Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake


Author: Rachel

Published Date: December 16, 2023

Who doesn’t love a delightful breakfast that’s both easy to make and bursting with flavor? Our Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake is the answer to your morning cravings. With a prep time of just 10 minutes and zero cooking required, this recipe is a game-changer for busy mornings or lazy weekends. Dive into the details below and discover why this mouthwatering dish is a breakfast dream come true.

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Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake Ingredients

  • Croissants 
  • Eggs
  • Heavy Cream
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Black Forest Deli Ham
  • Swiss Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Honey
  • Butter
  • Parsley

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How to Make Ham & Cheese Croissant Bake

  • Prep Time:  10 minutes
  • Cook Time:  0 minutes
  • Chill Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time:  minutes
  • Servings: 6
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut each croissant into thirds and set aside
  3. Mix together your egg base. In a large bowl whisk together 4 eggs, ½ cup heavy cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper until completely combined.
  4. Next dip each piece of croissant into the egg/cream mixture and shake off any excess.
  5. Place the croissants in an even layer in a lightly greased 9X13 baking dish until full.
  6. Pour the remaining egg mixture over the top of the soaked croissants.
  7. Next take one piece of deli ham, fold in half, then fold in half again to create a rosette shape. Stuff the ham rosette in between a couple of croissants and then repeat the process until you have used all the ham, evenly distributing it among the dish.
  8. Next cut half of your Swiss cheese into thin strips and stuff these strips between the ham and croissants until completely used.
  9. Then sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over top of the casserole.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes uncovered until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  11. While the casserole is baking, mix together the melted butter, honey, and chopped parsley.
  12. Finally, remove the baking dish from the oven and brush the top evenly with the honey butter sauce and serve!
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Storage and Reheating Instructions

How to Store Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake:

For storage, keep any uneaten portions in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to three days.

How to Reheat Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake:

One of the best things about this recipes is its versatility. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, reheating is a breeze. Simply pop a portion in the microwave for a quick warm-up. To restore that crispy goodness, consider using a toaster oven for a few minutes.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! Once baked, let it cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil before tossing it in the freezer. It can stay frozen for up to two months. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat as usual. It’s like having a delicious homemade breakfast at your fingertips, even on your busiest mornings.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes! Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake is a fantastic candidate for prepping ahead. Follow the instructions up until the baking step, cover your dish, and refrigerate. When you’re ready to indulge, simply pop it in the oven as directed. It’s a perfect solution for brunches, family gatherings, or when you want a stress-free morning.

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Substitutions & Variations:

  • Swiss cheese isn’t your favorite, try cheddar or gouda for a different flavor profile.
  • Experiment with different deli ham varieties for a unique twist.
  • For a touch of spice, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the egg mixture.
  • Vegetarian? No problem! Swap out the ham for sautéed spinach or your favorite veggies.

Helpful Cooking Notes:

  • Ensure the croissants are evenly coated with the egg mixture for a uniform bake.
  • Don’t skimp on the honey butter sauce—it adds a delightful sweetness that elevates the dish.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg into the egg mixture for a hint of warmth.
  • For a picture-perfect presentation, arrange the ham rosettes in a visually appealing pattern.
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Ham & Cheese Croissant Bake


3.34 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 739 kcal
Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake is an easy-to-make recipe with flaky croissants, savory ham, and gooey cheese. All baked to golden perfection.

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 8 Croissants
  • 4 Eggs
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 8 Slices Black Forest Deli Ham
  • 6 oz Swiss Cheese, half a 12 oz block
  • 1 cup of Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 1/2 stick Butter, melted
  • 3 Tablespoons Parsley, freshly chopped

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cut each croissant into thirds and set aside
  • Mix together your egg base. In a large bowl whisk together 4 eggs, ½ cup heavy cream, garlic powder, salt and pepper until completely combined.
  • Next dip each piece of croissant into the egg/cream mixture and shake off any excess.
  • Place the croissants in an even layer in a lightly greased 9X13 baking dish until full.
  • Pour the remaining egg mixture over the top of the soaked croissants.
  • Next take one piece of deli ham, fold in half, then fold in half again to create a rosette shape. Stuff the ham rosette in between a couple of croissants and then repeat the process until you have used all the ham, evenly distributing it among the dish.
  • Next cut half of your Swiss cheese into thin strips and stuff these strips between the ham and croissants until completely used.
  • Then sprinkle the shredded mozzarella over top of the casserole.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes uncovered until cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • While the casserole is baking, mix together the melted butter, honey, and chopped parsley.
  • Finally, remove the baking dish from the oven and brush the top evenly with the honey butter sauce and serve!

NOTES

Storage and Reheating Instructions:

How to Store Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake:

For storage, keep any uneaten portions in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to three days.

How to Reheat Ham & Swiss Croissant Bake:

One of the best things about this recipes is its versatility. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, reheating is a breeze. Simply pop a portion in the microwave for a quick warm-up. To restore that crispy goodness, consider using a toaster oven for a few minutes.

Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can This Be Frozen?

Absolutely! Once baked, let it cool completely, then wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and foil before tossing it in the freezer. It can stay frozen for up to two months. When you’re ready to enjoy it again, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat as usual. It’s like having a delicious homemade breakfast at your fingertips, even on your busiest mornings.

Can This Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes! This recipe is a fantastic candidate for prepping ahead. Follow the instructions up until the baking step, cover your dish, and refrigerate. When you’re ready to indulge, simply pop it in the oven as directed. It’s a perfect solution for brunches, family gatherings, or when you want a stress-free morning.

Substitutions & Variations:

  • Swiss cheese isn’t your favorite, try cheddar or gouda for a different flavor profile.
  • Experiment with different deli ham varieties for a unique twist.
  • For a touch of spice, add a sprinkle of red pepper flakes to the egg mixture.
  • Vegetarian? No problem! Swap out the ham for sautéed spinach or your favorite veggies.

Helpful Cooking Notes:

  • Ensure the croissants are evenly coated with the egg mixture for a uniform bake.
  • Don’t skimp on the honey butter sauce—it adds a delightful sweetness that elevates the dish.
  • If you’re feeling adventurous, sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg into the egg mixture for a hint of warmth.
  • For a picture-perfect presentation, arrange the ham rosettes in a visually appealing pattern.

NUTRITION

Serving: 6gCalories: 739kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 30gFat: 47gSaturated Fat: 27gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 261mgSodium: 1360mgPotassium: 329mgFiber: 2gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 1770IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 448mgIron: 3mg
Course Breakfast
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