butter will add a lovely flavor to these croissants. Parsley and Basil are excellent herbs for this. Minced garlic is another add-in that is popular.
  • Bacon is a delicious substitute for ham, but it must be precooked otherwise the excess grease may cause the croissants to be soggy.
Can I freeze these baked ham and cheese croissants?

Yes, you can. Once baked, allow the croissants to cool completely before wrapping them tightly with plastic wrap to store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag in the freezer.

Frozen baked ham and cheese croissants should last in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat in the oven.

Can I make these croissants in advance?

For the best taste and texture, I suggest that you assemble the croissants the night before only, unbaked and wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and stored in the refrigerator.

ingredients for Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants

Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants

  1. Preheat your oven to 375F and spray a 9×13 dish.  Slice your croissants in half and then divide your slices of cheddar in half also. 
  2. Combine your butter, mustard, honey and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. mixing sauce in small bowl
  3. Spread the mixture mustard on each side of your croissant. Then lay a slice of cheese on the bottom side, with a slice of ham folded on top. Put the top of your croissant on the sandwich and place it in the dish. mustard spread on buns
  4. Once all of your croissants are assembled, then brush the tops with the egg white. Sprinkle the tops with poppy seeds. Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants in baking dish
  5. Bake for 15-18 minutes, till the cheese is melted and the tops are golden. Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants on a plate

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One Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants on a serving spatula

Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants

Baked Ham and Cheese Croissants are crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, loaded with melted cheese, sliced ham, a delicious buttery mustard and honey spread, and then brushed with an egg white wash and a sprinkling of poppy seeds just before baking.

Ingredients

  • 8 mini croissants
  • 4 slices of smoked cheddar cheese or regular is fine
  • ¾ lb of deli cut ham
  • 3 TBSP butter softened
  • 2 TBSP yellow mustard
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • ½-1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg white + a splash of water
  • Poppy seeds

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375F and spray a 9×13 dish. Slice your croissants in half and then divide your slices of cheddar in half also.

  • Combine your butter, mustard, honey and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.

  • Spread your mustard on each side of your croissant. Then lay a slice of cheese on the bottom side, with a slice of ham folded on top. Put the top of your croissant on the sandwich and place it in the dish.

  • Once all of your croissants are assembled, then brush the tops with the egg white. Sprinkle the tops with poppy seeds.

  • Bake for 15-18 minutes, till the cheese is melted and the tops are golden.

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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 604kcal (30%)Carbohydrates: 31g (10%)Protein: 28g (56%)Fat: 41g (63%)Saturated Fat: 20g (100%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 130mg (43%)Sodium: 1508mg (63%)Potassium: 357mg (10%)Fiber: 2g (8%)Sugar: 11g (12%)Vitamin A: 855IU (17%)Vitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 156mg (16%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

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